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Nepali Lesbian Romance Submitted to Oscars

Nepali Lesbian Romance Submitted to Oscars

Nepal has chosen “Soongava – Dance of the Orchids,” a lesbian romance, to represent the country for the Oscars next year.  According to Variety,the film “recounts the secret love story between a teacher and a dancer which comes to light when the parents of one announce that they have found a suitable boy for their daughter to marry” and is seen as a challenge to Hindu traditions. While it hasn’t

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Dhaka Tribune on Decriminalizing Same-Sex Relations

Dhaka Tribune on Decriminalizing Same-Sex Relations

Over the summer, we noticed this important editorial in the “Dhaka Tribune” calling for the decriminalization of same-sex relations in Bangladesh. Same-sex relationships are outlawed under the British era criminal code Section 377. The subheading of the article “Everyone has the right to live his or her life without fear, and nothing is gained by making people a target for persecution” pretty much sums it up. Also encouraging to see the

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NY Mag’s Space of the Week – From Drab to Fab

NY Mag’s Space of the Week – From Drab to Fab

The apartment of Sholay’s Atif Toor and his partner Aamir Khandwala are featured as “Space of the Week” in the current issue of New York Magazine. View the slideshow and accompanying narrative on their journey to convert a drab and dull space into one of the most colorful and eclectic apartments featured in the magazine.   We are very proud of Atif and Aamir!

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Asia Society Interview with Pakistan’s Bindiya Rana

Asia Society Interview with Pakistan’s Bindiya Rana

The Asia Society’s blog, which featured our own Ashu Rai a few months ago, has a new interview up with Bindiya Rana,  president of Gender Interactive Alliance in Pakistan, an organization that works for the rights and social justice for  the transgender  community in Pakistan.  Bindiya talks about her work with the organization in Pakistan which has been focused on providing access to basic health care and the well being of transgender people in

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DESILICIOUS WHITE HOT PARTY | AUGUST 17 2013

DESILICIOUS WHITE HOT PARTY | AUGUST 17 2013

Photos by Gerald Hurt.

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“My Beautiful Laundrette” at IFC on Aug 19

“My Beautiful Laundrette” at IFC on Aug 19

Don’t miss one of our favorite queer films ever – “My Beautiful Laundrette” directed by Stephen Frears and starring the young and handsome leads – Daniel Day Lewis and Gordon Warnecke – with a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi.  This classic desi-Brit queer film from the 80s is part of the final summer event in the IFC Center’s Queer/Art/Film series, organized by Adam Baran and Ira Sachs. The event will open with a 60s

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March with SALGA in the India Day Parade on Aug 18th

March with SALGA in the India Day Parade on Aug 18th

On August 18, 2013, SALGA NYC (South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association) will be marching in NYC’s annual India Day Parade. 2013 marks the fourth year that SALGA will be marching at the Parade, after being banned from attending for a number of years. From SALGA’s website:  “Because we still face immense challenges in our respective South Asian communities, and recognize the Parade is not embracing of all communities (across

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Village Voice Q&A with Bushra Rehman

Village Voice Q&A with Bushra Rehman

Congrats to Bushra Rehman on the debut of her new novel, “Corona”, which focuses on her experiences growing up in Queens.  Be sure to read this Village Voice interview with her as she discusses her novel and the main character, Razia.

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