Though gay marriages don't have legal sanction in India, a few couples are bravely taking the plunge. Though he has been living in the US for two decades, Hrishi Sathawane had always wanted to get married in Yavatmal, his hometown in Maharashtra. When he realised he was gay, the dream seemed far-fetched, admits Sathawane over a call from California. "But then I started coming out to friends, and there was a lot of support," he says. Last year, Sathawane and his Vietnamese partner Vinh had their commitment ceremony in Yavatmal. The 100-plus guests included friends, relatives, even school teachers.
February 11 / Times of India