Finished Darna Line Art! .
Okay, okay. So other than finally finishing this line art, I have some other exciting news! I’m branching out into other platforms, so I can take my art more seriously and hopefully reach a wider following! Everything is still under construction at the moment. By everything I mean a facebook page, a YouTube channel, and a Patreon! But I’ve already decided that my first video will be a “get to know me chat” while I’m coloring this piece. If you want to follow along and stay up to date feel free to like my page on FB although there isn’t much on it at the moment. It’s Facebook.com/luvmaila
Re imagining Pakistan -Journal of Book Reviews
Authored by Agha H Amin
This is a very interesting book by a man who is mostly hated by the vast majority in Pakistan and held in high esteem by a minority.
The writer starts with a hostile premise which is not convincingly supported by facts.A map recently published in Bloomberg listed Pakistan as a low risk country as far as credit ratings and risk is concerned.
However our author on the very first page of the books introduction pronounces a very harsh judgment:-- On page-7 the author makes a lopsided argument , totally not discussing the central fact, that Pakistans so called misuse of proxies had a very close and direct link with US Soviet Afghan war:-- While part of Haqqanis premise is correct , he commits a serious analytical error when he ignores the US CIA angle in Pakistans Islamist proxy wars starting from Soviet Afghan war.This central fact , should not have escaped the sagacity of our writer being reviewed.
On page-8 the authors list of books include some rabidly biased authors like Bruce Riedel and Christine Fair.
On page-14 the writer quotes President Trumps straightforward and blunt judgement on Pakistan which is indisputably correct , but fails to note that US presidents prior to President Trump did not have the moral courage or strategic resolution to squarely confront the Pakistani state ?
On page-17 the writer endeavours to analyse a highly complicated issue, i.e misuse of religion by Pakistans leaders:-- Here he forgets that the entire Indian Muslim so called elite or leaders starting from 1858 misused Islam or Muslims in danger.
This included all Muslim leaders Sir Syed Ahmad khan , Mr Jinnah etc.
His premise on page 17 touches a highly complicated issue :-- Pakistans sense of insecurity is a result of its unique position between a hegemonistic India in east , a super power ally in north, a highly unstable state in Northwest and a highly subtle and controversial Shia extremist Iran in west.
While theoretically utopians and
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A different re- imagining of Norman Rockwell's famous Thanksgiving painting ( see previous posts for the original & several parodies). This one is by Berkshire artist Pops Peterson who is black -- & gay. Here, he depicts Thanksgiving with a "family of choice" in contrast to more traditional versions of the scene. He says that he is "reimagining & transforming" Rockwell typical scenes " with 21st century people, 21st c. families, fashions, technology & friendships." He predicts "If he (Rockwell) were alive today he would want to do exactly this."
Have you heard about Jurassic parker-brothers? This week on our all new episode of the 2nd chance podcast (link in bio) @jurassicworld ain’t holding a candle to Sean’s version. #movie#review (kinda) #reimagining
What is your favourite reimagining?
I have decided to incorporate a new retelling into my reading next year. So every month as part of my TBR will be read a reimagining. 👑
Are there any particular books I should read? I have an Alice in Wonderland and Robin Hood re-tellings but would like to find ones for Snow White, Cinderella, Beauty and the beast, etc to divulge into.
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"There is nothing to be liberated from. You ARE the power of the cosmos. You are eternity arising as the whole body, whatever the body IS altogether. Your body is pure intelligence, unspeakable beauty arising as intrinsic harmony, utter dependence on cosmos. That is a fact. Who or what told you that you need to be liberated? You don’t need to be liberated. Let this hit you like a ton of bricks. The mind of progressive looking to get closer to truth, to beauty, to God has been put in you by power structure with all its charm and authority. This created civilization and the axiom (unquestioned) chain of being. The game of being a winner or loser is arbitrary spiritual criteria...No! Go back. Turn the other way. You have already won! You ARE the power... eternity’s Presence, fulness, consciousness, arising as the body, blooming as the heart, which is the whole body. There is no getting to that! You don’t have to realize that or find it. So stop looking, start living. The Yogas of participation arise naturally, intimate embrace of body breath and relationship in that order. #heartofyoga#yogaofheart#thepromise "