TabooDana

TabooDana emerged from the need to have an environment, place and a circle where one can be open and free when talking or listening about anything and everything which is a ‘Taboo” and in the process emerge as a completely powerful person who is not consumed by power and still has empathy, a Dana (Day-Na). Dana is a word all on itself, created to define awesome people.

About Us

Our Beliefs

When we are growing up, there are a lot of things which we do and talk about in our innocence. At times because they sound funny, at times because someone said don’t do it and at times because they make us feel grown up. Gradually, we start forming perceptions about what is right and what is wrong, what is out of the ordinary and goes against the norm.This can be a practice, a culture, or a person or a thing. We believe in providing a place where anyone can express, discuss, vent about anything which is a Taboo. Our mission is to invest time, energy and money in building a society which is excepting to the exceptions. We do that, by creating programs and holding listening circles, providing necessary resources. We believe in smart fund allocation, and therefore we employ minimal staff.

Khichdi by TabooDana

Our Blog

  • Indian Parents on Our Dating Life
    I am an Indian girl, in my early 20’s and unexpectedly (from the point of view of my parents) have a love life. Something which our parents don’t expect us to experience or indulge in. Be it online or offline, dating without goal of marrying that person in future is something they don’t understand. MostContinue reading “TabooDana”
  • “A WRITER’S SOUL” writes Melt In My Mouth
    This sensual vivid interweaving of words is a reblog of the post written by “A WRITER’S SOUL” on March 30, 2020. Reading this is an amorous journey in itself. It is erotic and passionate and full of love and lust. Read it aloud to your partner, along with your partner to experience the fervency ofContinue reading “TabooDana”
  • An Affair only Love Understood
    There are somethings that only Love Understood and no else did. We all know love exists in ways we may not agree with. Taboos around love are socially conditioned. Taboos are pleasures we desire, which are reined in considering social isolation. Nevertheless, behind those closed doors, under the spread out sheets and in the darkContinue reading “TabooDana”

Tea Tales by TabooDana

Tea Tales by TabooDana is a platform to publish taboo tales. The space will feature curated stories contributed by various authors from around the world. This is aimed at readership of people who want to explore interesting stories that will keep them intrigued and help people share these stories to their circles to keep them untwisted. The stories published will be at Tea time

Our Tea Tale

A Whatever Relationship In the times of Corona or Any Other Disaster

We are in testing times with the ongoing pandemic. While I hope most of us are home with our families, there are several of us who are away from their homes separated by sealed borders. I am sure during this phase, some friendships must have evolved which are taboo to the conventional frameworks and doContinue reading “A Whatever Relationship In the times of Corona or Any Other Disaster”

How You Can Help

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You can get involved today by becoming a Volunteer. Sign up and you will be joining a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive change in the lives of children.

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You can make a difference today by signing up.Becoming a part of our initiative and sharing about TabooDana with your friends and family and slowly making an impact

Testimonials

What People Say

It was very nice meeting you and the lovely ladies on Saturday. I especially liked the way the session was conducted. The rounds of social humour kind of cemented the thing together, adding the fun element. The ambiance too made people feel at ease, which helped them cross their internal barriers. It would be interesting to see how the topic unfolds, if it’s a mixed group of men and women, boys and girls

-Swati

It was a new concept for me, I had never been to one before. Ofcourse, I had attended gatherings where such games were played but not a gathering where ‘conversation’ was given so much of importance. Well, what I feel is, in today’s chaotic and busy world that we live in, we have stopped having coversations. Be it on any topic, but talking by letting go of judgements and prejudices can be so helpful in many ways.

-Tripti

About the Listening Circle last evening, was a nicely crafted talk which made women comfortable. Though I went with the flow, as I already mentioned, am not open to the discussions, never have been. Maybe I am not only old school but you can categorise me as being pre historic! The ambience created was interesting while being compassionate and understanding all the time. Maybe women will slowly open up to identify their feelings better and segregate them. Let the Durga in every woman be a symbol of power in all the things that manifests.

– Samadrita

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