I drew Kurama bc I am actually a big nerd who loved anime since youth.
(Long Suffering!Kurama is my fave.)
(and yes, of course I went with the most political arc of the series.)
I drew Iran and Pakistan because It’s kind of important.
Pakistan is the most pro-Iran country in the world and, because of Iran’s long entanglements in South Asia and her being the first to recognize Pakistan as a separate state, they have a pretty decent relationship.
I like to think Iran is emotionally supportive to Pakistan, but there’s a definite unease in their relationship as she has to balance him and India, as well as her own ambitions.
I HAVE RETURNED
Have an India.
Sorry for the wait, I’ve been buried in school and I have a new laptop and I wanted to see if my tablet would hook up to it (it does).
Given the new machine, I have to start playing around with my colors again.
But anyway, have India, she’s a pretty baby.
Thank you so much! That’s very kind!!
Kathak is a classical dance from the northern states of Rajasthan, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh in India. It’s current form is a mix of it’s nomadic origins, influence from the Bhakhti movement, and Mughal ruler’s Central Asian roots, as well as Mughal Persianization.
Like many dance forms in India, the British encouraged the decline in the practice of many dances in India due to their conflation of dancing girls and tawaifs with prostitutes and their overall disdain for nautch.
Madhuri Dixit, a very popular Bollywood actress, was trained in Kathak, seen in her role as Chandramukhi in Sanjay Lee Bhansali’s adaptation of Devdas.
India has around eleven classical dance styles that are recognized by the Indian Ministry of Culture, and only eight of those are also recognized by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national level academy of performing arts in India.
I’m going to try to draw all eight.
First up is Odissi, a classical dance form from Odisha (once known as Orissa.) According to archaeological research, it is the oldest of the dance forms and one of two temple dances included as a classical dance of India.
India and Iran the day they
got married entered a sisterhood sigheh.
I don’t know if India practiced it. I don’t care. /sobs.
Also, that cover she’s wearing is a gharara, a Lucknowi garment that is now used in Pakistani bridal wear.
Hindi, Urdu, and Indian films are rather popular in Tajikistan, so have India taking Tajikistan to a movie premiere (one of the very few he can make, due to nationly concerns.)
This too comes with nationly concerns as Tajikistan holds India’s first overseas military base at the Farkhor Air Base in Parkhar and Central Asia increasingly becomes important to geopolitical influence.