(Rebroadcast) S02 E20: Devdutt Pattanaik

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We are rebroadcasting Episode.20 from the second season of Keeping It Queer to understand our myths better. On this episode of Keeping it Queer, author Devdutt Pattanaik joins Navin to have an in-depth discussion about:

  • How he was first introduced to Indian mythology.

  • How people don't read enough history before interpreting religion.

  • How India's greatest monk wrote the best book on erotica.

  • How he was exposed to all kinds of cultures as a child in the Pre-Hindutva era.

In the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad and Navin take an in-depth at the new film 'Love, Simon' and the issues surrounding it.

You can talk to Devdutt at @devduttmyth
Follow Navin on Twitter @houseofnoronha

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5

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

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.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5

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

S02 E21: Dan Rebello (Queer Rave)

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This week on Keeping it Queer, teacher and Instagrammer Dan Rebello joins Navin to talk about:

  • What's it like to not conform to one gender.

  • How they deal with their over-inquisitive extended family.

  • How society is not equipped to accommodate non binary individuals.

  • What their Instagram campaign 'Dekhi Andekhi' is all about.

On Culture Vulture, Farhad and Navin discuss toxic masculinity and a TV series that breaks that mould.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5

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

 

S02 E20: Feat. Devdutt Pattanaik

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On this episode of Keeping it Queer, author Devdutt Pattanaik joins Navin to have an in-depth discussion about:

  • How he was first introduced to Indian mythology.
  • How people don't read enough history before interpreting religion.
  • How India's greatest monk wrote the best book on erotica.
  • How he was exposed to all kinds of cultures as a child in the Pre-Hindutva era.

In the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad and Navin take an in-depth at the new film 'Love, Simon' and the issues surrounding it.

You can talk to Devdutt at @devduttmyth
Follow Navin on Twitter @houseofnoronha

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5

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

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.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5

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

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/

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5

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

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.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5

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

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.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5

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

S02 E02: Koninika Roy

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This week on Keeping it Queer, Navin is joined by Koninika Roy, the Advocacy Manager at The Humsafar Trust. She opens up about her experience of being queer and desi in London and how she got involved in LBT rights. She also tells us how her team reaches out to young bi, lesbian or trans women who are put under house arrest or face domestic violence.

In the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad and Navin discuss weird orgasms and aesthetic sex scenes in films and TV shows.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5

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

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.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5

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

Ep. 12 feat. Mili Sethia

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, graphic artist Mili Sethia opens up about:

  • Her imaginary friends in school.
  • How she learned kickboxing and ballet in the same year.
  • Why Gen Z has better make-up.
  • Why a semi naked Shakti Kapoor got her hired.
  • Why she loves to identify as queer.

You can check out Mili's artwork on Facebook, Instagram and even order your very own rainbow-tinted caricature/Queertrait here.

Read the Huffington Post article 'The Epidemic of Gay Loneliness'.