March 8th – Freedom. Safety. NOW. 2.0 in New York City

March 8th – Freedom. Safety. NOW. 2.0 in New York City

Be sure to take part in the Freedom! Safety! NOW! creative action organized by SAWCC on March 8th as part of a larger march and rally focusing on sexual/gender-based violence as a global problem.   The march and rally is being held on March 8th to coincide with the UN Commission on the Status of Women, and is being coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Association for Women’s Rights in

Posted: February 23rd, 2013

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Queer Flash Mob Takes Mumbai

Queer Flash Mob Takes Mumbai

On January 25th, the bustling Dadar East Station in Mumbai was brought to a standstill by a group of young men and women of diverse sexual orientations, all dancing to celebrate the spirit of LGBTHIQ Community in Mumbai and India. The dance performance was made possible by young volunteers from Yaariyan, a youth group working towards Queer youth issues in Mumbai.

Posted: February 12th, 2013

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Shot in the Dark – Desilicious Starlust @ Culture Club by “Next Magazine”

Shot in the Dark – Desilicious Starlust @ Culture Club by “Next Magazine”

Check out these wonderful Desilicious pictures by Gustava Monroy in the Shot in the Dark of Next Magazine. Thanks to all who came out and partied with us inside while the blizzard braved outside. And, we were probably the lucky few who emerged to a snowy and white Manhattan outside afterwards which made for some amazing photographs. Stay tuned for the details on our next party!

Posted: February 12th, 2013

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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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