Shikha’s work, ‘Homosexuality in India’ tells us about how there has been a constant debate about section 377 and about legalizing homosexuality among us; recently Supreme Court has again criminalized Homosexuality. It’s a sad reality that even after 60 years of freedom we just can’t get over this colonial rule imposed upon us by the British. Many politicians are seen blindly defending section 377 and calling homosexuality or bisexuality against our culture. Shikha feels that the problem lies in how scarce we know about Indian culture before the British rule, because deep down we very well know that homosexuality existed in India even before the British arrived and it’s not a western influence, as some people like to think it is. The truth is that we don’t what to come out of our comfort zone and can’t handle anything which makes us feel uncomfortable. Through this work Shikha wants to show how little we know about ancient India and how narrow minded we are compared to our ancestors.
Shikha completed a foundation course in Commercial Arts, Sophia Polytechnic (2011), Diploma in Graphic Design from MAAC, Mumbai (2013) and her B.F.A. in Painting from Rachna Sansad College of Applied Arts and Craft, Mumbai (2016). She completed her PG Diploma Course from the Bhau Daji Lad Museum (2018).