Desilicious – The NYT’s 36-Hour Guide to Gay Pride Weekend in NY

Desilicious – The NYT’s 36-Hour Guide to Gay Pride Weekend in NY

We’re loving the new Pride feature in the New York Times today, “A 36-Hour Guide to Gay  Pride Weekend in New York” and are thrilled that Desilicious Hot Pink Pride made their Saturday evening itinerary!  They are calling it  “The Gayest 36 Hours You Can Possibly Have in New York.” In addition to Desilicious, they have included a wide variety of events:  Bette Midler Live, the Dyke March,  Hebro Pride Pop-Up and  Pride

Posted: June 26th, 2015

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Your Unofficial NYC Desi Queer Pride Guide

Your Unofficial NYC Desi Queer Pride Guide

Its’ a 36-hour marathon of rising up, getting down, celebrating and non-stop hip-shaking. Yes, NYC Pride weekend is upon us and looks like out South Asians are taking over town! Here’s a round up of desi-queer Pride weekend events—including marches, parties, and drunk brunches. Bookmark this page and keep checking back for updated info.  Email us if you’ve got a desi queer tip in NYC. Friday, June 26th: Trans Day of Action SALGA-NYC

Posted: June 18th, 2015

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The Eternal Soul is neither Male nor Female – Stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharata

The Eternal Soul is neither Male nor Female – Stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharata

As we approach the date when the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) announces the legality of Same Sex Marriage, this video clip  below and the story [Y]ral: ‘Homosexuality In Ancient India’ – Stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharata based on the writings of our friend Devdutt Pattanaik takes us on a short journey into the roots of Hinduism and the stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata where homosexuality, transgender souls, and other gender bender characters

Posted: June 17th, 2015

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India’s first lesbian ad

India’s first lesbian ad

While India has taken two steps back and made homosexuality illegal in India, we have trailblazing ad companies that reflect the mindset of the younger generation for whom this is a non issue. The political pundits are so far from the issues that affect the youth of India today that instead of dealing with infrastructure, education, jobs etc, they waste time discussing how yoga should be banned in schools. Here

Posted: June 14th, 2015

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Aid For Learning – Helping Schools in Punjab

Aid For Learning – Helping Schools in Punjab

We always love and support a wonderful cause, especially when a friend or family member is involved.  Recently, Ashu Rai’s 15-year old nephew, Saahil Rai, set up his own effort to assist elementary and secondary schools in his grandfather’s hometown of Nabha in Punjab.  Saahil’s goal is $5,000 and the money will go towards a filtration system for water fountains and desks for all of the classrooms.  You can read

Posted: June 5th, 2015

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Arooj Aftab at LPR on Saturday, June 6th

Arooj Aftab at LPR on Saturday, June 6th

If you are in town over the weekend, be sure to head down for an early evening treat at LPR and the CD release party for Arooj Aftab, a New-York based Pakistani female vocalist, composer and music producer.  Based in Brooklyn,  Arooj worked on creating “a sound that culminates the energy and sensibilities of jazz upright bass tones, inverted chords and modal scales, americana acoustic folk guitar, south asian ancestral vocal melodies

Posted: June 4th, 2015

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D’Lo featured in The Guardian

D’Lo featured in The Guardian

Kudos to our good friend D’Lo and his recent article in the Guardian! You probably caught D’Lo in the first season of Amazon’s “Transparent”,  HBO’s “Looking” and he just completed a successful tour of “D’FunQT“, where he “considers queer love and the artist’s personal and complicated relationship with Sri Lanka as a trans masculine person”.  And, he’ll be in the upcoming Netflix series, “Sense8″ directed by the “The Matrix Trilogy” creators,

Posted: May 28th, 2015

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Hai ma! Desi Mom Posts Gay Matrimonial Ad for Son

Hai ma! Desi Mom Posts Gay Matrimonial Ad for Son

“Seeking 25-40, well-placed, animal-loving, vegetarian GROOM for my SON (36, 5’11”), who works with an NGO, Caste No Bar (though IYER preferred)” Harish Iyer’s mom, Padma, felt her son needed a little push in the romance department and like many meddling Indian parents, she decided to take the matter into her own hands by placing a personal ad in a local Mumbai newspaper. The fact that her son—an activist and

Posted: May 21st, 2015

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