Seeing so many balding college students is so sad like why is your hairline graduating before you
remember when katherine heigl left grey’s anatomy for her movie career? anyway, i love her in that zzzquil commercial.
yonce/partition || beyonce
why you think you keep my name rolling off the tongue
'cause when you wanna smash, I just write another one
I sneezed on the beat and the beat got sicker
yoncé all on his mouth like liquor
it’s college awareness month. why would there be a college awareness month. i’m already very aware. i’m too aware. get me out of here im afraid.
So much sangat :o
kar seva of the sarovar.
The volunteered cleaning up of the Golden Temple’s water tank (sarovar)
Here’s a small list. Happy reading!
God of Small Things — Arundhati Roy
Midnight’s Children — Salman Rushdie
A Suitable Boy — Virkram Seth
Clear Light of Day — Anita Desai
The Shadow Lines — Amitav Ghosh
A Fine Balance — Rohinton Mistry (if you really want to bawl your eyes out)
The White Tiger — Aravind Adiga
The Inheritance of Loss — Kiran Desai
Malgudi Days — R.K. Narayan
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia — Mohsin Hamad
Anything by Chetan Bhagat, if you really want to know what people in India are reading. He’s unbearable.
India After Gandhi — Ramachandra Guha
The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture, and Identity — Amartya Sen
The Great Partition: The Making of India — Yasmin Khan
The Discovery of India — Jawaharlal Nehru
Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan — M.J. Akbar
Pashtun Tales: From the Pakistan-Afghan Frontier — Aisha Ahmed, Roger Boase
I Am Malala — Malala Yousafzai (She just wrote a book. I really liked it. I reviewed it here)
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi — William Dalrymple (He’s British, but this is an exquisite book. Very good read. His others are also quite good.)
This list is India-centric, I know. I’m sorry, I know you wanted more Pakistan. If any of our followers can add to this list, that would be great!
— heyitsjuliuspepperwood (Jaya)
The Wandering Falcon, by Jamil Ahmad
English, August, by Upamanyu Chatterjee
Moth Smoke and the Reluctant Fundamentalist, both by Mohsin Hamid (I know he’s on here, but I like these two books much better than his latest)
A Case of Exploding Mangoes, Mohamed Hanif
The Immortals, Amit Chaudhuri
Red Earth and Pouring Rain, by Vikram Chandra
The Crow Eaters and Cracking India, Bapsi Sidhwa
The Great Partition, Yasmin Khan
Animal’s People and the Death of Mister Love, by Indra Sinha
Shalimar, by Kamala Markandaya
The Veiled Suite: The Collected Poems, Agha Shahid Ali
Narcopolis, Jeet Thayil
The Wish Maker, Ali Sethi
yoon chuke…chue ho jaana…galat baat hai..
Diwan-i-Khas at Agra Fort, the River Jamuna, and The Taj Mahal
India, East India Company, 1860
Photograph by Shepherd and Robertson
Photograph of Agra with the Palace in Fort, the Taj Mahal and river in the distance.The Diwan-i-Khas and Taj Mahal were built by Shah Jahan (1592-1666), the Mughal Emperor who ruled with supreme power, confidence and glory in an era which witnessed an unparalleled flowering of art and culture. The Diwan-i-Khas served as a Hall of Private Audience but was also a royal treasure chamber. There were three treasuries, one for gold (muhrs) and silver (rupees), one for gems and jewels and one for copper (dams). Ultimately, the Emperor’s profligacy led to his downfall and he was quickly deposed by his son who deplored his father’s lavishness.
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