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April102014
Nav Durga, The nine forms of Goddess Durga..
Maa Shailputri, Maa Brahmacharini, Maa Chandraghanta, Maa Kushmanda, Maa Katyayani, Maa Kalratri, Maa Siddhidatri, Maa Skandmata, Maa Mahagauri <3

Nav Durga, The nine forms of Goddess Durga..

Maa Shailputri, Maa Brahmacharini, Maa Chandraghanta, Maa Kushmanda, Maa Katyayani, Maa Kalratri, Maa Siddhidatri, Maa Skandmata, Maa Mahagauri <3

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March202014

Anonymous asked: What's your opinion on cultural appropriation in terms of people saying only those of Indian descent should practice yoga?

I think it’s important that we understand and remain aware of the distinction between cultural appropriation and cultural diffusion. Cultural appropriation implies a negative view; it is the adoption of some specific elements of one (minority) culture by a different (dominant) cultural group. These elements, once removed from their indigenous cultural contexts, may take on meanings that are considerably divergent from, or simply less nuanced than those they originally held. They may even been stripped of meaning altogether. Cultural diffusion is the spreading of ideas and beliefs from one culture to another and does not imply a negative view. Of course, when we do learn and adopt the knowledge and beliefs of other cultures, it should always be done with genuine respect and sincere gratitude.. but this whole concept of immediately guilting people for exploring and taking part in the traditions, wisdoms, and wonders of other cultures is as ignorant and myopic as cultural appropriation itself. It’s an evolutionary dead end! Peace and blessings to you.

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Howling wolf made in Southern Siberia, c. 500 - 200 BC, wood with shell inlays

Howling wolf made in Southern Siberia, c. 500 - 200 BC, wood with shell inlays

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February182014
Azim Haidaryan

Azim Haidaryan

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January292014

Anonymous asked: How did your celebrate australia day?

I didn’t. Contrary to popular opinion, I don’t believe Australia Day is a day to be celebrated when it coincides with the commencement of invasion and genocide of the original custodians of this land. To celebrate the anniversary that saw such atrocities start (and they still continue in some form to this day i.e. the effects of the stolen generation, racial profiling, cultural slurs, assimilation and indoctrination, severance from cultural ‘land rights’, disadvantages in education), right in the faces of people who have witnessed and experienced this degradation and dehumanisation is not something I am willing nor proud to do. Did you know that Aboriginal sacred sites are being destroyed monthly by ruthless mining companies for a small fee of 150k in exchange for billions of dollars worth of Uranium? Talk about respect for Aboriginal people and their culture. I think if Australia Day is to be celebrated as Australia Day, essentially, a day that we are all proud of being Australian, then there needs to be proper acknowledgement, a respectful treaty and the genuine potential for a bright future for the generations to come, as opposed to everyone taking the day off purely to get shit-faced and goddamn fucking patriotic.. all in the name of what, I ask? Peace and blessings to you.

December92013
'Cairo in the evening' (shot by Philip-Lorca diCorcia, styled by Camilla Nickerson; W Magazine May 2008)

'Cairo in the evening' (shot by Philip-Lorca diCorcia, styled by Camilla Nickerson; W Magazine May 2008)

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November132013
A bright video screen shows images of blue sky on Tiananmen Square during a time of dangerous levels of air pollution (23rd January, 2013, Beijing)

A bright video screen shows images of blue sky on Tiananmen Square during a time of dangerous levels of air pollution (23rd January, 2013, Beijing)

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Silk Road, China

Silk Road, China

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August312013
Fruit Boat by David Frauchiger

Fruit Boat by David Frauchiger

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New Acropolis Museum, Athens

New Acropolis Museum, Athens

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