But I understood that I have killed an artist, a great friendship and love. I also realized to my sheer disbelief that I too was in love with him. Within the closed doors of my car I started sobbing bitterly. Flimsy Frontiers presents the pleasures, pains and predicaments of gay love in the conservative and derisive Indian milieu. Love between the same sex is no crime but considered as incredible and not acceptable if it crosses the borders and touches the realms of physical relationship. The expression of love in physical terms should be restricted to certain socially acceptable levels. When the frontiers are crossed it turns a taboo and curse. Some of the mortals who are born with this quality need to face the mandatory censure, problems but have to endure them stoically. Devavratan Kaundinya chronicles the lives and experiences of some of these men poignantly through his short stories.
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The Gay Life in India
In the Indian milieu, life of a gay person is quite difficult. He needs to be sure, intelligent, above all practical and capable of managing oneself in the basically homophobic society. These short stories are interestingly written almost dealing with characters whom we come across in life. The emotional aspects are also dealt with finesse. Each story comes up with an unexpected twist in the end. Indeed, that is the basic need of any good short story.