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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Desi Queer Visibility in the New York Times

Desi Queer Visibility in the New York Times

We’re recovering from another epic pride weekend in NYC!  On Friday night, we partied it up with almost 600 other Sholay partygoers until 4:30 AM at Pachita, with the SALGA dancers prepping their Pride performance at Midnight.  Then, on Sunday, we marched with SALGA down 5th Avenue, on a float designed and conceived by Atif and SALGA folks Muzam and Tariq, with music by Ashu Rai and dancing by the

Posted: July 3rd, 2013

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Bollywood Central London with Sholay Productions and Asifa Lahore

Bollywood Central London with Sholay Productions and Asifa Lahore

On June 15, 2013 Sholay Productions  and Asifa Lahore launched their first London party titled “Bollywood Central” at Halfway II Heaven. The party had all the elements of Desilicious with stunning performances by Asifa Lahore, mujra by Tanisa Khan, hip shaking by Rezzia Irani and Silver Summers. Lotus Visual provided an amazing array of Bollywood visuals that created a cinematic experience for everyone. Topping it all were the beats of DJ

Posted: July 1st, 2013

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Shazad’s Pride Diet

Shazad’s Pride Diet

Our Toronto friend (and Sholay Dancer) Shazad Hai shares his pride diet which includes a healthy dose of self esteem and common sense. Shazad is the MSM Outreach Coordinator at the Alliance of South Asians AIDS Prevention (ASAAP) in Toronto. He discusses his own body images and how he worked to overcome these issues and fears – very inspiring!

Posted: June 25th, 2013

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Asian LGBTQ Community Voices on NY1

Asian LGBTQ Community Voices on NY1

Check out the recent report on NY1, featuring SALGA and Sarah Kurian, which highlights the struggle for immigration rights within the LGBT community. The NY1 report notes that groups like SALGA (South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association) and Gay Asian Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) and QWave have been working for immigration reform, as well as safety.

Posted: June 25th, 2013

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Justin Vivian Bond on Judy Garland and SF Pride 1989

Justin Vivian Bond on Judy Garland and SF Pride 1989

With NYC pride kicking off, read the latest Paper Magazine interview with Justin Vivian Bond on Pride and “being an arrogant feminist”. We can relate to Justin’s comparison of Manhattan Pride today vs. SF Pride in 1989 (my first Pride), where “..you marched and at the end, everybody was there together and there was a show or whatever.” The march from Castro and Market to the Civic Center would end

Posted: June 18th, 2013

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Recent Pew Research Study on Gay Tolerance

Recent Pew Research Study on Gay Tolerance

A recent Mother Jones article highlights findings from a Pew Research Center study of gay tolerance in 39 countries where Pakistan appeared as the least tolerant nation (with 2% approval). The article also notes that Pakistan also ranks “second in the world (after similarly gay-intolerant Kenya) for volume of searches for the search term ‘gay sex pics.’” Very interesting, but not surprising, and that a majority of searches orginate, not

Posted: June 17th, 2013

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