Desilicious: 8-Year Anniversary Bash on Saturday, March 27th

Desilicious: 8-Year Anniversary Bash on Saturday, March 27th

Don’t miss our 8th Anniversary extravaganza as we take the party back to Pachita — the exclusive penthouse floor of the legendary international club Pacha! Ashu Rai and DJ Bobby will be serving up your favorite Bolly Dance beats along with big-screen visuals by Neeraj. Arrive early to revel in 8 years of Desi + Queer + Fab and get in for just 8 bucks before 11pm! Sholay Productions Presents

Posted: March 4th, 2010

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Another Bollywood “gay film” coming our way

Another Bollywood “gay film” coming our way

Last month, we were wondering about the Bollywood’s first gay kiss between actors Rahul Bose and Arjun Mathur. Well, now comes word of the release of the upcoming movie Dunno Y … Na Jaane Kyun, a tale of a male model who goes to Bombay to make his fortune, “only to discover that his fortune is with another man”. How will this fare in post-377 India? Director Sanjay Sharma is

Posted: February 9th, 2010

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PK Article of the Week – Ego Magazine’s Review of “Three Idiots”

PK Article of the Week – Ego Magazine’s Review of “Three Idiots”

Ego Magazine has a review this week of the latest Aamir Khan Bollywood blockbuster, “Three Idiots”, which has garnered both lots of praise and criticism. But, even criticism of the movie hasn’t stopped the film from becoming a huge success at the box office, setting a record for the Indian film industry, grossing Rs 315 crore ($70 million) worldwide within 18 days of release. We have to agree with Ego’s

Posted: February 9th, 2010

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SCENE + HEARD: Rain Nor Snow Deters Desilicious’s Die-Hard Crowd – Next

SCENE + HEARD: Rain Nor Snow Deters Desilicious’s Die-Hard Crowd – Next

Friday night’s Desilicious successfully brought the monthly South Asian party to a new venue despite trepidation over the looming snowstorm. “We were a little nervous with the weather,” said promoter Atiif Toor of Sholay Productions, “but realized we have such a die-hard crowd that rain or shine, snow or sleet they’re coming out—and they did so we’re happy about that.” Bringing their hit party to Pachita, they themed the evening as the Bollywood Blue Bash. “We

Posted: February 8th, 2010

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Pakistan’s transgender minority finds its voice

Pakistan’s transgender minority finds its voice

Last week, the Guardian ran a piece, accompanied by a beautiful series of photos, on the “unlikely revolution” currently taking place among Pakistan’s transgender community. Recently, the Supreme Court has issued a series of ground-breaking judgments in favour of the community and hijras from the southern city of Sukkur fielded the country’s first transgender cricket team.

Posted: February 1st, 2010

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Desilicious Video from the Vaults

Desilicious Video from the Vaults

It’s time to go back to the 90s with this nearly forgotten gem of a video from “Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi”, featuring a very sultry Rekha, looking gorgeous at 42, with a young and studly Akshay Kumar. The video features a very hot seduction scene between the two with Rekha-ji seducing the khiladi, both of whom are rolling around in what looks like cookie dough before rinsing off in a nearly

Posted: January 29th, 2010

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SALT’s 1st Statewide Conference this weekend

Attend South Asians Leading Together, or SALT’s “Empowering South Asians in New Jersey” this weekend, January 30 – January 31 in Montclair, New Jersey. Participate in sessions covering immigration reform, health care equity, cultivating social change through art and media, and more. See the full conference schedule here. The event will include a range of speakers including activists Gouri Sadhwani, Dr. Fawzia Afzal-Khan and Shamita Das Dasgupta; NJ civic leaders

Posted: January 26th, 2010

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Benefit for CCR with Red Baarat

Benefit for CCR with Red Baarat

Save the date for Thursday, Jan 28th – where I’ll be spinning with Red Baaraat for a fundraiser for Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). Founded in 1966, CCR has represented a wide range of civil rights cases over the years and is currently working on an upcoming Supreme Court case which aims to close down Guantánamo and restore habeas corpus. The event will feature Red Baaraat, the first and only

Posted: January 19th, 2010

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