An Out Desi (and working) Gay Actor in Hollywood!

An Out Desi (and working) Gay Actor in Hollywood!

With all of the depressing news last week, we were happy to read this interview with “Outsourced” actor/comedian, Parvesh Cheena at After Elton. In a very candid and positive interview, Cheena discusses his “Outsourced” role and acting background and coming out to his family at the age of 21. Cheena is sure to be a role model for other young queer desi Americans and we look forward to reading more

Posted: October 7th, 2010

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Dan Savage’s YouTube Channel for Gay Teens

Dan Savage’s YouTube Channel for Gay Teens

We’ve been extremely disturbed by the recent surge in publicized suicides of young gay teens in the US – including Asher Brown (age 13), Seth Walsh (age 13), Justin Aaberg (age 15), Billy Lucas (age 15), Tyler Clementi (age 18) and Raymond Chase (19). Of course, these are the ones we know about as there are many other young gay and lesbian teens who are bullied, harassed and abused on

Posted: October 4th, 2010

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More Drama for “‘Dunno Y … Na Jaane Kyun”

More Drama for “‘Dunno Y … Na Jaane Kyun”

Bollywood’s recent queer release, “Dunno Y … Na Jaane Kyun”, has been in the news this week. First, it was reported that the Censor Board has requested that the sex and kissing scenes in the movie be removed from the film so as not to make the Indian public uncomfortable! Finally, yesterday it was reported by Time of India yesterday that the parents of lead actor Yuvraaj Parasher had publicly

Posted: September 28th, 2010

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Mahatma Gandhi Health and Peace Walk on Oct 2nd

Mahatma Gandhi Health and Peace Walk on Oct 2nd

Raise awareness about diabetes, heart disease and obesity in the desi community and stay fit by participating in the Mahatma Gandhi Health and Peace Walk in New York City on Saturday, Oct. 2nd. The walk will benefit the South Asian Community with the Arise India Foundation . It will take place in Marcus Garvey Park between 11 am and 12 noon on October 2, 2010. and start on the East

Posted: September 27th, 2010

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Desilicious Kaali Raat – Bash in Black on Oct 23

Desilicious Kaali Raat – Bash in Black on Oct 23

Don’t miss our celebration of the dark and dangerously sultry side of Bollywood as we do our bash in sexy black. This time, we’ll be partying on a Saturday so take a disco nap and get ready to go bump in the night til the wee hours with beats by Ashu Rai and DJ Bobby plus big screen visuals by Neeraj. Club Touch features high-end design and sensual opulence with15,000

Posted: September 26th, 2010

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Sandhya’s Smatterings: Khichdi – the Ultimate Comfort Food

Sandhya’s Smatterings:  Khichdi – the Ultimate Comfort Food

It’s soon to be fall, the leaves will change color. You and your honey can take a nice leisurely drive to the country (and stop at the desi stores and outlet malls on the way). It’s time for our desi comfort food when the wind picks up, the leaves rustle and you need a shawl or the sweater that Jharna Aunty knitted for you before you left the country. She

Posted: September 3rd, 2010

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Tiny Drops Hip Hop Center for Youth in India

Tiny Drops Hip Hop Center for Youth in India

Sholay Events would like to help promote Tiny Drops India, a hip hop community center for youth living in the slums of Mumbai and Delhi, with a purpose of providing an alternative creative and social outlet and a space for mentorship and guidance. The founder of the organization grew up in Queens and was deported to india after 9/11 and spent years in Dharavi, the largest slum in Bombay, working

Posted: September 3rd, 2010

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“Aashayein” reviewed in the NYT

“Aashayein” reviewed in the NYT

Nagesh Kukunoor’s “Aashayein”, the newest film out of Bollywood dealing with death and fatalism opened last week here in New York. The film, starring John Abraham, was reviewed here in the New York Times. We haven’t heard any feedback yet, but it does look slightly better than the newest Hollywood retread opening this week, We Are Family, a film loosely based on Stepmom.

Posted: September 3rd, 2010

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