Chitra Ganesh at The Brooklyn Museum

Chitra Ganesh at The Brooklyn Museum

Run, don’t walk, to see “Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time” at the Brooklyn Museum.  The show kicks off this weekend and runs until July 12, 2015 and will be featured in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Herstory Gallery, 4th Floor.  We’ve admired Chitra’s work for years and are thrilled for her!  As noted in the press release, she uses the “iconography of mythology, literature, and popular culture to bring

Posted: December 11th, 2014

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Desi Boys and Movember

Desi Boys and Movember

We’re more than halfway through the month of November (and Movember) but that won’t stop us from admiring these Buzzfeed photos of desi bearded boys.  And, time to start following @indianbeards on Instagram!

Posted: November 20th, 2014

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Asifa Lahore’s Latest Release: You and I

Asifa Lahore’s Latest Release: You and I

The new single “You and I” is a first for our favorite Desi-Brit drag starlet Asifa Lahore. She explains,”What differentiates this project from my other pieces is is that for the first time, I am releasing original material with a strong focus on thoughtful contemporary lyrics and stunning vocals.” The video, produced by our own visuals maestro Neeraj of Lotus Visual, oozes with Bolly-Brit romance with willowy shirtless fan dancers and

Posted: November 5th, 2014

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A Personal Essay by Alok Vaid-Menon on MTV.com

A Personal Essay by Alok Vaid-Menon on MTV.com

MTV News has posted a personal essay penned by Alok Vaid-Menon, a 23-year old trans/national queer activist and Look Different Good Look Panel member.  MTV published this essay on their site prior to the October 17th premiere of the MTV/LOGO special “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word”. Alok talks about  the space to be gender non-conforming as a child, the ” dancing diva at every Indian dinner party”and being cheered on by the desi aunties and how this

Posted: October 27th, 2014

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Halloween Costume 911!

Halloween Costume 911!

Yes…the witching hour is almost upon us as we gear up for our Bollyween bash on the 31st. Its time to blow a wad of cash at Ricky’s, rifle through your mother’s sari collection or raid your bestie’s lingerie drawer for that special slutty Halloween look. Still at a loss? Buzzfeed’s got a gazillion ideas for you from last minute costume ideas to 11 “Insanely Cute” DIY Halloween outfits. Boys, how

Posted: October 23rd, 2014

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“In 1 Hour You Changed the Way I Feel About LGBT”

“In 1 Hour You Changed the Way I Feel About LGBT”

Aamir Khan’s tear jerking hit talk show Satyamev Jayate took on the topic of  “accepting alternative sexualities.” Guests included LGBTI activists, parents, out psychologist Deepak Kashyap, and one amazing grandmother. The show included frank, funny, and heartfelt interviews with out Indian queers. Satyamev Jayate has a reach of a whopping 129.6 million and this episode had massive viewer impact. According to Gay Star News, the hashtag #FreedomForLGBT became the top trending topic globally on Twitter

Posted: October 20th, 2014

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Desilicious Sparkle – Shot in the Dark

Desilicious Sparkle – Shot in the Dark

Thanks to everyone who came out to Desilicious Sparkle on September 26th!  We had a blast and a special THANK YOU to our guests, Shazad, Asifa Lahore and DJ RuBot!  Gustavo Monroy of NEXT Magazine was also at our shindig and took some great photographs of our beautiful crowd – take a look and see you on the dancefloor on Halloween!

Posted: October 7th, 2014

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A Photographer’s Queer Eye for Akhara Guys

A Photographer’s Queer Eye for Akhara Guys

Out Calcutta based photographer Bishan Samaddar shares with Queerty the story behind his images of men practicing the art of desi wrestling and bodybuilding at two akharas in Varansi. The 35 year old photographer responds to questions about the homoeroticism in his  visual approach:  “I think the homoeroticism is primarily in the eyes of the beholder (including the photographer, of course). The men photographed here are very aware of their

Posted: October 6th, 2014

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