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Review of The Amazing Q Hunt by one of the podium finishers

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“Barbie prince calls you to the Garden of Cypress”. That was the first clue of the Amazing Q Hunt organized by Shushil & team as part of pride festivities. The hunt was simply amazing. Out in the sun after a long time, we did crack interesting clues like first one. We ran, made cow dung cakes, discovered new localities, conversed with several unknown faces, had neem/karela juices, joy ride in sea, found interesting straws and glasses (oh chilled glasses, we almost lost the hunt 😦 ), photographed ourselves with missing horse, landmark art galleries, libraries. The best part was selling balloons to three different set of persons. My favourite was last couple to whom I explained pride festivities, expected pride march, meaning of lgbt & ‘Q’ in Q hunt while selling two balloons. Oh man I did it! first pride selling:). Then we were sent to ‘ashes of dreams’ to calculate our savings. Finally we reached last destination & were offered hot green chillies. Dear organizers, chillies were much better than dhoklas you
made us to eat in the morning :). Yep we had a rocking time. Q Adda plz dont
wait for pride festivities for this amazing hunt. At least you may think of making it a
quarterly feature. It was a memorable hunt, hunted lovely friends, bonded well with competitors. Sushil, Aryan, Nitin, Arjun, Ankit, mihir and team! Keep it up. We thoroughly enjoyed. Congrats to winners, but yeah next time clear the podium for us…. 🙂
Key takeaways 🙂
1.) Do not be farsighted 😦 look for things, places and of course love nearby.
2)When caught in a `No’ Zone, fake that you are from Dubai! No, not to police but ever willing businessmen/sellers or tell them how u may miss ur next flight 😦
3) When there is need to beat long queue, emote how ur love was left inside without mobile :).
4) And yeah start running, or you may have already lost….
For further details on the QAM Pride March or any of the Events please contact
Harrish Iyer : +91-9833100340
Praful Baweja : +91-9870213831
Sibi Mathen : +91-9867397744

Q’nema – Queer Film festival – January 30 and 31 at IIT Bombay, Powai

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Saathi, the LGBTQ resource group of IIT Bombay in association with Queer Azaadi Mumbai (QAM) and KASHISH Mumbai International Queer film festival is hosting Q’nema 2013 at IIT Bombay, Powai.

This year, Q’nema will be a two day fare showcasing Queer film culture worldwide. It will feature award winning films from the 3rd edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival. In attendance, we also have a few surprise guests!

Date & Time: 30 Jan 2013 and 31 Jan 2013 (2 days) – 6PM to 10PM

Full address of the Venue:
PC Saxena Auditorium
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Powai, Mumbai – 400076

Kindly carry a Government/Employee issue Identity Card with you to gain entry into the campus.

All are invited!

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Online Fundraising for Mumbai Pride Parade

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2013 is the right time to fight against gender & sexuality discrimination. 

Like every year, in less than 30 days now – on 2nd February, Queer Azaadi aka QAM Mumbai would do Mumbai Pride Parade on the streets & before that organise Pride week events across our city with the intention of creating heightened awareness for Equality

Of course, we will have a lot of majja-masti all throughout with Rock Concert, Dirty talk, Q – hunt, Dancing Queens, Ek madhavbaug, Bar Night & much more. 

For all this, WE NEED MONEY. We have gathered only half the sum till now. So, please lighten your purse & Your Wallets. Maybe its time to remove your much loved credit card out. 🙂 

humaari maddad karo!

http://gaysifamily.com/2012/12/15/queer-azadi-mumbai-qam-2013-time-to-show-you-care/

Ek Madhav Baug at Prithvi Theatre, Juhu, 9pm show on 15th and 16th January

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Alternate Initiatives presents “Ek Madhav Baug,” a Hindi play by the late celebrated playwright Chetan Datar. “Ek Madhav Baug” is a pioneering play about homosexuality and acceptance of the gay community. A 70-minute soliloquy, it has been translated into Hindi by Mona Ambegaonkar and Vivek Anand, and is enacted by Mona Ambegaonkar.

This poignant play tells the story of a 21 year-old youth coming to terms with his sexuality. The play is seen from the point of view of his mother who discovers that her son is gay and through his diary, relives his journey of discovery of his own sexuality.

Ticketed Performance at Prithvi Theatre, 20 Janki Kutir Juhu on January 15th and 16th at 9pm. The play will be presented in Hindi.

Show Timings- 9pm
Ticket price:- Rs 125/-
Box Office no for Prithvi: +91 (22) 26149546
For online booking click below
http://in.bookmyshow.com/plays/Ek-Madhav-Baug-Hindi/ET00010685

(click on timings next to show)
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QUEER AZAADI MUMBAI PRIDE FESTIVITIES 2013

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13-JAN-13 SUNDAY 

GBs Kite Flying 
Juhu Beach. the lane next to the Tulip Star Hotel (the old Juhu Centaur). 
The lane runs between the hotel and the Janki Kuntir colony 
3:30pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/327297340716211/

Yaariyans Queer Games
Juhu Beach. the lane next to the Tulip Star Hotel (the old Juhu Centaur). 
The lane runs between the hotel and the Janki Kuntir colony 
4pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/369323616497364/

15-JAN-13 TUESDAY

Ek Madhav Baug
Prithvi Theatre, 20 Janki Kutir Juhu Church Road, Mumbai
9pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/398271370259000/

16-Jan-13 Wednesday

Ek Madhav Baug
Prithvi Theatre, 20 Janki Kutir Juhu Church Road, Mumbai
9pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/398271370259000/

20-Jan-13 Sunday

Gay Bombays Family Meet
Karma lounge, Opera house, Grant Road
3 to 7pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/325829244189915/

26-Jan-13 Saturday

The Q-Hunt
All over Mumbai
8am to 5pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/154171491397901/

27-Jan-13 Sunday

Dirty Talk 3.0
Apicius – Kitchen & Bar, 8th Floor, Blue Wave, Off Link Road, Andheri Lokhandwala, Mumbai. 
Tel No. 022 26734338, 022 26734337
5pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/340064176101770/

28-Jan-13 Monday

Pictures Against Prejudice
Bombay Connect Conference Room, The Hub, 4th Floor, Candelar Building, 26 St John Baptist Road, Near Mount Mary Steps, Bandra (W)
11am to 8pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/109150912594472/

29-Jan-13 Tuesday

Pictures Against Prejudice
Bombay Connect Conference Room, The Hub, 4th Floor, Candelar Building, 26 St John Baptist Road, Near Mount Mary Steps, Bandra (W)
11am to 8pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/109150912594472/

Q-Bar Night
The Little Door, Andheri West

30-Jan-13 Wednesday

Q’NEMA
IIT Bombay, Powai
6pm to 10pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/269991709796511/

31-Jan-13 Thursday

Q’NEMA
IIT Bombay, Powai
6pm to 10pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/269991709796511/

1-Feb-13 Friday

Queer Rock Concert
Carter Road Amphitheatre, Bandra (w)
6 to 9pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/492108840840668/

2-Feb-13 Saturday

Queer Kreeda
August Kranti Maidan, Grant Road
12pm to 2pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/216446895158642/

QUEER AZAADI MARCH
August Kranti Maidan, Grant Road
2pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/123754891125525/

*Flashmob- Surprise!