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Maya Janine DÇosta

'This comic traces back to a childhood memory, recently recalled by my neighbour and myself. Through several games of house-house, we would go to office together, make tea, spend time together after work, and he would voice his opinion on being a house husband. He believed his college in Bombay had made him a feminist until I narrated this memory to him. Ironically, there is an awkwardness in communication when we now see each other across the road.'


Maya Janine D’Costa is an interdisciplinary artist based out of Bombay and Bangalore. Maya works with video, drawing and text, around themes of gender, family, relation of self to other and the everyday. She often finds her works questioning the boundaries of personal as political, fact and fiction, and art and activism. She has studied from St. Xaviers College, Mumbai and has a Bachelors in Art and Design from Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore.

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