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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New “Soldier of Love” Video is Out

New “Soldier of Love” Video is Out

Amidst all of the sad news this week, there was one bright spot in the world of music – the official release of Sade’s new single, “Soldier of Love”. At 51, Sade Adu is still just as beautiful as ever! Click “More” to see the video.

Posted: January 16th, 2010

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Desilicious Bollywood Blue Bash at Pachita

Desilicious Bollywood Blue Bash at Pachita

Get ready to shake those winter blues as we take the party to NYC’s hottest nightspot for a celebration of true blue Bollywood decadence! Don’t miss our first ever party at the luxurious Pachita housed on the exclusive top floor of the premier international club, Pacha! Pachita features a top notch sound system, spacious dance floor, club lighting and swaths of mod blue banquettes to lounge on. Throw on something

Posted: January 13th, 2010

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Donation Links for Earthquake Relief in Haiti

Our hearts hurt for our neighbors to the south, as they attempt to recover from this devastating natural disaster. Reports are still sketchy but the casually counts are expected to be in the thousands. Right now, the pressing need is for medical help and equipment on the ground in affected areas. Below are some links that you can use to donate today:     Donate to Partners In Health, on

Posted: January 13th, 2010

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Rahul and Arjun – Still Waiting…

Rahul and Arjun – Still Waiting…

Remember this news back in December about Bollywood’s first real gay kiss, between Rahul Bose and Arjun Mathur (who was last seen in “Luck By Chance”)? Bose has is no stranger to queer cinema. One of first film appearances was in “Bomgay”, directed by the late Riyad Wadia. And, recently, Arjun Mathur appeared in Farhan Akhtar’s “Positive”, which was part of art of “AIDS JaaGo” (AIDS Awake), a series of

Posted: January 12th, 2010

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