1. explore-blog:

A truly spectacular read on the art of solitude, increasingly misunderstood and rare in our age of compulsive connectivity.

    explore-blog:

    A truly spectacular read on the art of solitude, increasingly misunderstood and rare in our age of compulsive connectivity.

    Reblogged from: thismightwork
  2. The pitter patter of a shyly receding monsoon, greeted me as I stepped out from the airport. Loud hoardings screamed the divinity of the state of Kerala, my homeland. Everywhere I looked people were scrambling about in distracted joy, for it was party time in the toddy loving, communism touting Indian state; it was time for Onam…..

    - Ramya Menon (God’s Own Feast-ival!)

    Reblogged from: pseudoingenue
  3. Reblogged from: psliterary
  4. politicsprose:

    How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?

    Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.

    Via Electric Lit.

    Reblogged from: emohelel-why
    • Socialism: You have 2 cows and you give one to your neighbor.
    • Communism: You have 2 cows; the Government takes both and gives you some milk.
    • Fascism: You have 2 cows; the Government takes both and sells you some milk.
    • Nazism: You have 2 cows; the Government takes both and shoots you.
    • Bureaucratism: You have 2 cows; the Government takes both, shoots one, milks the other and throws the milk away..
    • Traditional Capitalism: You have 2 cows. You sell one and buy a bull. You herd multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income.
    • An American Corporation: You have 2 cows. You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows. Later, you hire a consultant to analyze why the cow dropped dead.
    • An Indian Corporation: You have 2 cows. By the time you figure out who to milk them and manage to get somebody to do it they are dead and buried. You then blame the suppliers for selling substandard cows.
    • A French Corporation: You have 2 cows. You go on strike because you want three cows.
    • Japanese Corporation: You have 2 cows. You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. You then create a clever cow cartoon image called Cowkimon and market them Worldwide.
    • An Italian Corporation: You have 2 cows, but you don’t know where they are. You break for lunch.
    • A Swiss Corporation: You have 5000 cows. None of which belong to you. You charge others for storing them.
    • Chinese Corporation: You have 2 cows. You have 300 people milking them. You claim full employment, high bovine productivity, and arrest the newsman who reported the numbers.
    • An Iraqi Corporation: Everyone thinks you have lots of cows. You tell them that you have none. No one believes you and they bomb your arse. You still have no cows, but at least now you are part of a Democracy…….
    • Counter Culture: 'Wow, dig it, like there's these 2 cows, man, grazing in the hemp field. You gotta have some of this milk!'
    • Surrealism: You have two giraffes. The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.
    • Apathyologism: You have 2 cows. You do not care.
    • Fatalist: You have 2 doomed cows…
    • Atheism: You have 2 cows. There is no God.
    • A West-Country Corporation: You have 2 cows. That one on the left is kinda cute.
    • A Brazilian Corporation: You have 2 cows. You pay taxes for 6 cows. You have to sell one cow in order to pay the taxes. Your remaining cow gets sick and dies while waiting for availability in the public vet hospital.
    • Russia: You have two cows. Since they are both female, if you happen to keep them in the same stable you will pay a 5,000 rouble fine for homosexual propaganda.
    • PETA: You have two cows. You kill them both. You then use naked women to convince other people that killing cows is wrong.
    • Moffat: You have two cows. Both of them are your daughters time traveling from the past where they had a brief love affair with Da Vinci making you the rightful Queen of England. As you assume the throne, you throw them off a building.
    • Sherlock: You have two cows. You manage to convince people that one cow murdered the other using calculated analysis of the field in which you found the two cows
    • Supernatural: You have two cows, one of them has an aversion to salt. That one is possessed by a demon.
    • Hussie: You have 2 cows. You ask for another one. Instead of getting just 1 cow, you get 2,485,506 cows.
    • Romney: You have 2 cows. You are not the president of the united states.
    • Once-ler: You have 1 cow. Everyone decides to make 5 different versions of that cow.
    • Old Spice: You have 2 cows. The cows are now diamonds. I’m on a horse.
    • An Irish Corporation: You have a million cows because they’re everywhere
    • Tumblr: You have 2 cows. You ship them together and make GIF posts screaming about how much you love your cows, but they should stop existing because they are so perfect.
    • Also Tumblr: I give you a hamburger.
    • Cows: The shit you go through.
    • This post: Started off as a post that explained different goverments but then everything changed when the fire nation attacked
  5. In the lingering moments before you die, your body releases DMT. The same drug that makes you dream. The same drug found in every living being. It is not an evolutionary trick to make you survive. Your body is choosing to release this drug now because it believes your fate is too grim for you to comprehend. So you dream. You dream that everything will be fine. you dream that nothing happened. It’s in this moment that your body sits across from you. It tells you ‘looks like we’re not gonna make it this time’. It shares a cigarette with you as you recollect the past before soon parting ways back to the atomic ether. Your body does this because it loves you. You have never met anyone like your body. It has been with you every day, good or bad. It’s even kept a journal of your life carved in scars.
    Joe Rogan (via nautilaceae)
    Reblogged from: braiyaevangeline
  6. umm-huraira:


This is someone dying while having an MRI scan. Before youdie, your brain releases tons and tons of endorphins that make you feel a range of emotions. Tragically beautiful.

SubhanAllah..

Transcendence.

    umm-huraira:

    This is someone dying while having an MRI scan. Before you
    die, your brain releases tons and tons of endorphins that make you feel a range of emotions. Tragically beautiful.

    SubhanAllah..

    Transcendence.

    Reblogged from: ohpriya
  7. huffpostarts:

    HANGING WITH THE GIRL-KINGS OF INDIA

    Reblogged from: huffingtonpost
  8. iheartmyart:

    Seoul-based digital artist and sculptor Kyuin Shim explores complex themes through his distorted visions of the human body. With a mastery of constructing sculptures and realistic, digital 3D renderings, the Korean artist creates monochromatic, mannequin-like figures whose forms are transformed in fascinating, sometimes unsettling, ways.

    1. Black Black series, 2014
      The original title of this work is “흑흑”. This title has two meaning. Black and sound of crying.
    2. Bowl series, 2014, digital rendering
    3. Small Place, 2014, digital rendering

    (via mymodernmet)

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    See more Kyuin Shim on iheartmyart.
    See more illustration on iheartmyart.

    Reblogged from: iheartmyart
  9. keralaatheart:

Manju Warrier & Dance

Love her acting. And her eyes……

    keralaatheart:

    Manju Warrier & Dance

    Love her acting. And her eyes……

    Reblogged from: her-indian-soul
  10. thekhooll:

    1620 Studio

    Can’t scroll down without reblogging this.

    Reblogged from: thekhooll
  11. Self-confidence is great, but not at the expense of considering others. A survey of high-school students that has been repeated for the past 60 years presents a startling picture. In 1950, 12 percent of students agreed with the statement, “I am a very important person.” By 1990 that had risen to 80 percent. Other scholars have found that student scores on an index of empathy have been going down over the same period. Moreover, recent research in cognitive science suggests that media overload (often implicated in iCreativity) may reduce compassion, empathy, moral reasoning, and tolerance. For many young people, if they cannot insert themselves into an experience—capture it in what some observers call “life-catching”—and share it online with friends, then it is not worth the effort.
    Reblogged from: infoneer-pulse
  12. therumpus:

Corrections by Grant Snider

    therumpus:

    Corrections by Grant Snider

    Reblogged from: therumpus
  13. yukar1meena:

Masala Vada

Oh Yeah!! This stuff is called ParippuVada in Kerala. Take two of these and a hot cup of tea… You’ll wish for nothing better after…..

    yukar1meena:

    Masala Vada

    Oh Yeah!! This stuff is called ParippuVada in Kerala. Take two of these and a hot cup of tea… You’ll wish for nothing better after…..

    Reblogged from: ohpriya
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