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Why is it that we have that one year where everything goes wrong. My year was 2011.

It finally felt good to catch up with an old friend today. Usually it’s so awkward but this time it wasnt. I guess when u have to share a lot of pain you’ve been thru, there is a lot to talk about and time flys by. We also talked about some good things tho.

I think half the listens on my latest 8tracks mix is by me


Under the cloak of philanthropy, American foundations have worked in close liaison with US state department and US academic institutes, on the one hand, and with governments and academic worlds of third world countries, on the other hand, with the objective of spreading US capitalist ideology, through “cultural and intellectual penetration.” This ongoing and self-serving exercise, geared to long range planning, backed by billions of dollars, has been nothing short of thought-surveillance and thought manipulation of the vulnerable poor of the world.

The stated objectives of these philanthropies were to eradicate poverty, improve living standards and aid economic development in third world countries. In every one of these projects they failed miserably to improve living standards. However they succeeded admirably in their unstated objectives which were to create elite networks of knowledge in poor countries that would support “American policies, foreign and economic, ranging from liberalism in the 1950’s to neo-liberalism in the 21st century.”

South East Asia was a rich source of mineral resources, being a storehouse of most of the world’s rubber, tin, tungsten, among other things, and an important market for finished goods. It was also seen ‘as significant to American security as the Panama and Suez Canals’. Equally significantly the ‘growing influence of both communism and neutralism or independence’ were perceived as threats to the US. Ford foundation’s interests in Asian studies was specifically fired by two profound developments: the successful communist revolution in China in 1949, and the outbreak of the Korean war in 1950.

Indonesia’s communist political leadership that had roots in villages was seen as a direct threat to the interests of the Ford foundation. Ford commissioned a survey of Asian studies and spent $52 million from 1951-61. In 1954 Ford started the Modern Indonesia Project (MIP) at Cornell University. The original name of the project was “Techniques of Soviet indoctrination and control in Indonesia.” Parmar details how by 1964 MIP had mobilised a ‘strategically based academic and political elite that was increasingly frustrated with the Indonesian government’s non-aligned, independent, anti-western and pro-left orientation’. A Left wing magazine in 1970 wrote that Ford, Rockefeller and the American state “consciously used its Indonesian programme to train anti-Sukarno economists and social scientists, cadre of leaders who would run Indonesia once Sukarno got out. Large grants had been provided to US universities, chiefly Berkeley, Yale and Cornell and to University of Indonesia (UI) for fellowships to Indonesian scholars to study at US universities. By the early 1960s, of the two dozen Ford scholars 22 had returned to join UI filling key positions and influencing other universities as well as the Indonesian state. Suharto was one of them. After the 1985 US backed military coup a pro-US military elite was installed. Sukarno was replaced with the CIA Ford scholar Suharto. The rest is history. The project to shift Indonesia out of the socialist/Soviet block, economically, politically, ideologically and militarily, into the western world, was complete. Its cost: one million Leftist Indonesians were massacred, one and a half million were imprisoned and the Indonesian Communist party was annihilated. In Ford’s own triumphant internal report the massacre of one million Indonesian communists did not even warrant a foot note, though Ford admits to the death of half a million, in another communication.

Actress/director Kinuyo Tanaka and director Masaki Kobayashi are cousins and Kobayashi has said that the encouragement he received from her helped him to start his own career.

What is your beauty confession?


Young married couple in Andhra-Rajahmundry, 1950s

In early decades of the 20th century, the posed studio portrait of the couple post the wedding was popular (X, X). By the 1950s the post wedding couple photograph looked something like the photograph today. Almost every Indian family is likely to have a similar photograph in their albums.

Re the sari see X.

It is almost impossible to find sharp prints of these films. But your tears are the ones to blame.

— Aki Kaurismaki on the films of Yasujiro Ozu. (via communicants)

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Badalon Se Bhupinder Singh (Satya | 1998)

SAGITTARIUS - The Promiscuous One (November 22 to December 21) Spontaneous. High appeal. Rare to find. Great when found. Loves being in long relationships. So much love to give. A loner most of the time. Loses patience easily and will not take crap. If in a bad mood stay FAR away. Gets offended easily and remembers the offense forever. Loves deeply but at times will not show it, feels it is a sign of weakness. Has many fears but will not show it. VERY private person. Defends loved ones with all their abilities. Can be childish often. Not one to mess with. Very pretty. Very romantic. Nice to everyone they meet. Their Love is one of a kind. Silly, fun and sweet. Have own unique appeal. Most caring person you will ever meet! Amazing in bed!!! Not the kind of person you want to mess with- you might end up crying.

CAPRICORN - The Passionate Lover (December 22 to January 19) Love to bust. Nice. Sassy. Intelligent. Sexy. Grouchy at times and annoying to some. Lazy and love to take it easy, but when they find a job or something they like to do they put their all into it. Proud, understanding and sweet. Irresistible. Loves being in long relationships. Great talker. Always gets what he or she wants. Cool. Loves to win against other signs in sports, especially Gemini’s. Likes to cook but would rather go out To eat at good restaurants. Extremely fun. Loves to joke. Smart.

according to hindu astrology im a capricorn but the birth date system says im a Saggitarius. if i look at personality traits described above i’m more of a Capricorn, i can’t relate to being a Sagittarius at all :(. Im not fun or loud or have high temper, not childish,etc…so in conclusion astrology is garbage


eid mubarak!!


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Title: Lambi Judai
Artist: Reshma
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