Spring Back to Desilicious on Saturday, March 11th!

Spring Back to Desilicious on Saturday, March 11th!

SHOLAY IS BACK in 2017 with a new concept, venue and energy! Celebrate the start of Spring and Holi as we take Desilicious to The DL Rooftop for our first ever SUNSET bash featuring your fave Bolly beats and big screen visuals. Get ready to dance and mingle at one of the sleekest venues on the Lower East Side. Spring Back to Desilicious Sunset Bollywood Bash Bolly Dance Mix by

Posted: February 10th, 2017

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Desis are telling #45 what they think

Desis are telling #45 what they think

We’ve been encouraged by the rallies, protests and overwhelming surge in civic engagement across the country, even during these dark times.  And, if you’re feeling even more depressed by Hindus for Trump and other desi Benedict Arnolds, take comfort in these images selected by Buzzfeed  They feature an assortment of creative phrases and puns, many of which are very familiar to us.  Of course, our favorite is the hot guy with the

Posted: February 17th, 2017

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Conversation with Samir Narang/Lal Batti

Conversation with Samir Narang/Lal Batti

Read Aleksandr Chandra’s interview and conversation with Samir Narang, a doctor by day (at Weill Cornell Medical College) and drag queen by night. You’ve seen Lal Batti host and perform at previous Sholay parties and Yuva’s upcoming Back to School bash.

Posted: September 7th, 2016

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Life and Death of Iraqi Dancer Adel Euro

Life and Death of Iraqi Dancer Adel Euro

The world has witnessed many tragedies in recent weeks, from Orlando, Dhaka, Istanbul, Baghdad, and Medina to St. Paul, Baton Rouge and Dallas.  There have been many stories of the victims and survivors of these tragedies, including one which has touched us immensely –  the life of 27-year Iraqi rapper, artist and performer Adel Euro , (Adel El-Jaf) who died in last week’s bombing in Baghdad.  Adel was self-taught and started

Posted: July 8th, 2016

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Pride, Ramadan, and Solidarity After Orlando

As we come off the heels of Pride—celebrating progress as well as mourning the lives lost in Orlando—and the end of Ramadan which was marked by attacks across the Muslim world, this timely article by Yale Law School professor Muneer Ahmad touches on the for LGBTQ and Muslim communities to “recognize their common interests, and to acknowledge their shared members. ” Read the full article from The Nation here. Also check out

Posted: July 6th, 2016

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Sufi Legend Amjad Sabri Is Gunned Down in Karachi

Sufi Legend Amjad Sabri Is Gunned Down in Karachi

We are extremely saddened to hear about the untimely death of Sufi music legend Amjad Sabri, who was gunned down during  an ambush on his car this week. A Taliban group in Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the attack. If you’ve never heard of the Sabri brothers, take look at this compiled list of videos, or download one of the compilations on iTunes.  Or, purchase “Ya Habib’, which was released by

Posted: June 23rd, 2016

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Another Chapter in the Disgraceful Behavior of Salman Khan

Another Chapter in the Disgraceful Behavior of Salman Khan

We were not surprised to hear about Salman Khan’s latest comments about his film schedule being so “grueling” that he “felt like a raped woman”.  His horrific and insensitive comments have erupted in global condemnation with a trending hashtag of #InsensitiveSalman on Twitter.   It’s unfortunate that an internationally known celebrity and India’s Goodwill Ambassador to the Rio Olympics would make these comments, with the increase in sexual violence in India.

Posted: June 21st, 2016

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We Will Not Be Silenced by Homophobia and Gun Violence

We Will Not Be Silenced by Homophobia and Gun Violence

There are simply no words to express our sadness and outrage over the horrific shooting in Orlando, Florida. We  send our deepest condolences to friends and families of the victims. An official Go Fund Me account has been set up here to help provide support to victims and family members. It’s hard to think that almost a year ago, we were celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry.  We will not be

Posted: June 12th, 2016

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