S02 E19: Feat. Ankit Dasgupta

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This week, we meet Ankit Dasgupta, who manages social media content for Mirror Now, a reputed news channel.

  • How he first came out to his mom.

  • What's it like to be openly gay in a massive news channel.

  • What was it like to be a part of Flash Mob.

  • Why news debates are necessary, but in a controlled manner.

On the Culture Vulture segment of the show, Farhad and Navin talk about their childhood crushes and recommend some cool reboots.

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S02 E17: Praful Baweja

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This week on Keeping it Queer, Navin talks to Praful Baweja, co-founder of Six Degrees, a growth network for Indian LGBTQ++ individuals to meet; connect; recruit; share skills; leads; referrals and empower each other. He opens up about:
- His fascination with books from an early age.
- Being there when the Mumbai Pride first started.
- Why he feels it's okay to move on to curation of other events for the queer communities.
- How the allies are coming out in support of the community.

On the Cultrue Vulture segment, Farhad and Navin discuss queer stand-up comedians, who are using jokes to get the stories of their struggles out there.

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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 E15: Anuja and Rupa

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This week on Keeping it Queer, we are joined by Anuja Parikh and Rupa Sengupta, an out and proud lesbian couple responsible for the new venture, Parched. They talk about how they hope to create safe spaces for the queer community and its allies.
They also delve deep into weird tinder dates, the L word and dealing with family at parties and stalkers on Instagram.

In the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad talks about the cutest bromances in TV shows and films.

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S02 E14: Sridhar and Shibu (Kashish Film Festival)

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This week on Keeping it Queer, we focus on the upcoming KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival. And to talk about it, we have Sridhar Rangayan and Shibu Thomas from the KASHISH team joining Navin in the studio. They discuss the joys and difficulties of putting a film festival together, the waves the films have created in India and abroad, and also touch upon the weirdest question people ask queer folks.

In the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad talks about a film that showcases a coming-of-age story of a young gay man.

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S02 E13: Shobhna S Kumar

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This week on Keeping it Queer, we met Shobhna S Kumar, founder of QueerInk.com.
She talks about how love convinced her to make Mumbai her home, her fascination with books and the role literature, films and the arts play in helping queer artists and their admirers throughout the world cope with the anxiety of coming out of the closet.

In the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad and Navin delve deep into the wonderful new reboot of Queer Eye.

You can talk to Shobhna here: info@queerink.com
Check out her work on the Queer Ink Website: http://queer-ink.com/

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S02 E10: Siddhant and Kiran

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On this episode, Navin talks to Siddhant More and Kiran, who identify as transmen. Siddhant opens up about how he underwent sex reassignment surgery and how his friends supported him, while Kiran opens up about his passion for the queer community and how he too hopes to fully transition into a male.Tune in to listen to their inspiring story.

In the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad recommends some movies that fall in the STD Horror genre.

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S02 E09: Ray

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On this episode of #KeepingitQueer, we meet Ray, a spoken word artist and social impact specialist. She opens up about how growing up Queer came with jeers, taunts and mental trauma. She also sheds light on how a body cleanse helped her cope with a lot in life.

In the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad and Navin discuss the best gay relationships in TV shows.

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S02 E08: Daniel Mendonca

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This week on #KeepingitQueer, we meet Daniel Mendonca, who proudly represents the I in the LGBTQIA spectrum. Having been long-time friends with Navin, Daniel opens up about the many ups and downs he has faced and why he believes Christianity has space to evolve.

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S02 E06: Darshil

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This week we meet Darshil S, a young chef who has been actively involved in organizing the Mr Gay World India pageant. He opens up about how he got involved with the LGBTQ community, what's it like living as a gay Desi man in Australia and how exploring sexual fetishes can help make the world a better place.

In the Culture Vulture segment of the show, Farhad talks about unique social dating apps that no one's heard about and opens up about kinks and sexual desires.

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