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How to wear flowers in your hair.

The gajra - a flower garland often composed of small coloured and/or fragrant flowers - is the most  common hair decoration in India. Jasmine is the most commonly used flower, of its varieties kunda appears often in Sanskirt literature. 

Other commonly used flowers for hair garlands include the aboli (also pic 2), bakul,  champaka and mixed garlands of flowers, leaves and roots (kadambam).  

It used to be that you could plait the ketaki (screwlife) into the hair but I haven’t seen this in a long time.  

(via sheisfromindia)

Gajar ka Halwa by Swati Agarwal

A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.

—Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice 

(Source: observando)

He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.

—Bob Marley (via observando)


Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai? (1980)