Maulik Pancholy in Out 100

Maulik Pancholy in Out 100

OUT Magazine continued its rollout of this year’s OUT100 today and included desi actor Maulik Pancholy, best known for his  roles on the TV series 30 Rock and Weeds. Maulik hand’t previously discussed his sexuality with the press so his OUT interview was also a way to come out to the general public.  “I just celebrated my nine-year anniversary with my partner,” he says. “It feels like a nice time to be

Posted: November 11th, 2013

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Sunny Israni on Putting His Best Foot Forward

Sunny Israni on Putting His Best Foot Forward

We had the opportunity to catch Sunny Israni—sock connoisseur and co-founder of Zoraab.com—to get the scoop on his transition from the suit and tie world of finance to teaming up with his sister Tina Israni and launching a line of socks that raises the bar on this oft overlooked men’s accessory. Sunny and Tina founded Zoraab.com in 2011, offering a variety of artfully selected fashion socks online. The entrepreneurial sibling

Posted: November 8th, 2013

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Music and Spirit of Cheb i Sabbah

Music and Spirit of Cheb i Sabbah

Condolences to the friends and family of DJ Cheb i Sabbah who passed away at the age of 66 after a struggle with stomach cancer in San Francisco.  Born in Algeria, Cheb i Sabbah  moved to San Francisco in the mid-80s where he heralded an influential weekly party in the Lower Haight throughout the 1990s and 2000s.   After he was diagnosed with cancer, Six Degrees Records released an album “featuring a

Posted: November 8th, 2013

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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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