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Conscientious Hip-Hop with South Asian Voices

27Dec

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Just as Talib Kweli and Mos Def joined to combine Hip-Hop and education awareness among the African American community, these young South Asian artists are doing the same for theirs. I feel that these young Sikh rappers are an excellent example of hip-hop as current politics, history, inventive poetry and wordplay, critically reflective insight, and musically captivating activism. These artists are beginning a strong underground movement for social awareness that will exist not only among the young Sikh community, but for the South Asian community as a whole.

Kudos and peace to these brothers for enlightening many youthful souls… with each show at a time.

*****This limited video footage is of the show which was held at Sol Collective in Sacramento, CA on December 22, 2010.  Sikh Knowledge + Mandeep Sethi + Humble the Poet + Hoodini and King! + Povan Beats + Baagi + Push. Hosted by AKA Amazing. DJ Rav-E

Mr. Khan Christmas Message

20Dec

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Click here for Mr. Khan Message

If you find her majesty the Queen’s Christmas message a little dry and boring, flip the channel and tune in to Mr. Khan. He’s giving out gifts to folks at the mall, cooking up a “chili” christmas meal and serenading the ladies. Mr. Khan is played by BBC Radio personality Adil Ray.

OmgFactsSex about Mohandas Gandhi

20Dec

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Mohandas Gandhi and his grand-nieces.

On twitter last night, I came across a tweet last night from @OMGFactsSex tweet saying “@OMGFactsSex Gandhi used to sleep with naked girls in his bed.” I was taken back by the tweet and had to look into this. Of course this isn’t the first time we’ve heard something unorthodox about someone’s sex life – look at JFK, RFK, Martin Luther King, Bill Clinton and in recent memory John Edwards. In no way am I comparing Mohandas Gandhi to those individuals, his situation is different, but it leaves the door open for interpretation.

In April 2010, a book was published Gandhi: Naked Ambition documenting previous statements of what went on behind Gandhi’s bedroom doors. At 38, he took a vow of brahmacharya, which meant living a spiritual life and ignoring sexual desires. Gandhi “rewrote” the chaste rules for himself – by writing letters, engaging in explicit sexual conversations and unorthodox sexual behavior.

Within a year after taking his vow, he set up ashrams where boys and girls bathe and slept together, chastely, they were punished if any sexual talk or behavior occurred. For men and women, they were segregated, Gandhi believed husbands shouldn’t be alone with their wives, if they felt sexual desire they should take a cold shower. I wonder if that’s where the “cold shower” joke originates from?

While Gandhi was applying these rules to his followers, in no shape or form did these rules apply to him. He would have his grand nieces and other women sleep next to him, naked, and he would sleep naked next too. In Gandhi’s mind, this was his “test” could he pass it? Would he give in? Similar to what the young boys and girls, but why not follow the lead of the married couples? Why put yourself in that sort of position? Those questions are left unanswered. So the tweet is stem towards this “challenge” Gandhi put himself through. He would also read those letters to the women. A majority of them got destroyed, but there’s still bits and pieces, for example: “Vina’s sleeping with me might be called an accident. All that can be said is that she slept close to me.”

Sushila Nayar, who was Gandhi’s personal physician and sister to his secretary. They would bathe with each other, when questioned about this, Gandhi ensured decency and found the bathing to be perfectly natural. “While she is bathing I keep my eyes tightly shut,” he said, “I do not know … whether she bathes naked or with her underwear on. I can tell from the sound that she uses soap.”

The women who were forbidden to sleep with their husbands, were allowed to sleep and bathe with Gandhi. He would have the married women perform stripteases, sleep naked next to him and read his sexuality explicit letters.

Buy Gandhi: Naked Ambition

Homophobia is gross, not the picture

4Dec

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Whether this picture was altered, a film still or a causal friendly kiss; I should take a stance and say there’s nothing wrong with it. But the way it was posted on facebook sends a clear message of homophobia. This year alone, several teens/young adults have committed suicide due to being outed/teased for their sexuality. Look at Karan Johar, about 80% of the time, interviewers have to ask him about his sexuality. It’s amazing he hasn’t cracked under pressure. I love it when he mocks the interviewer right back. Good for you Karan! Frankly it doesn’t bother me if he is gay or not, it doesn’t change the fact that he’s the most sought out producer/director in Bollywood. The irony is the people who do the gay bashing, you are still spending your money to go see his films – hypocrites. In case you don’t know what a hypocrite is, here’s the definition. (UPDATE BELOW WHERE THIS ORIGINATED FROM)

Comments for the pic to far…but for the folks who didn’t post the homophobic remarks. Thank you.

Genious Zain che cheeee ce babay yyyyyyyyy haha

Nazish Suroor babby pagloooooooooooooooooooo ye kya lagaaa diyaaaaaaaaaaaa oye

Babby Zoozoo SHARUKH KHAN KI KARTUTE… DEKH SALA BAHAR JAKE MU KALA KAR RAHA HAI TV SHOWS ME …. HUH …!!! HUMNE TO AJ TAK KJO AUR MM KO ___ SAMJHA THA BUT SHARUKH BHI NOOOOOOOOO :(( =((

Nazish Suroor ahahahaha

Ayesha Khan baby :O ol hein

Ayesha Khan mm kon he 😕 kjo toh thik he par who is mm

Babby Zoozoo MANISH MALHOTRA

Ayesha Khan BABY :))

Genious Zain abe baby tm itna khaf ho rahi ho srk pe shadi tu nahi karni na oss sa goli mar s r k ..mje jese bache pe be kabi taras kha liya karo :)):)) kitna akela hu :)):)):)) hah

Armaan Got Sumone oh no shahrukh bhi john abhishe ki tarah…. yaakkkk…

Fajar Ali hahahaaa…. so funny …. :)

Arhaan Khan  Thnks frds i m happy ull enjoyed.!!!!

Prince Aabir sala gay. salman is the man

Armaan Got Sumone yah salman is the man baki to salay homo sexualhote ja rahe hn… chee

**Update**

So this picture is actually unreleased footage from My Name is Khan, but what even with Section 377 outlawed in India, these host have no idea the type of homophobic undertone they are sending to the audience. I’m curious to see if there is more to this kiss or was it just SRK’s character in the film being spontaneous.

Rimi coming back with a splash!

17Nov

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Rimi came onto the scene in 2006 with a Hindi/Western fusion album “The Unveiling and coming up in December she will be debuting her second album. We don’t have a lot of details, maybe another fusion album? But on her website she defines herself as a “hip hop” artist. So maybe this second album will have more of a hip hop influence to it? It’s nice she’s coming out with a second album and not living in the “one album hit wonder” bubble a majority of female artists we come across here on UDR.

According to her blog, she’s keeping the album genre a “secret” but has hit a few bumps in the road – luckily for us, these bumps artists hit usually produce some memorable tunes. I believe this album will take us on a journey of what Rimi has been up to these last couple of years. Welcome Back Rimi!

Jay Sean ditches the Grammy for an Oscar?

25Sep

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Not far from it, don’t worry Jay Sean fans, your boy is still going to be producing/singing, but the double platinum artist has been receiving a lot of offers from Hollywood and Bollywood. I could picture him as a gangster in a Bollywood film, what do you think? For Hollywood…hmmm. A con artist? He’s got that sexy british accent, which makes all you women go goo-goo eyes over him.

While he was in primary school, he won a lot of awards for his acting. Although he wants to be careful and not just “settle” for “any” role, it has to be a quality film, but he can easily picture himself transition from music to movies. But I believe his heart is devoted to his music.

“I think singers, especially in my genre of music, like everything around them to be really cool. They are afraid to look stupid or silly. But in my case, I’d love to do just that, to show my diverse personality. I’d love to be stupid or silly on screen, if given a chance!” says Jay.

Boxer Amir Khan supports DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal

16Aug

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With over millions of people suffering from the floods in Pakistan, all of us can contribute a little something. Britian’s Boxer Amir Khan was over in Pakistan and speaks about what he saw and why it’s important to donate. Folks living in the UK can visit www.dec.co.uk or you can text GIVE to 70707  to donate £5

“My family comes from Pakistan so I really feel for the 14 million people affected. The DEC is doing a great job but we really need the public to donate more money as day by day it’s getting worse and worse. Text the word ‘GIVE’ to 70707 or visit www.dec.org.uk.” stated Khan.


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Mira Veda’s CAPTIVATED out now!!!

3Aug

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The sultry and seductive voice of Mira Veda is back!! I know her fans are eagerly awaiting her second album, she recently finished shooting a music video for her single. Check it out and download Captivated! I’ve played it on the Junction, it’s gotten a lot of positive feedback. Mira has been keeping busy…she serves on the board for the Recording Academy, blogs on the Huffington Post and is one of the founding members of Lipsticks and Politics (lipsticksandpolitics.com). I fell in love with her first album “Infinite Love” (some of the tracks are on UDR 24hr music player) … this second album is long overdue!!! Bring it on Mira!

Mumbai’s DJ Ashrafi coming to the Bay!

1Aug

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You folks living in the Bay Area… 3M productions is bringing us Mumbai’s lovely DJ Ashrafi, I talked about her on the junction, kind of hot! I couldn’t find any of her mixes, if so can you ping me some of her mixes urbandesiradio[@]gmail.com

Aug 28th 2010

Mist

316 11th Street
San Francisco, CA

3M Production
In Collaboration With
Radio Fundoo, Morning Masti, Sulekha & Desiclub.com

Presents
BOLLYWOOD IN THE CITY
A Night with DJ ASHRAFI
First Ever Female DJ From India

Official North American Tour
TOR- DAL – SF – CHI – HOU

Saturday, August 28th, 2010
@
San Francisco’s Most Premier Trendy Ultra Club
CLUB MIST
316 11th Street, San Francisco, CA
MIST is a trendy Ultra Club located in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA district. It provides a very chic and contemporary upscale atmosphere with the capacity of a “mega club” but with an Ultra Lounge feel.

2 separate levels, 2 dance floors, and 3 bars
A very unique plexy glass “see thru” dance floor upstairs
A private VIP Room with its own separate sound system
Ample VIP seating areas overlooking the dance floor on the main level
Ambience lighting system which changes the interior color of the entire club

3 Separate Areas For Your Pleasure

Main Room Dedicated For All You Bollywood Fanatics
Playing the Best of Latest Bollywood Filmi Hits, Bollywood Remixes, Bollywood Pop & Bollywood Flashbacks

2nd Room
Playing the Best of Hip-Hop, UK Bhangra & Top-40

VIP Room
For VIP Ticket Holders ONLY

THE ORIGINATORS – NOT THE IMITATORS

This Superb Party Was Created From The Desires Of A Party Catering Strictly To The Needs Of Who Love Indian Music. It Has Been Produced At The Most Famous Crossroads Of The World, Where Bollywood Meets Hollywood Through 1000’s Of Years Of South Asian Tradition.

Summer’s Last Party Of The Year

Bringing You For First Ever Female DJ From India
India’s No. 1 and Most Talked About Female DJ

LIVE FROM MUMBAI, INDIA
DJ ASHRAFI

Official 2010 North American Tour
Toronto – Edmonton – Dallas – San Francisco – Chicago – Houston
Artist Managed By 3M Productions

Dj Ashrafi is India’s No.1 Female DJ. Hailing from Kolkata and now rocking Mumbai with her Club and Bollywood remixes DJ Ashrafi figures among Asia’s leading female disc jockeys and is rated as the top female Bollywood DJ in India. She is popularly known as the ”Queen of Bollywood Remixes’’. With no professional training, DJ Ashrafi, started her career as a sound engineer in renowned Punjabi singer Sukhwinder Singh’s studio in Mumbai. She is a sound engineer by day and rocks the party scene by night.

Known for her high energy performances she within a short span of a few years has had the privilege of performing at top clubs and gigs in India and all over the world such as Prive, F-Bar, Manre, Hard Rock Cafe, Olive bar & Kitchen, Provogue Lounge, Elevate, Tantra, Enigma, In the Mix, Bottles & Chimneys, Capitol Orange, Lush, Dublin etc just to name a few. She plays a range of music from bollywood to hip hop, club to house, retro and lounge. Her spins are something to be spoken of….

So come see India’s No. 1 female DJ live for the first time ever in Bay Area, as she makes her appearance in San Francisco straight from Mumbai, India. She is ready to take your breath away by making you dance all night long with her flawless mixing abilities and her precise beat matching skills.

Also Featuring Bay’s Finest DJz

SALIM J – Bay’s #1 Bollywood DJ
3M Resident DJ

DJ VIK – Ultra Soundz Entertainment
3M Resident DJ

Hip-Hop/Bhangra Room

DJ Sikhness – Bhangra Phenom
3M Resident DJ

LIVE BOLLYWOOD MOVIES & MUSIC VIDEOS
WILL BE SHOWN ON PLASMAS ALL OVER THE NIGHTCLUB

Doors Open At 10pm
Strictly A 21+ Event

To Ensure Guaranteed Entry Purchase Tickets in Advance

PRE-SOLD TICKETS
(Limited Tickets Available Online Only)

Pre-Sold General – $10
Ensures Guaranteed Entry

Pre-Sold VIP – $25
*No Waiting in Line
*Access to VIP Area
*Meet & Greet with DJ Ashrafi
*Guaranteed Entry

BOTTLE SERVICES – $250
*Bottle Service (Choice of Grey Goose, Crown or Black)
*No Cover for 5 Guests
*Reserved Table on the Main Floor
*No Waiting in Line
*Ensures Guaranteed Entry

Online Tickets Available at desiclub.com

$15 Entry With Guestlist Before 11:30pm
For Guestlist, Email Us Your Full Name At: mmm_prod@yahoo.com
Guestlist Will Only Be Accepted Until 2pm On 8/28
(Patrons Must Be Paid For Or By The Ticket Booth by 11:30pm)

DRESS CODE IS UPSCALE ATTIRE : NO Baggy or Faded Jeans, NO T-Shirts or Athletic Apparel, NO Sneakers, Boots or Tennis Shoes and NO Hats or Caps Will Be Allowed
Those Dressed Inappropriately Will Be Turned Away And Absolutely NO Exceptions Will Be Made At All!!!

Contact Info:
Call: 408-605-5915 / 408-234-6709
Email: mmm_prod@yahoo.com
Website: www.mmm-prod.com