When I was a kid I thought your 20s were supposed to be fun, not filled with perpetual anxiety about financial stability and constantly feeling like an unaccomplished piece of shit.
That’s because it was fun for baby boomers and they basically gave us this impression it would always be like that, but then they ruined the economy.
When I hear myself speak French, I look at myself differently. Certain aspects will feel closer to the way I feel or the way I am and others won’t. I like that—to tour different sides of yourself. I often find when looking at people who are comfortable in many languages, they’re more comfortable talking about emotional stuff in a certain language or political stuff in another and that’s really interesting, how people relate to those languages. Francois Arnaud for Interview Magazine (via iraplastic)
We have, but no worries, we love books and could talk about them forever! So here’s the list we came up with last time to start us off: http://mahabharat-katha.tumblr.com/post/82647013880
Among those is the Krishnavatar series by K. M. Munshi, one of the best overall depictions of Krishna’s life to ever exist in literature. It’s humanized and skips all the miracles to focus on his thinking, his influence, his relationship-building, etc. Other great, reliable portrayals of Krishna’s life exist in Shivaji Savant’s Yugandhar and Narendra Kohli’s Mahasamar, but both of those are a little harder to find in English. Ramesh Menon’s Mahabharat is authentic and well-written, but not exclusively Krishna’s POV (and I would NOT recommend his book “The Blue God” that actually is focused on Krishna).
Other recommendations - Yajnaseni by Pratibha Ray for a lovely portrayal of Draupadi, anything you can find by Narendra Kohli (esp. his Ramayan, Abhyudaya), Ashok Banker’s Krishna Coriolis series (this is not the one to read for authenticity, but he has a fun imagination and the basic concepts are left intact).
If you manage to get a hold of any of these, do let us know how you liked them!
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"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….
First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”
But here is what I think you should know.
You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.
You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.
You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).
You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.
In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.
In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”Libby Anne (via newwavenova)