A scene from Teza (2008) Haile Gerima
African Children in Uganda dancing to “Sitya”
Growing up, we would always go on day trips to picnic and moving to Los Yunais didn’t change that. El Tunco became Robert Moses State Park. Our car at the time was the color of berenjenas. Anytime we would go anywhere in that car I’d always make the same joke about us being like the relleno in a berenjena. There’s this thing that I’ve found almost all Salvadoran dads do y mi tata no es exceptión. It’s this thing that would make all of us restless cuz if you know anything about Salvadoreñxs, it’s that we don’t eat unless everyone is at the table. My dad would unload a massive colorful maca from the car once we arrived and would go put it up. Sounds simple enough but he was never satisfied with it’s location and would just tell us over and over "espérenme, yo creo que aquí está más fresquito." My father couldn’t ever find the kind of breeze he wanted and had to settle. He was looking for the breeze that carried the flavors of mariscos. The breeze that carried the voices of vendors naming prices in Caliche. One that was the right temperature. That chugged along with violins, güira, guitars,congas and other percussion. One that played nice with beach umbrellas. A breeze that was a guide for pájaros whos ancestors taught ours to speak. Un viejo amigo, espero que mi padre va a reunirse con el otra vez.
—Óscar Diaz, Cajita de Sorpresas
#lunch #Palace #Kempisky #ministre #diplomates #ambassadeur #chefDesChef #family #Djibouti #diaspora
U can say something in broken Mandarin without the proper tones and pronunciation and people will instantly understand what he is saying. If they don’t, they will go out of their way to try to understand what he is saying.
I say something fluently with the correct pronunciation but wrong tones (or tones that they’re not used to, given the differences between Mandarin and 方言) and it’s a minute of blank stares until I run the gamut of possible tone combinations and finally hit the correct tones. Or, if I am stuck at the airport because my flight got canceled, like when I was trying to leave Kunming for America, I have to cry at the service counter before people realize that oh, she actually can’t understand what we’ve been saying and we’ve been rather rude to her and explain to me slowly why my flight can’t be rescheduled.
Each time this happens, it cuts a little deeper. The sting is sharper.
The Indian diaspora has come out of the shadows in recent years, and its largely forgotten history, which encompasses narratives of displacement, migration, the cross-fertilization of ideas, and the emergence of new cultural forms and practices, is increasingly being viewed as an important and intrinsic part of the story of late modernity and humanity’s drift towards globalization, transnational economic and cultural exchanges, and hybrid forms of political, cultural, and social identity.
Yesterday’s #readings: #Nazi #Holocaust #ConcentrationCamps. #SchindlersList all over again. #ViktorFrankl made me read these.
Btw: I got a 1.0 in a high school essay about the #Jewish #Diaspora and holocaust. Reminds me of my keen interest in this subject matter.
I still wonder how my jock (back in high school, he was a star player for their basketball team) fiance could bear my nerdy nosebleed pursuits. :p
A discussion panel and drinks reception with a live music performance by Iranian country and blues singer-songwriter Abdi Behranvanfar
The discussion is in Farsi but expert simultaneous translation will be available through headsets
Ali May, Broadcaster and award-winning writer (moderator)
Maziar Bahari, Journalist and filmmaker
Masih Alinejad, Journalist and writer
Kelly Niknejad, Editor-in-Chief at TehranBureau
On behalf of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, Small Media would like to invite you to join us for an innovative and interactive panel discussion on March 5th at the Free Word Centre in Farringdon.
The expert panel will discuss the topic ‘Digital Revolution, Journalism and Persian News Consumers’ as part of the Munk School’s “Iran and its Youth - a Series of Dialogues” program.
We have seen a revolution in all aspects of media in the past two decades. We started out with 24-hr rolling news networks like CNN, which already seem outmoded by the newer advances in digital technologies. Today, it is smartphones and social media that rule when consumers need to get their dose of daily or breaking news. On the 5th of March we bring together industry leaders to discuss some of the major issues related to digital journalism while trying to draw a comparison between the global trends and what is happening in the Farsi-speaking media, particularly inside Iran.
The panel discussion will be webcast live for an audience in Iran. All audience members, including those present at the Free Word Center, will be able to ask questions of the panelists via online means, so don’t forget your smartphones!
HONY just posted a picture of some dude who is ex-military and basically he was talking about how him and his buddies committed some horrific war crimes like beheading POWs for no reason while in the middle east etc. and now as a result of it he “suffers” from ptsd
and the majority of the comments are along the lines of “poor guy so sad he had to go through that, hope he gets better”
TF???? am I missing something?
why is anyone feeling sorry for this person.
if some dude shoots up a school and then gets nightmares later do people feel sorry for him?
IDGAF about your ptsd dude burn in hell
12-year-old invents Braille printer using Lego set
The Braigo printer cost its inventor about $350, making it more affordable than other Braille printers that can retail for more than $2,000.
And because I seriously side-eye this Western journalism trend of never crediting and NAMING the actual inventors in the headlines (especially when they’re young POC)
this inventor’s name is Shubham Banerjee, and he is making his glorious design completely open source, publishing it online FREE of charge! Just remember this kid’s name before some crusty old white dude “innovates” his design and takes all the credit.
Every time a pregnancy is intervened upon to prevent disability, eugenics is operating. Every time someone is sterilized or administered birth control against their will or without their knowledge, eugenics is operating. Eugenics is insidious and pervasive and continues to be a threat to disabled people, especially racialized disabled people and/or disabled women.
Hindu Wedding (Full Film):Pankaj&Avinie
Finally the full wedding film of this lavish American Bollywood wedding. I had uploaded the trailer a few days ago so for those of you who are interested in watching the entire wedding here it is :D Definitely one of the most lavish weddings I’ve seen this year.
Video by:A&A Video Productions
this wedding costed between 8-9 million dollars