Chai Pe Charcha or Spill The Chai is a relaxed discussion amongst 6 Indian queers talking about their points of view. Tea time, though a symbol of British colonialism, has become a national pastime of the common Indian to relax, talk and vent. With chai, let's talk on racism, casteism, the Hindi hegemony, the Hindutva ideology, the repression of minorities, and queer activism. This is a great medium to showcase the whole spectrum of Queer politics and ideologies ranging from Conservative to Progressive.
Come join us with your cups of chai! Find out more about these chai drinkers. Maybe they can help you understand more about your friends, your parents, the world or yourself!
About your host: Rani Aamasha (he/she/they) is a Queen exploring their identity of being Indo Canadian through queerness.
I want to showcase the whole spectrum of ideologies amongst Indian queers, ranging from Conservative to Progressive. With chai, I am hoping for an enhanced discussion the topics mentioned above. I want to showcase how the common Indian queer thinks, what challenges they face, what are they worried about, but, overall, can we move towards a just and equitable society?
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