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Artist: Kavita Krishnamurthy, Karsan Sagathia
Song: Nimbooda
Album: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
Plays: 1,641


Nimbooda, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

Kavita Krishnamurthy, Karsan Sagathia

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Artist: Lupe Fiasco
Song: And He Gets The Girl
Album: Food & Liqour
Plays: 6,799
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I argue that, in what are called “Western” societies, the attempt to create a transhistorical and transcultural concept of religion that is essentially prone to violence is one of the foundational legitimating myths of the liberal nation-state. The myth of religious violence helps to construct and marginalize a religious Other, prone to fanaticism, to contrast with the rational, peace-making, secular subject. This myth can be and is used in domestic politics to legitimate the marginalization of certain types of practices and groups labeled religious, while underwriting the nation-state’s monopoly on its citizens’ willingness to sacrifice and kill. In foreign policy, the myth of religious violence serves to cast nonsecular social orders, especially Muslim societies, in the role of villain. They have not yet learned to remove their dangerous influence of religion from political life. Their violence is therefore irrational and fanatical. Our violence, being secular, is rational, peace-making, and sometimes regrettably necessary to contain their violence. We find ourselves obliged to bomb them into liberal democracy.

— William T. Cavanaugh, The Myth of Religious Violence (via readyokaygo)

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Artist: Lata Mangeshkar
Song: Mere Khwabon Mein
Album: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Plays: 1,623


Mere Khwabon Mein, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Lata Mangeshkar

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7 Childhood Issues that Affect our Later Relationships


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your body is a museum
of natural disasters
can you grasp
how stunning that is
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Artist: Lauryn Hill
Song: Tell Him
Album: The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
Plays: 11,217


Lauryn Hill // Tell Him

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Artist: Nina Simone
Song: Wild Is The Wind
Album: After Hours
Plays: 5,089


Wild is the Wind, Nina Simone (from After Hours)

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الجيات أحسن من الرايحات

— what is to come is better than what has gone. (via alscientist)

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