Up until 1869, some areas of India practiced Sati, a funerary ritual in which a recent widow would burn herself on the pyre with her deceased husband. The act is believed to have been inspired from the legend of goddess Sati who burnt herself alive to save her father the humiliation that her living husband caused. The British eventually abolished the practice, though bride burning still occurs in some areas of India.
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I Live Under Your Sky Too is a massive (32-feet wide) installation by artist Shilpa Gupta, erected by the sea on Carter Road in Bandra, Mumbai.
The installation features the text “I live under your sky too” written in three languages — English, Hindi and Urdu — using LED lights with the individual words intermixed. The lights go on and off, highlighting the sentence in each language alternately. Read between the lines and the message is one of religious, national, political, class, and gender harmony.
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Blossoming pink trees on the mountainous landscape of Nanjian Yi Autonomous County in southwest China.
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White people act like Martin Luther King Jr was Jesus and died for their racist sins
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Antarctica, 74°46’22.6”S 162°47’43.5”E
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