S03 E19: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

KeepingItQueerS03E19.png

On the last episode of this season, Navin and Farhad talk about breakups. Why do relationships often end on a nasty note? Is there a better way of calling it off? Can there be an ideal breakup?

Tune in to the season finale where our hosts share their experiences of dealing with a breakup and becoming a better person as they overcome it.

You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle- @theqr8r

You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle- @houseofnoronha

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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

S03 E18: Asexuality - Not A Myth

KeepingItQueerS03ep18.png

On this episode, Navin and Farhad are joined by their show Producer at IVM Podcasts, Madhuri Adwani to understand asexuality. They bust various myths around asexuality while also discussing the ACE spectrum. Is sex the base of every relationship? How are asexual people perceived? Why is it still treated as invisible on the LGBTQIA spectrum?

Tune in to find out what it means to be an ACE and how not to stereotype when someone comes out as one.

Find out more about asexuality on AVEN- The Asexual Visibility and Education Network: https://www.asexuality.org/

You can follow Madhuri on her instagram handle @mad_ad13.

You can also follow Madhuri's YouTube channel: Madhuri Adwani

You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle- @theqr8r

You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle- @houseofnoronha

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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

(Rebroadcast) S02 E20: Devdutt Pattanaik

keepingitqueerep20.png

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/

S03 E17: Adolescence and Crushes

KeepingItQueerEpisodeS03E17.png

On this episode, Farhad and Navin are joined by Anish Gawande to discuss their celebrity crushes and fantasies around it. They share the experience of watching equivalent-to-porn videos they would jerk off to, falling in love with Shahid Kapoor phase, straight conventional guys playing queer roles and more.

Tune in to this episode as you get to revisit your crushes as adolescents and how it taught you to embrace queer aspect of your personality.

You can follow Anish Gawande's work on the Pink List of India on the instagram handle:@pinklistindia

You can follow Anish Gawande on his instagram handle: @anishgawande

Follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle- @theqr8r

Follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle- @houseofnoronha

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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

S03 E16: Queering Politics

KeepingItQueerS03E16.png

On this episode, Navin and Farhad are joined by the Director of Dara Shikoh Fellowship, Anish Gawande, who throws light on everything political from voting to the Kashmir issue. Have we ever looked at the queer perspective of these issues? Who are the candidates supporting LGBTQIA community? How does a queer lover express during the communication blockade in Kashmir?

Tune in to this political understanding from a queer eye to gauge the deeper understanding of issues surrounding us. This time it's political on Keeping It Queer.

You can follow Anish Gawande's work on the Pink List of India on the instagram handle: @pinklistindia

You can follow Anish Gawande on his instagram handle: @anishgawande

Follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle - @theqr8r

Follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle - @houseofnoronha

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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

S03 E15: Girl With A Beard

KeepingItQueerS03E15.png

On this episode, Farhad and Navin are joined by the Performing Artist, Swapnil Alizeh, who has reclaimed the title "Girl With A Beard". She shares her journey of being gender fluid and embracing the idenity of Alizeh. What is her story? Why does she hate Bollywood movies with cliched representations of trans lives? What is true love?

Tune in to listen to Alizeh open up about her experiences so far as Navin and Farhad add their humorous anecdotes to this conversation.

You can follow Swapnil Alizeh on her instagram handle: @girlwith_a_beard

You can follow Color Positive and their amazing work on: @color.positive

You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle- @theqr8r

You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle- @houseofnoronha

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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

S03 E14: Capturing Trans Lives Through The Lens

KeepingItQueerS03E14.png

On this episode, Navin and Farhad talk to the Photographer Praveena Venugopal about her perspectives captured through the lens. She discusses her photography project Beyond Gender where she captured Scottish Queer Lives. What does a photograph represent? Could it tell a queer story? What impact can an artwork create?

Tune in to this episode which has detailed photographic and other sensory details about all things queer.

You can follow Praveena Venugopal on her instagram handle: @praveenaphotos

You can follow her photography projects on her official website:
https://praveenaphotos.squarespace.com/

You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle- @theqr8r

You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle- @houseofnoronha

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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

S03 E13: Adulting 101

KeepingItQueerS03E13.png

On this episode of Keeping It Queer, Mansher Dhillon joins Navin and Farhad for yet another conversation on adulting which revolves around their finances, friendships, jobs, cooking, self-care and more. Is there anything queer in growing up the way you do?

Tune in to this fun ride as they take you through their insecurities and experiences that made them what you call an 'adult'.

You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle- @theqr8r

You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle- @houseofnoronha

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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

S03 E12: Body Image Issues

KeepingItQueerS03E12.png

On the Producer Special, Navin Noronha and Farhad Karkaria are joined by the Producer at IVM Podcasts, Madhuri Adwani. They talk about body image issues related to size, color, ailments etc. Where does the body stand in relation to one's experiences and perceptions? Does the societal conditioning cause damage to one's idea of the self?

Tune in to this episode where they share anecdotes of their life that shaped their idea of the body image.

You can follow Madhuri on her instagram handle @mad_ad13.

You can also follow Madhuri's YouTube channel: Madhuri Adwani

You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle- @theqr8r

You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle- @houseofnoronha

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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

S03 E11: Straight Dating vs Gay Dating

KeepingItQueerS03E11.png

On this episode, Farhad Karkaria introduces his straight best friend, Mansher Dhillon, a Life Enthusiast and Web Series Creator to Navin Noronha. They discuss how dating differs for a straight person in comparison to a queer person.

Have we become more open than the previous generation? Have guys become more conscious after the #metoo wave? What does it take to be an ally? Tune in to this fun conversation which is filled with insights on all kinds of dating scene.

You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle- @theqr8r
You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle- @houseofnoronha
You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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

S03 E10: Don't Be A Drag, Just Be A Queen

KeepingItQueerS03E10.png

On this episode, Navin and Farhad talk to the Drag Queen, Sushant Divgikar about his journey as he takes on different roles of being a host, a model, a video jockey, a performer and the list goes on. Known as Rani Ko-He-Nur, Sushant shares what it means to chart the unconventional way that inspires people to come out of the closet.

Do we have Drags in our mythology? What can you do to represent yourself as part of the community? Tune in to this fun conversation to know what it means to create a niche for oneself.

You can follow Sushant Divgikar on his instagram handle @sushantdivgikr  

You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle- @theqr8r  

You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle- @houseofnoronha  

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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

S03 E09: Tik Tok and Tech Talk

KeepingItQueerS03E09.png

On this episode, Navin and Farhad talk about their favorite Tik Tok videos and how technology has affected their lives. Is it the emerging genre of comedy? Is there something queer in the videos where a guy plays the role of a girl? Does it allow role play and gender bending?

Tune in to know how tech savvy your hosts are and how have they used these platforms for Keeping It Queer!

You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle- @theqr8r

You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle- @houseofnoronha

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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

S03 E08: STIgma

KeepingItQueerS03E08.png

On this episode, Farhad and Navin talk to the Queer Mental Health Professional, Richa Vashista. She shares her journey of coming out and working with queer communities to talk about the stigma around HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections.

What is high-risk behaviour? What is condom negotiation and how can one practice self-care? How does Humsafar help people by talking about physical, mental and sexual health? Has STI been mis-represented in Pop culture? Tune in to steer clear of all the doubts you have around this STIgma.

You can follow Richa Vashista on her instagram handle @richa_3.

You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle @theqr8r

You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle @houseofnoronha

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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

S03 E07: Gay Pageants

KeepingItQueerS03E07.png

On this episode, Farhad and Navin are joined by Suresh Ramdas, Mr.Gay World India 2019. He shares his journey of going through Gay Pageant and why are these representations important in a queer space. How is it more than the fanfare of appearance? What are some other ways for him to actively support the cause after Section.377 has been struck down?

Tune in to this tete-a-tete where Navin, Farhad and Suresh open up about the Transgender representation in LGBTQAI+.

You can follow Suresh Ramdas on his instagram handle @sr81_mgwi

You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle- @theqr8r

You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle- @houseofnoronha

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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

S03 E06: Monogamy

KeepingItQueerS03E06.png

On this episode, Farhad and Navin are joined by Stand-up Comedian Jeeya Sethi to discuss monogamy. They discuss the generational shift of how relationship and commitment is perceived by their parents viz the youngsters today. Are there any loopholes in the concept of monogamy? What is a toxic relationship? Do open marriages or open relationships work?

Join our hosts and the guest on this open conversation about all things open ended and in the state of fluidity- be it identity or a relation!

You can follow Jeeya Sethi on her instagram handle @jeeyadhadkdhadk

You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle @theqr8r

You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle @houseofnoronha

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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

S03 E05: Saahas Group Therapy

KeepingItQueerS03E05.png

On the fifth episode, Navin Noronha and Farhad Karkaria are joined by Jagruti Wandrekar and Advaita Nigudkar, Queer Affirmative Therapists. They share how fan-fiction helped them to come out and how they began Saahas therapy group as a queer-friendly space. They explain the queer affirmative counseling approach, group therapy format and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

They ask important questions like - how accessible is therapy? How affordable is it? Can therapy be gender-sensitive? What does it mean to be mis-gendered? Tune in to this episode to understand intersectionality in the Mental Health Space of LGBTQAI+ community.

You can follow Saahas on their facebook page- SAAHAS.

Follow Saahas on their instagram account @saahastherapygroup.

Link to the iCALL Psychological Helpline to get the updated list of Mental Health Professionals we can trust:
(https://www.facebook.com/helplineicall/posts/were-sharing-here-the-updated-list-of-mental-health-professionals-we-can-trust-w/1663493417046161/)

You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle- @theqr8r

You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle- @houseofnoronha

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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

S03 E04: Fag Hag

KeepingItQueerS03E04.png

On this episode, Navin Noronha introduces his fag hag Jeeya Sethi to Farhad Karkaria. They discuss the term fag hag and what role does that play in a gay person's life. Can there be a bad fag hag? Navin and Jeeya go down the memory lane about how they met and how they work as each other's support system.

Tune in to this episode to get a peep into funny anecdotes from Farhad and Navin's life.

You can follow Jeeya Sethi on her instagram handle- @jeeyadhadkdhadk

You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle- @theqr8r
You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle- @houseofnoronha
You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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

S03 E03: Straight Pride

KeepingItQueerS03E03.png

On this episode, Navin and Farhad discuss 'Why Straight Pride?' with our straight guest Abbas Momin who is a stand-up comedian. Navin throws light on the history of the pride month and traces its importance for LGBTQAI+ community. Farhad joins in with his observations about the Pride Walk and Abbas gives his side of the story when he joins in the walk as a straight guy.

Do we need a 'straight pride'? Is it another form of practicing homophobia? Tune in to the episode to understand how colors and exuberance of a pride month mean much more than its face value.

You can follow Abbas Momin on his instagram handle- @abbasmomin88
You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle- @theqr8r

You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle- @houseofnoronha
You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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

S03 E02: #MeToo

KeepingItQueerS03E02.png

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

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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

S03 E01: Reunion

KeepingItQueerS03E01.png

Welcome to the third season of Keeping It Queer. This time around, we have double dose of everything from stories, to discussions, to opinions. We also have a full-time co-host Farhad Karkaria along with Navin Noronha.

On the first episode, they discuss how life has changed after Section 377 was struck down. What does it mean to come out? How is coming out to one's parents different than coming out to the public? What if you are a public figure? Both the hosts give a sneak peek into their journey of coming out to their parents and growing up in that process.

Tune in to the beginning of this ride which questions established structures and breaks the stereotypes along the way!

You can follow Farhad Karkaria on his instagram handle- @theqr8r

You can follow Navin Noronha on his instagram handle- @houseofnoronha

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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