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Featured in the Film Independent Talent Guide

Featured in the Film Independent Talent Guide

Film Independent selected me and 29 other filmmakers for Project Involve, the organization’s signature program dedicated to fostering the careers of filmmakers from communities traditionally underrepresented in the film industry. You’ll see me if you browse through Film Independent’s 2013-14 Talent Guide. Also, check out the coverage on Indiewire and Film Independent.

Featured in Vogue India

Featured in Vogue India

On July 19th, I’ll be at the Godrej India Culture Lab as part of the event, Queer Voices of Mumbai, where I’ll explain some of the ins and outs of filmmaking and answer your questions. Vocalist Alisha Pais will also grace us with her presence with a live performance. Come say Hi! Check out VOGUE India…

These Colors Don’t Bleed

(Taken from Gaysi: The Gay Desi) Last week, inside an old East India Company warehouse-cum-gallery space entitled Gallery Beyond, the established Delhi art contingent ‘En Gendered’ hosted the long-awaited Mumbai premiere of their traveling, multimedia art tour “Resist”. The exhibition is a self-proclaimed “temporal art intervention and protest” about gender-based violence and discrimination. As part…

Koovagam

Koovagam

After being M.I.A. for almost a month, I’m ready to re-start my beautiful, perfervid, and (maybe) perverted relationship with Mumbai. While I was away, I visited Mom in Mexico, attended the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, and a large-scale religious festival called the “Kuthandavar-Aravan Festival” (aka Koovagam). For the purposes of this blog, I’ll…

New Fulbright Post!

New Fulbright Post!

The new video is now LIVE on fulbright.mtvU.com, featuring “Dirty Talk 3.0,” an edgy open-mic platform organized by “underground” queer bloggers “Gaysi: The Gay Desi” (‘Desi’ means ‘Indian’ in local slang). See: Talking Dirty, “Gaysi” Style. Watch. Learn. Leave a comment!

Kaptivating Kochi

Kaptivating Kochi

Just last week, I found myself in Kochi, Kerala to attend and present at the Central and South Asia Fulbright conference. Over 200 Fulbrighters from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan were there. At the conference, I presented some of my current research with Fulbright-mtvU and gave a violin performance during their talent…

New videos up on the Fulbright-mtvU Site!

New videos up on the Fulbright-mtvU Site!

My latest videos about the QAM Flash Mob featuring Kam Gade, Siddharth Arya and the rest of the Flash Mob crew ARE LIVE! Check it out, circulate it, and do make sure leave a comment on the blog! http://fulbright.mtvu.com/jroy/2013/01/29/stirring-the-pot/

Magical Mysore

Magical Mysore

Only two days were required to visit the important sites in Hampi (although I would have enjoyed another day or two to chill with the locals, whom I found for the most part to be quite charming and open). The three Romanians, francaise, and I boarded a night bus first for Bangalore, and after a…

Happy in Hampi

Happy in Hampi

On a last-minute decision, I decided to purchase a bus ticket to a town called Hampi in northern Karnataka. Traveling with a tight-knitted, three-person group of Romanians and one French woman, I found myself in an increasingly international environment. My biggest asset to the group was my experience traveling in India and (scant) ability to…

Meanwhile

Meanwhile

Needing a brief respite from my hectic Mumbai life, I decided to abscond to Goa for a week. I headed for Palolem, a popular holiday spot for locals and “firangs” who are “in-the-know”, and met up with two old friends of mine who I hadn’t seen since my trip to Thailand in early 2011, when…

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