S02 E30: Ashok Row Kavi

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On the season finale of Keeping It Queer, Navin speaks to one of India's early LGBT activists; journalist and writer, Ashok Row Kavi. Ashok is credited to having founded India’s first LGBT magazine in 1990 - Bombay Dost and The Humsafar Trust in 1994.

He discusses:

  • His early days as a gay journalist and writer in the country.

  • How he came out in a Hindu monastery.

  • The queer community as part of the Indian pop-culture culture.

  • The politics of shame.

On the Culture Vulture segment, Navin and Farhad discuss some of their worst experiences on dates they've been to and share their cynical thoughts about relationships and casual equations. They end the segment and the show with some pop-culture recommendations about love, family and relationships.

Ashok is on twitter as @Amma29

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S02 E23: Ishaan Sethi

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On Keeping it Queer this week, Navin talks to Ishaan Sethi, Co-Founder, and CEO, Delta App. He opens up about:
- His journey about being accepted as a gay man in the U.S and then in India.
- Setting up an app to promote inclusion for the LGBT community in the country.
- The specifications that differentiate Delta from other networking and dating apps.
- The stories, that have come out of this app, the responses to the platform, from across the country.

Ishaan tweets at @_IshaanSethi

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On the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad and Navin discuss the FIFA fallouts and the football fever.

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S02 E01: Sadhna Prasad and Shanthi Sonu (Aravani Art Project)

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Navin is joined by Sadhna Prasad and Shanthi Sonu, members of The Aravani Art Project, who discuss how they are reaching out and encouraging conversations surrounding the transgender community across the country through wall art.

In the all new Culture Vulture segment, Farhad Karkaria recommends a TV show that he can relate to his own life as a queer person.

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Ep. 19 feat. Jerry Johnson

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, Jerry Johnson, prominent gay rights advocate, opens up about:

  • Why old aunties believed he could perform miracles.
  • What his experiences with his previous relationships have taught him.
  • Why falling out of love is okay.
  • The need to be open about your sexuality in your workplace.

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Ep. 18 feat. Shiv Pandit and Siddharth Menon

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, Navin Noronha talks to the cast of the film LOEV, a gay love story set against a road trip. Cast members Shiv Pandit and Siddharth Menon open up about:

  • What it is like to get into the skin of a gay character.
  • How director Sudanshu Saria wowed the actors with his script and filmmaking techniques.
  • The difficulties of shooting a kissing scene in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra.
  • How they feel about Bollywood's "gay curse".

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Ep. 15 feat. Divya Roop

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, Navin talks to Divya Roop, a gender non-conforming androgynous blogger. On the show, he opens up about:

  • How he grew up in different cultures across different states in India.
  • How he first discovered gay porn.
  • How religious scriptures are misinterpreted by bigots.
  • How he was physically assaulted by homohobes and how he made them pay for it.

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Ep. 11 feat. Sumit Pawar

In this episode, Sumit Pawar of QKnit and Yaariyan, opens up about:

  • The need to mobilize the LGBTQ youth.
  • How to tackle gossipy relatives.
  • Where he gets inspiration for his unique attires at the Pride.
  • Why sexism and homophobia go hand in hand in the Indian society.

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Ep. 09 feat. Shruta Neytra

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, bisexual activist Shruta Neytra talks about her simple life in the lush surroundings of Borivali, going through the "phase" and getting out of it, and discloses why people in the LGBTQ community know her as 'M-Seal'.

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