plazmah: Abstract circle and square with "plazmah" underneath (bollywood: lyrics)
Fun fact: up until a few months ago, I didn't realize that paisley print was the same thing as mango print. I've always called the pattern "mango print" because that's what we call it at home. That's what my mom and my aunts all call it. Come to think of it, I wasn't really ever sure what paisley print referred to. I thought it was some kind of flowery polka-dotted pattern, for some reason. Then one day I was online looking for tiling Twitter backgrounds, came across a pattern labeled as paisley, and became very confused. "Wait, that's a mango print! It's called paisley too? But... why?" Wiki came to the rescue of course. Basically, the East India Company couldn't import as many paisley shawls as they wanted to from India, so they started making them in a Scottish town called Paisley.

I dunno about anyone else, but I think "paisley" is a really odd name for the pattern when you consider its linguistic roots. Like I said, I think of paisley and I envision flowers and polka-dots. This? Is none of that. I'm calling it mango print til the end of time and I don't care if people don't know what I'm talking about. :P

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So last night I suddenly got the BSOD on my laptop for no apparent reason. Fucking BSOD. Anyway, I glibly thought that perhaps there was a god I needed to appease in order to get my technology to work. But then the question remains: who would the Hindu god of technology be? As I fell asleep I decided it was Saraswati but then my mind made a leap to the question "if the Hindu gods were high school students at some posh boarding school in the Himalayan foothills, what would they be like?"

This is what I came up with. (I'm too fannish for my own good.)

A Day In The Life Of A Half-Lost Goddess. )

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The only male version of the MPDG I've ever seen in a movie is SRK's character in Kal Ho Na Ho, hahaha. Please tell me there are others out there, in either Bollywood or Hollywood.
plazmah: Abstract circle and square with "plazmah" underneath (bollywood: sushmita sen)
Title: The Sacrifice
Author: [livejournal.com profile] plazmah
Rating: PG
Summary: The enemy has driven both the men and women of the proud Rajput line to extremes of courage and strength. But Ratnavali is looking for her own definition of courage.
Author's Notes: Not just original fic, it's historical fic! Any of my desi peeps know the story about Rani Padmini? I know there's an Amar Chita Kata on her. ;) Click on the link for the background on the events that transpired; you need to know her story to understand mine, maybe even a little Hinduism? IDK LOL. Unbetaed.

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The Sacrifice - PG )

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