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Sri Rao’s “Bollywood Kitchen” debuts on Jan 15th

We were happy to host the multi-talented Sri Rao at our Desilicious bash in 2017 to celebrate the launch of his fabulous cookbook, “Bollywood Kitchen”, pairing Bollywood films with home cooked desi recipes. Well, that book has now been turned into a show produced by Geffen Playhouse! Part cooking show, part memoir — join Sri as he adds some sizzle to your winter…think of it as the Food Network goes

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“Sad Rab De Bande” – A New Documentary on LGBTQ Sikhs

“Sad Rab De Bande” – A New Documentary on LGBTQ Sikhs

A documentary on the LGBT+ Sikh community, “Sab Rab De Bande (All are God’s children)” has launched its crowdfunding campaign.  Below is a recent interview with the Delhi based director/filmmaker Sukhdeep Singh on this latest project and you can donate here. Tell us a bit about yourself Sukhdeep. I founded Gaylaxy Magazine in 2010, at the age of 21 while I was finishing my B. Tech. Gaylaxy is an Indian LGBTQ e-magazine that

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Deepika Padukone: “A Star for the Age”

Deepika Padukone: “A Star for the Age”

Two weeks ago, we were lamenting the silence by major Bollywood stars on the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) by Prime Minister Modi and the BJP government (with the exception of a few outspoken actors, actresses and directors). This changed with last week’s storming of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) by members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), a right-wing student body linked to the BJP party who vandalized property and

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2010–2019: A Sholay Decade Review!

2010–2019: A Sholay Decade Review!

As we bid farewell to 2019 and the entire 2010s, we’d like to share some memorable moments from our Sholay parties along with events and milestones that have touched the Desi LGBTQI community in NYC and beyond. So Many Memorable Sholay Parties! We kicked off the 2010s right on New Year’s Eve.  Salaam Namaste Bollywood blowout bash rang in the decade with wall-to-wall cuteness, confetti and too much champagne! In August 2012, we

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“The Time Has Come to Speak Up” Bollywood Voices on CAA Protests

“The Time Has Come to Speak Up” Bollywood Voices on CAA Protests

“To raise your voice against something is a democratic right, people are raising their voices and I’m of view that there seems to be a certain amount of discrimination in what is happening”—Farhan Akhtar. While a growing number of actors, directors and producers in Bollywood have stood in solidarity with protesters and expressed concerns about the Indian government’s legislated attacks on pluralism, the industry has been conspicuously silent for the

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Until we Dance Again…Be Safe…Give Love…Receive Love!

Until we Dance Again…Be Safe…Give Love…Receive Love!

* * * * Hard to believe our last Sholay party was nearly a year ago. We miss being together in one big, loud, throbbing, sweaty, and joyful space. We hope you and yours are safe and well. We look forward to the year ahead— getting through this pandemic, undoing the damage to U.S. democracy, and continuing to support each other as we acknowledge lives lost, challenges faced, and dare to

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South Asian Film Festival (SAFF) – Nov 15-17

South Asian Film Festival (SAFF)  – Nov 15-17

There’s a new South Asian Film Festival in town and it kicks off this Friday, November 17th in New York City.  Some of the featured films include a series of “Manhattan Shorts” with Omar Rahim’s debut, “Agency” and an LGBT series of shorts, with “Last Letter”, produced by Lotus Visual, both of which will be premiering on November 16th.  You can view the full schedule and purchase tickets here.

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“Desilicious Comes of Age” in The Juggernaut

“Desilicious Comes of Age” in The Juggernaut

Thank you to The Juggernaut  for this feature on “Desilicious”!  The Juggernaut started from a weekly email eNewsletter highlighting articles on South Asians which grew into an online publication.  Jaya Sunderdash does a great job  of reliving our September 15th party.  You will need to submit your email address to read the article. Read more about the publication and look forward to reading more interesting stories about South Asians and written by South Asians.

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