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It is an unusual school in an unusual location and is run by an unusual teacher.

Rajesh Kumar is a shopkeeper by profession but spends hours every morning teaching around 80 children from the poorest of the poor in India’s capital.

The 43-year-old visited the construction of the Delhi transit station a few years ago and was disturbed by the sight of  many children playing at the site instead of attending school.

When he questioned the parents working at the sites they all said there were no schools in the vicinity and no one cared.

Consequently, his open-air class room was born - between pillars and beneath the tracks of the Delhi transit system, known as the Metro.

Every few minutes a train passes above, the children unperturbed by its sounds.

There are no chairs or tables and the children sit on rolls of polystyrene foam placed on the rubble.

Three rectangular patches of wall are painted black and used as a blackboard.

Anonymous donors have contributed cardigans, books, shoes and stationery for the children, as their parents cannot afford them.

One unnamed individual sends a bag full of biscuits and fruit juice for the pupils every day - another incentive for the children to turn up for their studies.


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The rooftop view


it’s crazy (and upsetting too) how you think you know someone but then you really don’t… cliche as fuck but true to the fullest. man…

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when u fuck and a few weeks later she say shes late

when she say her stomach isnt feeling well

when she ask what are we gonna do?

a few days later when she says she got her period

Had such a weird ass Dream and i don’t know how to feel about it nor how to interpret it…


when your bae cancels plans you were looking forward to


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George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

"Another scene I remember now as an adult is every morning at school we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag…there was the American flag flying over the camp but I could also see the barbed wire fence and the sentry towers pointing at us from my schoolhouse window as I recited the words ‘With liberty and justice for all’." - George Takei, The Daily Show (July 24, 2014). 

Full Episode (apologies, The Daily Show website does not have the best video player). 

To Be Takei documentary official website. 

- Mod Dawes Sr. 

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Hip Hop Song Of The Day #37: 7/26/14

Big K.R.I.T. - The Vent

the whole song is mad lyrical


If I were to sum up my experience working in Queensbridge under the tutelage of the Jacob A Riis Senior Center with TWO words it would be “eye opening”. The summer has truly exposed me to the intricacies and dynamics of the projects, how tough it is for people to survive (let alone thrive!) and the dynamics between health care and social work. Although at times I was stressed and angered about how the system has been built to keep people from succeeding, I am truly privileged to be able to have an experience and opportunity to help those who needed my help. AND it was truly destiny that I got to work in the community that my favorite rapper, NAS, grew up in. I experienced and heard his lyrics resonate through the streetz, from “I’m the type of nikka who be pissing in your elevator” to “Young bitches is grazed, each block is like a maze, Full of black rats trapped plus the Island is packed” and way others. BUT just because the class is done, doesn’t mean my work here is done! #Nas #Queensbridge #QBSince2014 #OnToTheNextOne #ABreakToTheMotherland

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