India’s New Comic Book Hero

There’s a new comic book here in India named Priya Shakti, and she fights rape from the back of a tiger.

The comic was created by Ram Devineni, a new york based filmmaker. He was inspired by an incident that occurred a few years ago after a 23-year-old woman was brutally gang-raped on a moving bus in New Delhi. Three days later she died from her injuries. The incident influenced millions in the city and all over India to protest the widespread violence against women.

Priya, India’s new superhero

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Nerd Yoga, Comic-Con #SDCC,

In honor of last week’s SDCC [San Diego International ComicCon], I bring you Super Hero Yoga and Star Wars Yoga. How cool is this?! Artist Rob Osbourne has created what he calls a “Yoga Super Pop” collection. His collection is 11 x 17 signed posters of “Zombies. Superheroes. Ninjas. Robots. Pirates. Steampunk and Sci-Fi. Taking the world of geekdom by storm… with yoga!” I couldn’t have said it better myself!

 

 

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Comic-con was always in my own backyard, so aside from it being a big part of my life, how could I not go? For years and years I went. I worked in booths and dressed up in laborious costumes. Now that I am on the other side of the US, I feel nostalgic when I think of the event. I can’t help feel a bit sad and wistful that I am not there, but sometimes that is the sacrifice in life we must make in order to better ourselves.