And finally the authorities need to be both more sensitive and sensible. The job of the authority is not to preserve culture, that is the role of family and society. Their job is to deliver governance and keep citizens, especially the most vulnerable in our society, safe. They need to be put through an education programme that helps them handle situations like this with sensitivity. This would include elected representatives at the central, state and local levels; the police force; the judiciary; administrators and educators.
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No bedtime story required. Raise a bowl of new Peanut Butter Cheerios to Dadhood!

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Have had to shoot people but never anyone I knew and loved for eleven years. Nor anyone that purred with two broken legs.

Ernest Hemingway, born 115 years ago today, shoots his cat – moving short read.

I cry every-time I come across this story… :( 

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Have had to shoot people but never anyone I knew and loved for eleven years. Nor anyone that purred with two broken legs.

Ernest Hemingway, born 115 years ago today, shoots his cat – moving short read.

I cry every-time I come across this story… :( 

Before I can discard the verse, I have to write it… I can’t discard a verse before it is written because it is the writing of the verse that produces whatever delights or interests or facets that are going to catch the light. The cutting of the gem has to be finished before you can see whether it shines.
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Night Fury doodles

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Jon, he’d said, but Jon was  g o n e.
It was Lord Snow who faced him now, grey eyes as hard as ice. 

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This is beautiful. And on the topic of sleepovers and kids getting stuck in uncomfortable situations: My mom and I had a code, ever since my first sleepover. I would always call home to say goodnight, and if I asked “How is the cat doing?”, it meant that I wasn’t comfortable and I wanted her to pick me up. I did use this code a few times, and whenever I did, my mom came up with the excuses for me. I was never stuck at a sleepover I didn’t want to be at - and as a child with anxiety and social phobia, this was a great system.

posts like these are the reason i love tumblr

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best of  World Cup 2014 । part 2
a song of theories

A blog where you can read about theories and discussions regarding prophecies, mysteries and potential secret identities in A Song of Ice and Fire. There will be spoilers in this blog, but you can avoid them easily. Feel free to ask questions, check out our previous meta and submit your own theories. 

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Taking journalists on a plane means adhering to the custom of answering their questions on the way back. Modi is known not to be very fond of answering journalists’ questions. He has Doordarshan and Facebook, the Press Trust of India and Twitter. Unlike government and social media, private media doesn’t let him control the narrative. This is sure to backfire in due course. Once journalists know they are not getting access, they know they have nothing to lose. Once they have nothing to lose, they are not afraid of calling a spade a spade, and going in strong against the powers that be. Politicians who keep away from the media get the worst press, almost always. Modi hopes this won’t be the case because he will communicate directly with the people through social media.
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"5 Reasons Why You Should Watch Orphan Black" - GMG Creatives Pool HW July 2014

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"5 Reasons Why You Should Watch Orphan Black" - GMG Creatives Pool HW July 2014

Making of ORPHAN BLACK’s 4 Clone Dance Party (x)

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Amazon’s “Popular Highlights” feature provides one quick and dirty measure. Every book’s Kindle page lists the five passages most highlighted by readers. If every reader is getting to the end, those highlights could be scattered throughout the length of the book. If nobody has made it past the introduction, the popular highlights will be clustered at the beginning. Thus, the Hawking Index (HI): Take the page numbers of a book’s five top highlights, average them, and divide by the number of pages in the whole book. The higher the number, the more of the book we’re guessing most people are likely to have read.
I learned to turn my creativity over to the only god I could believe in, the god of creativity, I learned to get out of the way and let that creative force work through me… I learned to just show up at the page and write down what I heard. Writing became more like eavesdropping and less like inventing a nuclear bomb. It wasn’t so tricky, and it didn’t blow up on me anymore. I didn’t have to be in the mood. I didn’t have to take my emotional temperature to see if inspiration was pending. I simply wrote. No negotiations. Good, bad? None of my business. I wasn’t doing it. By resigning as the self-conscious author, I wrote freely.