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LGBTQ in India: Progress and Risk

LGBTQ in India: Progress and Risk

As we celebrate Pride across the globe this June, the NY Times recently highlighted the continued challenges faced by LGBTQ folks in India under the regressive  Section 377 of the Indian Penal code criminalizing gay sex. This summer, India’s Supreme Court is expected to consider petitions made by members of the LGBTQ community who are mobilizing for change. As  the court reviews the law’s constitutionality, lawyers and activists who have been

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A Match Made at Sholay

A Match Made at Sholay

Thanks to the New York Times’ Wedding Celebrations section, we would like to extend our congratulations to Joseph Mallchok and Dr. Jashvant Poeran!  And, we’re very proud to note that the handsome couple met at our Desilicious 10-Year anniversary at Highline Ballroom back in March 2012.  As the article notes: “The couple met in March 2012 at a Bollywood event at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan.” We’re always happy to hear

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Priyanka Chopra in Today’s Sunday Times

Priyanka Chopra in Today’s Sunday Times

“In one part of the world, I’m one of the top actors in the country, and in another part of the world, I’m a complete newcomer. That’s scary for me.” —Priyanka Chopra in Sunday’s New York Times Fashion & Style section. While most of us have been swooning over Priyanka since she was crowned Miss World in 2000 when she was just in high school, the Times article points out,

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“We didn’t expect this.” — Gautam Bhan

“We didn’t expect this.” — Gautam Bhan

“The Supreme Court has taken back a right, which the Delhi High Court had given to some of its citizens. In the course of legal history, the trend has been towards an expansion of equality and human dignity. We do not expect the Supreme Court to take away dignity from its citizens. Therefore, it’s a deeply disappointing and frightening judgment.”— Gautam Bhan Vaibav Vats of the New York Times blog

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Desi Queer Visibility in the New York Times

Desi Queer Visibility in the New York Times

We’re recovering from another epic pride weekend in NYC!  On Friday night, we partied it up with almost 600 other Sholay partygoers until 4:30 AM at Pachita, with the SALGA dancers prepping their Pride performance at Midnight.  Then, on Sunday, we marched with SALGA down 5th Avenue, on a float designed and conceived by Atif and SALGA folks Muzam and Tariq, with music by Ashu Rai and dancing by the

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Bollywood Fabulous – New York Times

In the early morning hours, the D.J. blared remixed Indian folk tunes that drew revelers onto the dance floor of the SoHo night club, gyrating their hips and clasping their arms behind their necks.As smoke was piped into the space, the Bollywood movie clips projected on a large overhead screen seemed to merge with the real-life version of Bollywood on the dance floor, populated by drag queens dressed in ankle-length

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