Sexual Violence Panel
About Paromita Vohra
Paromita Vohra is a filmmaker and whose work explores feminism, love and desire, urban life and popular culture. She is the Founder and Creative Director of AGENTS OF ISHQ India’s best-loved website about sex, love and desire. AOI’s exuberant and playful videos on everything from consent to masturbation to mental sexual health, beautiful art and compelling personal
narratives of intimate life, help create a new Indian language for talking about desire and sex, in a pleasure positive and intersectional way, drawing on popular culture and the power of
art to counter narratives of sexual violence and danger.
Her documentaries include the landmark films UNLIMITED GIRLS, Q2P, MORALITY TV AUR LOVING JEHAD: EK MANOHAR KAHANI and PARTNERS IN CRIME, WHERE’S SANDRA?, COSMOPOLIS: TWO TALES OF A CITY, among others which have been internationally broadcast and also shown at the Tate Modern and Wellcome Art Gallery. She is the writer of the film Khamosh Pani, the comic Priya’s Mirror the play Ishqiya, Dharavi Ishtyle and
several documentaries. She writes a weekly column, PARONORMAL ACTIVITY, in Sunday Midday and previously wrote the column How To Find Indian Love in the Mumbai Mirror. She has also created two installation pieces – So Near Yet So Far (NGMA) on telephones and desire, and A Love Latika (Goethe Institut) ‘an electronic forest of erotic poetry’.