Rohan Noronha was more than mildly apprehensive when he started to plan out a vacation in God’s own country, Kerala, with his partner of one year. The prospect of exploring the Kerala backwaters with the love of his life had been a cherished dream for a while now – one that the 34 year old fashion stylist was determined to see through.

There was one tiny glitch though. Both Noronha and his partner identify as gay. And in a country which still refuses to recognise same sex love and the draconian section 377 is still to be struck down, his dream was fraught with several socially uncomfortable possibilities that could turn it into a nightmare. READ FULL