Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla, Los Angeles, California

Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla - Ode to Lata

Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla was born in Mombasa and published his first article in Viva magazine at the age of 13. He has also written for Genre, Angeleno, Detour and Details and publishes the upscale lifestyle E-zine

His claim to fame might also be the critically acclaimed book, ‘Ode to Lata‘, a book that tackled the South Asian Gay experience. The book was presented at the Between the Lines Festival in MIT in 2004 and was added to college syllabuses around the country. It was later made into a movie called The Ode. His second book, The Two Krishnas, is already garnering a lot of attention.

He co-founded the South Asian program for AIDS intervention for the Asian Pacific Aids Intervention Team in L.A. Genre magazine named him one of the Top 21 Tastemakers and “Most Important Movers and Shakers” in America in June 2007. To learn more about him, visit his website.

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