Anonymous: Do they have electricity in your country?


No, I built this computer out of a tree branch, a dead bug and a bunch of mud and I power it using the sun light a coconut and my own feces 

When a white teenager named Steve Lohner was stopped by the police last month and refused to show his ID after carrying a loaded shotgun on the streets of Aurora, Colorado (the same city where a mass murderer killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a packed movie theater in July 2012), the teen walked away with nothing but a citation. But when a 22-year-old black kid named John Crawford picked up a mere BB gun in a Walmart store in Dayton, Ohio last week, customers called the police, who then shot and killed him. Here lies a racial disparity that’s difficult for honest people to ignore. How can black people openly carry a real gun when we can’t even pick up a BB gun in a store without arousing suspicion? The answer in America is that the Second Amendment doesn’t really apply to black people.



These two are my main squeezes, my boos, by babies, my everything. Gaby, the one in the mega hot top bun and statement earring cuffs is my photographer. She paints me like one of those french ladies through the camera. Steph, the one in the super cute peachy pink scarf, is my director. She tells me how to be in BB photos. Without them, I’m nothing. Nothing, I tell you! 

So, we’ve been planning a group shoot with my main boos and this is it. 

wearing: Anj: f21 crop top, natasha necklace, zara shoes
Steph: f21 top, asos shoes, gap pants
Gaby: Gianni Bini jacket, tahari shoes

makeup: smashbox photo ready illuminating primer, bare minerals bareskin #15, hardcandy illuminator, nyx eyeshadow natural palette, nyx matte cream lipstain in san paulo, anastasia beverly hills eyebrow pomade in dark brown, nyx matte bronzer, sleek blusher in pumpkin pie & squash 

photographed by ashwin g.

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Some photos I took at the Peruvuḍaiyār Kōvil (dedicated to Shiva) in Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu this year.

To give a brief background on this UNESCO World Heritage monument; the construction of this temple was commissioned by the king Rājarāja Chōzhan I in 1002 AD, and it took eight years to complete. The temple was made from a total of 60000 tonnes of granite quarried 60km away from the site of construction, the granite being transported using thousands of elephants, boats and wooden logs. The granite was cut so that the sections could be slotted together, removing the need for any sort of cement.

The top of the vimāna (main tower of the temple) is capped with a monolithic piece of granite 66m above the ground weighing 80 tonnes. A sloped wooden ramp of 6km was used to place the monolith on top of the vimāna. All around the temple, there are sculptures depicting stories, dance, daily life, kings, gods, animals as well as inscriptions detailing the construction and history of the temple. To this day, the temple is still in regular use.

1. Entrance gate of the first outermost wall of the temple.
2. Entrance gate of the second innermost wall of the temple.
3. View of the temple from the second gate.
4. Panoramic view of the innermost complex.
5. View of the vimāna.
6. Panoramic view of the innermost complex.
7. Inscriptions in Old Tamil on the innermost wall.
8. Paintings on the innermost wall.
9. Sculpture depicting Rājarāja Chōzhan requesting the Buddhist monks who owned the land the temple is built on, for permission to build the temple.


this takes ten minutes to do: cut tomatoes and put them in a pot with some water and a bouillon fish cube (or veggie cube), put the heat on so it starts to boil. Then crack a couple of eggs into a small bowl and stir them until they are clear. Now; drip small amounts of the egg blend into the boiling water - they will stiffen into egg lumps (lumps that the chinese call egg flowers). The last thing you do is adding rice noodles into the soup with some chili pepper and wait until they are soft. You can also put some vinegar on it before you eat it, but not too much. :) 

EDIT: my friend Xin told me I should have fried the tomatoes in some oil first to make the colour of the soup more red, which is more typical for chinese ramen. Next time :)

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