Priyanka Chopra in Today’s Sunday Times

Priyanka Chopra in Today’s Sunday Times

“In one part of the world, I’m one of the top actors in the country, and in another part of the world, I’m a complete newcomer. That’s scary for me.” —Priyanka Chopra in Sunday’s New York Times Fashion & Style section. While most of us have been swooning over Priyanka since she was crowned Miss World in 2000 when she was just in high school, the Times article points out,

Posted: February 9th, 2014

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Oh Romeo! A Gay Bolly Spin on Shakespeare’s Classic?

Oh Romeo! A Gay Bolly Spin on Shakespeare’s Classic?

Rumor has it that director Danish Aslam (pictured above) is teaming up with producer Ekta Kapoor to make a contemporary adaptation of Romeo and Juliet with a gay twist. According to an unspecified source by The Times of India, “The casting will be locked only at the end of March. The story revolves around two guys from warring families and a girl. One of the guys is a closet homosexual.

Posted: February 7th, 2014

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Asok the Intern Comes Out on Dilbert

Asok the Intern Comes Out on Dilbert

Did you receive the office memo? Asok the intern from the India Institute of Technology is officially out! Dilbert, the popular office humor comic strip by Scott Adams takes a jab at the Indian Supreme Court ruling with the announcement by Dilbert’s canine companion Dogbert that Asok is “officially gay”. Asok’s taken his sweet time to come out as he was introduced on the strip back in 1996. Lets see if

Posted: February 7th, 2014

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The Big Fight About Homosexuality on NDTV

The Big Fight About Homosexuality on NDTV

In the wake of the Indian Supreme Court’s declining to review its judgment on Section 377, NDTV’s The Big Fight presents “The Homosexuality Debate.”  Sparks fly as the conversation bounces from protecting minority rights to gays threatening the “survival of humanity” through their “unnatural acts!” Panelists include LGBT rights activist and filmmaker,  Sridhar Rangayan; Father Stanley of the Archdiocese of Delhi; Kamal Faruqui of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board;

Posted: February 6th, 2014

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Mumbai Pride – A shot in the arm

Mumbai Pride – A shot in the arm

Check out this short clip by Daily Xtra. About 5,000 people marched in Mumbai Pride 2014 on Feb 1. The Indian Supreme Court thought they could silence us, instead, as Ashok Rao Kavi said “It was a shot in the arm”, bringing thousands of supporters together and showing India that we are not a marginal representation of Indian society but a force to reckon with. Hum Honge Kamayab!

Posted: February 6th, 2014

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Representing on Out’s 100 Most Eligible Bachelors List

Representing on Out’s 100 Most Eligible Bachelors List

Just in time for Laal Raat, Out Magazine recently published their annual list of eligible bachelors and we’ve noticed that there is some South Asian representation, with fashion designer Prabul Gurung (whom we’ve spotted on the Desilicious dance floor) and Satya Bhabha, actor (“Midnight’s Children” and “New Girl”) and son of Homi Bhabha.  You can cast your vote here and Out will be posting the top 10 each day until Feb

Posted: January 31st, 2014

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Intense Movie about Sexual Abuse. Don’t Stay Silent!

Intense Movie about Sexual Abuse. Don’t Stay Silent!

In India, a woman is sexually assaulted every three minutes and raped every 20 minutes. However, many Indian women are afraid to speak up, fearing retribution from the very same monsters who abused them, and harsh judgement from an insensitive society. A recent short film by Pooja Batura that’s making waves around the internet is telling them to do exactly the opposite. The film is simply titled “Bol” and captures

Posted: January 28th, 2014

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Indian Supreme Court – Still Backwards and Encouraging Bigotry

Indian Supreme Court – Still Backwards and Encouraging Bigotry

Even with the large domestic and international vocal protest against the Indian Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Indian Penal Code’s Section 377 last December, the SC remains stubborn and refused to take another look at the controversial ruling.  The order issued today simply states:  ““We have gone through the review petitions and the connected papers. We see no reason to interfere with the order impugned. The review petitions are, accordingly, dismissed”. Several

Posted: January 28th, 2014

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