Monday, March 17, 2014

two-browngirls:

TWO-BROWNGIRLS : TWO-FAITHS

While both of us were studying at University, we came across this post by Dora Dalila,which inspired us to think about how our own friendship stretches across two faiths. 

Centuries of tension have existed between Muslims and Sikhs; whether we look at Mughal history, 20th Century partition or even modern day media headlines, there seems to be a constant fuel added to the fire between both of our religious communities.

Throughout University we both started to look deeper into our own faiths and had endless discussions with each other about God, religion etc. Through this dialogue we learnt how our faiths are clearly unique but also how they share numerous similarities too.

 We don’t agree on everything, but our mutual respect for each other’s opinion proves the possibility of sharing a strong bond with someone who holds different beliefs. It also taught us the importance of a fresh perspective on what religion and spirituality really is.

Remember: We are not undermining or dismissing the shared history of bloodshed between Sikhs and Muslims. But its important we do not let this history prevent a healthy dialogue between both of our communities. This will allow us to tackle existing issues much better than if we are constantly working against each-other, fuelling hatred and racism.

We hope you enjoy this little photo-set that shows that we may do things differently, but ultimately we’re the same.

 - A&S x 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

whatiloveaboutbeingqueer:

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BEING QUEER IS A LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST!

Huge thank you to all of YOU who have contributed to this project. This truly wouldn’t be possible without all of your beautiful words!

Monday, March 3, 2014

troubledstateside:

Jared Leto receives an Oscar for portraying a trans woman while trans women receive shame and violence for being trans women. 

(Source: beneathmedicinetree)

Thursday, February 27, 2014
luckypeach:

CORRECTION: Lucky Peach apologizes for the erroneous entry that editor Peter Meehan penned in the Street Food issue about New York hot dogs, in which he may or may not have called them “gross.” Reader Rehaan Anjaria’s letter points out his mistakes and notes, correctly, “Hot dogs are always good. Everywhere!”

This just made my day

luckypeach:

CORRECTION: Lucky Peach apologizes for the erroneous entry that editor Peter Meehan penned in the Street Food issue about New York hot dogs, in which he may or may not have called them “gross.” Reader Rehaan Anjaria’s letter points out his mistakes and notes, correctly, “Hot dogs are always good. Everywhere!

This just made my day
Friday, February 14, 2014
warningshots:

Yaaaaassss!!!!

warningshots:

Yaaaaassss!!!!

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radicalheart82:

pureintoxication:

yasserkhan:

collections that are raw as fuck ➝ shantanu & nikhil, india bridal fashion week 2013

I need every single one of these in my wardrobe

In love

Want!

(Source: vincecarters)

Monday, February 3, 2014
someone can be madly in love with you and still not be ready. they can love you in a way you have never been loved and still not join you on the bridge. and whatever their reasons you must leave. because you never ever have to inspire anyone to meet you on the bridge. you never ever have to convince someone to do the work to be ready. there is more extraordinary love, more love that you have never seen, out here in this wide and wild universe. and there is the love that will be ready. nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)
Sunday, August 25, 2013
howtobeterrell:

My baby daddy

howtobeterrell:

My baby daddy

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Monday, June 10, 2013
waveofeuphoriaa:

The decision to carve Pakistan from India in 1947 led to the migration of around 15 million people across the newly-formed border. Millions of Hindus and Sikhs fled south while many of India’s Muslims headed to Pakistan, a migration that was fraught with religious violence. This dampened the jubilation that came with independence from British rule on Aug. 15, 1947.
Many of the refugees who left Pakistan found a new home in Delhi. Between 1941 and 1951, the city’s population nearly doubled to around 1.7 million people.
This influx of people redefined the city’s topography and its commercial life. New neighborhoods were built to house them, giving rise to most of what is present-day south and west Delhi. Having left their jobs and most of their belongings behind, the refugees who came to Delhi had to start from scratch. Many went on to build thriving businesses.
As part of our series on 100 years of New Delhi, India Real Time brings you the stories of two refugees-turned-entrepreneurs.
The first is Balraj Bahri Malhotra, the founder and owner of Bahrisons Bookshop in Khan Market, one of Delhi’s best-stocked bookshops. Mr. Malhotra, who is now 84, moved to Delhi from a small Pakistani town when he was a teenager. Now Bahrisons Bookshop has three branches and his son Anuj runs the shop.  Here is his story. Edited excerpts.
My family came from a small town in Pakistan called Malakwal. I was 19 years old when we moved to Delhi after Partition.
Partition was painful and we witnessed the worst atrocities. We had to leave our ancestral home before Aug. 15, 1947. Riots began, forcing us to take refuge in a local police station for a few days. A cotton factory had been set up as a temporary camp for the fleeing Hindus. We stayed there for almost 10 days. (More…)


My favourite Delhi bookstore! Ask the staff for Indian lesbian stuff and they’ll produce in minutes!!!

waveofeuphoriaa:

The decision to carve Pakistan from India in 1947 led to the migration of around 15 million people across the newly-formed border. Millions of Hindus and Sikhs fled south while many of India’s Muslims headed to Pakistan, a migration that was fraught with religious violence. This dampened the jubilation that came with independence from British rule on Aug. 15, 1947.

Many of the refugees who left Pakistan found a new home in Delhi. Between 1941 and 1951, the city’s population nearly doubled to around 1.7 million people.

This influx of people redefined the city’s topography and its commercial life. New neighborhoods were built to house them, giving rise to most of what is present-day south and west Delhi. Having left their jobs and most of their belongings behind, the refugees who came to Delhi had to start from scratch. Many went on to build thriving businesses.

As part of our series on 100 years of New Delhi, India Real Time brings you the stories of two refugees-turned-entrepreneurs.

The first is Balraj Bahri Malhotra, the founder and owner of Bahrisons Bookshop in Khan Market, one of Delhi’s best-stocked bookshops. Mr. Malhotra, who is now 84, moved to Delhi from a small Pakistani town when he was a teenager. Now Bahrisons Bookshop has three branches and his son Anuj runs the shop.  Here is his story. Edited excerpts.

My family came from a small town in Pakistan called Malakwal. I was 19 years old when we moved to Delhi after Partition.

Partition was painful and we witnessed the worst atrocities. We had to leave our ancestral home before Aug. 15, 1947. Riots began, forcing us to take refuge in a local police station for a few days. A cotton factory had been set up as a temporary camp for the fleeing Hindus. We stayed there for almost 10 days. (More…)

My favourite Delhi bookstore! Ask the staff for Indian lesbian stuff and they’ll produce in minutes!!!

beyoncearthistory:

Frida Kahlo, “Self Portrait with Monkey” / Beyonce, “Bonnie and Clyde”
Credit: Jackie O.

beyoncearthistory:

Frida Kahlo, “Self Portrait with Monkey” / Beyonce, “Bonnie and Clyde”

Credit: Jackie O.