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"So I just saved a lot of water and now I’m going to go donate the money; that’s what you also should be doing… stop wasting water for God’s sake and go and donate!”

— Sonakshi Sinha for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [x]

tracylord:

 Bollywood movies you should definitely check out:  Swades: We, The People (2004)

"We all are blaming each other … when the truth is that … we all are culprits."

Featured in the list of Rediff’s 10 Best Bollywood Movies of the Decade, it was awarded with Best Actor for Shah Rukh Khan at the Filmfare Awards (Bollywood´s Oscar basically) and Best Background Score for A.R. Rahman.

Set in modern day India, Swades is a film that tackles the issues that development throws up on a grass root level. It is to this India, which is colorful, heterogeneous and complex that Mohan Bhargava, a bright young scientist working as a project manager in NASA, returns to on a quest to find his childhood nanny. The film uses the contrast between the highly developed world of NASA, which has been at the forefront of advances in space research, and this world back home in India, which is at the crossroads of development. Mohan’s simple quest becomes the journey that every one of us goes through in search of that metaphysical and elusive place called “home”.

tracylord:

Get To Know MeFavorite Scenes [7/9]: Swades (2004)

"Water! Twenty Paisa a cup!"

Mohan is on his way back to the home village of his childhood nanny after an emotionally gruelling journey, where he had to face poverty of a tenant farmer who cannot pay his rent and has problems providing for his family when the train stops. A small boy sells water and Mohan buys some and drinks it (even though it´s probably not the wisest step to drink this kind of water when you´re not used to it anymore).

The way the emotions move across Shah Rukh Khan’s  face as he drinks it, that whole scene just tears my heart out. It´s so brutally honest and raw.

crushalltheraspberries:

4/∞ Jodhaa Akbar gifs:

demands
14 . 08 . 14 o.0    +346
chippedcupofchai asked: top 5 books you read as a kid, Bollywood classical/semi-classical dance numbers, movies of all time, and fashion designers :)

OMG yay what cool asks, thanks!

Top 5 10 Books Read as a Kid (Can you tell that I grew up to be an English Literature major?)

  • The Enchanted Forest Chronicles series by Patricia C. Wrede
  • Queen’s Own Fool by Jane Yolen
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Midnight Magic by Avi
  • Moorchild by Eloise McGraw
  • The Unicorn Chronicles series by Bruce Coville
  • Clown of God by Tomie dePaola, perfect if you want a children’s book that will make you weep for hours
  • Everything ever written by Beatrix Potter
  • Peter Pan by J.M Barrie

Top 5 Classical/Semi-Classical Bollywood Numbers

  • "Mere Dholna" from Bhool Bhulaiyya
  • "Kaahe Chhed Mohe" from Devdas
  • "Dola Re Dola" from Devdas
  • "Lahu Munh Lag Gaya" from Ram-Leela (folk counts, right?)
  • "Thare Rahiyo" from Pakeezah

Top 5 Movies of All Time

  • Gone with the Wind
  • Moulin Rouge!
  • The Lion in Winter
  • Romeo and Juliet (1968 version)
  • Lord of the Rings trilogy

Top 5 Fashion Designers

  • Narciso Rodriguez
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Derek Lam
  • Marchesa
  • Prada 

mjwatson:

put “top 5” anything in my ask and i will answer ok go

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