ungloom (y)our heart balloon with this chewy amalgam of semiotic bubblegum

November 16, 2012 12:00 pm

trailer for what looks to be an awesome documentary about a community of artists in India

July 11, 2011 9:06 pm March 28, 2010 2:18 pm
philosophy talk podcast - akeel bilgrami on Gandhi

Columbia University philosophy professor talks about Gandhi’s philosophies on non-violence. I appreciate the idea that truth is not a matter of cognition, but a matter of practical engagement. Also I like when bilgrami clarifies Gandhi’s convictions on communal and decentralized power and the notion that certain institutions are inherently violent, such as the corporation.

February 15, 2010 4:46 pm
Junaid:  it is called holithe celebration of springand they throw pigment at each othereveryone just frolics in color

Junaid:  it is called holi
the celebration of spring
and they throw pigment at each other
everyone just frolics in color

November 23, 2009 3:42 pm
"In the first century AD, the slippery shores of the major rivers were tamed by the construction of ghats, long, shallow sets of stairs and landings. The same approach was applied to the construction of a new kind of well…Among the largest, if not the largest, and perhaps the most visually spectacular stepwells, Chand Baori is a deep four sided structure with an immense temple on one face. 3500 Escher-esqe terraced steps march down the other three sides 13 stories to a depth of 100 feet. The construction dates to the tenth century, and is dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness."
from Atlas Obscura (thanks Alex)

"In the first century AD, the slippery shores of the major rivers were tamed by the construction of ghats, long, shallow sets of stairs and landings. The same approach was applied to the construction of a new kind of well…Among the largest, if not the largest, and perhaps the most visually spectacular stepwells, Chand Baori is a deep four sided structure with an immense temple on one face. 3500 Escher-esqe terraced steps march down the other three sides 13 stories to a depth of 100 feet. The construction dates to the tenth century, and is dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness."

from Atlas Obscura (thanks Alex)

September 21, 2009 12:59 pm
Evidence of Mr Raju’s success could clearly be seen on 30 August, when he organised 300,000 villagers from over 7,500 villages in northern Bihar to engage in a mass tree planting ceremony. In doing so the agriculture graduate from Bangalore has provided “sustainable employment” to people living below the poverty line in Bihar.

Evidence of Mr Raju’s success could clearly be seen on 30 August, when he organised 300,000 villagers from over 7,500 villages in northern Bihar to engage in a mass tree planting ceremony. In doing so the agriculture graduate from Bangalore has provided “sustainable employment” to people living below the poverty line in Bihar.