Navratri And The Mating Dance Of The Gujarati

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Navratri And The Mating Dance Of The Gujarati

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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ast morning, my father sent me a clipping of a news report: Gujaratis were up in arms against a Sunny Leone hoarding, advising safe sex during Navratri. I replied with a string of laughing emojis, partly because I’m sure if Gujjus did outrage, they’d do it with a box of farsan in place, and also because it was funny to learn that the place I once called home was still determined to pretend that sex, like alcohol consumption, just doesn’t exist.   

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