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

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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 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.

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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 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 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 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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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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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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S02 E04: Savio Mascarenhas

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This week on #KeepingitQueer, Navin is joined by Savio Mascarenhas, founder of Color Positive, who opens up about growing up gay in a joint family setting, enjoying the stage and sharing its joy with others.

In the #CultureVulture segment, Farhad recommends a film whilst also divulging a story about a kite, a cliff and rubbing one out.

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S02 E03: Gazal Dhaliwal and Jerry Johnson

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On this episode of Keeping it Queer, Navin is joined by writers Gazal Dhaliwal and Jerry Johnson, who both talk about how mainstream literature and films need an upgrade and also explain why queer people don't need to be "accepted" by people.

In the Culture Vulture segment, Farhad recommends a book that deals with growing up queer.

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Ep. 20 feat. Gauri Sawant

On the season finale of Keeping it Queer, prominent Transgender activist Gauri Sawant, opens up about:

  • Why she had to leave her family behind.
  • The creative ways she likes to abuse.
  • Why she decided to adopt Gayatri as her daughter.
  • What being a mother is truly like.

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Ep. 19 feat. Jerry Johnson

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, Jerry Johnson, prominent gay rights advocate, opens up about:

  • Why old aunties believed he could perform miracles.
  • What his experiences with his previous relationships have taught him.
  • Why falling out of love is okay.
  • The need to be open about your sexuality in your workplace.

You can also check out 'The Myth & Culture Podcast', which Jerry co-hosts with author Devdutt Patnaik, here: http://www.audiomatic.in/category/the-myth-culture-podcast/

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Ep. 18 feat. Shiv Pandit and Siddharth Menon

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, Navin Noronha talks to the cast of the film LOEV, a gay love story set against a road trip. Cast members Shiv Pandit and Siddharth Menon open up about:

  • What it is like to get into the skin of a gay character.
  • How director Sudanshu Saria wowed the actors with his script and filmmaking techniques.
  • The difficulties of shooting a kissing scene in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra.
  • How they feel about Bollywood's "gay curse".

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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. 14 feat. PK aka Prachi

On this episode of Keeping it Queer, PK Bhai aka Prachi Kathale, opens up about:

  • Why she never had to officially come out of the closet.
  • How she fell in love with a girl at the age of 6.
  • How her friend was extorted for being gay.
  • Her views about relationships within the LGBT community.

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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'.