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eastiseverywhere:

Sketches of the Chinese pagoda in Nagapattinam
India, Tamil Nadu (1846)
From here
This here was a Chinese-commissioned “pagoda”, probably built around the 600s or 700s for Buddhist travellers. It was demolished during British rule in 1847. 
It’s evidence of the fantastic legacy of the Chola Empire (300s BCE–1279 CE), based in southern India, renowned for its vast networks of trade. Nagapattinam was their gateway port to the East in those times - a Javanese king also built a monastery there in the 1000s.
I mean yeah, the Mughals were nice, but let’s not forget the other cool stuff that happened in the subcontinent…

This is brilliant and absolutely marvelous. 
If at all proof was needed of Tamil Nadu’s rich history, this is it. 

eastiseverywhere:

Sketches of the Chinese pagoda in Nagapattinam

India, Tamil Nadu (1846)

From here

This here was a Chinese-commissioned “pagoda”, probably built around the 600s or 700s for Buddhist travellers. It was demolished during British rule in 1847.

It’s evidence of the fantastic legacy of the Chola Empire (300s BCE–1279 CE), based in southern India, renowned for its vast networks of trade. Nagapattinam was their gateway port to the East in those times - a Javanese king also built a monastery there in the 1000s.

I mean yeah, the Mughals were nice, but let’s not forget the other cool stuff that happened in the subcontinent…

This is brilliant and absolutely marvelous. 

If at all proof was needed of Tamil Nadu’s rich history, this is it. 

Madras 375

So suddenly everyone is celebrating Madras?

All the new videos and songs and anthems to Madras fail to get their mix right. Madras isn’t just strawberry pink, cotton-candy fluff. There’s to Madras as much exhilaration as is desperation. As much despondency, reflection as there is pride. Madras isn’t just an anthem. I have loved Madras. I will love Madras. Even now, in my moment of crisis and desperation, I love Madras. I shall not, however air brush its flaws. It’s not the best city to work in. It’s not the easiest place to fall in love with. It’s not pink coloured glasses. Madras isn’t everybody’s idea of a good city. What it is, and will always be for me, a muse and a frustration, a love and a despair.

(Originally tweeted here: https://twitter.com/Ravages)

"When you’re a trans woman you are made to walk this very fine line, where if you act feminine you are accused of being a parody and if you act masculine, it is seen as a sign of your true male identity. And if you act sweet and demure, you’re accused of reinforcing patriarchal ideas of female passivity, but if you stand up for your own rights and make your voice heard, then you are dismissed as wielding male privilege and entitlement. We trans women are made to teeter on this tightrope, not because we are transsexuals, but because we are women. This is the same double bind that forces teenage girls to negotiate their way between virgin and whore, that forces female politicians and business women to be agressive without being seen as a bitch, and to be feminine enough not to emasculate their alpha male colleagues, without being so girly as to undermine their own authority."

Julia Serano, Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, p 28-9 (via bisexual-books)

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"I am not a graceful person. I am not a Sunday morning or a Friday sunset. I am a Tuesday 2 a.m., gunshots muffled by a few city blocks, I am a broken window during February. My bones crack on a nightly basis. I fall from elegance with a dull thud, and I apologize for my awkward sadness. I sometimes believe that I don’t belong around people, that I belong to all the leap days that didn’t happen. The way light and darkness mix under my skin has become a storm. You don’t see the lightning, but you hear the echoes."

Anna Peters (via hedona)

thepeopleofsingapore:

"I’m Chinese but I was adopted and raised by an Indian family. So I grew up speaking Tamil. I never learned to speak Chinese.
Then when I was 30, a 3rd party arranged a reunion with my birth family: I found out I had 4 brothers and a sister. After that, I always stayed in contact with my other family. My husband is Tamil and we now have children and grand-children. But my Chinese family always join us for celebrations - like Deepavali. And we also join them. We have stayed close.”

This is a lovely story. 

thepeopleofsingapore:

"I’m Chinese but I was adopted and raised by an Indian family. So I grew up speaking Tamil. I never learned to speak Chinese.

Then when I was 30, a 3rd party arranged a reunion with my birth family: I found out I had 4 brothers and a sister. After that, I always stayed in contact with my other family. My husband is Tamil and we now have children and grand-children. But my Chinese family always join us for celebrations - like Deepavali. And we also join them. We have stayed close.”

This is a lovely story. 

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televisual:

So someone just posted this to my friend’s Facebook timeline:

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It’s a cheesy pickup line.
I refuse to even deal with how I feel about this.

sunnysgy:

Inspired by Zuzanna Bijoch for Roberto Cavalli SS 2013

For a minute, I thought it was a Molee kind of re-interpretation of Murugan

She could be a feminine Murugan, the Goddess of War.

(Source: sunnygu.com)

"Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life…You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should be just friends’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love."

Neil Gaiman (via Adriana Tan)

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mrpilotkc:

Too awesome to not reblog.

That’s interesting. I’ve never heard of Demisexuality before @_@

I’m demisexual….. nice to know you’ve never heard of me.

Y’all need to be informed!

Yes people need to be informed that is the point of this post. 

Pansexual demi-panromantic

How ya’ doing =7=/

Can I wear all of them at once for ultimate confusion?

Why not? sexual fluidity :P

I am a Pansexual Demisexual Transgirl. 

(Source: asexual-not-a-sexual)