a song of ice and fire - fake book covers (click for better resolution)
Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.
It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity.
The light has gone out of our lives and there is darkness everywhere. I do not quite know what to tell you and how to say it. Our beloved leader, Bapu as we called him, the Father of the Nation, is no more. Perhaps I am wrong to say that. Nevertheless, we will never see him again as we have seen him for these many years. We will not run to him for advice and seek solace from him, and that is a terrible blow, not to me only, but to millions and millions in this country. And it is a little difficult to soften the blow by any other advice that I or anyone else can give you.
The light has gone out, I said, and yet I was wrong. For the light that shines in this country is no ordinary light.
I hope they do! But if everything remains as it is now, they’ll fade out. And if things change, they’ll owe a LOT to the women 40 and over paving the way for them by taking all the risks and all the brickbats right now for daring to assert their own desirability in an industry that doesn’t want to accept them.
The thing is, you can’t be young forever. The same way that Julia Roberts can’t keep playing America’s Sweetheart into her 50s, and George Clooney has moved on to playing fatherly roles to young stars, Bollywood stars have to adapt. The problem is that Bollywood seems to only want to tell stories about youth. That’s why you have to Khans, who are almost 50, playing college students. It’s obviously a lot easier for men, but eventually they’ll fade out, too. So it’s all about adapting and finding stories that are age-appropriate but still entertaining. Bollywood has to make space for films that speak to people in all walks of life, not just upper middle class college kids. I know it’s technically more complicated than that, but it CAN be done.
And it is starting to change a bit, with audiences accepting films like The Lunchbox and English Vinglish. I hope the industry continues down that track, because there’s no reason that beautiful and talented women should be pushed out of the industry just because younger girls with smoother skin have come in. I hope they’re around for a long time to come. But I don’t know how quickly things will evolve over the next decade or so. Fingers crossed?
Steve McCurry: India
Fucking signal boost this shit
This is one of the most horrific things happening in the world and yet I can’t seem to find out any news about it.
Ambulances are being shot by tanks. Doctors, civilians, children playing on the beach and everyone else are all being killed.
You think of me as being hard hearted and cold then I will allow you to continue with that impression.
THE TRUTH IS OUT
(i’m sorry i had to)
I will be so heart broken if this scene doesn’t play out like this now.
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