Bangladesh

What makes the non-South Asian person’s use of the bindi problematic is the fact that a pop star like Selena Gomez wearing one is guaranteed to be better received than I would if I were to step out of the house rocking a dot on my forehead. On her, it’s a bold new look; on me, it’s a symbol of my failure to assimilate. On her, it’s unquestionably cool; on me, it’s yet another marker of my Otherness, another thing that makes me different from other American girls. If the use of the bindi by mainstream pop stars made it easier for South Asian women to wear it, I’d be all for its proliferation — but it doesn’t. They lend the bindi an aura of cool that a desi woman simply can’t compete with, often with the privilege of automatic acceptance in a society when many non-white women must fight for it.

Beyond Bindis: Why Cultural Appropriation Matters (via danedehaanning)

(Source: galifreyy)


two-browngirls:

UPPING THE AUNTY - MEERA SETHI
I’ve always loved Meera Sethi’s colourful and unique work but her ‘Upping the Aunty’ project really changed the game. 
'Upping the Aunty' celebrates the South Asian “aunty”; her personal style and unique role in our lives. Meera flips the script on street style, by focusing her lens on aunties with swag. 
Here are some of the awesome Auntys you can find on the Tumblr page…
1. Unknown Swag Aunty - Photo: Vivek Shraya
2. Rita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
3. Gunalaxsmi Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
4. Sita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
Meera is on the lookout for contributors to the project, so If you have an aunty whose style you love, send a new or vintage photo (with your aunty’s permission) over to art@meerasethi.com!
- S
two-browngirls:

UPPING THE AUNTY - MEERA SETHI
I’ve always loved Meera Sethi’s colourful and unique work but her ‘Upping the Aunty’ project really changed the game. 
'Upping the Aunty' celebrates the South Asian “aunty”; her personal style and unique role in our lives. Meera flips the script on street style, by focusing her lens on aunties with swag. 
Here are some of the awesome Auntys you can find on the Tumblr page…
1. Unknown Swag Aunty - Photo: Vivek Shraya
2. Rita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
3. Gunalaxsmi Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
4. Sita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
Meera is on the lookout for contributors to the project, so If you have an aunty whose style you love, send a new or vintage photo (with your aunty’s permission) over to art@meerasethi.com!
- S
two-browngirls:

UPPING THE AUNTY - MEERA SETHI
I’ve always loved Meera Sethi’s colourful and unique work but her ‘Upping the Aunty’ project really changed the game. 
'Upping the Aunty' celebrates the South Asian “aunty”; her personal style and unique role in our lives. Meera flips the script on street style, by focusing her lens on aunties with swag. 
Here are some of the awesome Auntys you can find on the Tumblr page…
1. Unknown Swag Aunty - Photo: Vivek Shraya
2. Rita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
3. Gunalaxsmi Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
4. Sita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
Meera is on the lookout for contributors to the project, so If you have an aunty whose style you love, send a new or vintage photo (with your aunty’s permission) over to art@meerasethi.com!
- S
two-browngirls:

UPPING THE AUNTY - MEERA SETHI
I’ve always loved Meera Sethi’s colourful and unique work but her ‘Upping the Aunty’ project really changed the game. 
'Upping the Aunty' celebrates the South Asian “aunty”; her personal style and unique role in our lives. Meera flips the script on street style, by focusing her lens on aunties with swag. 
Here are some of the awesome Auntys you can find on the Tumblr page…
1. Unknown Swag Aunty - Photo: Vivek Shraya
2. Rita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
3. Gunalaxsmi Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
4. Sita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
Meera is on the lookout for contributors to the project, so If you have an aunty whose style you love, send a new or vintage photo (with your aunty’s permission) over to art@meerasethi.com!
- S

two-browngirls:

UPPING THE AUNTY - MEERA SETHI

I’ve always loved Meera Sethi’s colourful and unique work but her ‘Upping the Aunty’ project really changed the game. 

'Upping the Aunty' celebrates the South Asian “aunty”; her personal style and unique role in our lives. Meera flips the script on street style, by focusing her lens on aunties with swag. 

Here are some of the awesome Auntys you can find on the Tumblr page

1. Unknown Swag Aunty - Photo: Vivek Shraya

2. Rita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi

3. Gunalaxsmi Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi

4. Sita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi

Meera is on the lookout for contributors to the project, so If you have an aunty whose style you love, send a new or vintage photo (with your aunty’s permission) over to art@meerasethi.com!

- S


farhanzahin:

The stall-keepers of  New Market, Dhaka. They have good working conditions and consider themselves luckier than their friends to be working here as a shopkeeper. Most live close by and attend schools. Many have been working here for a long time and belong to a senior age group.
farhanzahin:

The stall-keepers of  New Market, Dhaka. They have good working conditions and consider themselves luckier than their friends to be working here as a shopkeeper. Most live close by and attend schools. Many have been working here for a long time and belong to a senior age group.
farhanzahin:

The stall-keepers of  New Market, Dhaka. They have good working conditions and consider themselves luckier than their friends to be working here as a shopkeeper. Most live close by and attend schools. Many have been working here for a long time and belong to a senior age group.

farhanzahin:

The stall-keepers of  New Market, Dhaka. They have good working conditions and consider themselves luckier than their friends to be working here as a shopkeeper. Most live close by and attend schools. Many have been working here for a long time and belong to a senior age group.


two-browngirls:

UPPING THE AUNTY - MEERA SETHI
I’ve always loved Meera Sethi’s colourful and unique work but her ‘Upping the Aunty’ project really changed the game. 
'Upping the Aunty' celebrates the South Asian “aunty”; her personal style and unique role in our lives. Meera flips the script on street style, by focusing her lens on aunties with swag. 
Here are some of the awesome Auntys you can find on the Tumblr page…
1. Unknown Swag Aunty - Photo: Vivek Shraya
2. Rita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
3. Gunalaxsmi Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
4. Sita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
Meera is on the lookout for contributors to the project, so If you have an aunty whose style you love, send a new or vintage photo (with your aunty’s permission) over to art@meerasethi.com!
- S
two-browngirls:

UPPING THE AUNTY - MEERA SETHI
I’ve always loved Meera Sethi’s colourful and unique work but her ‘Upping the Aunty’ project really changed the game. 
'Upping the Aunty' celebrates the South Asian “aunty”; her personal style and unique role in our lives. Meera flips the script on street style, by focusing her lens on aunties with swag. 
Here are some of the awesome Auntys you can find on the Tumblr page…
1. Unknown Swag Aunty - Photo: Vivek Shraya
2. Rita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
3. Gunalaxsmi Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
4. Sita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
Meera is on the lookout for contributors to the project, so If you have an aunty whose style you love, send a new or vintage photo (with your aunty’s permission) over to art@meerasethi.com!
- S
two-browngirls:

UPPING THE AUNTY - MEERA SETHI
I’ve always loved Meera Sethi’s colourful and unique work but her ‘Upping the Aunty’ project really changed the game. 
'Upping the Aunty' celebrates the South Asian “aunty”; her personal style and unique role in our lives. Meera flips the script on street style, by focusing her lens on aunties with swag. 
Here are some of the awesome Auntys you can find on the Tumblr page…
1. Unknown Swag Aunty - Photo: Vivek Shraya
2. Rita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
3. Gunalaxsmi Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
4. Sita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
Meera is on the lookout for contributors to the project, so If you have an aunty whose style you love, send a new or vintage photo (with your aunty’s permission) over to art@meerasethi.com!
- S
two-browngirls:

UPPING THE AUNTY - MEERA SETHI
I’ve always loved Meera Sethi’s colourful and unique work but her ‘Upping the Aunty’ project really changed the game. 
'Upping the Aunty' celebrates the South Asian “aunty”; her personal style and unique role in our lives. Meera flips the script on street style, by focusing her lens on aunties with swag. 
Here are some of the awesome Auntys you can find on the Tumblr page…
1. Unknown Swag Aunty - Photo: Vivek Shraya
2. Rita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
3. Gunalaxsmi Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
4. Sita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi
Meera is on the lookout for contributors to the project, so If you have an aunty whose style you love, send a new or vintage photo (with your aunty’s permission) over to art@meerasethi.com!
- S

two-browngirls:

UPPING THE AUNTY - MEERA SETHI

I’ve always loved Meera Sethi’s colourful and unique work but her ‘Upping the Aunty’ project really changed the game. 

'Upping the Aunty' celebrates the South Asian “aunty”; her personal style and unique role in our lives. Meera flips the script on street style, by focusing her lens on aunties with swag. 

Here are some of the awesome Auntys you can find on the Tumblr page

1. Unknown Swag Aunty - Photo: Vivek Shraya

2. Rita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi

3. Gunalaxsmi Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi

4. Sita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi

Meera is on the lookout for contributors to the project, so If you have an aunty whose style you love, send a new or vintage photo (with your aunty’s permission) over to art@meerasethi.com!

- S


teacoup:

Day 6 TeaCoupGlobal. Bangladeshi bicycle rickshaw drivers drink tea as they wait for customers on a cool winter evening in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bengali chai has usually all the spices of a masala chai with added sweetness of condense milk! #teacoup #bengal#bangladesh#teacoupglobal #ayurvedicteaologist #chai #india - pic CRT fotojournalismus
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teacoup:

Day 6 TeaCoupGlobal. Bangladeshi bicycle rickshaw drivers drink tea as they wait for customers on a cool winter evening in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bengali chai has usually all the spices of a masala chai with added sweetness of condense milk! #teacoup #bengal#bangladesh#teacoupglobal #ayurvedicteaologist #chai #india - pic CRT fotojournalismus