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Fridays @ Nigah : Salsa Night

This Friday, as the monsoons arrive, it's time to work up a sweat to some sizzling salsa moves! Add a dash of fun and laughter as our workshop coordinator Subhashish Mandal gets us kickstarted on one of the sexiest dance forms out there…

Glee Actor On Queer Sexuality

What does that day, month and year mean to you? President Bill Clinton used that particular day to declare “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month”. Nine years later, on June 1st, …

Cine Labia Screenings : “I Am” By Sonali Gulati

“i am” chronicles the journey of an Indian lesbian filmmaker who returns to Delhi, eleven years later, to re-open what was once home, and finally confronts the loss of her mother whom she never came out to. As she meets and speaks to parents of other gay and lesbian Indians, she pieces together the fabric of what family truly means, in a landscape where being gay was until recently a criminal and punishable offense.

Close To His Heart

Had it been about anyone else, Arka would have joked, ‘Its Rabindra-Jayanti. Who gets married on Tagore’s birthday?” Of course, he knows that on some years, auspicious do fall on that day some years, but he’s never shied from making silly, illogical comments. He could happily pass the time arguing just for the sake of being contrary.

Performance by Dancing Queen

Come 28th January 2011 the stars in the sky above the amphitheater at the famous Carter Road, Bandra will have to shine harder to been seen, cos here come the Dancing Queens!

QAM Music Concert

Listen to Mumbai's best Queers and Queer supporter bands playing for QUeer Azaadi Mumbai's Pride week this January.

The Desperate Lesbians

Pink money is flowing in. There are so many queer themed parties in the city and it is difficult to make a choice. The apple bar party every Tuesday, the sink sight Ladies night – every Friday and oh the starry ones with expats, every fortnight. Where there was a dearth of avenues to meet queer people, suddenly you find yourself with many choices. Sexy, isn’t it?

Ten Stories I Liked In 2010

We all love a good story and I believe gaysi had many to offer in the year 2010. It is funny but I still cannot forget the day I had a conversation with MJ over the gay fiction scene in India, how we lack good fiction and how Gaysi can be a sexy platform that liberates young gaysi minds.


Begin 2011 with an all New and Vibrant Q-SPOT party (@Banana Bar, Linking Road, Khar West, Mumbai *Hotel New Castle, entrance is from the side of Only Parathas*) 4th January (TUESDAY) 9PM onwards. People, you have guessed it right, this is the new and improved avatar of the infamous Queer Nights at Banana Bar

Walking With Pride @ New Delhi

It was a jubilant warm November afternoon. More than 3000 colorful people, irrespective of their gender identity, participated in the march, and danced like crazy to the beats of ‘dhol’. Last year, I felt alienated amongst them but this time I felt like I belonged there. It felt right. Though I wonder if there is really a change in the perception. There were not many people wearing masks or veils. Many were open with big smiles to the shutter of the thousand cameras.

Book Review : Jaya

Jaya is seamlessly woven from the story of Ancestors, Parents and Birth to the ultimate war and what happened after that, making it an eye-opening read. It not only includes tales from the classical Sanskrit but also regional and folk variants from across India and even South East Asia. I got introduced to the queer narratives such as Aravan, Budh and my favorite Ila, who was a woman when the moon wanes and a man when the moon waxes.

Invitation To Speak In The Pride Programme

On 28th of November 2010, we are having our third queer pride march in Delhi. The march will start from Barakhamba at 3 pm and would end up at Jantar mantar at around 5.30 pm. We request you to come and speak, sing, read the judgement and anything that you want to do on this occasion. But please do give us your names and also what do you want to do.

Freedom Film Festival

Films of love and laughter for the LGBTQ community and friends. (Detailed synopsis of films, cast and crew, awards etc. at
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