"Ensaia um sorriso 😍
e oferece-o a quem não teve nenhum.
Agarra um raio de sol 💚
e desprende-o onde houver noite.
Descobre uma nascente
e nela limpa quem vive na lama.
Toma uma lágrima 💚
e pousa-a em quem nunca chorou.
Ganha coragem 💚
e dá-a a quem não sabe lutar.
Inventa a vida
e conta-a a quem nada compreende.
Enche-te de esperança
e vive á sua luz. 💚
Enriquece-te de bondade
e oferece-a a quem não sabe dar.
Vive com amor
e fá-lo conhecer ao Mundo.🙏⚘."
We have all heard of the seven deadly sins 😵 but Gandhi told the world about the seven social sins✌. This photo is from Mahatma Gandhi's Museum in Delhi, India🇮🇳. It was so strange to see young photos of Gandhi in the museum as we only ever see the photos of him in his older age. His words 💬and actions have inspired millions of people. The seven social sins are interesting statements to think about. What do you think about them?❓❔
"You must be the change you wish to see in others” #Gandhi .
Access students #Selfie at the #Scientific_Center#IMAX 🤳🤳
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I cried buckets on the flight across from Australia to Singapore.
"Oh dear, god", remarked the gay steward hosting our cabin, "Break up?
Fail an exam?" He dumped a box of tissues and dark squares of exquisite varlhona chocolate across me, his brusqueness belying his kind heart. "Is that what your app suggests is typical for my customer profile?" I ask him, half laughing through my sobs.
Qantas has invested a mint in customer experience and I'm willing to bet his handheld device probably knows what my favourite position is. (In yoga class, you pervs. I know what you were thinking)
I'm crying because I'm watching The Last Viceroy.
Watching a Hollywood production as in-flight entertainment on the story of the Partition of India in 1947 is probably not the best way to learn, but the film was emotive enough to make me dig up history. Even after reading for the better part of the last 10 hours, I can't say I understand the madness of it all.
After 300 hundred years of British rule, two newly-independent states India and Pakistan emerged under the Mountbatten Plan.
The invented notion that Muslims and Hindus were two distinct communities and that they rivalled each other for access to economic resources, social development and domination, was deliberately promoted by the British colonial power to divide and rule the two groups.
Architects of this plan included Jinnah, Ghandi, Nehru and the British government under Churchill. A British judge, Cyril Radcliffe (who'd never set foot in India before) was given 40 days to draw new boundaries that would divide the subcontinent into India and Pakistan.
Their actions resulted in tremendous human tragedy and everlasting hostility within the region.
British soldiers and journalists who had witnessed the Nazi death camps claimed Partition’s brutalities were worse. The savagery claimed more than a million lives. 12 million became refugees. Over a hundred thousand women and girls were raped or abducted by both sides.
Read reputed indophile historian and writer William Darymple's chillingly succinct account for more: