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sandookchi: Zohra Sehgal, a South Asian actres…

sandookchi:

Zohra Sehgal, a South Asian actress par excellence, actually spoke multiple languages including Urdu, Hindi, English and German. She is one of the earliest international actresses who came from an aristocratic Muslim family in India. When her father insisted that she get married, she outright said, ‘I don’t want to get married,’  and announced that she might become a pilot. In 1917 she went to a boarding school in Lahore, after which, in 1930, she donned a burqa and set off for Europe by road — crossing Iran, Syria, Palestine and Egypt. She trained as a ballet dancer in Germany. Zohra was quite blunt when it came to expressing her opinions. She was an agnostic and defied all the stereotypes about a “Muslim girl from a traditional family”. She was unbelievably bold and confident and was known for her mischievous humor. She earned immense respect in British TV at a time when people were not accepting of ‘diversity’ and even the Asian roles were played by white people.

When she had first arrived in Britain, “it was such that if we were sitting in the bus, the British did not sit next to us. Unconsciously in the minds of white people, there was a hesitation”. She defied cultural norms once more when she married her Hindu student eight years younger than her. She never felt welcomed in Lahore, so she left half her family in Pakistan

after 1947 Partition

and settled in Delhi where she taught a theater group. She raised her children on her own when her husband committed suicide at a young age. She was literally unstoppable and appeared consistently in British TV series like The Jewel in Crown, Mind Your Language and Doctor Who. She has acted in myriad Bollywood films and performed across Japan, Egypt, Europe and the US. She was a classical dancer, choreographer, cinema, theater and television actress whose career spanned over 8 decades. She was awarded Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan, some of the highest civilian honors in India. She was a fighter all her life, she even defeated cancer.

On her 100th birthday she said, “I want an electric cremation. I don’t want any poems and fuss after that. And for heaven’s sake don’t bring back the ashes. Flush them down the toilet if the crematorium refuses to keep them. If they tell you that I am dead, I want you to give a big laugh".

Zohra aapa lived the life of a grand diva and passed away in 2014 at the age of 102.

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“Oh, my burqa was of lovely silk and I was so glad I made petticoats out of it!”

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Zohra with her husband Kameshwar Sehgal in 1945.

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“What actually makes brings out your beauty is the radiance of being content and you can only be content when you are employed in something you love.”

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“You see me now when I am old and ugly, in fact you should have seen me earlier — when I was young and ugly!”

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Zohra at her 100th birthday was quietly humming “Abhi To Main Jawan Hoon” (I am still young) by poet Hafeez Jullundhri, as she attacked the huge cake.

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“Life’s been tough but I’ve been tougher. I beat life at its own game”

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thehighpriestofreverseracism:

alex-panini43:

swarnpert:

british ppl be like……today is chewsday

American ppl be like…….is a school a shooting range

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the-dm-diet-steve:

suanpir:

jackscarab:

caw-caw-mothercluckers:

did-you-kno:

There’s a song that’s been proven
to reduce anxiety by 65%. It’s called
Weightless by Macaroni Union, and it
was specifically designed to slow your
heart rate, reduce blood pressure, and
lower cortisol levels. It’s so effective
that it’s dangerous to drive while
listening to it because it
can make you drowsy. Source Source 2 Source 3

YO O_O

I knew within seconds that I’d heard this before.

It was one of the first Tumblr posts I favorited.

Sound therapists and Manchester band Marconi Union compiled the song. Scientists played it to 40 women and found it to be more effective at helping them relax than songs by Enya, Mozart and Coldplay.

Weightless works by using specific rhythms, tones, frequencies and intervals to relax the listener. A continuous rhythm of 60 BPM causes the brainwaves and heart rate to synchronise with the rhythm: a process known as ‘entrainment’. Low underlying bass tones relax the listener and a low whooshing sound with a trance-like quality takes the listener into an even deeper state of calm.

Dr David Lewis, one of the UK’s leading stress specialists said: “‘Weightless’ induced the greatest relaxation – higher than any of the other music tested. Brain imaging studies have shown that music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with emotions.”

The study – commissioned by bubble bath and shower gel firm Radox Spa – found the song was even more relaxing than a massage, walk or cup of tea. So relaxing is the tune, apparently, that people are being Rex advised against listening to it while driving.

The top 10 most relaxing tunes were: 1. Marconi Union – Weightless 2. Airstream – Electra 3. DJ Shah – Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix) 4. Enya – Watermark 5. Coldplay – Strawberry Swing 6. Barcelona – Please Don’t Go 7. All Saints – Pure Shores 8. AdelevSomeone Like You 9. Mozart – Canzonetta Sull’aria 10. Cafe Del Mar – We Can Fly

One of the comments suggests pairing it with Rainymood.

The combined calm might be weaponized with adding this song and some crackling fire.

When I was literally unable to sleep at all, my senior at work gave me this song to listen to!

My wife uses this song when she’s having near-meltdown levels of anxiety right before bed and it helps her relax and shed some of that stress enough for her to attempt to lie down and sleep.

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regurgitation-imminent:

biggest-gaudiest-patronuses:

afloweroutofstone:

socialistexan:

Europeans: “I don’t understand you Americans, if your working conditions, wages, and social safety net are so bad, why do you not simply unionize or strike?”

Americans:

Also there’s literally so many restrictions on unions and strikes at this point that striking on any significant scale is nearly de facto illegal

WHY HAVE I NEVER HEARD ABOUT THE LUDLOW MASSACRE, WHY WASN’T I TAUGHT THIS IN CLASS

The long answer short is that everyone who knew how to organize was killed, the rest were silenced, and the bootlickers’ voices were amplified.

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holder-of-stars:

queenrinacat:

brainstatic:

Everyone’s like “those Germans have a word for everything” but English has a word for tricking someone into watching the music video for Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up.

English has a lot more words created for very specific phenomena! It’s not just rick-rolling. Language is always evolving and it’s super interesting! Here’s a list of hyper-specific/untranslatable words in English.

My expectations weren’t met, they were exceeded.

weavemama: weavemama: SHE’S PROSPERING!!!! …

weavemama:

weavemama:

SHE’S PROSPERING!!!!

this story is so inspiring. 5 years ago she thought she was gonna lose her life due to a patriarchal society that would rather have her dead than acheive an education. the world needs more people like Malala.

sayitsonlyapapermoon: “I’m an unspeakable of t…

sayitsonlyapapermoon:

“I’m an unspeakable of the Oscar Wilde sort.” 

Maurice (1987) – James Ivory 

baldespendus: Sylvia Plath with typewriter i…

baldespendus:

Sylvia Plath with typewriter in Yorkshire, September 1956. Presumably by Ted or Olwyn Hughes.

summerlightning:

summerlightning:

why does Christopher Robin look like he’s just committed murder and he’s trying to explain to his ursine childhood hallucination that it’s a fun pastime