S03 E14: Capturing Trans Lives Through The Lens

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On this episode, Navin and Farhad talk to the Photographer Praveena Venugopal about her perspectives captured through the lens. She discusses her photography project Beyond Gender where she captured Scottish Queer Lives. What does a photograph represent? Could it tell a queer story? What impact can an artwork create?

Tune in to this episode which has detailed photographic and other sensory details about all things queer.

You can follow Praveena Venugopal on her instagram handle: @praveenaphotos

You can follow her photography projects on her official website:
https://praveenaphotos.squarespace.com/

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 E13: Adulting 101

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On this episode of Keeping It Queer, Mansher Dhillon joins Navin and Farhad for yet another conversation on adulting which revolves around their finances, friendships, jobs, cooking, self-care and more. Is there anything queer in growing up the way you do?

Tune in to this fun ride as they take you through their insecurities and experiences that made them what you call an 'adult'.

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 E12: Body Image Issues

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On the Producer Special, Navin Noronha and Farhad Karkaria are joined by the Producer at IVM Podcasts, Madhuri Adwani. They talk about body image issues related to size, color, ailments etc. Where does the body stand in relation to one's experiences and perceptions? Does the societal conditioning cause damage to one's idea of the self?

Tune in to this episode where they share anecdotes of their life that shaped their idea of the body image.

You can follow Madhuri on her instagram handle @mad_ad13.

You can also follow Madhuri's YouTube channel: Madhuri Adwani

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

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

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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S03 E11: Straight Dating vs Gay Dating

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On this episode, Farhad Karkaria introduces his straight best friend, Mansher Dhillon, a Life Enthusiast and Web Series Creator to Navin Noronha. They discuss how dating differs for a straight person in comparison to a queer person.

Have we become more open than the previous generation? Have guys become more conscious after the #metoo wave? What does it take to be an ally? Tune in to this fun conversation which is filled with insights on all kinds of dating scene.

You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle- @theqr8r
You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle- @houseofnoronha
You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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S03 E10: Don't Be A Drag, Just Be A Queen

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On this episode, Navin and Farhad talk to the Drag Queen, Sushant Divgikar about his journey as he takes on different roles of being a host, a model, a video jockey, a performer and the list goes on. Known as Rani Ko-He-Nur, Sushant shares what it means to chart the unconventional way that inspires people to come out of the closet.

Do we have Drags in our mythology? What can you do to represent yourself as part of the community? Tune in to this fun conversation to know what it means to create a niche for oneself.

You can follow Sushant Divgikar on his instagram handle @sushantdivgikr  

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

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

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

S03 E09: Tik Tok and Tech Talk

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On this episode, Navin and Farhad talk about their favorite Tik Tok videos and how technology has affected their lives. Is it the emerging genre of comedy? Is there something queer in the videos where a guy plays the role of a girl? Does it allow role play and gender bending?

Tune in to know how tech savvy your hosts are and how have they used these platforms for Keeping It Queer!

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

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

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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S03 E08: STIgma

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On this episode, Farhad and Navin talk to the Queer Mental Health Professional, Richa Vashista. She shares her journey of coming out and working with queer communities to talk about the stigma around HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections.

What is high-risk behaviour? What is condom negotiation and how can one practice self-care? How does Humsafar help people by talking about physical, mental and sexual health? Has STI been mis-represented in Pop culture? Tune in to steer clear of all the doubts you have around this STIgma.

You can follow Richa Vashista on her instagram handle @richa_3.

You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle @theqr8r

You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle @houseofnoronha

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

S03 E07: Gay Pageants

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On this episode, Farhad and Navin are joined by Suresh Ramdas, Mr.Gay World India 2019. He shares his journey of going through Gay Pageant and why are these representations important in a queer space. How is it more than the fanfare of appearance? What are some other ways for him to actively support the cause after Section.377 has been struck down?

Tune in to this tete-a-tete where Navin, Farhad and Suresh open up about the Transgender representation in LGBTQAI+.

You can follow Suresh Ramdas on his instagram handle @sr81_mgwi

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

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

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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S03 E06: Monogamy

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On this episode, Farhad and Navin are joined by Stand-up Comedian Jeeya Sethi to discuss monogamy. They discuss the generational shift of how relationship and commitment is perceived by their parents viz the youngsters today. Are there any loopholes in the concept of monogamy? What is a toxic relationship? Do open marriages or open relationships work?

Join our hosts and the guest on this open conversation about all things open ended and in the state of fluidity- be it identity or a relation!

You can follow Jeeya Sethi on her instagram handle @jeeyadhadkdhadk

You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle @theqr8r

You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle @houseofnoronha

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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S03 E05: Saahas Group Therapy

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On the fifth episode, Navin Noronha and Farhad Karkaria are joined by Jagruti Wandrekar and Advaita Nigudkar, Queer Affirmative Therapists. They share how fan-fiction helped them to come out and how they began Saahas therapy group as a queer-friendly space. They explain the queer affirmative counseling approach, group therapy format and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

They ask important questions like - how accessible is therapy? How affordable is it? Can therapy be gender-sensitive? What does it mean to be mis-gendered? Tune in to this episode to understand intersectionality in the Mental Health Space of LGBTQAI+ community.

You can follow Saahas on their facebook page- SAAHAS.

Follow Saahas on their instagram account @saahastherapygroup.

Link to the iCALL Psychological Helpline to get the updated list of Mental Health Professionals we can trust:
(https://www.facebook.com/helplineicall/posts/were-sharing-here-the-updated-list-of-mental-health-professionals-we-can-trust-w/1663493417046161/)

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

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

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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S03 E04: Fag Hag

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On this episode, Navin Noronha introduces his fag hag Jeeya Sethi to Farhad Karkaria. They discuss the term fag hag and what role does that play in a gay person's life. Can there be a bad fag hag? Navin and Jeeya go down the memory lane about how they met and how they work as each other's support system.

Tune in to this episode to get a peep into funny anecdotes from Farhad and Navin's life.

You can follow Jeeya Sethi on her instagram handle- @jeeyadhadkdhadk

You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle- @theqr8r
You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle- @houseofnoronha
You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

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
You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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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

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

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

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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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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