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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2014: The Year of the Cross-Border Kiss

2014: The Year of the Cross-Border Kiss

While relations between India and Pakistan remain icy as ever, it appears that things are at least warming up on the big screen with more Pakistani actors taking their talent to Bollywood. Ali Zafar leads the pack as one of the first Pakistani stars to make a name for himself in India’s film industry with his latest role as an  irresistible assassin along side Ranveer Singh in Kill Dil. Of course,

Posted: December 30th, 2014

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Vigil for Peshawar Victims of Taliban Attack

Vigil for Peshawar Victims of Taliban Attack

While the shock and grief at the senseless massacre in Peshawar is still setting in, we invite you to join the Organization of Pakistani Students at Columbia University tonight (Dec 17) for a candlelight vigil to offer prayers and thoughts for the victims and their families. Visit their Facebook event page to RSVP. It starts at 7pm at the Sundial at the Columbia University Campus (1 train to 116th Street).

Posted: December 17th, 2014

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