Chintan Girish Modi

Chintan Girish Modi (he/they) is a writer, journalist and educator exploring the inner and outer worlds of queer folks. They used to run an India–Pakistan friendship initiative called Aao Dosti Karein, and have worked on projects with the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, the Hri Institute for Southasian Research and Exchange, the Asia Pacific Transgender Network, and Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace. They have been published in anthologies such as Bent Book, Fearless Love, Clear Hold Build and Borderlines Volume 1, apart from numerous newspapers and magazines. They can be reached as @chintanwriting on Instagram and Twitter.

‘Joyland’ crosses the barbed wire between India and Pakistan

Indian audiences are connecting with director Saim Sadiq’s acclaimed, queer-affirming Pakistani film, briefly banned in its home country

Jul 14, 2023

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