And even though I live in India,a lot of textbooks we read in primary school gave an Eurocentric account of History.I never understood what they meant by Columbus discovering America or Vasco da Gama discovering India.The lands were already known,and inhabited by people.What these “discoveries” meant was that these lands became known to Europe,and Europe prepared to exploit these.Was being known to Europe a validation of America’s existence?I was made to read textbooks which glorified Columbus in fifth grade-looking back I realise how absolutely
shameful his actions were.
I just don’t get it. I don’t think that it’s possible because for most (if not all) atheists, the reason why we become atheists is because we start investigating “the other side” of our religious brainwashing.
I honestly have to wonder if any feminists out there have had the guts to examine what…
"Allen Ginsberg liked Calcutta best,because it was a city which honoured poetry and where poets were worshipped like minor gods.It was also here that he made his most lasting friendships with the great Bengali poets Sunil Gangopadhyay and Shakti Chatterjee."-Deborah Baker
Something very satisfying about knowing your favourite poets were friends.
Exploring North Ossetia with @itsbaaat
“I do not post just beautiful photos of nature,” Russia Instagrammer Batraz Butaev (@itsbaaat) explains of his love for the inspiring natural beauty of the North Ossetia region. “I share my memories of the most important moments spent with my friends in my favorite places, such as the snow-covered mountains, deep forests, mountain roads and waterfalls.” Following Baltraz’s lead, the local Instagram community has also starting using the #exploringossetia hashtag to share their own picturesque photos of the area. As he explains, “I wanted to have a common gallery with my friends, showing how beautiful nature is in the North Ossetia region.”
Even as I watch the world fall apart around me,even as I helplessly watch children being slaughtered and humanity falling apart…I truly believe this.
Don’t get me wrong,I’m not Gandhian by any means.But we will be emancipated only when there is-in the words of Tagore-not merely external conformity but an internal union of hearts.
I look forward to the day when we identify as children of this world before anything else-before a nationality,race or religion.
#WorldPeace #TheBeatles #CallMeASentimentalist #idgaf #FreePalestine
"It"s not for money and favour that we kneel before our work from morning to evening,continuing by candlelight through the night to the point of blindness and sacrifice ourselves for pictures and books,it’s to escape the prattle of others,to escape the community,but in contrast to this passion to create,we also want those we’ve forsaken to see and appreciate the inspired pictures we’ve made"
#Quote #True #Art #Books #OrhanPamuk #MyNameIsRed #Istanbul #Turkey #Writers #HistoricalFiction
And it’s rainiingg
#rain #nature #landscape #india #kolkata #photography