Queering Desi

Queering Desi

Queering Desi is a podcast that celebrates the unique experiences of South Asian LGBTQ+ people. Each week, a guest will chat with long-time community activist and writer, Priya Arora, about their journey and what it means to be true to who you are. To help us share our stories in our own words, and take the burden of representation off each individual, this podcast aims to be a breeding ground for discussion and a platform for being loud and proud, no matter who you are! (Platform & Marketing: Brown Girl Magazine; Music: Chetan Davdra; Art: Fatemah Baig; Production & Editing: Priya Arora)... Show More

This week, Priya chats with Rohan, the CEO —or as he prefers, the Bolly heRO—of Doonya, a danced-based, high-intensity interval training dance fitness program. Rohan shares the origins of his love for dance, garba circles, and Madhuri Dixit. He shares how his identity as a gay man was impacted by cultural and gender norms, and how he paved the way to self-acceptance. Priya asks Rohan how his journey shaped the way he now runs Doonya, and later, Rohan shares his three biggest dance loves. With Bollywood in the mix, the two end with some fun trivia, where Rohan reveals his dream panel of dance judges, his all-time favorite Bollywood dance song and what he **really** thinks about the "Ek Do Teen" song remake!

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