Mark Your Calendars for Sholay Pride on the Pier! June 28

Join Us for Desi Beats Under the Stars After a long winter hiatus, we are gearing up to kick-off NYC Pride Weekend with a celebration of desi queerness and hip-shaking sounds with stunning downtown waterfront views. Mark your calendars for Friday, June 28 and get ready for an epic sunset desi dance party with beats by Ashu Rai. By popular demand, we’re taking the party back to Cobble Fish—right on

Posted: May 12th, 2024

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Desi-Queer Summer Happenings

Mark your calendars for our upcoming collaborations and events around town:  Upcoming Sholay Collabs: SUMMER FOR THE CITY at Lincoln Center Silent Disco | India Week with Ashu Rai Friday, July 12th at 9PM DJ Rekha will be curating a week of Silent Discos for India Week July 10-14 with Ashu spinning her Desilicious sounds outdoors on July 12th. Free admission. Follow @ashurai_ny on Instagram for follow-ups. DRAGISTAN Save the Date:

Posted: May 12th, 2024

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Standing with Gaza

We stand in solidarity with protestors worldwide against the actions of Israel against the Palestinian people. We stand with students across campuses nationwide who are calling for ceasefire, accountability, and divestment. To keep up to date on the protest movement, follow these accounts on Instagram, @PRO_NYC, @nycprotestcoverage or @peoplesforumnyc for the latest details.

Posted: June 9th, 2023

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Hindus for Human Rights & Muslims for Progressive Values Extend Congratulations to Sholay Events

Thank you Hindus for Human Rights and Muslims for Progressive Values teams for this congratulatory message and support! What a milestone for us to receive this recognition from organizations who share our vision for a more progressive and inclusive world.   Hindus for Human Rights and Muslims for Progressive Values extend our warmest congratulations to Sholay Events on your return to organizing after a three-year hiatus! As fellow advocates for

Posted: June 9th, 2023

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NYC Pride 2022 Events

NYC Pride 2022 Events

After three years of uncertainty, NYC Pride is now finally mostly in-person this June with several events being hosted around town, including one featuring our own DJ Ashu Rai. Below are some of our picks. And thank you all for reaching out — while we don’t have any of our own Sholay events planned for Pride, stay tuned for updates!   JUNE 9 “B.Y.O.B: Bring Your Own Baggage.”  A gender

Posted: June 8th, 2022

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Sri Rao’s “Bollywood Kitchen” debuts on Jan 15th

We were happy to host the multi-talented Sri Rao at our Desilicious bash in 2017 to celebrate the launch of his fabulous cookbook, “Bollywood Kitchen”, pairing Bollywood films with home cooked desi recipes. Well, that book has now been turned into a show produced by Geffen Playhouse! Part cooking show, part memoir — join Sri as he adds some sizzle to your winter…think of it as the Food Network goes

Posted: January 5th, 2021

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“Sab Rab De Bande” – A New Documentary on LGBTQ Sikhs

“Sab Rab De Bande” – A New Documentary on LGBTQ Sikhs

A documentary on the LGBT+ Sikh community, “Sab Rab De Bande (All are God’s children)” has launched its crowdfunding campaign.  Below is a recent interview with the Delhi based director/filmmaker Sukhdeep Singh on this latest project and you can donate here. Tell us a bit about yourself Sukhdeep. I founded Gaylaxy Magazine in 2010, at the age of 21 while I was finishing my B. Tech. Gaylaxy is an Indian LGBTQ e-magazine that

Posted: February 10th, 2020

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Deepika Padukone: “A Star for the Age”

Deepika Padukone: “A Star for the Age”

Two weeks ago, we were lamenting the silence by major Bollywood stars on the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) by Prime Minister Modi and the BJP government (with the exception of a few outspoken actors, actresses and directors). This changed with last week’s storming of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) by members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), a right-wing student body linked to the BJP party who vandalized property and

Posted: January 12th, 2020

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