Past Desilicious Performances on YouTube

Past Desilicious Performances on YouTube

As we prep for our birthday bash later this month, take a look at our Sholay Events YouTube page for some memorable performances from the party over the years.  Some highlights below: Payal and “It’s Rocking” from Club Shelter in 2007 Zeena Diwani upstages Britney Spears – also at Club Shelter in 2007 Queen Harish performing to “Aaja Nachle” at Color Me Queer in 2008   Hariqbal doing this thing in 2011

Posted: April 9th, 2014

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Thanks for the Birthday Wishes, Asifa Lahore!

Thanks for the Birthday Wishes, Asifa Lahore!

How lucky are we to get a personalized birthday shout out from UK’s supreme drag diva—Asifa Lahore!? Asifa’s been getting major media buzz lately with her new Tum Hi Ho video and for being banned from engaging in a debate about being gay and Muslim on BBC’s show “Free Speech” which took place at Birmingham Central Mosque. Thank you, Asifa, for the wishes and for bringing visibility and a bit of

Posted: April 3rd, 2014

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UPenn Boys Sing A Cappella Bollywood!

UPenn Boys Sing A Cappella Bollywood!

Check out this  awesome tribute to Bollywood music through the decades with Penn Masala, a South Asian a cappella group which formed back in 1996 at the University of Pennsylvania. They manage to squeeze in 7 decades of hits in 5 minutes. These guys can not only carry a tune…check out the outfit changes! You can subscribe to their YouTube channel for more uplifting a cappella videos.    

Posted: March 31st, 2014

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Asifa Lahore Tackles LGBT Minority Visibility with her Latest Video

Asifa Lahore Tackles LGBT Minority Visibility with her Latest Video

British drag artist Asifa Lahore is on a mission to increase LGBT desi visibility  with the release of  “Tum Hi Ho”.  The video features Asifa’s cover of Tum Hi Ho (You’re The One) from the Bollywood film Aashiqui 2 with vignettes of queer desi couples finding love in the face of adversity—and includes our favorite cutie from Toronto, Shazad Hai. Asifa explains, “After using my previous music videos as parodies to focus

Posted: March 26th, 2014

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SALGA Party at Dream Hotel

SALGA Party at Dream Hotel

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Spring’s arrival, and Holi festivities—SALGA NYC presents their Spring Fundraiser Party on Saturday, March 22nd. Support SALGA with a $15 suggestion donation to raise money for their Pride 2014 float. Midnight Happy Hour drink specials. Music by DJ DynAMITe. Saturday, March 22nd at 10pm The Dream Hotel 210 West 55th Street • NYC

Posted: March 19th, 2014

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Women’s Day Dance Party on March 12th

Women’s Day Dance Party on March 12th

Celebrate with the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (Rutgers University) at their Annual Dance Party for International Women’s Day taking place on Wednesday March 12th.  Admission is Free with a Bolly-International mix of dance music by Sholay’s Ashu Rai and Atif Toor. The party takes place at the sleek new Studio XXI lounge in the Flatiron from 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM.  Studio XXI is at 21st street between 5th

Posted: March 5th, 2014

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Celebrate HOLI on the Hudson in NYC on March 22nd

Celebrate HOLI on the Hudson in NYC on March 22nd

New York’s most exclusive Holi event- Rang Barse held by In Group- returns on March 22nd  with a colorful splash for the seventh year! In keeping with the tradition, Rang Barse will once again be held on a ship that will set sail from Pier 40, with music from Desilicious DJ Ashu Rai.  Have a blast and get painted in reds, yellows, greens, pinks while dancing on the boat with Brooklyn

Posted: February 26th, 2014

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“Inner Face” of Bangladesh’s Gay Community

“Inner Face” of Bangladesh’s Gay Community

“I want everyone to have the same rights in society, to be treated with kindness and to be able to socialize with each other.” — Mukto. Gazi Nafis Ahmed’s photo series Made in Bangladesh focusing on a behind the scenes look at Bangladeshi garment workers was completed just days before the Rana Plaza  factory collapse in Dhaka that killed more than 1,100 people.  The photo journalist now turns his lens to the Gay community

Posted: February 20th, 2014

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