Light the Night Diwali Cruise on Oct 12th

Light the Night Diwali Cruise on Oct 12th

IN Group invites you to Light the Night, a one of its kind Diwali event, with Sholay’s resident DJ – Ashu Rai. Light the Night includes: an exclusive evening cruise with views of the New York City Skyline, with a premium open bar, cuisine by Bukhara Grill, NYC  and the beats of Ashu Rai, dholi Mohit and more. The event is 21 + and tickets are on sale here. Please note:

Posted: October 4th, 2013

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Rainbow Flags Will Fly in Gujarat

Rainbow Flags Will Fly in Gujarat

Since the historic strike down of Penal Code 377 in 2009, we’ve seen Pride marches in India expand beyond Delhi (pictured above) and Mumbai to cities like Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai. Thanks to the efforts of  Gujarat LGBT Pride Festival (GLGBTPF) and Foram Foundation, rainbow flags will be flying on Sunday, October 6th in Surat, Gujarat. Organizers hope the first LGBT march in this conservative state will increase awareness, particularly among

Posted: October 3rd, 2013

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Pics from Splaash! Mumbai 2 Miami Pool Party

Pics from Splaash! Mumbai 2 Miami Pool Party

We’re still recovering from a fun-filled weekend of mojitos, Doonya dancing, pool parties, sunset swims and drag brunches with the Mumbai 2 Miami crew this past weekend.  On Saturday, Sholay’s Atif and Ashu Rai deejayed a fun-filled afternoon pool party at Hotel Nash in South Beach.  Here are pictures of the beautiful ladies and boys that were in attendance.  We are looking forward to next year’s festivities!

Posted: September 26th, 2013

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Pakistan bans first gay community website. Really?

Pakistan bans first gay community website. Really?

Don’t Hate Us, Know Us! ہم سے نفرت نہ کیجئے، ہمیں جانئے You’d think that the Pakistani government, beleaguered by corruption, power shortages, and sectarian violence would have better things to do than pick on a local LGBTQ group. A website that provides advocacy, education and support is a danger to the public according to the government.  Read more about the shutdown of Queer Pakistan. The website is accessible outside Pakistan (for now) and has

Posted: September 26th, 2013

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Indian-American Crowned Miss America—Predictably Racist Tweets Follow

Indian-American Crowned Miss America—Predictably Racist Tweets Follow

While beauty contests may be so 20th century, desi New Yorkers shared a moment of brown pride when Nina Davuluri from New York was crowned the first Indian-American Miss America. She knocked out the judges and audience with a classical/Bollywood dance number and, upon winning, the aspiring physician noted “I’m so happy this organization has celebrated diversity, and, on this stage tonight, there was so much diversity…” Predictably but sadly, a barrage

Posted: September 16th, 2013

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Finally, the trailer

Finally, the trailer

The trailer for one of the most talked about, delayed and hyped Bollywood movies in recent years is out – “Dhoom 3″ – with Aamir Khan (and his chiseled chest), Abhishek Bachchan,  Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif.  We’ re not to optimistic about Katrina’s ability to take over where Aishwarya left off in the second installment, but we’ll give her the benefit of the doubt.

Posted: September 5th, 2013

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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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