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Taejha, a classically trained dancer, works in the area of HIV prevention and LGBT rights.

Bharatham is my love, Mohini is who I am

Taejha

Everything seemed so auspicious. I was bathed in turmeric powder and decorated, my father made me wear my paatti’s Pathakkam. A fresh veshti was draped around my waist in the kshatriya fashion. The moist and sweet-scented smear of Sandalwood paste on…