Book launch – Myself, Mona Ahmed

Book launch – Myself, Mona Ahmed

$10 (free for IndoCenter members) The book is the story of Mona Ahmed, a eunuch living in New Delhi, India. Avisual biography (told in Mona’s own words through her email correspondence with her publisher and accompanied by exquisite black and white photographs by internationally acclaimed photographer, Dayanita Singh) “Myself, Mona Ahmed” reveals intimate moments of celebration and desperation. The reception, reading was accompanied by slides, followed by a discussion between

Posted: August 22nd, 2003

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Wild Indians and Pakistanis, Bengladeshis get down at Desilicious – NY Blade

They could not have chosen a worse time to start promoting a party. After Sept. 11, it seemed, house music, dancing and celebrating was the furthest from most people’s priority. On top of it all, their party — one designed for South Asians, many of them Muslim, was eyed by many with suspicion since American propaganda targeted people of Middle Eastern or South Asian backgrounds. Despite initial apprehension and cursory

Posted: August 19th, 2003

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Posted: June 7th, 2003

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Bollywood’s Beat Is Loud And Queer – Newsday

Subcultures and the subcontinent: That’s the intersection where Ashu Rai lives and thrives. The Indian-born, California-bred party promoter and DJ has been a lightning rod for a cultural scene that might, at first, seem thoroughly under the radar – a niche within a niche within a niche. Yet, it’s becoming one of those rare happenings whose appeal reaches beyond a core audience and becomes something of a sensation. As one

Posted: June 3rd, 2003

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Book Launch in NY – Ode to Lata

Posted: May 5th, 2003

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FATAL LOVE – South Asian Freedom Festival

Posted: August 11th, 2002

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