GFEST is back in London with Wise Thoughts and Sholay

GFEST is back in London with Wise Thoughts and Sholay

Check us out in TimeOut London. GFest is London’s premier LGBTQI cross-arts festival, GFEST is a platform for LGBTQI artists, organisations and venues to promote LGBT and queer arts. It features group and solo performances, exhibitions, creative workshops and film screenings. The 3 day festival from November 7 to November 9 ends with a “Bollywood Blast” party organized by your very own Sholay Productions featuring visuals by Neeraj, DJ and performances by

Posted: November 6th, 2013

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Bollyween Fright Night Videos

Bollyween Fright Night Videos

Happy Halloween 2013!  In honor of our favorite “holiday”, we’re posting some of our gothic favorites (and possible costume ideas).   First , we have the opening scene from “The Hunger”, the most stylish vampire movie ever filmed.   And what’s not to like – it features David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve as a stunning pair of bi vampires, a very erotic scene with Deneuve and a young Susan Sarandon (pictured above),

Posted: October 30th, 2013

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Roopa Singh – Restoring Yoga to its South Asian Roots

Roopa Singh – Restoring Yoga to its South Asian Roots

Huffington Post has an extensive interview with Roopa Singh, founder of SAAPYA – South Asian- American Perspectives on Yoga in America and owner of the health and wellness center Third Root.  In the interview, Roopa talks about the appropriation “by the West of India as a spiritual home” and her recent study of “Yoga Journal”.  She found that there was never a South Asian person on the cover and very

Posted: October 29th, 2013

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Priyanka Chopra – First Desi Guess Girl

Priyanka Chopra – First Desi Guess Girl

According to Jezebel and other media outlets, Priyanka Chopra has been selected to star in the new GUESS campaign in the December issues of Harper’s Bazaar, Nylon, Paper, Marie Clare, Elle, and WSJ Magazine.   As mentioned in the Jezebel article, she’ll be the first Indian model for a campaign that’s never really been very diverse.  Past famous models include Claudia Schiffer, Drew Barrymore and Anna Nicole Smith.  Well, we’re hoping that the ad campaign will be

Posted: October 29th, 2013

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Asifa Lahore’s Tum Hi Ho LGBT Campaign!

Asifa Lahore’s Tum Hi Ho LGBT Campaign!

LGBT rights have had a huge spotlight in recent years and huge progress made around the world however I do feel South Asia is being left behind in this respect. LGBT people exist in our communities but very much in the shadows due to cultural and religious stigma. Many of them either live double lives being married to members of the opposite sex or remain a lifetime in the closet. Visibility

Posted: October 27th, 2013

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A Brief History of the Indian LGBT Struggle

A Brief History of the Indian LGBT Struggle

See a brief documented history of the Indian LGBT struggle as a timeline from 1977 to 2013 created by Satrang. And we have a long way to go. There may be some faces you will recognize and some that may surprise you.

Posted: October 25th, 2013

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LGBT Sikhs in NYC via London

LGBT Sikhs in NYC via London

Members of Sarbat—a London based social and support group for LGBT Sikhs—will be in New York in the beginning of November for discussions and social gatherings. Scheduled events include an introductory discussion about Sarbat and issues faced by LGBT Sikhs in the US & UK on November 1st and a walk on the Highline followed by brunch on November 2nd. Check out their events calendar  and RSVP to attend.  

Posted: October 23rd, 2013

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Out Loud and Out of Lebanon

Out Loud and Out of Lebanon

Out Loud, the first gay themed film shot and produced in Lebanon will be opening at the Quad Cinema on October 25th. We are intrigued…check out the trailer. Here’s a synopsis from the Quad: “The film follows a small group of friends who gather at Jason’s house in war-torn Lebanon. One night he hosts a party for his expanding circle of free-spirited friends. There’s the emotionally agile Louis and his

Posted: October 22nd, 2013

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