Asifa Lahore – The Battyness In Me

Asifa Lahore – The Battyness In Me

“A live singing desi drag queen will never work. The gay desi community won’t get it and you’ll be laughed off stage.” That’s what I was told even before I started my drag journey. As a teenager I had always dreamt of being a pop star. I watched the Spice Girls like an obsessive fan. I would tape their every performance on my VHS recorder and mimic their every move.

Posted: February 7th, 2013

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Creative Action/Protest against Gender-Based Violence on Jan 26th

Creative Action/Protest against Gender-Based Violence on Jan 26th

Make sure to join the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) for a creative movement-based protest action in front of the New York City Indian consulate this Saturday January 26 (India’s Republic Day) from 12p to 1p. The action is a response to the horrific violence wrought upon Jyoti Singh Pandey in India, and on women’s bodies everyday around the world. RSVP via Facebook here and bring lots of volunteers

Posted: January 24th, 2013

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Best Desilicious Dance Songs of 2012

Best Desilicious Dance Songs of 2012

As we say goodbye to 2012, we’ve gathered some of our favorite dance numbers heard at Desilicious this past year. Also, take a listen to the selection of songs below by Ashu Rai, or click here. Top 15 Desilicious Tracks of 2012 15. Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita – Rowdy Rathore 14. Channo – Gali Gali Chor Hai This video features Pakistani model and actress Veena Malik, who came out

Posted: December 29th, 2012

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“What one 23-year-old taught us”

“What one 23-year-old taught us”

Our hearts are heavy with sorrow, anger and frustration after hearing about the death of the 23-year rape victim who was brutally attacked with her male companion on December 15th in Delhi. In the aftermath of this tragedy, we recommend Sandip Roy’s piece, “What one 23-year-old taught us” along with “For Anonymous” by Nilanjana Roy.

Posted: December 28th, 2012

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Worst Pick-Up Lines Overheard at Desilicious in 2012

Worst Pick-Up Lines Overheard at Desilicious in 2012

We took a survey of our party goers and compiled the worst Desilicious pick-up lines heard in 2012. Take a look below: Are you a kebab? Because you can be the meat between my buns! You remind me of a Twinkie. Every time I bite into you, you cream in my mouth. Can I buy you a drink? It guarantees you a lay. Do you work for UPS? I could

Posted: December 28th, 2012

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“Dancers in the Dark”

“Dancers in the Dark”

We came across this article written back in September of this year on Desilicious with some fab pictures taken by Harikirshna Katragadda.

Posted: December 28th, 2012

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Shazad Hai on the cover of “Pink Pages” India

Shazad Hai on the cover of “Pink Pages” India

Happy Holidays to all of our Sholay friends from all over the world. We also wanted to give props to Shazad Hai, who graces the cover of “Pink Pages”, India’s national lesbian and gay magazine. Shazad talks about his work at Alliance for South Asians AIDS Prevention (ASAAP) in Toronto and Dosti, a safe space for queer men in Toronto. We were fortunate to have Shazad perform at our Desilicious

Posted: December 25th, 2012

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Desilicious Sparkle in the Press

Desilicious Sparkle in the Press

Thanks for coming out to our 3rd annual Sparkle bash which was a lot of fun! Both Time Out New York and Next Magazine were at the event and took some amazing photos of our beautiful crowd. You can view the Time Out photos here and the shots taken by Next Magazine here. Have a wonderful and joyous holiday season and we’ll keep you posted on our upcoming events for

Posted: December 11th, 2012

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