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For many Muslim Americans, 9/11 was a double punch of tragedy and bigotry

The actions of 19 Islamic extremists on 9/11 left an indelible mark on America. Today, millions pause to commemorate the attacks’ 13th anniversary, to honor the victims and to remember that all life is special and sacred. But there’s an untold story amid the many speeches and moments of silence — one filled with a different kind of pain, grief and strong sense of loss. 

Those stories are now being told on social media |
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 Photographer Shoots Straight People To Show There Is Nothing Weird About Homosexuality

Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code makes homosexuality illegal. It criminalizes sexual activities which are ‘against the order of nature’.

But what is so unnatural about having lovers of the same sex?

When a guy and a girl are involved in everyday activities, it doesn’t seem weird. Because apparently it is not ‘against the order of nature.’

In these photographs, the participants are straight. But when they are involved in intimate everyday activity, why does it suddenly seem so repulsive to some people?

The concept of this project is that gender is not related to intimacy or lust. Emotions exist in their purest form without gender or sex.

Sexuality or physicality merely gives emotions a form. It has nothing to do with sexual orientation or preference.

'The photographs depict souls belonging to bodies, not to any orientation.'
These photographs were taken by Aritra Sarkar and exhibited at FTII, Pune. All photographs were taken in absolute minimum lighting conditions using a 600D without any post production. You can check out the complete blog here.

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