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History of the entire world

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The best video I have seen in a long, long time.


Bonus Pun -

What do you call a bunch of drooling kids in military uniforms?
Salivation army.

Melanie Martinez - 'Cry Baby' playlist

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I have a new favourite artist after like, 15 years!! Absolute genius this girl!
'Cry Baby' - gem of an album. Enjoy some incredible electropop.

You can download her debut album on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/MelanieCryBaby

Reasons why I want to learn 3 more languages

SpanishI want to learn one more European language besides English.There are 40 crore Spanish-speaking people in the world (more than English).Easy to learn - it is a phonetic language, with simple rules and few exceptions. TamilI want to learn one South Indian language.Tamil has the deepest culture among the South Indian languages.A R Rahman's Tamil songs.Tamil movie industry is very big. It's not as big as the Telugu industry, but Tamil movies are less commercial than Telugu, while not as boring as the Malayalam ones. KoreanHangul script is super-easy. It is an alphabetic system, unlike the Chinese and Japanese systems, which are logographic and very difficult to learn.Hallyu (Korean wave) including industry, movies, music. South Korea will soon be ahead of Japan.Koreans are good looking people :)South Korea is a progressive country that has come ahead in very less time.

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any - Alice Walker

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All Terrorists are Muslims…Except the 94% that Aren’t

Brilliant analysis by Loonwatch -
http://www.loonwatch.com/2010/01/not-all-terrorists-are-muslims/

Sadly the islamophobes refuse to believe it. After all they need someone to hate, don't they?

Firefox: Choose Independent

Agatha Christie - Short Story collections

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Poirot Investigates (1924)
11 Hercule Poirot stories

Partners in Crime (1929)
15 Tommy and Tuppence stories

The Mysterious Mr. Quin (1930)
12 Harley Quin stories

The Thirteen Problems (1932)
13 Miss Marple stories

The Hound of Death (1933)
12 Supernatural stories

The Listerdale Mystery (1934)
12 Mystery stories


Parker Pyne Investigates (1934)
12 Parker Pyne stories

Murder in the Mews (1937)
4 Hercule Poirot stories


The Labours of Hercules (1947)
12 Hercule Poirot stories

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960)
Five Hercule Poirot stories and One Miss Marple story

Poirot's Early Cases (1974)
18 Hercule Poirot stories

Miss Marple's Final Cases (1979)
6 Miss Marple stories and 2 supernatural stories.

Problem at Pollensa Bay (1991)

Crash Course - History playlists

US History


World History 2



Bollywood Romantic comedies (2007 - 2014)

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Jab We Met (2007)
Starring: Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor

Jab We Met redefined, or maybe defined for the first time, the genre of romantic comedy in Bollywood. Kareena Kapoor plays the Manic pixie dream girl in the first half, but post-interval things change dramatically. One of Imtiaz Ali's best.

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008)

Starring: Imran Khan and Genelia D'souza
Imran Khan's debut movie is a perfect little romantic comedy. And in some parts it is more than perfect. The casting director did an awesome job on the big supporting cast, and A R Rahman's music is perfect accordingly. This could act as a good introduction for the newbie. One of the best movies in this list.

Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009)
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif
This movie proved that slapstick comedies do work with contemporary audiences. Director Rajkumar Santoshi created a tribute to classic comedies like Amar Akbar Anthony and his own Andaz Apna Apna. A huge hit at the box office, i…

Bigotry against the young generation

Millennials Why Generation Me is better than you think | Psychologies
https://psychologies.co.uk/family/why-generation-me-is-better-than-you-think.html
Research paper -
http://news.msu.edu/media/documents/2010/03/d86dd7ab-adb0-4887-a043-96b559595fe2.pdf

Millennials: Turns Out the ‘Entitled Generation’ Is Willing to Sacrifice | TIME.com http://business.time.com/2012/11/08/millennials-turns-out-the-entitled-generation-is-willing-to-sacrifice/

Millennial entitlement is a myth - Salon.com
http://www.salon.com/2013/09/28/millennial_entitlement_is_a_myth/

Perception vs. Reality: 10 Truths About The Gen Y Workforce
http://www.quintcareers.com/Gen-Y_workforce.html



Teenagers Discrimination against teenagers pervasive and damaging | Calvin College Chimes
http://www.calvin.edu/chimes/2013/12/04/discrimination-against-teenagers-pervasive-and-damaging/

Why are people biased against teenagers?
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110612234101AAr2Bk7

Prejudice against teenagers?
https://answ…

World History - by Crash Course

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Amit Trivedi interview on ETC

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On Bollywood Business.

The Intense World Theory for Autism

Phir se ud chala - Rockstar (2011)

'Phir se ud chala' hindi lyrics, from the man himself - Irshad Kamil

http://www.irshadkamil.com/फिर-से-उड़-चला
(In Devanagari script)

My translation :)

Again, I'm flying
I've left the world below
And surrendered myself to the wind
Now everything is miles away... people, gardens, valleys
My body is smoke again, and every cloud wants to touch me
But one of those clouds might drench me

I've never stopped at any destination, I've never met myself
That's a complain, but I'm not peeved

Every city seems the same, every village seems the same
People and names seem the same
Again, I'm flying

Dreams are like dust on the eyelids
No matter how many times you dust them off, they return again
So many dreams I have broken and left behind
Then why do they still sweep me in their flight

Every branch, every drop, every doorstep they roam with me
Whether in a forest or in lashing rain
Like Ravana I die, and then live again
Every branch, every drop
Sometimes day is nigh…