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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S03 E01: Reunion

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Welcome to the third season of Keeping It Queer. This time around, we have double dose of everything from stories, to discussions, to opinions. We also have a full-time co-host Farhad Karkaria along with Navin Noronha.

On the first episode, they discuss how life has changed after Section 377 was struck down. What does it mean to come out? How is coming out to one's parents different than coming out to the public? What if you are a public figure? Both the hosts give a sneak peek into their journey of coming out to their parents and growing up in that process.

Tune in to the beginning of this ride which questions established structures and breaks the stereotypes along the way!

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 E28: Durga Gawde

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On Keeping it Queer this week, Navin talks to artist and activist Durga Gawde. Their drag name is Shakti.

They talk about:

  • Durga's journey with their gender fluidity.

  • How their parents created an artistic environment for them.

  • What Durga's parents thought about gender roles and how it made an impact on Durga.

  • Durga's days at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore and The Rhode Island School of Design, America.

On the Culture Vulture segment, Navin and Farhad pick on Sacred Games and some more current hot picks from pop culture, talking about the portrayal of transgender people.

Durga is on Instagram at @durgagawdestudio

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S02 E27: Parmesh Shahani

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On Keeping it Queer this week, Navin talks to Author of Gay Bombay and the Head of the Godrej Culture Lab: Parmesh Shahani.

They talk about:

  • Parmesh's early days as a Sindhi boy from Colaba, what his sense of inclusion is and his journey with self-discovering his sexuality.

  • How Parmesh is the diva of 'Viva Vikhroli!'

  • His work with India Culture Lab and collaborating with other corporates and colleges for LGBT inclusion.

On the Culture Vulture segment, Navin and Farhad go down south with their choice of films and men!

Parmesh tweets at @parmeshs https://twitter.com/parmeshs

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S02 E25: Ankit Bhuptani

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On Keeping it Queer this week, Navin talks to social worker, gay rights activist, founder and chairperson of GALVA (Gay & Lesbian Vaisnava Association), Mumbai.

He opens up about:

  • His coming out at the age of 17.
  • How and why he founded GALVA in Mumbai.
  • His perspective about inclusion through faith.
  • How he went around the country in trains to talk about LGBT rights.

On the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad and Navin riff-raff about some recent Bollywood films they watched and didn't really like. Navin also brings up his recent obsession with queer voguing videos and lots more!

Ankit tweets at @krishnasankit

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