PMaybe I am just imagining it, but ever since the verdict on Section 377, the number of same sex couples in Bombay seems to have shot up dramatically.
When I drove through Bandra Reclamation the other day, I found that three out of ever four couples were same sex pairings. Since I haven’t been to the Reclamation for over five years, I could not tell if this is a recent phenomenon, or if the place had been catering to a niche clientele for awhile.
But there is definitely an increase in the number of men holding hands in public.
In a nation where public displays of affection are frowned upon, I wonder how long the honeymoon will be allowed to last, before same-sex couples are pushed underground too.