when you see someone you don’t want to talk to


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print from 2012


print from 2012

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hi im here to ruin everything 

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Brief History of 20th Century Hats (Part 2) © Charlotte Dymock

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When teachers actually start teaching on the first day of class


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Happy 421st Birthday to the “Jewel of the Palace”

Shah Jahan who built the Taj Mahal, a wondrous monument built in dedication to love, beauty, and life of Mumtaz Mahal, had succeeded in his lifetime his dire wish to immortalize the name of Mumtaz Mahal, his third wife. Such is the esteem of Mumtaz Mahal that she is known by one and all, who’ve ever heard of Taj Mahal.

Born in 1593 as Arjumand Banu Begum, she was the daughter of Abdul Hasan Asaf Khan and a princess from the Persian nobility. So enthralling was her beauty that Shah Jahan (then Prince Khurram) fell in love with her at the first sight. It was in 1607 that she was betrothed to Prince Khurram and soon became the unquestionable love of his life. Five years later in 1612, their marriage was solemnized and from then on, started one of the most popular love stories of the world. Although she was one of the three wives of Shah Jahan, she was his favorite. He even bestowed her with the name Mumtaz Mahal meaning “Jewel of the Palace”, and the highest honor of the land - the royal seal, Mehr Uzaz.

Mumtaz Mahal had a very deep and loving marriage with Shah Jahan. Even during her lifetime, poets would extol her beauty, gracefulness and compassion. She was his trusted companion and traveled with him all over the Mughal Empire. Although Mumtaz was one amongst the three wives Shah Jahan had had, other two being Akbarabadi Mahal and Kandahari Mahal, according to the official court chronicler Qazwini, the relationship with his other wives “had nothing more than the status of marriage. The intimacy, deep affection, attention and favor which His Majesty had for the Cradle of Excellence (Mumtaz) exceeded by a thousand times what he felt for any other”. It is believed that she was the perfect wife and portrayed no aspirations of political power. Apart from counseling and supporting her husband, and playing the role of a lovable wife to Emperor Shah Jahan, it is believed that she also watching elephants and combat fights performed for the court and even devoted some time to a riverside garden in Agra.

It was in 1630 that Mumtaz Mahal accompanied Shah Jahan who was fighting a campaign in the Deccan Plateau. Little did she know that this was the last journey that she would ever take as soon after, she died in 1631, while giving birth to their 14th child, and left for the holy abode. It is believed that such was the level of devastation that Shah Jahan was inconsolable. Although her remains were buried in Burhanpur, it wasn’t permanent as Shah Jahan, had decided to build the world’s richest mausoleum in memory of his Jewel, i.e. Mumtaz. It took her husband 22 years and most of his royal treasury to build a monument befitting the memory of his beloved wife. Now, in the name of Mumtaz Mahal stands the most beautiful building in the universe and that monument of love, purity and unparalleled beauty is called the Taj Mahal.

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I listened to an interview yesterday, actually, when I was cleaning the house, with Thom Yorke, the Radiohead singer, and he’s a real genius, Thom Yorke. I mean, unbelievable natural talent and also artistic talent; always willing to try and work against his tendency to melody, you know, he has a very natural melodic talent. And he said when people come up to him and talk about the early songs, particularly the early Radiohead songs, or if he hears them on the radio, it is a genuine sense of, “Oh, that sounds nice.” Then it takes a moment before realizing, “Oh, that’s me…that’s me singing,” or “that was us.” And that seemed to me completely familiar, that sense of distance.
Zadie Smith, [x]  (via tobia)
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I was not expecting that last photo

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what even are cats

Everything about this picture is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen.



what even are cats

Everything about this picture is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen.

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imagine if people screamed instead of snored

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if i ever see any of you in public, the code is


that way we know we’re from tumblr without revealing anything

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when you sat in a weird position for a long time and you move and then your foot feels like this


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