S02 E22: Vivek Tejuja

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On Keeping it Queer this week, Navin talks to Vivek Tejuja, major book nerd and critic. He opens up about:
- Discovering great erotica through books.
- Watching queer films on Indian movie channels late at night.
- The 10 LGBT-themed book every queer kid should read.
- How most of the shows we grew up with have queer undertones.

Vivek tweets at @vivkeisms

On the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad and Navin discuss fetishes and weird things that turn them on.

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S02 E16: Feat. Pradipta Ray

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On this episode of Keeping it Queer, Navin is joined by filmmaker Pradipta Ray, who talks about the confusion over her name, what it was like to identify as trans in a culturally affluent household, her grandfather's erotica collection and why Hindi films have contributed a lot to the constant fears women live with.

In the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad and Navin talk about coping with loss, and two films that portray that queer characters dealing with tragedy.

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S02 E07: Aruna Desai and Padma Iyer

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On this very special episode of Keeping it Queer, we meet two mothers - Aruna Desai and Padma Iyer. They open up about what's it like to accept your child as queer and the many learnings that come with it.

In the Culture Vulture segment, Navin and Farhad talk about the Oscar-nominated queer films and how they have evolved over time.

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Ep. 16 feat. Sakshi

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, Sakshi, founder of Gaysi Family , opens up about:

  • Why she never had to go through the coming out experience.
  • What the heydays of blogging were like.
  • How stories of Indian Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans women need to be told.
  • How the famous 'Dirty Talk' open mic was born.
  • Why she decided to publish a full-blown LGBTQ magazine.

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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. 10 feat. Aditya Joshi

In the latest episode of Keeping it Queer, Aditya Joshi, a PHD student and activist, talks about how he was called names for being different, why his sister-in-law created a fake dating profile, why furry bears are here to stay and most importantly, how he started the Sathi connect cell in IIT Mumbai.

Some interesting conversations from the episode:

Aditya - I was focusing on my studies primarily as a way to escape the bullying at school.

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Navin - So what is the general consensus about the LGBT community in the IIT sector?

Aditya - A survey recently showed that 93 percent of IITians felt that there should not be a low that discriminates against people based on their sexual activity. Most of them were supportive but around 50 percent said they don't want a gay roommate.

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Aditya - We had many of these orientations where I would stand on the stage and talk to a bunch of new students, telling them that I'm gay. And telling them that if they need help they can connect with me. It helped me grow and become more confident.

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Aditya - The benefit that Saathi really achieved is that it spawned a lot of similar groups in other IITs and colleges.

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Aditya - When somebody is a good student it is easy to accept that they are gay. Where do the bad students go?

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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