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 E18: Danish Sheikh (Playwright of Contempt)

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This week on Keeping it Queer, Navin talks to Danish Sheikh, a human rights lawyer who is taking the fight against Section 377 beyond the courtroom and onto the stage, with his latest theatre production, Contempt.

He talks to us about the idea behind the play and why he believes that tapping into the anger the queer population in India feels is necessary to challenge the authorities.

On the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad and Navin delve deep into their sexting habits and discuss a film that has sexting in the center of a controversy.
Check out IVM Likes feat. Farhad here: http://ivmpodcasts.com/ivm-likes-episode-list/2018/5/14/ep-69-eroticast

You can find tickets for the play here: https://www.oddbird.org/event/reserve/contempt

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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 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 E12: Deb, Ankit and Arundhati

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This week on Keeping it Queer, we meet Deb and Ankit, two young gay men who found love in each other. Joining them in the studio is Deb's mother Arundhati, who talks about how she always knew her son was gay and also dishes out some secrets!

In the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad and Navin talk about evolution of Queer themes in the Hindi film industry.

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S02 E11: Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil

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On this episode of Keeping it Queer, we are honored to be joined by Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, a role model for several queer people in India. Navin talks to him about what it was like for him to come out as gay despite being from a royal family, what he thinks of heritage and a lineage, and also drops an X-Men reference.

In the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad tells Navin about the resurgence of aesthetic porn.

Watch the short NDTV Documentary, Married in Public, Gay in Private here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gei7JgOM9I

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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 E05: Maya the Drag Queen and Rani Ko-He-Nur

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On this episode of Keeping it Queer, we meet two drag queens from India, Maya (aka Alex Mathew) and Rani Ko-He-Nur (aka Sushant Divgikar). Listen as they throw shade at each other, serve fish and explain several colorful terms from the world of drag.

In the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad recommends musicians who are a far cry from the regular gay divas and he also ends up learning what the 'Kiki' means.

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