Ask with an open heart, and I'll read with an open mind - shall get back to you as soon as I can!   London Indian, Student Optician, Photographer, Editor,
Love for 50's/60's Bollywood & Madhubala.
GIFs, coloured black & white photos, portraits and scenery - all made, coloured, & taken by myself (unless stated otherwise).

I need this sari.
So elegant..perfect colour. Classy, old school, and almost ethereal.

If I could even have just 1/8th of her beauty, strength and elegance..i would consider myself lucky.
— 5 months ago with 9 notes
#lisa ray  #sari  #indian clothes  #indian clothing  #india  #lisa rani ray  #gorgeous  #beautiful  #wc  #ivory  #cream  #grey  #sparkly  #so many feels  #stunning  #the world unseen  #i can't think straight  #bollywood  #indian cinema  #activist  #role model  #cancer graduate  #inspiration 

Favourite Characters -

Miriam; The World Unseen

Her subtlety and emotion both radiate warmth - these combined produce a true empathy for the character within the viewer. Lisa Ray has outdone herself and has shown maturity and control in her performance (compared to how she comes across in interviews; quite energetic, talkative, powerful and intent- pretty opposite to her character, which makes it more of a pleasure watching how she handles Miriam’s etiquette. She portrays a sort of curiosity and somewhat playfulness in Miriam that draws the viewer in and brings forth that ‘want to know more’ feeling within them.

A gorgeous novel and movie by Shamim Sarif. 

— 5 months ago with 16 notes
#the world unseen  #miriam  #lisa ray  #shamim sarif  #sheetal sheth  #amina  #south africa  #1950's  #old school  #cinema  #movies  #film  #indian  #south asian  #favourite characters  #pooja mahi rai  #i can't think straight 
pooja-mahi-rai:

Meena Kumari - (pooja-mahi-rai)Legends of Indian Cinema.

Thought I would reblog an old post of mine - Listening to a marathon of old songs ft Meena Kumari.
Such a tortured soul 

pooja-mahi-rai:

Meena Kumari - (pooja-mahi-rai)

Legends of Indian Cinema.

Thought I would reblog an old post of mine - Listening to a marathon of old songs ft Meena Kumari.

Such a tortured soul 

— 5 months ago with 21 notes
#meena kumari  #old bollywood  #indian cinema  #old indian cinema  #black and white bollywood  #black and white  #monochrome  #gifs  #animations  #gif  #bollywood gif  #bollywood gifs  #bollywood animations  #Mahajabeen Bano  #pakeezah  #pure  #pooja mahi rai gifs  #my gifs 
F1 2014 in Pictures - Top 100 from Jerez →
— 5 months ago
#f1  #jerez  #formula 1  #formula one  #racing  #michael schumacher  #formula one racing  #formula 1 racing  #shivraj gohil  #shivraj gohil photography  #f1 2014  #2014  #f1 photography  #f1 photographs  #f1 pictures 
Exams.exams.exams

So I’ve had a few exams stretched over the past few months- still two more to go. But I promise I’ll be posting a lot more vintage Indian cinema material soon!! I promise!! 

— 6 months ago

"Back to life, back to reality"

I have only pictured this when listening to this song ever since I watched this episode. One of the highlights of season 6 for me was Tina and Bette’s relationship. How can you not love em eh?

— 7 months ago with 94 notes
#tibette  #back to life back to reality  #soul 2 soul  #soul ii soul  #the l word  #tlw  #tina kennard  #bette porter  #laurel holloman  #jennifer beals  #music  #love  #lgbt  #gay pride  #tlwseason6  #season 6 
The L Word - MEME!
  • Favourite Female: Bette Porter 
  • Favourite Male: Umm..Tim? (I dunno!)
  • 3 Other Favourite Characters: Dana, Kit, Helena
  • 3 OTPs: Tina & Bette, Alice & Dana, 
  • Notp: Jenny/Shane.
  • Funniest character: ALICE!
  • Prettiest character: Helena Peabody
  • Most Annoying Character: Max
  • Most badass character: Bette with her profanities hands down lol
  • Character I’d like as my BFF: Dana
  • Female Character I’d Marry: Bette
  • Male Character I’d Marry: Hmm…Tim I guess!
  • Character I hate/dislike/least like: Max - I found him irritable, I dunno why :/

Thank you 2013 for finally giving me the push to FINALLY watch this absolutely fantastic show. Whenever I watch it on a marathon it just takes me into another world and makes me feel at home. Thank you to the creators, the actors and writers. THANK YOU.

— 7 months ago with 9 notes
#the l word meme  #the l word  #tlw  #bette porter  #tibette  #tina kennard  #alice pieszecki  #dana fairbanks  #shane mccutcheon  #helena peabody  #kit porter 
Picture posted on Lata-ji’s official twitter 
She writes that “after a long time she visited her elder brother Dilip Kumar at his house and got to meet Saira and himself.” 
So adorable. Two of the greats in 4 amazing snaps.

Picture posted on Lata-ji’s official twitter
She writes that “after a long time she visited her elder brother Dilip Kumar at his house and got to meet Saira and himself.”

So adorable. Two of the greats in 4 amazing snaps.

— 7 months ago with 39 notes
#dilip kumar  #lata mangeshkar  #saira banu  #old bollywood  #classic bollywood  #old indian cinema  #indian cinema  #bollywood  #black and white bollywood  #yusuf khan  #legends  #vintage bollywood  #vintage  #old is gold 
A follow from a sister with a lot of soul spirit and sweetness.
Thank You P.G.!

A follow from a sister with a lot of soul spirit and sweetness.

Thank You P.G.!

— 7 months ago
#pam grier  #twitter  #tweet  #follow  #tlw  #kit porter  #singer  #fantastic woman  #inspirational  #jackie brown 

I can’t even. The cuteness is just too much.

Re-watching The L Word over again. My life has changed 200% since I first started watching this amazingly wonderful show.

— 7 months ago with 272 notes
#tibette  #thelword  #tlw  #bette porter  #tina kennard  #jennifer beals  #laurel holloman  #lgbt  #jennifer schecter  #shane mccutcheon  #hilariouos  #season 6  #tlwseason6 

Hard Drive just crashed - lost all my old Indian Classic Films and gifs.

Well that was unexpected.

Hold me. :-(

— 7 months ago
#waaa  #why would this happen  #wooosaaaa 
Colour picture of Madhubala -seems like mid to late 50’s (maybe 56-57?) (not recoloured as far as I know)

Colour picture of Madhubala -seems like mid to late 50’s (maybe 56-57?) (not recoloured as far as I know)

— 8 months ago with 52 notes
#madhubala  #old bollywood  #vintage  #vintage bollywood  #classic bollywood  #old picture  #mumtaz jahan dehlavi  #colour  #bollywood  #Indian cinema  #old indian cinema  #classic indian cinema  #old is gold