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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“My Beautiful Laundrette” at IFC on Aug 19

“My Beautiful Laundrette” at IFC on Aug 19

Don’t miss one of our favorite queer films ever – “My Beautiful Laundrette” directed by Stephen Frears and starring the young and handsome leads – Daniel Day Lewis and Gordon Warnecke – with a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi.  This classic desi-Brit queer film from the 80s is part of the final summer event in the IFC Center’s Queer/Art/Film series, organized by Adam Baran and Ira Sachs. The event will open with a 60s

Posted: August 14th, 2013

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Desi, Queer and Undocumented in America

Desi, Queer and Undocumented in America

South Asian Americans make up one-sixth of the undocumented population in the United States according to South Asian Diaspora blog. DREAM act activist, Bupendra Ram, shares his story of fleeing Fiji for the U.S. and the challenges of growing up undocumented and queer. “I am undocumented, queer and South Asian,” he says. “I cannot tell my undocumented story without telling my queer story. It’s part of the work of being whole.”

Posted: August 9th, 2013

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March with SALGA in the India Day Parade on Aug 18th

March with SALGA in the India Day Parade on Aug 18th

On August 18, 2013, SALGA NYC (South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association) will be marching in NYC’s annual India Day Parade. 2013 marks the fourth year that SALGA will be marching at the Parade, after being banned from attending for a number of years. From SALGA’s website:  “Because we still face immense challenges in our respective South Asian communities, and recognize the Parade is not embracing of all communities (across

Posted: August 7th, 2013

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Village Voice Q&A with Bushra Rehman

Village Voice Q&A with Bushra Rehman

Congrats to Bushra Rehman on the debut of her new novel, “Corona”, which focuses on her experiences growing up in Queens.  Be sure to read this Village Voice interview with her as she discusses her novel and the main character, Razia.

Posted: August 4th, 2013

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Zeenat Aman to Star in Gay Bollywood Sequel

Zeenat Aman to Star in Gay Bollywood Sequel

Despite the overall negative reviews and controversy surrounding the first mainstream Bollywood gay themed film Dunno Y…Na Jaane Kyun, producers have announced a sequel which is scheduled to release in 2014. Dunno Y 2, will include an all star cast and the original two male leads, Kapil Sharma and Yuvraaj Parashar will be returning. Screen legend, Zeenat Aman will also appear again. Rumor has it that this time around, the

Posted: August 2nd, 2013

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LAUNCHING SOON “THE COLD CALL” A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

LAUNCHING SOON “THE COLD CALL” A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

The Cold Call film will begin it’s crowdfunding journey via Kickstarter. The “Cold Call,” is a short film adapted from a published New York Times essay essay written by Indian-American author Rahul Mehta. Rahul is the author of “Quarantine” a collection of short stories that chronicle the lives of gay Indian-American men, their disappointments and betrayals and hard earned personal connections they come to cherish. Sholay Productions is proud to

Posted: July 29th, 2013

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The Incredibly Gay Days of Akki & Saifu

The Incredibly Gay Days of Akki & Saifu

Here is a hilarious compilation of images and video of Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan in their early years during the 90s. There are some eye popping shirtless and underwear shots leaving little to the imagination. There is a lot of hugging and holding between them as well. Saif loves to do drag and he is so cute regardless of what he wears! In here is a shot from

Posted: July 22nd, 2013

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