I saw my friends casually throwing casteist remarks but I never spoke up, fearing ostracisation.
Tomorrow, if I ever get a chance to apply at AMU revealing my caste-identity, they would probably not take me in.
The writers say at the very outset, that their intention is to not be political, forgetting that the political is personal and the personal is always political.
My parents don't allow me to participate in quiz competitions, debates or even collect my own trophy on stage when I get the highest marks.
At 14, I began learning how to pretend to be normal, as I was sure at that time that my feelings were just 'WRONG!'