Sleepy Hollow Adds True Blood's Janina Gavankar as Ichabod's New Partner
There’s a new woman in Ichabod Crane’s life, and she’s played by someone who knows her way around supernatural drama. True Blood’s Janina Gavankar has nabbed the major role …
By Kimberly Roots

Listen, if it was any other show I would kill to see an Indian actress on my tv screen. We already have so little representation. But not when she’s replacing a WOC who was killed off to further white boy manpain. Not when she’s replacing the irreplaceable Abbie Mills/Nicole Beharie. I just can’t get excited about this casting. 

Dharavaajae ਦਰਵਾਜੇ


no dharavaajae kaaeiaa kott hai dhasavai gupath rakheejai ||
The fortress of the body has nine gates; the tenth gate is kept hidden.
bajar kapaatt n khulanee gur sabadh khuleejai ||
The rigid door is not open; only through the Word of the Guru’s Shabad can it be opened.
anehadh vaajae dhhun vajadhae gur sabadh suneejai ||
The unstruck sound current resounds and vibrates there. The Word of the Guru’s Shabad is heard.
thith ghatt a(n)thar chaananaa kar bhagath mileejai ||
Deep within the nucleus of the heart, the Divine Light shines forth. Through devotional worship, one meets the Lord.
sabh mehi eaek varathadhaa jin aapae rachan rachaaee ||15||
The One Lord is pervading and permeating all. He Himself created the creation. ||15||



I wore this with glasses, so I’m not wearing mascara (my lashes are long, and hit my frames). Colorful eyes are a great way to make your eyes stand out, even from behind lenses!

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Kerala based Indian fashion designer Sharmila Nair has dedicated her latest sari collection to the transgender community.

She invited transgender models Maya Menon and Gowri Savithri to model her collection titled “Mazhavil” which is Malayalam for “rainbow”. All the saris are organic and coloured with natural colour.

Check out her Facebook page Red Lotus and support these wonderful women helping us smash the binary!


Girls Show What Beauty Looks Like When It’s Not Appropriated

I am African American. The reason I wear my hair in an Afro is because I think it expresses exactly who I am, where I come from, and the people who have paved the way for me. I found it very difficult to be myself because there are a lot of stereotypes and misconceptions about black people and black hair. We shouldn’t have to question wearing our natural hair to a job interview; I wish people just understood how strong and beautiful it is. 


Sabyasachi’s Firdaus Collection 2016: Firdaus is the highest garden in paradise, and in Sabyasachi rendition, most of the ingredients in the garden have traveled from as far as Burma, Ghana, and Turkey. Forty-seven artisans and three fine artists worked on the making of a single coat for over 1,600 hours. There were dip-dyed brocades, vegetable-dyed silk floss, velvet couching, brass sequins and more handwork than is visible to the untrained eye.
The stereotype is dead: Researchers show that Native Americans drink less than whites
The stereotype of the Native American alcoholic dates all the way back to colonialism, but a new study may help to debunk that myth. Most Native Americans actually abstain from alcohol, and those who do drink are on average lighter drinkers than whites, finds the study, published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Drug Dependence. -  is a journalistic publication covering the full spectrum of human relationships with drugs and potentially addictive behaviors. We explore the nature of addiction and the various responses to it, as well as political, scientific and cultural aspects of our field. We aim neither to promote nor to demonize drugs, and we approach our subject open-mindedly, with respect for different lifestyles. -  is Elsevier’s leading information solution for researchers, teachers, students, health care professionals and information professionals . It combines authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health publications with smart, intuitive functionality so that you can stay informed in your field, and can work more effectively and efficiently.

Alcohol use among Native Americans compared to whites: Examining the veracity of the ‘Native American elevated alcohol consumption’ belief  -  

  James K. Cunningham, Teshia A. Solomon , Myra L. Muramoto