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Sholay Chat with Filmmaker / Author Sri Rao

Sholay Chat with Filmmaker / Author Sri Rao

In advance of Desilicious Bollywood Wonderland on November 4th and the launch for Filmmaker and Author Sri Rao’s new book BOLLYWOOD KITCHEN, we sat down with Sri to talk about his upcoming book and other exciting projects. Sri was the head writer in 2008 of “General Hospital: Night Shift,” shown on ABC. He was also a producer of “New York” (2009) and “Badmaa$h Company” (2010). He wrote the Bollywood romantic

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We ♥ You Riz—First Desi Leading Actor to Win an Emmy!

We ♥ You Riz—First Desi Leading Actor to Win an Emmy!

“It’s always strange reaping the rewards of a story that’s based on real world suffering. But if this show has shown a light on some of the prejudice in our society, Islamophobia, some of the injustice in our justice system, then maybe that’s something.” Riz Ahmed made history when he accepted the award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for his role in “The Night Of.”(CBS). The first

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Trans Rights Progress In Pakistan

Trans Rights Progress In Pakistan

Two groundbreaking bills have been introduced in Pakistan’s National Assembly that aim to expand transgender rights in Pakistan. The  bills widen the definition of trans people to include  “any person whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from the society norms and cultural expectations based on the sex they were assigned at the time of their birth” and would also make it illegal to deprive trans people from inheriting property, evict them

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Rejected by Indian Censors for “glorifying gay relationships”

Rejected by Indian Censors for “glorifying gay relationships”

“It is official, Mr.Pahalaj Nihalni put the final nail in my coffin,” filmmaker-producer Jayan Cherian posted on his Facebook page in response to a letter received by the Central Board of Film Certification about his queer themed film Ka Bodyscapes. The Indian regional censor board claimed that  “(sic)… the film is glorifying the subject of gay and homosexual relationship, nudity accentuating vital parts of male body (in paintings) in closed shots in

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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

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Lose Your Shirt on Halloween

Lose Your Shirt on Halloween

Halloween has officially become just another excuse to dress slutty…but who are we to judge? Mode’s latest video—as seen in Next Magazine—demonstrates some very punny costume ideas for boys who simply can’t keep their clothes on. Perhaps you’ll find some inspiration for Bollyween here… 10 Shirtless Halloween Costumes                

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Make Up Maven Elton Fernandez Uncovered

Make Up Maven Elton Fernandez Uncovered

“Makeup is like foreplay. If done well, they will always want more.”—Elton Fernandez. Last month, 101 India featured Elton Fernandez, “India’s most sought after makeup maven” who has worked with Juhi Chawla, Nandita Das, Manisha Koirala, Sanjay Suri and others.  Elton talks about his days at Google and HSBC where makeup was just a hobby to him until he decided to pursue it full-time at the age of 25.  He had just

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The Eternal Soul is neither Male nor Female – Stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharata

The Eternal Soul is neither Male nor Female – Stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharata

As we approach the date when the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) announces the legality of Same Sex Marriage, this video clip  below and the story [Y]ral: ‘Homosexuality In Ancient India’ – Stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharata based on the writings of our friend Devdutt Pattanaik takes us on a short journey into the roots of Hinduism and the stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata where homosexuality, transgender souls, and other gender bender characters

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