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ٹمبلر کی نور جہاں




I’ll be honest with you. I hate war in all its forms: physical, psychological, spiritual, emotional, environmental. I hate war, and I hate having to struggle…I wish I had been born into a world where it’s unnecessary. This context of struggle and being a warrior and being a struggler has been forced on me by oppression. Otherwise I would be a sculptor, or a gardener, a carpenter…I would be free to be so much more. I guess part of me or a part of who I am, a part of what I do is being a warrior, a reluctant warrior, a reluctant struggler. But I do it because I’m committed to life. We can’t avoid it, we can’t run away from it, because to do that is to be cowardice. To do that is to be subservient to devils, subservient to evil. And so that the only way to live on this planet with any human dignity at the moment is to struggle.

— Assata Shakur

(Source: nuanced-subversion, via dialecticsof)

September 2014     1:54 am     310 notes

untrustyou:

Neels Castillon

22 September 2014     1:53 am     725 notes

No, I think it’s quite unrealistic to expect what we call Bollywood or—I don’t think we should restrict ourselves when we’re talking about 100 years of cinema, we shouldn’t be talking only about Bollywood because after all there’s the Tamil cinema, and there’s Malayalam cinema and so on. But I think what unites all of them when we speak of their genre of filmmaking is that it’s commercial cinema. And I think to have expectations of a certain sort of—of any kind of politics, especially radical politics, coming out of a system which is essentially constructed around money, I think its an unrealistic assumption. I think that it’s something which will never be fulfilled. After all, if we look at America and you look at Hollywood, there are films that question the status quo in America, but they don’t come out of the studio system, because that studio system is like Bollywood, it’s all about money its about somebody is going to invest money. Now the sum of money may not be a hundred crore like in a big feature film, it could be five crore, but who is going to give you five crore and not expect returns. So I think the key to understanding commercial cinema whether it’s out of Bollywood or Chennai or Thiruvananthapuram or Kolkata, is that it’s essentially about money. And I think there was a brief period in the ’70s and ’80s when, what used to be called the Film Finance Corporation and later the National Film Development Corporation, tried to slip in and support what was called alternative cinema. It was an interesting experiment but doomed to fail because, you know, here you had films that were meant to push the boundaries of what we are talking about, they were meant to take on themes of the countryside, of what was happening in villages, but it was funded by the government! The government was happy to give a little bit of money to allow those films to be made, but they put nothing into the distribution of those films—and I’m not surprised because some of those films were, in their own way, quite radical in their questioning of what was going on. So whether it’s Bollywood commercial cinema or it’s a state supported alternative cinema, I think that it would be very very naive to expect them to actually produce anything which questions the status quo—which is I think when we are talking about political cinema, that’s what we are talking about, films that actually question things, and that’s not going to happen.

— ALTERNATIVE SPACE FOR FILMS OF RESISTANCE IN BOLLYWOOD, Sanjay Kak on 100 Years of Cinema (via dhrupad)

(via azaadi)

September 2014     1:53 am     74 notes

Awari - Ek Villain

(Source: kameenah, via sapanaa)

22 September 2014     1:43 am     316 notes

Producing Malala as the exception is a technique of power. Exception proceeds by individualizing and abstracting her from the local environment and cultures, and connecting her positive attributes to another source, such as her formal education, desire for success, and ambition. Her courage is, then, not read as grounded in local cultural practices that valorize social justice. Instead, she is positioned as a singular force against local customs and cultural elements. Marking Malala as the exception sustains the trope of the “oppressed Muslim girls” against which the concept of “empowered girls” is maintained. The discourse on empowered girls, thus, rearticulates Malala in its own terms, and distances her from other Muslim girls. She is made simultaneously to stand in for, represent and symbolize the oppressed Muslim girls, and positioned as the empowered girl who is not one of them. It denies other Muslim girls similar forms of empowered subjectivities. More importantly, it sustains the façade of Islam as an oppressive religion, making interventions—such as through universal education of girls, or empowerment projects—necessary and even ethically imperative

(Source: kawrage)

22 September 2014     1:20 am     68 notes

isao-takeda:

2014年9月20日 兵庫県立フラワーセンター 兵庫県加西市

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dongai:

Stylenanda 3 Concept Eyes

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ramsleela:

“brown babe supermacy" - a playlist
just a little collection of bollywood songs that make you feel like the most sexiest brown babe alive and puts you in a great dance mood. [listen]

1.asalaam e ishqum-gunday 2.chikni chameli-agneepath 3.desi girl-dostana 4.dilli wali girlfriend-yeh jawaani hai deewani 5.fevicol se-dabangg 2 6.ghagra-yeh jawaani hai deewani 7.kajra re-bunty aur babli 8.kamli-dhoom 3 9.lal dupatta-mujhse shaadi karogi 10.love mera hit hit-billu barber 11.mehboob mere-fiza 12.munni badnam hui- dabangg 13.radha-student of the year 14.second hand jawani-cocktail 15.sheila ki jawani-tees maar khan

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I’m supposed to be studying but I don’t feel motivated at all :( so tired. Don’t want to start my week like this tbh

21 September 2014     11:12 pm     8 notes

s.t.