It's exactly what the description says it is. Aaloos = Potatoes (in Urdu). Just thought you should know.

 

If you spent your life concentrating on what everyone else thought of you, would you forget who you really were? What if the face you showed the world turned out to be a mask… with nothing beneath it?

Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes (via bookmania)

Sweet Child o’ Mine - Nescafe Basement

This is absolutely brilliant. You need to hear this.

doctorwho:

alicexz:

And the final in the set (for now) of my Doctor Who commissions from Big Chief Studios! Portrait of John Hurt’s (as of this moment, still mysterious) War Doctor, titled “The Lonely God,” officially approved by the BBC! Ref images were provided by them as well. Part of my official series, but as you can see has quite a different, darker feel than the others; I was going for an intense, fiery battlefield sort of thing. It’s the Night of the Doctor, after all.

Amazing.

doctorwho:

alicexz:

And the final in the set (for now) of my Doctor Who commissions from Big Chief Studios! Portrait of John Hurt’s (as of this moment, still mysterious) War Doctor, titled “The Lonely God,” officially approved by the BBC! Ref images were provided by them as well. Part of my official series, but as you can see has quite a different, darker feel than the others; I was going for an intense, fiery battlefield sort of thing. It’s the Night of the Doctor, after all.

Amazing.

Andalucía, 1614; Mecca, Possibly, 1615

shikayat:

Bosnia hit me hard, and for many reasons.  Helplessness.  Haplessness.  And the moral meaningfulness, or lack thereof, of it all.  When I took my first tour group to Srebrenica, I was fine as we walked through the battery factory, composed even as we watched the movie, but then it hit me, not incrementally but suddenly—like someone set off dynamite all across the weakest points of my mind.

Flooded with emotion.  Anger and rage.  I wanted, needed to punch someone.  But you can’t punch your tour group, can you?  And sobs, huge waves of grief that roiled me, that tossed and turned me, making me dizzy with tragedy.  I thought I might fall to the floor and just cry, and I had no idea I’d be so affected, or could be so affected.  So I left.  Even though I shouldn’t have.  I just walked, and walked, and walked.

One guy from our group did the same.  Walking, walking, walking.  He exited and went left.  We caught each other’s eyes and realized: There are no words for this moment.  I wandered to the prayer area, where I did ablution in the presence of some seven thousand tombstones, and I just fell to the marble, and did not know what I said, or how long I stayed, except that when I raised my head, there was my group, doing the same.

This is a poem for Bosnia, for Spain, for when prose fails and only poetry can try.

Andalucía, 1614; Mecca, Possibly, 1615

There must’ve been a last Muslim, meant to turn off the lights, 

Who took for Semitism’s stake a final fumbled step off Spanish soil.

            ‘Better,’ they said, ‘to love, to lose and to know,           
than to live in existential limbo.’

What the hell did they know?

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The Ancestor - Darlingside 

Absolutely brilliant. The song and the music video.

After traversing a jungle of foreign words, when a man finally reaches his mother tongue, his heart cries, “Finally, We are Home”.

After traversing a jungle of foreign words, when a man finally reaches his mother tongue, his heart cries, “Finally, We are Home”.

Shaukat Khanam Memorial Hospital

 

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Such funky melodies with such lyrics. Some of the numbers by RHCP are a treat to listen to

(Source: Spotify)

Just started watching this (after many attempts earlier. the first season is always a bit tough to get through. it was the same with the Office). Swanson all the way

Just started watching this (after many attempts earlier. the first season is always a bit tough to get through. it was the same with the Office). Swanson all the way