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Ep. 2: Sex and The Supreme Court with Saurabh Kirpal on the Weekend Playlist with Shivraj Parshad

Released Saturday, 24th October 2020
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Our next guest on the Weekend Playlist, Saurabh Kirpal is a noted senior advocate ,one of the lawyers who argued against Section 377 and also the editor of an anthology of essays; Sex and The Supreme Court.

In this conversation, Saurabh tells us why he felt this book is so critical for our understanding of issues of gender identity, sexual choice and the dignity of every Indian.

It is written in the backdrop of recent critical judgments like the reading down of 377, decriminalising adultery, lifting the bar on entry of women of menstruating age to the the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, the verdict confirmed transgender rights, the triple talaq decision and the MeToo movement that put the spotlight on the 1997 Vishakha judgment, protecting women against workplace harassment.

But, what stands out is Saurabh's choice of essays by legal luminaries, lawyers and every day people, with their own personal narratives.  This is because, he tells us, his purpose is to drive home the impact of these judgments for everyone, devoid of the noise and debate of the media and political interests.

This is a no holes barred conversation, where Saurabh does not shy away from saying, he is disappointed for still not being confirmed as a High Court judge, the need to push for same-sex marriage and anti-discrimination laws.

The one message he has for us: We must learn to stand up and fight, put ourselves in the other person's shoes and work towards an India that is just, equal and leaves no one behind.

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You know how they always say 'live and learn' after a deeply personal and often surprisingly unpleasant experience? Well I aim to turn that idiom on its head, with more positive reinforcement through this Podcast. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is to dig much deeper and take those life lessons forward to make the most of the tools, time and talent that we have. The folks I feature on my episodes have all taken that leap of faith to bring you the means to live a better life.Hi, I am Shivraj Parshad, your host - coach, trainer, presenter -and the founder of Brevis - where we help you to learn how to win. Since learning is also about listening, I would love to hear from you. This podcast is all about it's listeners, we want you to throw your hat in the ring. Who do you think has a compelling story to tell? What irks you? What inspires you? And more importantly what do you have to say? Send us a voice 📬on WhatsApp to +919625475442 or email Shivraj@brevis.in. If we like your message, you could feature on our future episodes. Do check out our earlier seasons; Living & Learning, Good Morning Grammar and the Weekend Playlist on any of your favourite podcast apps.Spotify – tinyurl.com/y766k958Apple Podcasts – tinyurl.com/v8euj6zKuKuFM - https://tinyurl.com/y4p99hzm​TuneIn - tinyurl.com/y86pv3soGoogle Podcasts - https://tinyurl.com/y9fslvdb​iHeart Radio - https://tinyurl.com/yay4kqpa​Listen Notes - https://tinyurl.com/y7d6sj9eFollow us on Social Media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShivrajParshad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrevityinourDNA/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/16321692/admin/ YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/y7uo9fcv

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