LASYA - ANOUSHKA SHANKAR
Although she’s not my favourite sitarist, Anoushka Shankar shines in the new video for ‘Lasya’ - one of the tracks from her recent album ‘Traces of You’.
Filmed in a pretty swanky, opulent house in London, the video features fantastic Carnatic percussionist Pirashanna Thevarajah and the magical hands of Manu Delago on the hangdrum.
Anoushka and her band will be on tour in Europe and will hit London at Southbank Centre during Alchemy Festival on May 23rd.
Grab your tickets here!
On instagram I was nominated to do one of those ‘fuck you…’ selfies aimed at mental disorders such as anorexia, depression, anxiety and many others.
And I have decided to post it on here too, for many reasons but largely because I finally feel the most normal that I have been in ages, only having the odd wobble back into a slightly depressive state but on the whole I am happy.
So towards my depression the most, which sparked a kind of eating disorder, anxiety and psychotic episodes fuck you for taking away over 3 years of my life which I will never get back. Fuck you for causing my old best friend and I to drift apart, fuck you for making my mum worried every single day about my safety, fuck you for driving me to the point of a suicide attempt, fuck you for almost taking away every last bit of motivation I had for the future I deserve and lastly fuck you for being a bitch to me and so many others I know.
I can honestly say that although the road won’t be easy and I don’t know what is it come I am more ready than I have ever been to finally beat my depression and if in 6 months time I was wrong and I am worse than ever, then at least I can honestly say that I tried because this time I really am going to try beat this.
I nominate any one of my followers to do a ‘fuck you….’ selfie and shoot down one of their mental illnesses because you are so much more than them and I know that one day you can beat them!
Love you all lots, Nicole xxx
Introducing Hyperlapse from Instagram
Since launching nearly four years ago, it has always been a priority to bring the Instagram community simple yet powerful tools that let people capture moments and express their creativity. Today, we’re excited to announce Hyperlapse from Instagram, a new app to capture high-quality time lapse videos even while in motion.
Traditionally, time lapse videos depend on holding your phone or camera still while you film. Hyperlapse from Instagram features built-in stabilization technology that lets you create moving, handheld time lapses that result in a cinematic look, quality and feel—a feat that has previously only been possible with expensive equipment.
We designed Hyperlapse to be as simple as possible. You don’t need an account to create a hyperlapse. Instead, you open up straight to the camera. Tap once to begin recording and tap again to stop. Choose a playback speed that you like between 1x-12x and tap the green check mark to save it to your camera roll. You can share your video on Instagram easily from there.
From documenting your whole commute in seconds or the preparation of your dinner from start to finish to capturing an entire sunset as it unfolds, we’re thrilled about the creative possibilities Hyperlapse unlocks. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create.
To learn more about what stabilization looks like in Hyperlapse, check out this video.
To learn more about Hyperlapse from Instagram, check out help.instagram.com.
Hyperlapse from Instagram is available today for iOS devices in Apple’s App Store. It is currently only available for iOS.
Mira Nair on #Gaza Conflict
| GAZA July 29th 2014 | Got Hollywood director Mira Nair to comment on#Gaza and the following is what she said adding to a large cauldron of influential people coming out in favor of Palestine. It is most important for us to get as many people as we can to speak about this so that Israel knows it’s isolated in its action and will get increasingly isolated as time progresses. This is the 3rd Intifada and it is the duty of every muslim and every human being to do something. No big acts are required. Educate yourself on the issue and you will not be able to ignore it. Get a deep understanding. Become a volunteer. Donate Money. Voice your anger at injustice. Dedicate 10 minutes to it a day for as long as it takes. Tweet, socially network and whatever you do, don’t forget this ever. Don’t let the spark of this moment die. For Muslims, Allah is watching. For anyone else, your conscience will never forgive you for ignoring this. You won’t realize it now but Karma is taking note and your spirit will get heavier with every instance of you ignoring this.
Yes, I’m guilting you into this because if we stay quiet with something that we can easily voice our opposition to, then we will lose our voice if anything like this happens to us. We are all connected. Out of sight doesn’t mean out of mind. For the 10 kids in #Gaza who died in a park on Eid day.
We are with you #Gaza.
What type of Facebook user are you?
Thanks to Nayel Rahman bhai, I found out about a Quiz that tests what type of FB user you are and I turned out “Normal” which worries me. This is probably not right. I thought it’d be way worse than that, going by the amount of people I have irritated. Oh well. You can try yours athttp://www.theguardian.com/technology/quiz/2014/jul/28/quiz-facebook-what-type-of-user-facebooker-are-you-mark-zuckerberg-birthday?CMP=fb_gu