anonymous asked:

in your opinion what are some ways that the cre/w/n/iverse could connect connie as a character to her indian culture more? how could they do a better way of portraying her?

!!! blessed ask, anon!

just simple things would do, honestly. dress her up in traditional attire sometimes, maybe even in a photo! perhaps make her bilingual? her surname is tamilian, so perhaps she can slip in snippets of tamil whenever she’s talking to her mom and such. she could eat food relating to her culture. small snacks, maybe, like samosas or jalebi?  and even if we’re going by the whole “oh, but connie isn’t allowed to eat ‘unhealthy’ food; she said she wasn’t allowed to eat donuts in bubble buddies!” there’s still stuff like dhokla and tilgul.

you know what would be really nice? connie usually explains things that steven is unfamiliar with (like libraries!). having her explain something (maybe a holiday like diwali or holi), maybe at the beginning of an episode as a cute scene to open it up, could be a nice, casual way to reinforce the fact that connie does, in fact, have indian ties and show the crewniverse as much thought into a recurring main human character’s cultural background as the indian motifs put into the less-than-a-minute-long initial appearance of a villain.

UN condemns Sri Lanka over war probe

The United Nations has condemned Sri Lanka’s government for failing to investigate civil war-era atrocities, suggesting the government was afraid of punishing soldiers who committed abuses during the conflict.

The world body had previously accused the Sri Lankan military of killing thousands of civilians, mostly ethnic Tamils, in the last weeks of a 26-year civil war that ended in 2009.

Government troops were accused of deliberately shelling civilians, hospitals, and blocking food and medical aid to hundreds of thousands of people boxed inside a tiny strip of land as the now-defeated Tamil Tiger rebels mounted their last stand.

“The consistent failure to effectively investigate, prosecute and punish serious crimes appears to reflect a broader reluctance or fear to take action against members of the security forces," 
Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, told the UN rights council on Wednesday.

"At the centre of all this are the victims,” he said. “There can never be sustainable peace without justice for them.”

WATCH: Maithripala Sirisena - No allegations of war crimes

Zeid and the council have repeatedly called for international judges to help investigate possible war crimes in efforts to guarantee impartiality.

But earlier this month, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena rejected the appeal, saying he would not “allow non-governmental organisations to dictate how to run my government”, nor heed calls to “to prosecute my troops”.

And although Sirisena’s government agreed to the terms of an October 2015 UN resolution calling for an inquiry to be formed within 18 months, Sri Lanka has so far failed to begin an inquiry. 

Zeid said any justice mechanism set up by Colombo would need foreign judges in order to be “credible”.

Sirisena, a member of the majority Sinhalese community, received the support of the Tamil minority after promising accountability for abuses carried out by the largely Sinhalese military.

But Sri Lanka’s main opposition Tamil party has accused Sirisena of failing to deliver on accountability.

According to the UN and independent watchdogs, as many as 40,000 Tamil civilians died in the last few months of the fighting.

In all, some 80,000 to 100,000 are believed to have died during civil war.

I have a theory about the goats in Indian films. I think the goats must have a strong union. If a character is nice to a goat all will turn out well for them. If they are not nice then trouble lies ahead. If the goat union operates on seniority then the goats that were born on camera are ahead of other goats their age. So the goats in Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana (Telugu, 2005) and Something Something (Tamil, 2006) are ahead in the game.

Sheep are also included in the goat union. I think the pigeons have there own union, but they are used more in city locations.

What do the Languages of India Sound Like?

India has a population of 1.2 billion people (just slightly behind the PRC) and with that comes some 400+ languages and multiple language families in one country. Obviously I’m not going to show every single language found in India. I’m going to focus on the 22 languages as defined in the Eight Schedule to the Indian constitution, so you can get a teeny-tiny sample of some of the languages of the second most populous nation on earth and how they sound.

All videos are from youtube. They should all play fine in the US, cannot guarantee that for anywhere else. However for pretty much all of these (except a few on the bottom) there are like a bajillion things like just type the language name into youtube and you’ll get like a good 50 movies showing up.

Borrowing of English words is very common in India so don’t be surprised if you’re listening to one and suddenly you there’s English for like two words and then back to whatever language it is.

Also there is a chance that some of the videos may not actually contain the language they’re supposed to contain. I do not speak any of these languages and I had to go off of what labels the video had as well as basic google searches if I could. If there is a mistake, I apologize. And if you catch a mistake let me know so I can get it fixed.

What does Hindi sound like?

Cucumber Benefits For Health and Beauty In Hindi - खीरे के लाभ @ jaipurthepinkcity.com

What does Bengali sound like?

Purnodoirgho Prem Kahini 2 | Trailer-2 | Bengali Movie | Shakib Khan | Joya Ahsan | SIS Media

What does Telugu sound like?

(Some English at beginning) PARICHAYAM ||Telugu Short Film By Klapboard Productions|| Harish Nagaraj Film

What does Marathi sound like?

Puranpoli - Emotional Marathi Short Film | Pocket Films

What does Tamil sound like?

Kalyana Parisu | Tamil Serial | Episode 616 | 29/02/2016

What does Urdu sound like?

Sairbeen 29th February 2016.BBC Urdu

What does Gujarati sound like?

Promo : Aa Namo Bahu Nade Che - Popular Gujarati Natak 2016 - Sanjay Goradia

What does Kannada sound like?

FOREIGN RETURNED - Kannada Short Film - Puneeth B.A

What does Malayalam sound like?

“അപ്പൻ ആരാ മോൻ” - Malayalam  2016 Comedy Short Film Appan ara mon

What does Odia sound like?

Dr Maya Gantayat Interview on Cerebral Palsy in Odia language

What does Punjabi sound like?

Ambarsariya Trailer - Diljit Dosanjh, Navneet, Monica, Lauren, Gul Panag | Latest Punjabi Movie 2016

What does Assamese sound like?

Touching Story Of A House Wife | Assamese short film - A New Dawn (Eti Notun Prabhat)

What does Maithili sound like?

गोनू झा के किस्से  (भाग -1) | Maithili TV programme | Maithili Serial | Gonu Jha

What does Santali sound like?

MON JURI TINJ 2014 Santali Movie Trailer

What does Kashmiri sound like?

*Kashmiri Folk Medley - Aabha Hanjura & Sufistication - Kappa TV

What does Nepali sound like?

फेसबुक प्रेम Comedy Guys Episode -3 |Nepali Comedy |Govinda Koirala|Suresh Thapa|Buddhi Tamang

What does Konkani sound like?

WIKITONGUES: Ashwath speaking Konkani

What does Sindhi sound like?

Sindhi language

What does Dogri sound like?

Satsang In J&k Local Dogri Language

What does Manipuri sound like?

Words of Life Manipuri (মৈইতৈইলোন) People/Language Movie Trailer

What does Bodo sound like?

Good News Bodo: Meche People/Language Movie Trailer

What does Sanskrit sound like?

Sushma Swaraj’s Sanskrit Speech in World Sanskrit conference in Bangkok

*Breaks my rule about no songs because I really couldn’t find much that wasn’t music and I figured something is better than nothing.