Posts Tagged ‘Queer’

Bollywood’s Queer Caricatures

Bollywood’s Queer Caricatures

Shubhra Gupta of Indian Express delves a bit into Bollywood’s portrayal of queer characters, in light of last year’s decision by the Delhi High Court, “Dostana” and even “Dunno Y Na Jaane Kyon”. Will it get better and will Bollywood be able to release their own version of “Milk”? As Gupta notes, the industry still can’t get over even the basic ethnic stereotypes (including Parsis and South Indians), so we

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Desilicious Sparkle at Touch on September 17th

Desilicious Sparkle at Touch on September 17th

We’re looking forward to kicking off Fall 2010 with a new venue for Desilicious! On September 17th, we’ll be taking the party to Touch nightclub on West 52nd Street across from Roseland Ballroom. It’s a gorgeous space with 15,000 square feet of dance space and chic lounges, a state-of-the-art sound system, intelligent lighting and disco balls. The second floor features additional lounge seating with a main view onto the dance

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Desilicious 5th Annual White Party on July 23rd at Pachita

Desilicious 5th Annual White Party on July 23rd at Pachita

Get ready to break out the white tanks, saris and skivvies for our 5th Annual White Party as we take the party back to Pachita, the rooftop VIP room of the megaclub Pacha: Desilicious White Hot Bollywood Summer Party! Friday, July 23rd Doors Open 10pm Pachita 618 West 46th street Btwn 11th and 12th Ave. 21+ to enter w/I.D. $15 Cover Music by Ashu Rai and DJ Bobby Big Screen

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Desilicious – Hot, Pink and Pride!

Desilicious – Hot, Pink and Pride!

Mark your calendars for our biggest and hottest party of the year! We’re taking the party back to BB King to kick off Pride weekend with a pinkalicious good time. Desilicious: Hot Pink Pride! Friday, June 25th BB King 243 West 42nd Street Btwn 7th and 8th Ave 18+/21 to Drink Tickets are $20 at the door. Purchase LIMITED $15 tickets here. Bolly House Mix by Ashu Rai and DJ

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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

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Queer Desi Eye @ MIAAC09

Queer Desi Eye @ MIAAC09

This year’s Queer and LGBT program at the 9th Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival (MIAAC) looks quite promising with a weekend full of events. The program kicks off with the NY premiere on Friday Nov 13th of Two Paise For Sunshine, Four Annas For Rain, an ode to old Bollywood songs and an affirming relationship between a gay man on the rebound and a sex worker past her prime,

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PK Article of the Week – EGO Magazine

PK Article of the Week – EGO Magazine

Although Dostana, starring Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra, was released a year ago, it’s still being featured globally in film festivals and a dominant topic in the discourse of queer representation in Bollywood. And, “Shut Up and Bounce” and “Desi Girl” (and their various mixes and versions) continue to pack the dance floor at Desilicious! EGO Magazine recently caught up with Dostana director Tarun Mansukhani to discuss the

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Desilicious The Best Party In Town – EGO

Set the identity politics aside, please. For tonight, at least. Desilicious is all about the party, being yourself, and having fun, fun, fun. Desilicious is a monthly phenomenon featuring the frenetic gyrations and contortions of the dark and the beautiful. Orientation (sexual, political, vertical) be damned! In a city long past “firsts”, Desilicious is New York’s first social space for queer desis to party amongst their own. In doing so,

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