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September 28, 1948: Eleanor Speaks in Favor of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On this day in 1948, United Nations delegate and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt delivered a speech in Paris entitled, “The Struggle for Human Rights.” Her goal was to create a sense of unity among nations through the common principles of the Declaration, a document that she helped draft and approve. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was approved by the UN General Assembly that December.

Learn more about all the Roosevelts with preview videos from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts.

Photo: Eleanor Roosevelt with the English version of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Wikimedia Commons

I’m not sure if this picture has hit tumblr yet but here’s George Harrison taking a selfie infont of the Taj Mahal. 

The adventures of a cute little doodle!  by ELYXtroqman | Instagram

Here is “ELYX“, a cute little doodle wandering through Paris, France as well as various parts of the world through the sketchbook of YAK, its creator, who draws his mascot for more than 3 years! Some adorable, funny and creative adventures to follow on his Instagram account or on his website: ELYX.


True love. 
Plus, that’s his “I’m ready to go outside” nudge.


True love. 

Plus, that’s his “I’m ready to go outside” nudge.


do you ever go through one of those phases where you think it would be so lovely to find someone to make out with and do couple-y things

but at the same time there are seriously no viable prospects and to make matters worse you are losing faith in humanity and also deep down you’re worried no one will ever live up to your admittedly ridiculous imagination?


Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra at Ratra Yatra 2014

"Only the Shankaracharya of Puri Govardhan Peeth,Gajapati King of Puri and ‘Palia Sevayats’,who have to perform designated duties on raths,can climb the chariots of Lord Jagnnath during the annual Rath Yatra,Puri Shankaracharya Nischalananda Saraswati said on Thursday!”

So it was easier for those who were out of the car to see the deities!


Purushotama Jagannatha temple in ancient postcards


Anavasara paintings in pata chitra style of Odisha of Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra, used to replace the deities in the temple during the period in which they become ill before the Ratha Yatra

Jaganntha = Vishnu

Baladeva = Sankarshana

Subhadra = Bubhaneswari

Painted by great odissi dancer Rahul Acharya.