Nepali Lesbian Romance Submitted to Oscars

Nepali Lesbian Romance Submitted to Oscars

Nepal has chosen “Soongava – Dance of the Orchids,” a lesbian romance, to represent the country for the Oscars next year.  According to Variety,the film “recounts the secret love story between a teacher and a dancer which comes to light when the parents of one announce that they have found a suitable boy for their daughter to marry” and is seen as a challenge to Hindu traditions. While it hasn’t

Posted: September 5th, 2013

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Dhaka Tribune on Decriminalizing Same-Sex Relations

Dhaka Tribune on Decriminalizing Same-Sex Relations

Over the summer, we noticed this important editorial in the “Dhaka Tribune” calling for the decriminalization of same-sex relations in Bangladesh. Same-sex relationships are outlawed under the British era criminal code Section 377. The subheading of the article “Everyone has the right to live his or her life without fear, and nothing is gained by making people a target for persecution” pretty much sums it up. Also encouraging to see the

Posted: September 5th, 2013

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Party with Us Poolside at South Beach!

Party with Us Poolside at South Beach!

We’re excited to team up with the Mumbai to Miami crew and bring you Splaash! a Bollywood Pool Party at the Hotel Nash in South Beach as part of the M2M Gay Bollywood Circuit Party Weekend festivities. Join us poolside or at the bar for an afternoon of Bolly beats, cocktails, and some hip shaking tropical fun in the sun! Book your flight today and RSVP on Facebook. Mumbai 2 Miami

Posted: September 5th, 2013

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Jaishri Abichandani Open Studio

Jaishri Abichandani Open Studio

Artist and activist Jaishri Abichandani invites you to her first Open Studio in two decades of practice. Don’t miss this opportunity to see her new body of work including sculptures, drawings, paintings and an assortment of pieces from over the years. Please do see the work in person, as you know some things can’t be captured on camera, they have to be experienced! Jaishri beautifully documented the emerging scene at Desilicious back in

Posted: September 3rd, 2013

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NY Mag’s Space of the Week – From Drab to Fab

NY Mag’s Space of the Week – From Drab to Fab

The apartment of Sholay’s Atif Toor and his partner Aamir Khandwala are featured as “Space of the Week” in the current issue of New York Magazine. View the slideshow and accompanying narrative on their journey to convert a drab and dull space into one of the most colorful and eclectic apartments featured in the magazine.   We are very proud of Atif and Aamir!

Posted: August 30th, 2013

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Asia Society Interview with Pakistan’s Bindiya Rana

Asia Society Interview with Pakistan’s Bindiya Rana

The Asia Society’s blog, which featured our own Ashu Rai a few months ago, has a new interview up with Bindiya Rana,  president of Gender Interactive Alliance in Pakistan, an organization that works for the rights and social justice for  the transgender  community in Pakistan.  Bindiya talks about her work with the organization in Pakistan which has been focused on providing access to basic health care and the well being of transgender people in

Posted: August 30th, 2013

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Inside Gay Pakistan

Inside Gay Pakistan

News alert: men have sex with men in Pakistan! While the net is atwitter about Mobeen Azhar’s recent BBC article  which comes across as an exposé on the country’s burgeoning underground gay scene, this is old news for most of us gaysis. Underground parties, Grindr hookups, and  “marriages of convenience” aren’t unique to Pakistan and may only be a surprise to audiences who don’t read about Pakistan beyond the headlines.

Posted: August 29th, 2013

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Preserving Stories of Partition

Preserving Stories of Partition

As we mark Pakistan and India’s Independence Days, a group called  The 1947 Partition Archive expands its mission to collect oral histories of Partition. While there is no accurate count of lives lost at this tumultuous time, estimates are that up to 2 million died on both sides of the border and over 10 million people were uprooted. Guneeta Singh Balla began the archive two years ago to document the stories

Posted: August 14th, 2013

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