Navin Noronha

LGBTQ

We Speak with ‘Canada’s Drag Race’ Winner, Priyanka, on How Her Queer Asian Identity Matters More Than Ever Today

“Everyone gets curry for lunch now!”
Navin Noronha
9.22.20
Film

Shakuntala Devi’s Biopic on Amazon Prime Video Skims Over One of Her Most Important Works — A Book on Homosexuality in India

The human calculator’s ‘The World of Homosexuals’ published back in 1977, is considered to be one of the first studies of queerness in India.
Navin Noronha
8.3.20
Film

We Watched a Bunch of Apocalyptic Films to Figure Out What Happens Next

As Doctor Strange rightly said, “We’re in the Endgame now.”
Navin Noronha
7.23.20
TV

Netflix Show ‘Indian Matchmaking’ Is Problematic and Cringey, So Why Can’t I Stop Watching It?

Indian internet’s favourite new reality star is a matchmaker from Mumbai.
Navin Noronha
7.21.20
Film

Akshay Kumar — the Messiah No One Asked For

The Bollywood superstar's latest offering is one in the line of many worthy causes overshadowed by his ego.
Navin Noronha
7.8.20
LGBTQ

For Queer Artists, Pride Month Under Lockdown Has Been Cruel

It’s a tough time for all performers and artists but for queer ones who usually have fewer opportunities anyway, lockdowns have been devastating.
Navin Noronha
6.23.20
relationships

Everything I’ve Learnt From Sleeping With Married Men as a Gay Man

"I have a son your age. You should meet him sometime,” one has said, taking my calling him ‘Daddy’ to a meta level."
Navin Noronha
2.20.20
Love

As a Gay Man, I Have Been Relentlessly Body-Shamed on Dating Apps. Turns Out, I Am Not Alone

“Thank God you’re not a woman, because you’re so ugly no man would ever fuck you.”
Navin Noronha
2.12.20
2019

The 2019 Hater’s Guide to Bollywood

As we exit 2019, it’s imperative to ask: Why, Bollywood, why?
Navin Noronha
12.24.19
LGBTQ

Meet the Indian Priest Trying to Change the Way Churches Perceive Homosexuality

Christmas went from being my favourite time of the year to the loneliest one after I chose to come out. But priests like Father Thoman Ninan are helping bridge the gap between the Church and estranged queer individuals.
Navin Noronha
12.24.19
LGBTQ

This is How Queer Indian Artists are Responding to Instagram’s Crackdown on Nudity

While the famous photo blogging app is trying to cater to a wider audience, its existing users are witnessing a purge.
Navin Noronha
10.31.19
LGBTQ

An Indian Pop Culture Progress Report One Year After the Section 377 Verdict

A year after the reading down of the infamous law, we explore the Indian pop culture and media scene to figure if it's showing signs of maturity.
Navin Noronha
9.7.19
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