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Desilicious on NPR’s “Weekend Edition”

Desilicious on NPR’s “Weekend Edition”

If you woke up early this morning with your alarm clock set to NPR and heard Desilicious and ‘gay desi“, you weren’t dreaming. NPR reporter Alexandra Starr, who wrote a piece on Desilicious for the “New York Times” in 2007, attended our Sholay Birthday Bash last month.  You can listen to the audio version of Alexandra’s  “Weekend Report” here and read the text version.  A big thanks to Sazzad Reza,

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Bollywood vs Gay Life: Sholay Makes Headlines

Bollywood vs Gay Life: Sholay Makes Headlines

To celebrate our upcoming birthday bash on April 25th, Next Magazine has provided an overview of the many similarities between Bollywood and gay life and things we all love. This includes elaborate costumes, camp, musical numbers and lots of melodrama!! We’re also featured as Time Out’s Critics’ Pic again this month with a shot of Shazad in action. Looking forward to making more headlines this Friday!

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Desi Queer Visibility in the New York Times

Desi Queer Visibility in the New York Times

We’re recovering from another epic pride weekend in NYC!  On Friday night, we partied it up with almost 600 other Sholay partygoers until 4:30 AM at Pachita, with the SALGA dancers prepping their Pride performance at Midnight.  Then, on Sunday, we marched with SALGA down 5th Avenue, on a float designed and conceived by Atif and SALGA folks Muzam and Tariq, with music by Ashu Rai and dancing by the

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Bollywood Central London with Sholay Productions and Asifa Lahore

Bollywood Central London with Sholay Productions and Asifa Lahore

On June 15, 2013 Sholay Productions  and Asifa Lahore launched their first London party titled “Bollywood Central” at Halfway II Heaven. The party had all the elements of Desilicious with stunning performances by Asifa Lahore, mujra by Tanisa Khan, hip shaking by Rezzia Irani and Silver Summers. Lotus Visual provided an amazing array of Bollywood visuals that created a cinematic experience for everyone. Topping it all were the beats of DJ

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Shot in the Dark – Desilicious Starlust @ Culture Club by “Next Magazine”

Shot in the Dark – Desilicious Starlust @ Culture Club by “Next Magazine”

Check out these wonderful Desilicious pictures by Gustava Monroy in the Shot in the Dark of Next Magazine. Thanks to all who came out and partied with us inside while the blizzard braved outside. And, we were probably the lucky few who emerged to a snowy and white Manhattan outside afterwards which made for some amazing photographs. Stay tuned for the details on our next party!

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Desilicious Sparkle in the Press

Desilicious Sparkle in the Press

Thanks for coming out to our 3rd annual Sparkle bash which was a lot of fun! Both Time Out New York and Next Magazine were at the event and took some amazing photos of our beautiful crowd. You can view the Time Out photos here and the shots taken by Next Magazine here. Have a wonderful and joyous holiday season and we’ll keep you posted on our upcoming events for

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“India and Pakistan come together — to party” in the “Brooklyn Paper”

“India and Pakistan come together — to party” in the “Brooklyn Paper”

 Check out the write-up on Desilicious and Sholay Productions in today’s Brooklyn Paper in anticipation of our Freedom Fling this Saturday at Dekalb Market in Brooklyn. It’s been 4 years since our last venture across the bridge for Desilicious and we’re looking forward to it! Make sure to get there early for a $10 reduced admission, tasty snacks, beer, wine and sangria and an amazing vibe!

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Hot Pink Pride in Next Magazine

Hot Pink Pride in Next Magazine

Thanks to all of the beautiful people who came out to Hot Pink Pride at BB King’s on June 22nd! It was a memorable night and special thanks to Raje Shwari, Shammie, Bijli and the SALGA Dancers! Check out this link to view the pictures captured by Next Magazine and be sure to check back soon for our own Pink Pride pics. We’re also working on dates for upcoming events

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