Home Lgbtq Lgbtq oi-Staff By Staff on February 7, 2021 The KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, South Asia's biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival, joins hands with the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, one of the oldest festivals in India, to bring an exciting line-up of gay, lesbian and transgender focus short films as well as a panel discussion. Sridhar Rangayan, festival director of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival said, "This is the third year in succession that KASHISH is collaborating with Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, this time virtually. As one of the leading platforms in India curating and programming LGBTQIA+ content, we try to create a year-round slate of programming with other film festivals in India and across the world and also with organizations and corporates. We want to spread the message of rainbow love!" "The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival has been synonymous with Mumbai city for over two decades now. The festival has always echoed the plurality of … [Read more...] about Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival Waves Rainbow Flag at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
(Warning: this post isn’t full of holiday cheer.) Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins Of Humankind , by Kermit Pattison, is about three things. It is about the individuals and teams of anthropologists, paleontologists, geologists et al. who hunt the prehistoric remains of human ancestors, hominids. It is about the discoveries that, together, these investigators have made about our origins and transitions from other forms of primates, such as apes, chimpanzees, and monkeys. And it is about the settings in which these discoveries are made in Africa. ( Summary : There isn’t a single evolutionary branch leading to present humans. Rather, evolution resembles a bush with intertwining tendrils. Current homo sapiens won out over all hominids and came to dominate the entire planet in the last 100-200,000 years, for better or worse.) Players and Teams In the first place, there are many alliances, formed and broken, among key players. At the center of the … [Read more...] about The Downsides of Humankind
Source: Julia Cameron/Pexels/License CO0 The senior high school social studies class listened attentively to the guest speaker talk about overindulgence and the negative ways it impacts adult lives. At the close of the session, one student asked, “ If we think we are being overindulged, what can we do about it? ” After a moment’s thought, the speaker said, “ Do chores .” The students looked at each other. They seemed to be dismayed. Finally, a boy in a football jersey said, “ Clarisa Johnson (not her real name) does chores. ” Others chimed in. “ Yeah. I know her. She does do chores. ” “ Mrs. Clarke, we know a girl who does chores .” It was clear that not one of the 27 young people in the room did chores. These are good kids, who are only a few steps away from being adults. What’s going on here? Frequent Complaints The most frequent complaint adults who had been overindulged as children reported in the overindulgence research project was, “ I didn’t have to … [Read more...] about Are Your Children Too Busy to Do Chores?
Many of us are looking for an inspiration to start exercising, exercise more, or continue to exercise in the new year. So is my hairdresser, who asked me what type of exercise would be the best for her to begin an exercise program. While some hit the gym, she did not trust herself to exercise independently. Neither did she feel that she knew enough to exercise entirely on her own. We discussed the possibility of joining a group exercise class where an instructor assists with correct form and other participants can help motivate one to attend regularly. There is definitely no shortage of choices with group exercise offerings ranging from cardio kickboxing to yoga. I suggested the barre class as one option, because these classes are particularly popular among women. The Sport & Fitness Association reports that of the 3.2 million American adults who tried it last year, 89% were women (Sport & Fitness Industry Association, 2015). In her recent article, Archer (2015) … [Read more...] about Embrace Your Inner Ballerina
Last weekend, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head coach, Bruce Arians , became the oldest coach in the National Football League to win a title at 68 years old. Prior to this stint with Tampa, Arians was the head coach for Indianapolis and Arizona, compiling a more than respectable 80-49 record. Along the way, Arians also gained a reputation for being a players’ coach — letting players play, adapting his system to their strengths, and loving them hard . Another thing that sets Arians apart: His coaching staff is the most diverse in the NFL in terms of race and gender . The Bucs are the only NFL team that employs Black coordinators in four major spots, with Byron Leftwich running the offense, Todd Bowles on defense, Keith Armstrong coordinating special teams, and Harold Goodwin as assistant head coach/running game coordinator. The Bucs also the only team in the league with two women in full-time coaching roles; Lori Locust serves as assistant defensive line coach and Maral … [Read more...] about Bruce Arians Is an Antiracist – and a Damn Smart Coach