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Keeping It Queer is an all-things Queer podcast hosted by Navin Noronha and Farhad Karkaria. The show looks at the world through a much-required queer lens and covers everything from laws and pop culture to queer lives and myths surrounding being "different". Come on out and join them on this journey. We're not in Kansas anymore Dorothy.
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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/
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

S03 E08: STIgma

2019-08-0101:07:44

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

S03 E07: Gay Pageants

2019-07-2500:58:00

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

S03 E06: Monogamy

2019-07-1800:36:32

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/
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

S03 E04: Fag Hag

2019-07-0400:34:48

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

S03 E03: Straight Pride

2019-06-2700:33:54

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

S03 E02: #MeToo

2019-06-2000:40:47

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

S03 E01: Reunion

2019-06-1300:38:22

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/
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