S03 E03: Straight Pride

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On this episode, Navin and Farhad discuss 'Why Straight Pride?' with our straight guest Abbas Momin who is a stand-up comedian. Navin throws light on the history of the pride month and traces its importance for LGBTQAI+ community. Farhad joins in with his observations about the Pride Walk and Abbas gives his side of the story when he joins in the walk as a straight guy.

Do we need a 'straight pride'? Is it another form of practicing homophobia? Tune in to the episode to understand how colors and exuberance of a pride month mean much more than its face value.

You can follow Abbas Momin on his instagram handle- @abbasmomin88
You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle- @theqr8r

You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle- @houseofnoronha
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S03 E02: #MeToo

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On the second episode of our queer podcast, our hosts Navin Noronha and Farhad Karkaria are joined by the Social Media Influencer and Writer, Mahima Kukreja. She led the bandwagon of #MeToo movement in India and addressed issues around it.

Mahima talks about the movement and its repercussions. Can there be an apology for the same? Has #MeToo reached queer spaces? Who is allowed to call out the harassment? Tune in to this discussion where Mahima, Farhad and Navin articulate what can be a safe-space!

Follow Mahima Kukreja on instagram handle @AGirlOfHerWords

You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle - @theqr8r

You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle - @houseofnoronha

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S02 E29: Manak Matiyani

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On this episode of Keeping It Queer, Navin speaks to Manak Mataiyani, Executive Director, YP Foundation. Manak is a feminist queer activist facilitating youth leadership for social change.

He opens up about:

  • Growing up gay in Delhi and dealing with coming out during his college days.

  • How he came to be a feminist in his approach.

  • His work with the YP Foundation, focussing on gender and sexuality.

  • His involvement with the Delhi Pride.

On the Culture Vulture segment, Navin and Farhad talk about well Navin's favourite 'M' word - Marijuana and its potrayal in some films and TV series in the recent past.

Manak is on twitter and instagram as @Dafliwala https://twitter.com/Dafliwala

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S02 E24: Ishmeet Nagpal

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On Keeping it Queer this week, Navin talks to gender rights activist, writer and poet Ishmeet Nagpal. She is also the Co-Founder, SXonomics and works with Save the Children, India.

She opens about:

  • Her journey with fighting for women's rights and her experiences of being stalked and harassed in Harayana.
  • How incels are coming in the way of women's freedom and rights.
  • How society pressurizes women, irrespective of the different stages in life.
  • The real reasons behind acid attacks.

Ishmeet tweets at @IshmeetNagpal

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On the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad and Navin couldn't help but bring up the aunty who says, "Hi friends, chai pilo!" What a rage! The two of them also discuss lesbian-centric pop-culture and lots more!

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