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THE EYELINER BINDI INSPIRED BY RAM LEELA

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For those of you desi girls who don’t have access to bindis and aren’t willing to pay ridiculous amounts to large businesses like Urban Outfitters that exploit the South Asian culture. Here is how you can draw simple bindis using your liquid or even pencil eyeliner. And im pretty sure every desi girl owns at least 1 eyeliner pen. because hello? its our birth right to have eyes rimmed with kohl. 

- Sharon x Skariah

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In celebration of reclaimthebindi week which i horribly late for. 

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Dream catchers set 

(by Nastya Malishko)

This digital set perfect for children’s design, greeting cards, birthday invitations and posters.



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Sugared & Spiced:
An Indian-Inspired Luncheon

While shooting our March Lookbook in India, it went a little something like this… >

Sugared & Spiced:
An Indian-Inspired Luncheon

While shooting our March Lookbook in India, it went a little something like this: snap some photos, eat something delicious, repeat. But here’s the thing about indulging so deliciously while traveling: it’s pretty hard to go back to the culinary status quo once you’re home. But who says you have to? We reached out to David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl, the bloggers behind Green Kitchen Stories, an inspiring resource for healthy vegetarian recipes, for some help in keeping the ho-hum out of our home-again diets. Their party-perfect spread expertly balances spicy (Pebre & Taleggio Sliders, with a hint of habanero), sweet (Chilled Carrot Cake Bars, a recipe you’ll only find here) and nourishing (an immune-boosting Turmeric Lassi). Our suggestion? Invite your friends over, crank up our newest playlist, and spend the afternoon sipping, nibbling and bopping.

Pebre & Taleggio Sliders
Makes 12 sliders

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
For the Pebre sauce:
3/4 cup pomodoro passata or good quality canned tomatoes
1 cup fresh, loosely packed mixed parsley and cilantro, very finely chopped
3 tablespoons cold-pressed olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
1/2 habanero chili, seeded and very finely chopped
1/2 spring onion, finely chopped
2 - 3 garlic cloves, very finely chopped
1 pinch coarse sea salt
Juice of 1/2 lemon

For the sliders:
Slider rolls
Taleggio cheese
Pickled capers, drained
Slices of fresh tomato
Leafy greens

HOW TO MAKE IT…
Mix all ingredients for the sauce in a small mixing bowl. Taste and adjust the flavors. Store in an airtight glass jar in the fridge for up to a week. To assemble the sliders, add a spoonful of Pebre sauce to the roll halves and arrange taleggio, capers, tomatoes and greens on top.

Chilled Carrot Cake Bars
Makes around 18 bars

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup almonds or walnuts
12 fresh medjool dates, pitted
4 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 - 1 inch fresh ginger, minced
1 large or 2 small carrots, grated
1 cup oats
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup dried coconut

HOW TO MAKE IT…
Place pumpkin seeds and nuts in a food processor. Blitz for a short while until chopped into chunks (don’t mix it too long as you want the bars to have some crunch). Transfer to a medium bowl. Add dates, coconut oil and minced ginger to the food processor. Blend until you have a smooth, oily paste. Taste and add more ginger if you prefer a more intense flavor. Add the grated carrots to the food processor and give it a quick blitz to mix them with the date paste. Place the nuts and seeds back into the food processor, add oats and cinnamon and blitz quickly until everything is combined. Scoop into a cake pan, baking dish or a large plate. Use your hands to press down the dough into a rectangle that is roughly 6” x 12” and 3/4” high. Sprinkle dried coconut on top. Leave to chill for a few hours in the fridge or freezer before cutting into 1” x 3” bars. Wrap them in wax paper and store in the fridge or freezer.

Turmeric Lassi
Recipe from Green Kitchen Travels
Makes 2 large or 4 small glasses

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
2 cups plain yogurt
2 ripe bananas
2 tsp freshly grated or ground ginger
2 tsp honey
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tsp rosehip powder (optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract or ground vanilla
3 - 4 teaspoons ground turmeric, or freshly grated turmeric root
Small pinch of black pepper
4 - 5 ice cubes

HOW TO MAKE IT…
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix on high speed until smooth. Taste and add more yogurt if you prefer. Pour the lassi into glasses, and dust with more ground turmeric before serving.


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The earliest inhabitants of Barbados were nomadic Native Americans (often called Amerindians).

The island was a temporary stopping ground for three successive waves of Amerindian migrants moving north toward North America.

The first wave, a group known as the Saladoid-Barrancoid, migrated by canoe from South America around 350 c.e. They were farmers, fishermen, and ceramists. Many of their customs and languages resembled those of the Arawak, who were among the largest indigenous groups in the Caribbean in the 1st century c.e.

The Arawak, also known as the Lokono, constituted the second wave of Amerindian migrants, arriving in Barbados from South America around 800 c.e.

Some of the more famous extant Arawak settlements include Stroud Point, Chandler Bay, Saint Luke’s Gully, and Mapp’s Cave. The Arawak lived relatively isolated from other Amerindian groups until the 13th century, when the Carib arrived from South America, representing the third wave. Within a few years the Carib had displaced both the Arawak and the Salodoid-Barrancoid populations.

For centuries the Carib lived in isolation on the island. However, that peaceful existence was disrupted in the first decade of the 16th century when Spanish conquistadores began enslaving Amerindians throughout the Caribbean, forcing them to work as slaves on plantations throughout the region. The Carib on Barbados were among those seized by Spanish conquistadores. Scholars believe that those Carib who managed to avoid enslavement did so by emigrating to nearby islands. Both of these forces the enslavement and subsequent emigration left the island uninhabited by the time the first British ship arrived in 1625.

Many Amerindians still exist and continue to flourish living on Caribbean islands/countries.

If I see another picture of Ganesh with irrelevant hashtags that have nothing to do with the God himself - I will just explode! Not literally, but it does bum me out. Don’t get me wrong, I know trends come and go, but please respect the religion. I understand that the indian culture is beautiful, colorful, and eye grabbing. But Ganesh is not #Buddha #Hippie #Trippy #Acid #High #GetFaded #SeeColors etc

Ganesh’s story is honestly one of my favorites. I may be Sikh which is another religion in India, but along side of Sikh religious tales; I’ve grown up with Hinduism tales as well. My mother always made sure I was aware of each and every religion in India, and the religions of India’s past.

Anyways, when it comes to these Gods and Goddesses, I get it they’re very beautiful to look at. But educate yourself on them! Learn about them and what they’re all about! So maybe next time when you post a picture of them; you know what is respectful or disrespectful towards them. Yes to #Ganesh #LordGanesha #Beautiful #SonOfShivaAndParvathi #Spiritual #Hinduism

Here let me help you, read the link below… Expand your mind. Peace and Much love!

http://www.kidsgen.com/fables_and_fairytales/indian_mythology_stories/ganesh.htm