[While talking about Indian writing in English, specifically about What Is...– From Nilanjana Roy’s fantastic essay How To Read in Indian from this issue of the Caravan. Too tired to write paragraphs, so tumblr have a neato list: 1. Before we go anywhere—here, have another beautiful essay about the Bombay Poets, and if nostalgia over Modern English Poetry doesn’t work for...
Coz this is funny, fo' real.
SO…. Tumblr knows me well enough (?) that it ‘suggested’ the Yo, Is This Racist? tumblog. I, in my infinite need of new ways to procrastinate, clicked through. It is very funny. Really. But! This site has a sister site: Yo, Should I Dump This Asshole? And it is outright HILARIOUS. Now that I have shared my latest wormhole, I should get back to all the crap I have to do?? ...
I know, I know—its okay to confuse this with a... →
Nicole Daedone gives men advice on how to show up to f*ck a Turned On Woman.
Your actions define what you value, not your words.– Trent Hamm on The Simple Dollar
You always need a goal in life, they say....
Right now, all I’ve got is a pixie hair cut and a full-on pamper session at my salon, right before starting third sem. Focus, Hena. Focus.
It’s bloody impractical. “To love, honor, and obey”. If it...– Katharine Hepburn, on marriage
When my married friend tells me that men think I'm...
You know when...
…you write a word so much, it begins to lose its meaning? And you find yourself questioning your spelling skills towards the end? Yeah, that was me barely 10 mins ago while finishing up this Introduction to Mental Health final. _Mental Health_. **Mental Health**. MENTAL HEALTH. One more exam on Mon. One term paper to submit. One assignment more (well, actually 2 if you count the new...
I’m not saying that kissing is a hundred per cent peril-free. I’m just saying it...– Mindy Kaling, Leaning In Yes, yes. Done. Promise. For today.
Mindy Kaling Only Makes Out With White Guys on The... →
As the season finale of The Mindy Project airs tonight, it’s also been announced that show has been renewed for a second season, which is great: While sometimes uneven and unsure of its purpose â Is it a workplace comedy? A medical sitcom? A show about a single woman? An ensemble show? â the jokes are quick, sharp and funny; and Mindy Kaling’s alter ego, pop-culture obsessed...
Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well find...– Katharine Hepburn
I point fingers at TMP for Mindy dating only white...
Alexis: let me know if you are free this weekend so we can skype. I will try to find a private place
Me: WOOT indeedio
Alexis: so I can spaz out with you over skype
Me: hey i dont mind public spaces as long as all y'all's eye candy strolls by once in a while
Alexis: nothing like spazzing out with friends across the cyber distance
Me: OMG so true
Me: i wouve you! i miss you!
Alexis: love you
Alexis: and don't let the stress get to you - you can dooo eeeeet!
Me: come visit me already
Me: or find me some RDJ-Chris Messina-Nathan Fillion hybrid to marry me and bring me to the States :D
Alexis: I will work on that
Me: I am not above being a MILF homemaker any more
Alexis: visit you and that mouth watering hybrid male speciman for you
September is so far away!! *WAAAAAH*
Ok, between the season finales of The Mindy Project and Castle, I am having SO MANY FEEEEEEEEEELINGS, y’all. Excuse me while I fangirl and weep in agony at the same time.
Bad Ubuntu!! BAD!
Seriously. Do you need to be upgraded this very second, when I obviously NEED to watch the season finale of The Mindy Project?? You do? Oh, okay. Shouldn’t take more than 20 mins, like you usually do, right? K then… 5 HOURS?!?!?!? LISH.
OMG OMG OMG
One exam done. Another one (supplementary) to do. Also gots to print out that dumb assignment, and she wants to give me YET ANOTHER ONE to complete the grading for that particular course (originally, write-up and presentation). However, all I can think about, right now, is the season finale of The Mindy Project. Oh these delicious spoilers!!! This day is not getting over quickly enough.
Snow Brown and the Seven Detergents by Banu... →
gender-and-science: Modern day fairy tale about race and gender within the scientific community. One of my favorite pieces of writing from Banu Subramaniam! This story is exemplary of creativity and science being inextricably connected, and it is also great at exploring race/gender in terms of shaping one’s identity as both an individual and as a scientist. Sneha was very depressed....
I studied History for five years and was struck by... →
Why is the Northeast conspicuous by its absence in the academic curriculum of the country? In a recently concluded conference called ‘Weaving histories of Northeast India’, intellectuals, scholars and historians came together to understand why and make concrete plans to change this aberration. Binalakshmi Neparam, founder of the Manipur Gun Survivors Network and Secretary General of Control Arms...
Updating family slogans for the 2010s
Is that the correct plural form for this decade? Who do I ask?? Anyhoo, so we have a saying in my dad’s side of the family. Actually, we have many… like most families, we are a bunch of nuts, “mostly sweet, some plain cracked” or however that old adage goes. ANYHOW. My eldest cousin would say “Life is Nagaland” in Malayalam every time life got...
I’m an atheist, and that’s it. I believe there’s nothing we...– Katharine Hepburn
When I can't wait for my best friend to visit
whatshouldwecallme: OMG July-August-September is gonna be so fucking amazing!! AAAAAAH!
Perturbed over the recurring instances of... →
WTF. WTF. WTF.
WHY AM I READING DANNYxMINDY FANFICS WHEN I...
I take avoidance to insanely dizzying heights sometimes. Fan-girling, too. COMBINED?? Totally crashing and burning tomorrow. UGH. P.S. As I much love the show, the uniform whiteness of Mindy’s love interests kinda throws me for a loop. For example, where are all the Latino/Black men in NYC? Also, Mindy is Indian and over 30 - you telling me her parents have not created a matrimonial...
As one goes through life one learns that if you don’t paddle your own...– Katharine Hepburn
Anonymous asked: Dumb question ahead, sorry. So recently i have considered getting braces although my friends tell me that it will be the end of my social life (not that my little to non existent social life counts but you get what i mean right?) Iv never been in a relationship and apparently getting braces will keep it that way.. So halfway through my second last year of high school, I'm torn because i want...
I ask them [dalits] why they can’t understand our... →
From the transcript of a conversation between dalit transgender feminist writer and theater artist Living Smile Vidya, who lives and works in Chennai, with her transgender brothers Kaveri Karthik and Gee Ameena Suleiman from Bangalore: Kaveri: What do you think about unifying the oppressed peoples’ struggles? Living Smile Vidya: If I give a talk on, transgender issues, I tell people they have...
Alright, lets give this another go-around
So…. you know when you have had a day where things went unexpectedly better (an exam that totally didn’t destroy you, a concept note for research submitted on time even if it was still kinda half-baked), you kinda want to continue that good streak. Like coming home in time to get in a workout before a hot lunch, and getting in a nap while you can. Of course, when said nap is cut short...
Gah, stupid Chrome went wonky on me and lost my original post. Tumblr, how I wish you had an auto-save post mode! Just when I was almost done with the word-vomit, too.
Transformation lies in the application of the information.– Craig Harper Already done with my 20-min interval run, before lunch! WOOT. Now for a nap, then studying for Mon’s exam, and working on assignment due on the 20th.
During finals week, when someone asks me what I've...
I love learning. What I can’t stand is the paperwork.– Me, adapting the Peter de Vries quote: I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork. BLERGH, FINALS WEEK.
I wasn't kidding when I said, "my besties are...
Me: OMG Stop enabling my procrastination proclivities!! :D
Me: Too late. Now I am down the RDJ-on-Buzzeed wormhole.
No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back.– Turkish proverb.
If procrastination was an Olympic sport, I would...
Another day, another opportunity.