Katerina Plotnikova is a fine art photographer from Russia who explains her work as “another tale about wonderland.” Her images are simple, yet stunning. Welcome to the magical land of Katerina. Her photography conjures up dreams of serenity and gentleness.
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.
I hate the word homophobia. It’s not a phobia. You are not scared. You are an asshole.
Ever since I’ve watched Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset, I like to pretend I’m the Prince Of Persia. No, not the Jake Gyllenhaal one, but the one that would wear a turban and hammer pants. Let’s face it, turbans are trendy, and I like them!
So, the new episode begins with a Carole and Aviva talking to Reid and what seems to be a LuAnn doppelgänger- OH WAIT, that’s Russ. What a striking resemblance. Ramona and Sonja are really all over the place! First, they have to look up the definition of white trash. Ladies, don’t act like you don’t know you’ve been called in the back of every car you’ve boinked in. Next, they attack Aviva and Carole about having dinner with their guys! In retaliation, Aviva starts the socialite wars part 2. Who really cares about the fact that she didn’t get a banner and a parade. It’s nothing extraordinary about a grown woman getting on a plane to go to a foreign country. Gracious Aviva, please let it go. As long as you aren’t hooking up with Johnny Depp lookalikes, you can just be happy that you’re in a tropical paradise with your supportive husband and STD free. In defense, Ramona decides to play it as “cool as Tom Cruise”. So, for the first battle in what seems to be a long war, Aviva has won with her relentless attitude. The idea of a girls trip just needs to be destroyed, because it’s a free-for-all at this point. Thank god for Testosterone Lu for bringing all of the girls together for some nice activities. Wait- Sonja has more to say! Since when is she so nasty in her mannerisms. Sonja, you can’t think that you’re a well-traveled woman when you can’t get through a lovely lunch without dancing on a table and showing your granny bloomers. Meanwhile, I agree with Heather about Aviva being a broken record. Give it a rest Mrs. Wall street. Carole showed a vulnerable side during the lunch. She couldn’t handle the topic being discussed, and the ladies didn’t even try to comfort her right away. Tisk, tisk ladies. The cattiness never ends! The new girls are getting meaner and the veterans are getting drunker! I’d rather see the nut job Kelly Bensimon on this trip right now, eating her gummy worms in awe of the antics. After the break, Heather would do what any fed up person would do, she got her tail out of the fire. Carole did come to her side though! Kudos to her- even though she still seems to play both sides of the fence. Later, Sonja still being the hot mama that she normally is, trying to hook up with the chef. At least he’s qualified to toss her salad. As Aviva and and Sonja get into it, Aviva turns into a hypocrite, claiming that she’s tired of hearing “Me, me, me!” She’s just being nasty. This is not the Aviva we’ve seen all season. I’m starting to see her self-entitlement. Sonja finally let her have it, and possibly ripped her a new one. Though usually quiet when she’s confronted, Sonja is becoming more Rambo-like this season, and it’s nice to see her using her machine gun words to tear her enemies down. Going into the dinners, the Aviva/Carole clan are slamming the other girls, while the others are sharing their admiration for each other’s attributes. Possible lipstick lesbian moment? I wouldn’t put it past these wild girls! The next morning, the girls reunite for to enjoy last day of their trip. Am I the only one that thinks that Carole has been porking this whole entire trip, maybe it’s because she believe she’s Gandhi. Though, I don’t believe that Gandhi practiced the art of Tantra. Carole seems to be very skilled at it. Sonja seemed to be loving her naughty ways also, as she enjoyed her humping escapades with Tomas in the garden. Thank god for LuAnn, who made a toast to finally make Aviva feel appreciated for getting herself down to the island with her many phobias. I don’t blame Sonja and Ramona for escaping the smoke and mirrors that the other women had created. But, they’re pulled right back in by Aviva’s phony ways. She just hated Ramona and Sonja for not rolling out the red carpet for her, but then she wanted Ramona to stay up and party with her. No wonder Ramonja is getting wasted. Who wouldn’t drink through all this confusion. Carole should’ve just avoided the drama. She knows what Ramonja is like, and she shouldn’t have invited them if she didn’t want to deal with their shenanigans. I mean, did the married girls think that they were having a classy weekend with their very own Anna Nicole Smith on the grounds. Finally, the trip from hell ended with a cliché moment. Every girls jumps in the pool, and love is pouring out of all of them. Well, that wasn’t what I expected! Grades: LuAnn- A+ for staying out of the drama and covering up her affair, Heather- B+ for staying calm and collected for most of the episode, Carole- B for getting laid throughout the whole trip while having a few minor flaws, Ramonja- A for sticking true to the theme of the girls trip, Aviva- D for being condescending and hypocritical throughout the episode. Didn’t like the ladies scores? They could change next week! Stay tuned for more commentary from me on The Housewives Hub and live tweets @TheRealQuaadir. Watch #RHONY Mondays at 9/8c on Bravo.