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Acid attack survivors in India model new clothing range for powerful photoshoot

Survivors of acid attacks in India have become the face of a new clothing range designed by a woman who had acid thrown in her face while she was asleep four years ago.Delhi-based designer Rupa and her friends Rita, Sonam, Laxmi and Chanchal modelled the clothes from her new range, Rupa Designs, for photographer Rahul Saharan.

Rupa suffered extensive injuries when her stepmother threw acid in her face while she was sleeping in 2008.

She was allegedly left without any medical aid for six hours before her uncle found her and transported her to hospital, where she underwent eleven operations and spent three months being cared for.

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humansofnewyork:

“It’s been tough in law school. Cause you know, I grew up around here, and I’ve still got some of that ghettoness in me. I talk a little different. I came up with this sort of nonchalant attitude, and now I’m competing with a bunch of private school kids that are ruthless. I’m supposed to read sixty pages a night, and I’m realizing that I don’t read as well as I thought I did. I realized that public school kids are just behind. I did horrible the first year. I almost folded. But I pulled it back together. I took a tough internship that summer and came back strong. Cause it’s destined to happen.”

humansofnewyork:

“It’s been tough in law school. Cause you know, I grew up around here, and I’ve still got some of that ghettoness in me. I talk a little different. I came up with this sort of nonchalant attitude, and now I’m competing with a bunch of private school kids that are ruthless. I’m supposed to read sixty pages a night, and I’m realizing that I don’t read as well as I thought I did. I realized that public school kids are just behind. I did horrible the first year. I almost folded. But I pulled it back together. I took a tough internship that summer and came back strong. Cause it’s destined to happen.”

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jadethemerman:

July 28th, 2014: Out and about in New York City

How problematic

im gonna fuckin throw up

Okay, okay calm down, people.

While you are all losing your mind over ‘cultural appropriation” of an Indian dress, nobody actually consulted THE INDIANS. 

In our country, if a foreigner wears an Indian saree, we actually appreciate it. It shows that the foreigner respects us enough to try our clothes. And the saree, mind you, is not a religious thing. Hindus can wear sarees, Muslims can wear sarees, Sikh’s can wear sarees, Jain’s can wear sarees and so on.

Like Americans have short dresses, compare that with sarees. Going to a party? Saree. Going to temple? Saree, and so on.

Some Indians wear it, some don’t. Some hate it and think its oppressing, some love embracing the unique style.

Point is, don’t hate on her for wearing this. Don’t hate on anyone for wearing sarees or any variations of sarees. We love to see others embracing our culture. Why do you think we open our gates to allow everyone to practice yoga and find spiritual meaning?

Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread.

I did not know this. That is really interesting to find out. Thanks for the information.

"Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread."

if anybody is trying to disrespect a culture, it would NOT be lady gaga ever.

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bohemianhomes:

Bohemian Homes;’ Bohemian Interior with Sitar

bohemianhomes:

Bohemian Homes;’ Bohemian Interior with Sitar

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historical-nonfiction:

Interesting facts about this populous and modernizing African nation
the country has over 250 ethnic groups, but three make up the majority: the Igbo (18%), Hausa-Fulani (29%), and Yoruba (21%)
"Nollywood" is the second-largest movie producer in the world, making 200 movies a week! (Bollywood is #1)
it is the most populous African nation and 7th in the world
the Portuguese reached Nigeria in 1472
but British imperialism that left the deeper mark — British conquest began in 1880 and reached the modern northern border in 1903
under the British, there was official segregation between “foreigners” and “Nigerians”
Yoruba and their bloodlines worldwide have the highest rate of twinning (having twins) in the world
the ”Aguda” is a specific population of repatriated Cuban and Brazilian slaves, which includes descendents of slaves who participated in the Brazilian “Great Revolt” of 1835

historical-nonfiction:

Interesting facts about this populous and modernizing African nation

  • the country has over 250 ethnic groups, but three make up the majority: the Igbo (18%), Hausa-Fulani (29%), and Yoruba (21%)
  • "Nollywood" is the second-largest movie producer in the world, making 200 movies a week! (Bollywood is #1)
  • it is the most populous African nation and 7th in the world
  • the Portuguese reached Nigeria in 1472
  • but British imperialism that left the deeper mark — British conquest began in 1880 and reached the modern northern border in 1903
  • under the British, there was official segregation between “foreigners” and “Nigerians”
  • Yoruba and their bloodlines worldwide have the highest rate of twinning (having twins) in the world
  • the ”Aguda” is a specific population of repatriated Cuban and Brazilian slaves, which includes descendents of slaves who participated in the Brazilian “Great Revolt” of 1835
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swagtron4000:

sorry sir, we don’t have the facilities for a cat scan, but we can certainly get you a lab report

swagtron4000:

sorry sir, we don’t have the facilities for a cat scan, but we can certainly get you a lab report

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transfolk:

when ur group of privileged friends are laughing about something terrible and offensive

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madelinelime:

When I was a kid I thought your 20s were supposed to be fun, not filled with perpetual anxiety about financial stability and constantly feeling like an unaccomplished piece of shit. 

That’s because it was fun for baby boomers and they basically gave us this impression it would always be like that, but then they ruined the economy.

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  • The US Government: We're not going to make it federally mandatory for people to get paid a wage they can actually live off of
  • The US Government: If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day
  • The US Government: And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem
  • The US Government: In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free
  • The US Government: If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education
  • The US Government: Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable
  • The US Government: And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job
  • The US Government: The parent who is working 16 hours a day
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