Naufal Khan

Publisher & editor of Indian Spice.

Shree Nrityagram

I spent my Saturday evening in the heart of the cultural hub of Newtown, Johannesburg at the Dance Factory played host to one of the world’s most entrancing dance masters Shree Nrityagram being an all-female troupe, where both male and female concepts are performed by women. The troupe’s 3 finest dancers: Surupa Sen, the artistic director, and Bijayini Satpathy and Pavithra Reddy. Likened to Indian art, “Vibhakta” is religious and at the same time very sexy and powerful in all respects

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Emirates Durban to Dubai

Visitors to Dubai can experience a vast number of sights, including; the world’s tallest tower– the Burj Dubai; Sol Kerzner’s Atlantis The Palm and the world’s largest shopping complex – the Dubai Mall. World class hotels, activities for all, delicious cuisine and many of the globe’s biggest and best, make Dubai an obvious stop over or holiday choice.

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How Islamist gangs use internet to track, torture and kill Iraqi gays

"This is what infuriates me about non-progressive Islamic governments. Why do we have to have this still happen!? " Naufal Khan Iraqi militias infiltrate internet gay chatrooms to hunt their quarry – and hundreds are feared to be victims. According to Human Rights Watch, the Shia militia known as the Mahdi army may be among the militants implicated in the violence, particularly in the northern part of Baghdad known as Sadr City.

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Shilpa, an icon of beauty with a heart of gold

The issue is particularly close to Shetty's heart as she had portrayed an HIV-positive sufferer in her 2004 movie Phir Milenge. Speaking about the movie and HIV in general, Shetty said: "Why not a film on HIV positive patients? It is a social stigma in our society. We made this film to highlight this problem ... This film will bring about a social awareness about AIDS in our country. It is high time we talked about this in our society".

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