When he dreams, he dreams of flawless escape.

highfashionpakistan:

Pakistani Fashion at Lakme Fashion Week!

  1. Zara Shahjahan: Zara always manages to bring out the girly girl in me. She lives up to her fun, flirty and feminine sense of style. No one does florals better than Zara Shahjahan. Here she incorporates vintage florals with traditional embellishments.

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3 hours ago

html-wings:

canadian television is so embarrassing oh god

html-wings:

canadian television is so embarrassing oh god

3 hours ago

No I have not read Ms. Roy’s essay. I have even very consciously avoided reading her quotes from the essay put up by my various Dalit friends on FB, ripping her essay apart. I will read her but not so early. Will read her at my own pace. I do not miss anything on caste, whatever I could lay my hand on. Have even read Subramanian Swamy’s ‘introduction’ of Ambedkar for his followers with great relish. So will read her too for sure.

I do not want to lose my focus here, do not want to fall in the trap laid by her various promoters who are very arrogantly suggesting to me to ‘first read her essay and then prove whether she has done justice to Ambedkar or not’ on how wrong I am calling her as anti-dalit.

In none of my rants I suggested that it is about her essay actually. I do not care what she has written on Ambedkar or on anything else she wrote about in her essay. My rants are about something else. My rants are about what she actually represents before us, not as a person, but as someone who gets two national magazines simultaneously to provide her ample space - to talk about her essay, about caste, about dalits, about Ambedkar - which is so cruelly denied to us, is shut for ever. Not even Ambedkar could ever breach it, till he got discovered by people like Ms Roy.

Anoop Kumar, Resisting a Messiah  (via pyotra)

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3 hours ago

In Delhi, the convention of African slaves being given positions at court reached its dramatic climax in 1240 when Razia — the city’s first and only female sultan — was deposed for having an affair with her Ethiopian slave minister, Yaqut.

Razia, herself the product of a Turkish slave dynasty, was an unusual woman who refused to marry, wore ‘manly garb’, and rode a horse, all which shocked the conservative clergy. It was her extramarital affair with an African slave, though, which led to her deposition. Africans could hold places of honour, but there was a line beyond which they were not allowed to tread. Yaqut was executed.

Nevertheless, after Yaqut there were many more African slave rulers in India. A fourteenth-century Sultan of Delhi had a black vizier who was elected governor in eastern India. The governor’s adopted black son then became an independent ruler who struck his own coinage. Throughout the fifteenth century there were black slave soldiers all over India, from the Deccan to Bengal. Two hundred years later, the Portuguese soldier Joao de Castro noted that Ethiopian soldiers were proverbially reliable throughout the country, and that Indian armies were always commanded by Africans. In the early seventeenth century, Malik Ambar, a slave from Ethiopia, grew so powerful in south-central India that he assembled his own army and successfully defeated the Mughal emperor Akbar’s attempt to take over the region. And in 1858, when the British besieged mutinous Lucknow, they found themselves being fired upon by the Nawab’s richly dressed African eunuchs, whose ‘skill, as marksmen’, wrote William Russell, war correspondent for The Times, ‘caused us great loss.’

Alice Albinia, Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River (via fuckyeahsouthasia)

(Source: simhasanam, via fuckyeahsouthasia)

20 hours ago

Hmmm, might be worth trying? #buick6 #wuwednesday #dtes #restaurant #poutine #wutang

Hmmm, might be worth trying? #buick6 #wuwednesday #dtes #restaurant #poutine #wutang

1 day ago

Garden fresh! #strawberries #garden #fruits #summer

Garden fresh! #strawberries #garden #fruits #summer

1 day ago

thesassylorax:

theunithasasoul:

amazingavengers:

beifag:

k1mkardashian:

girls think having a period sucks but try having to fix your penis discreetly through your pocket 

having the insides of your organs shed and come out through your genitals does not compare to having displaced balls sorry

none of you can do it discreetly anyways

we see you

everyone sees you

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1 day ago