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Rafiul is the Founder and Executive Director of The Queer Muslim Project. He represents India on the Generation Equality Youth Task Force set up by UN Women. Nominated as a ‘Young Changemaker’ by The Hindu Business Line in 2018, Rafiul brings with him a decade of experience in gender and sexuality rights organising.

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Maniza Khalid manages programmes and innovations at The Queer Muslim Project. As a writer, editor, and witch based in Delhi, they revere cats, pagan Arab goddesses, and niche subcultures on the internet. Language is their tool for magic as it has given to this world sensuous poems about violets, bad yet memorable lyrics, and words to describe the aroma of coffee.


Meet The Team


Festival Director

Arts & Culture Manager

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Arman Khan is a freelance writer and journalist based in Mumbai. He writes on the intersection of lifestyle, gender, art, and social issues. He has works published or forthcoming in Grazia India, GQ India, Vice, the Swaddle, AD India, Vogue India, the Caravan, the Wire, and CN Traveller. 

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Alafiya Hasan is an artist and game designer at NID. As artists tend to go, she has a deep affection for anarchist literature and ideas, as well as the finer, sweeter, things in life. She spends most of her time gazing out of windows, but every so often she works on several narrative based multimedia projects over a course of themes and genres.



Communications Coordinator

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