1. worldofthecutestcuties:

    Happy little duck


  2. Going off tumblr again for a while. Studies come first. Plus with the Kashmir floods, I just want to refocus my energy.

  3. misandry-mermaid:



    Cosmetics companies = billions and billions of dollars of profits for men from the pockets of women.


    Men profit off of women’s insecurity, in so many ways.

    (via wearesynchronizednowandforever)

  4. I woke up with this song playing in my head.


  5. Some reading on Kashmir

    • Curfewed Night - Basharat Peer Basharat Peer’s powerful memoir about growing up in war-torn Kashmir.
    • Kashmir - The Case for Freedom by Habbah Khatun, Arundhati Roy, Pankaj Mishra, Hilal Bhatt, Angana P. Chatterji, Tariq Ali
      At home, the Kashmiri people’s ongoing quest for justice and self-determination is as much ignored by their venal politicians as it is rejected by Pakistan. Internationally, their struggle is forgotten, as the West refuses to bring pressure to bear on its regional ally India. Kashmir: The Case for Freedom is an impassioned attempt to redress this imbalance and to fill the gap in our moral imagination. Covering Kashmir’s past and present and the occupation’s causes and consequences, the authors issue a clarion call for the withdrawal of Indian troops and for Kashmir’s right to self-determination

    I’ll add to this eventually.


  6. Kashmir floods: For a change, stone pelters help police to rescue people


    Kashmir floods: For a change, stone pelters help police to rescue people

    Srinagar, Hakeem Irfan (DNA/PTI)
    The floods that ravaged Kashmir were a great social-leveller. Not only they bridged gap between rich and poor queuing up for food in relief camps, it also saw the stone-pelters and police on the same side. Police officers confirm to dna that these youth, whom they had booked umpteen times for throwing stones at them, were at the forefront rescuing stranded people.

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  7. For the next many hours, when the state government “completely abandoned” the hospital and rescue teams from state and government of India, didn’t bother to visit the institute, at least 13 patients lost their lives. The government kept the deaths as top secret.

    “Some of them died because there was no oxygen, two of them were on ventilator with no power supply on, another patient needed an immediate dose of insulin and there were no facilities available to conduct investigations on others,” said another doctor, who was part of team, but wished not to be named.

    The bodies were kept for hours till help came from an NGO and an educational trust to remove them. “One of the bodies had started to decompose,” the doctor said.

  8. In the days following 9/11, more than 1200 men of foreign origin in the US were illegally abducted, detained and tortured for as long as 3 years. The government did not find evidence linking a single one of them to the 9/11 attack. Eventually more than 1000 were released. To this date, most of them suffer from depression and stress, and have not been able to focus enough to hold a job. - New York, 2009

    (Source: zaynsdulhan, via aloosive)

  9. Art by Owen Carson
    That's right, I drew a Solarpunk punk
    Lolita Nouveau!
    Art by Imperial Boy
    Mucha drew a loooot of topless ladies in flowy half-garments, so I decided to put a similiar kind of thing on a guy
    The Cosmovitral in Mexico








    Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

    Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

    A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

    With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

    Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

    So here are some buzz words~

    Natural colors!
    Art Nouveau!
    Handcrafted wares!
    Tailors and dressmakers!
    Stained glass window solar panels!!!
    Education in tech and food growing!
    Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
    Solar rooftops and roadways!
    Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
    Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
    No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
    Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

    Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

    (((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

    i am so into this wow

    sign me the fuck up

    I want a solarpunk future. *_*




    So pretty. Want. Now.

    (via fantasyofcolor)

  10. (Source: bollyplotwist, via aloosive)