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In the world of identity politics a new movement of non-binary has emerged, but what does it all mean? Our perceptions of gender have been somewhat “long” formed, however when we break down the roles assigned to our social ideals of how genders must assume to behave, we start to get to grips with a human tendency that could become a pitfall for civilization as a whole. In todays show we meet with film maker, educator and activist Pradipta Ray to discuss more about how she views the world and a fascinating idea that disrupts the social fabric.

About Pradipta Ray:

Pradipta Ray is a queer filmmaker, painter animation artist and educationist based out of Mumbai. A fine art graduate from Govt. Art College, Kolkata, and an alumnus at National Institute of Design, Pradipta is a regular visiting faculty at her alma mater. She is a guest lecturer at the SRH Berlin School of Design and Communication, Berlin.

As a filmmaker, Pradipta has written and directed three short films; Raat Baki (2011), Eidi-The Gift (2014) and Guy Next Door (2015). Her first short film Raat Baki (The Night is Young) has been widely screened in various international film festivals and has also bagged the Riyadh Wadia Award for Best Emerging Filmmaker at the KASHISH- Mumbai International Queer Film Festival (2012).

Her debut exhibition of paintings “Devi” at Café Tilla Ahmedabad, in 2019 was much widely
appreciated. In 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown she designed and animated the title and
stories for Daan Sthapana by Devdutt Pattanaik,  streaming on Sony LIV.

As a Pre-Production expert, Pradipta has Designed designed looks for several feature films and TV commercials. This includes research (costume, environment, etc.) and style development and

Visualizationvisualization.She has worked as a Production Designer for feature films like Love Wrinkle Free (2012) and ZOO (2018). Pradipta is widely known for her work as the chief visualizer/ Storyboard Artist for Bollywood blockbusters such as Rang de Basanti, Heyy Babyy and Kambakth Ishq. She has directed and designed numerous animated promos for MTV, Star TV and AXN

including pilots for Devlok, telling stories on Indian mythology in collaboration with

Devdutt Pattanaik and Amar Chitra Katha.

About the Global Indian Series:

My name is Rajan Nazran Chief Explorer for the Global Indian Series, the official platform for people of Indian origin (PIO), because let’s face it, we are everywhere!

For almost 15 years we have travelled across the globe covering 58 countries to date whilst exploring the kaleidoscope of our remarkable 50 shades of brown community.

Voyaging to the edges of the Amazon, facing Ebola in West Africa, being held hostage in Eastern Europe, tapping rubber in Malaysia, drinking chai with Heads of State and sharing laughter with local fishermen – I have been there, looking for us!

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We do this by plunging into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin (PIO), taking a second look at the countries we now call home and tackling the conversations we need to know more about.

Through our range of award-winning original content (print, podcasts, events and TV) and fascinating discussions, our impactful stories and platforms have spearheaded national and international conversations that have brought people together.  Our work is featured in global brands including The Indian Express through to the CNBC network.

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Special thank you to TAIZU for the music

Episode: 101

Presenter – Rajan Nazran

Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth

Guests: in order of appearance


Pradipta Ray

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