Stay tuned for More Desilicious Coming Soon!

Stay tuned for More Desilicious Coming Soon!

Thanks for turning out in all your cabaret fabulousness for our first bash of 2015. Check out our party pics section to find out who was caught on camera. We’ll see you at the next bash. Bookmark sholayevents.com and check back for party info soon.    

Posted: November 30th, 2014

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Bollywood Cabaret Divas We Love

Bollywood Cabaret Divas We Love

Here’s a bit of inspiration for tonight’s Desilicious Bollywood Cabaret bash. From the the vivacious vamps of th 50′s to the big-haired bombshells of the 80s, enjoy our curated gallery of dancing divas from the golden age of Bollywood cabaret…  

Posted: January 24th, 2015

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Living a Gender Non-conforming Life in Pakistan

Living a Gender Non-conforming Life in Pakistan

Today’s issue of  Dawn, Pakistan’s oldest and most widely read English-language newspaper profiles the lives of 6 people living in Rawalpindi, the garrison town neighboring the capital, Islamabad. Their self-identities range from cross-dresser to transgendered. Each of them courageously shares personal perspectives on living a gender non-conforming life in Pakistan. The short article is accompanied by striking photos capturing moments in their every day lives along with side by side photos

Posted: January 22nd, 2015

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Cabaret Flashback 1973: Helen Turns Up the Heat

Cabaret Flashback 1973: Helen Turns Up the Heat

“Hazel eyed-chic-sleek-gorgeously glamorous twinkle toed dancer charmer of the silver screen” is how the Queen of Bollywood cabaret—Helen—is described in a publicity piece from back in ’73. Helen first appeared in Bollywood films in the early 50s where she cut her teeth as a chorus dancer. Her big break came along in 1958 when she performed solo in the film Howrah Bridge to “Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu” with playback

Posted: January 21st, 2015

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Spicing Up Brooklyn with Anna Roy

Spicing Up Brooklyn with Anna Roy

We’re thrilled to be co-hosting our first Desilicious Supper Club with Anna Roy, the culinary maven behind Brooklyn’s most fab catering company—Daal House. Anna will be presenting a “Winter Kerala Sadya” at a private home in Brooklyn. The dining experience includes a three course meal with wine pairing. Email us at info@sholayevents.com if you are interested in joining the festivities which take place on Saturday, January 31st at 7pm and

Posted: January 18th, 2015

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“Muslim Drag Queens” – featuring Asifa Lahore

“Muslim Drag Queens” – featuring Asifa Lahore

The Guardian has posted a 12-minute video, featuring Asifa Lahore and Ali’s first performance as “Shilpa” at the popular Gaysian party,  “Disco Rani”.  The video,  ‘Muslim Drag Queens” reveals the fears, challenges and exhilaration Shilpa experiences as she prepares for her debut dance number at a Birmingham club. The video  has already received over 300K views and is sure to bring world-wide exposure to the Gaysians while providing a much-needed human

Posted: January 14th, 2015

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Cabaret Flashback 1996: Get Steamy with Rekha

Cabaret Flashback 1996: Get Steamy with Rekha

As we prep for our Desilicious Cabaret party on January 24th, we would like to honor all of the divas and cabaret heroines of the past and present.  And, we’ll go back to the mid-90s and this previous post from January 2010 about the incredibly sexy (and campy/vampy) collaboration between Rekha and Akshay Kumar, also copied below: Original Post Date:  January 29, 2010 It’s time to go back to the 90s

Posted: January 8th, 2015

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Top Desilicious Dance Songs of 2014

Top Desilicious Dance Songs of 2014

Check out our latest mix of favorite tracks that were played on the Desilicious dance floor in 2014: A couple of things: –  Not all of the songs are from 2014.  The songs from “Dhoom 3″  were released in December 2013, but remained strong throughout 2014. –  We may not have included  a song or two released after our last party which was on Halloween. –  “Kamli” – The Desi

Posted: January 1st, 2015

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Best Desilicious Moments of 2014

Best Desilicious Moments of 2014

It’s been one memorable year of Desilicious! A big thanks to our Sholay family of partiers for making it more fab than ever.  And now…drumroll please…the Best Desilicious Moments of 2014: Desilicious Bollyween on October 31st – we were thrilled to see so many divas, heroes and freaks decked out in their Halloween finest. Some faves: the buffed and blue “Mystique” from X-Men our glittering sans-attitude costume contest winner—Donatella von Brooklyn Shifu our

Posted: December 30th, 2014

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