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50 Quirky And Dark Comics With Twisted Endings By SpaceBoyCantLol Interview With Artist

By now, comics can hardly surprise you. They have become an insanely popular way of expressing thoughts and opinions in a humorous way that people around the world can have a quick laugh at. However, this artist will take a shot at bringing something new to the table. SpaceboyCantLOL challenges logic and reality with his absurd and funny comics that often end with twists you didn’t see coming. His comics range from light-hearted to quirky to very dark, so there is a comic for everyone’s taste. The creative mind behind SpaceboyCantLOL comics is a big fan of superheroes and you can see that in his work—our favorite superheroes and other pop culture characters appear in the strips, revealing their unexpected life behind the scenes.

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Doodling A Small Office At Bengaluru, India

The creative guys from Antaranga, trying their hands on doodling a small office in Bengaluru. Giving some cool vibes, and stories to the workplace.

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30 Beautifully Designed Embassies From All Over The World

Everyone loves a nicely designed building – looking at one feels like looking at a nice piece of art. And with more and more generic buildings popping up everywhere, spotting a nice piece of architecture is becoming increasingly rare. Lucky for us, there still are beautiful buildings being built – take embassies for example. These uniquely designed buildings that house diplomats usually stand out from the rest and look like giant pieces of art you can enter – check them out in the gallery below!

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I Show You Cute And Simple Ways To Mend Clothes

Hi, I’m Rhea Muthane, a designer based out of India. I’ve been obsessed with repair culture and have been exploring repair as an artistic medium.

100 ways of mending is a creative mending project that uses repair as an artistic medium. Using everyday materials around the house and very basic skills the project is meant to inspire new perspectives around trash and reuse. It aims to make crafting more entertaining and flaws more aspiration by finding the silver lining in all things that have gone bad. Combining storytelling, creativity, and soul this project is a pandemic project meandering around thoughts from isolation and society.

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Here’s How 6 Asian Castles Looked Before Falling Into Ruins

Sadly, not all historic landmarks stand the test of time, meaning we will never get to see them the same way they looked in their heyday. But worry not – some talented digital artists out there are using their skills to restore the long-lost historic landmarks to their former glory in digital form, ensuring their legacy isn’t lost.

Recently, Budget Direct teamed up with digital artists to recreate six Asian castles that did not survive to this day, and it’s pretty amazing to see these stunning buildings come back to life. See the digital recreations of these castles in the gallery below, and if you want to see more, see our previous posts here and here!

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Sadly, not all historic landmarks stand the test of time, meaning we will never get to see them the same way they looked in their heyday. But worry not – some talented digital artists out there are using their skills to restore the long-lost historic landmarks to their former glory in digital form, ensuring their legacy isn’t lost.

Recently, Budget Direct teamed up with digital artists to recreate six Asian castles that did not survive to this day, and it’s pretty amazing to see these stunning buildings come back to life. See the digital recreations of these castles in the gallery below, and if you want to see more, see our previous posts here and here!

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This Is What 6 Asian Castles Looked Like Originally Before Falling Into Ruins By Budget Direct

You are surely craving traveling by this point, so the best we can do is to offer you a way to discover something new and exciting without leaving your home. This time it’s the largest and the most populated continent, Asia, with its 45 million square kilometers of deserts, mountains, plateaus, plains, and jungles that carry the history of ancient civilizations. Budget Direct decided to digitally reconstruct 6 castles that have turned into ruins over the years across five countries in Asia. Asia’s architectural wonders are restored to their former glory right before our eyes.
This is the latest project in the series of reconstructions by Budget Direct: the team has previously brought back to life European castles, Ancient Wonders, and heritage sites protected by UNESCO.
Lee McCullagh, one of the project’s editors, spoke to Bored Panda:
“2020 saw millions of people across the globe are stuck at home, and even in 2021, there are many travel restrictions still in place. To support those searching for armchair travel inspiration, Budget Direct decided to bring back some of the most awe-inspiring castles from across Asia. The team started by making a long list of castles in Asia and then narrowed these down to those that had available resources for us to digitally remaster.
They then chose the castles with the most architectural wonder from across the continent to rebuild. The team worked with researchers, architects, and digital designers to bring these ancient castles into the 21st century.”
So sit back, relax, and let the virtual travel begin! And hopefully, you’ll find out something new today along the way.
More info: budgetdirect.com.au

You are surely craving traveling by this point, so the best we can do is to offer you a way to discover something new and exciting without leaving your home. This time it’s the largest and the most populated continent, Asia, with its 45 million square kilometers of deserts, mountains, plateaus, plains, and jungles that carry the history of ancient civilizations. Budget Direct decided to digitally reconstruct 6 castles that have turned into ruins over the years across five countries in Asia. Asia’s architectural wonders are restored to their former glory right before our eyes.

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47 Portraits That Show The Power Of Smiling And May Change The Way You Look At Strangers (New Pics)

In 2013, the Australian traveler and photographer Jay Weinstein met a smile that changed everything. While wandering the streets in Bikaner, India, Jay spotted a man leaning against a row of motorbikes. The photographer was immediately drawn to the stranger, but felt it was best to avoid him. “Take my picture too!” the man shouted at Jay, who was shooting nearby objects, and Jay replied with a simple “Smile!”

This encounter started an almost decade-long mission of capturing strangers on the streets of the world, before and after them smiling. The simple act, sometimes genuine, other times forced, bears the transformative powers that lighten up the face and seemingly open up the soul within.

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30 Amazing Winners Of The 2020 World Nature Photography Awards

The World Nature Photography Awards have announced their 2020 winners, and the competition has proven itself to be a wonderful celebration of Mother Earth.

“2020 was a challenging year for many but nothing could be more uplifting than marveling at the beauty of the natural world around us,” the organizers wrote. “And that’s something that our 2020 winners have done with gusto.”

Participants competed in 13 categories. Their images and captions revealed that the pandemic has diminished neither their passion nor their patience for capturing our planet. But at the end of the day, the title of World Nature Photographer of the Year went to Thomas Vijayan for his shot ‘The world is going upside down.’

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10 Pics Of People Before And After They Were Asked To Smile (New Pics)

The Dalai Lama said, “A simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others.” Smiles have the ability to change one’s whole day, and not only to the one that’s smiling, but also to those who see a smile. It’s just a simple expression, and yet it may be the most powerful, as it’s the most positive one.

Jay Weinstein tests this idea in his project “so I asked them to smile” with an extremely diverse group of people, and the answer behind each and every one of his pictures is that a smile changes everything—not only the mood, but even the whole picture. His pictures also show that a smile is unique to every individual and that it’s sometimes hard to know how beautiful they look when they smile until they do.

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Photographer For 7 Years Shows How A Smile Can Transform A Person

“He was wandering home one evening with his friend, walking along the stone wall-lined lanes that cut through the lush fields of Hundar, in the starkly stunning Nubra Valley of Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India…so I asked him to smile.”

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Miruku_Spilt6 days ago

This one made me smile66ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

The author shared his passion for the project with Bored Panda: “What I love most about this photography project is that it forces me to face my fears and approach people I don’t know. It forces me to challenge whatever preconceptions I have of them and learn again and again how inaccurate my assumptions are. Most of all, at this time of division, ‘so I asked them to smile’ stands as a profound and loving reminder of how much we all truly have in common.”#2 

Photographer For 7 Years Shows How A Smile Can Transform A Person

“She was playing with her mom on a dirt lane off the main road as I explored the the vibrant and colorful shops and homes on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya…so I asked her to smile.”

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glowworm26 days ago

She’s so cute!64ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

The diverse range of smiles that Jay brings is truly fascinating. From kids to the elderly, from east to west, and many different countries and cultures in between. The author seemingly scoured the globe to get as many unique smiles as he did. The diverse range of smiles that Jay brings is truly fascinating. From kids to the elderly, from east to west, and many different countries and cultures in-between. The author seemingly scoured the globe to get as much unique smiles as he did. He has started in 2013, and has been doing it for 7 years now. “I have spent most of my life, and much of most years, in India. I lead small group tours, photograph and explore this stunningly beautiful, complex, and multifaceted culture. Thus most of my images are from India. I have also brought this project to China, Singapore, Australia, Kenya, and Nepal. The dream is to one day take ‘so I asked them to smile’ to every country on earth. Let’s see what my time, finances, and the post-COVID-19 world look like!”#3 

Photographer For 7 Years Shows How A Smile Can Transform A Person

“She was playing outside her home in the village of Kakhsar, Gujarat, India…so I asked her to smile.”

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tilly kate6 days ago

she is sooo adorable57ReplyView more comments

When asked about his favorite trip and who smiled the most, Jay was equally generous to each and every one of the places that he’s been in: “That is a truly impossible question to answer! What is truly memorable for me is how sweet, kind, and friendly 99% of the people I meet are, in every country I visit, once I make the effort of talking to them. [In terms of who smiles the most] If forced to guess an answer, I would say India. I would also add that almost everyone I have approached, in every country, has smiled easily and with so much joy that it humbles me to share in that moment.”#4 

Photographer For 7 Years Shows How A Smile Can Transform A Person

“She was walking with her friends one evening as I photographed a donkey enclosure in the beautiful and isolated plateau village of Turtuk, Ladakh, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India…so I asked her to smile.”

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Vivi6 days ago

She is beautiful.55ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

The author adds a little extra in his Instagram stories as he embeds them with a story of how he got the photo, what those people were like, where they were taken. Some say the eyes are the mirror of one’s soul, and while we agree, a smile reflects the beauty of one’s soul just as well. Make sure you check them out on his Instagram page because it’s a great charge of positive energy for the entire day.#5 

Photographer For 7 Years Shows How A Smile Can Transform A Person

“He was hunched over the remains of a fire and empty pot of tea as I approached his house one afternoon in Muthatari, near Embu, in the Eastern Province of Kenya…so I asked him to smile.”

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Julie6 days ago

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The author wrapped it up beautifully himself, saying that “The project has no overt message to convey, though it has plenty to say. What I hear from ‘so i asked them to smile’ is that we all have far more in common than we are told. I see a simple human smile speaking through whatever barriers class, economic status, ethnicity, sex, religion, or geographic location create.”#6 

Photographer For 7 Years Shows How A Smile Can Transform A Person

“She was playing on the streets with her friends one evening as I wandered around the old town of Leh, in Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India…so I asked her to smile.”

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narmadha weerasinghe6 days ago

Beautiful ❤️67ReplyView more comments

And with this, we leave you to enjoy some beautiful smiles from beautiful people from far and wide. Smile more—it may not only change someone’s day, but their entire outlook towards life. Show your support for this wholesome message by following the Instagram page! What about you? How do these images inspire you? Share in the comments!#7 

Photographer For 7 Years Shows How A Smile Can Transform A Person

“He was waiting in line at 7 AM outside the post office opening at 11 AM, that exchanges invalidated 500 and 1000 rupee notes for newly printed currency, in Jojowar, Rajasthan, India…so I asked him to smile.”

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Roos Dillema6 days ago

I love all of them. All. How beautiful people can look when they are smiling. Love it60ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#8 

Photographer For 7 Years Shows How A Smile Can Transform A Person

“He was playing with his brothers in the family compound, having just returned from school and discarding his uniform one humid afternoon in Nirdoi, a sleepy village on the banks of the river Ganges, in West Bengal, India…so i asked him to smile.”

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Julie6 days ago

His entire body smiles.😊59ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#9 

Photographer For 7 Years Shows How A Smile Can Transform A Person

“He was playing with friends and family one afternoon in the web of narrow lanes that make up the old part of the ancient city of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India…so i asked him to smile.”

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Matthew Stark5 days ago

What a fantastic pictorial!30ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#10 

Photographer For 7 Years Shows How A Smile Can Transform A Person

“She was exploring the stunningly restored, 1300-year-old Kaiyuan temple complex one evening in Quanzhou, Fujian, China…so I asked her to smile.”

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Claudia6 days ago

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19 Stunning Photos Of A Rare Black Panther Roaming In The Jungles Of India

Wildlife filmmaker and photographer Shaaz Jung has grown up in awe of the mighty jungle and has been fascinated by black panthers ever since the first time he saw one.

This passion became an obsession and it had become Jung’s ultimate goal to shed more light on these masters of darkness.

While chasing his dream, Jung spent the last couple of years exploring the Kabini Forest in Karnataka, India, and came back with some of the most beautiful shots of the most majestic animal we have ever seen.

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Image credits: shaazjung

Image credits: shaazjung

“I spent two and a half years in the Kabini Forest, between December 2017 and January 2020, on a filming permit,” Jung told Bored Panda. “This filming permit allowed [me and the team] to make a documentary on the black panther for National Geographic.”

He was the Director of Photography and said every day was like a journey into the unknown. The attempt to unravel the secrets of the enigmatic black panther has been one of the most challenging projects Jung has ever worked on.

Image credits: shaazjung

Image credits: shaazjung

“This black panther is a leopard with an abundance of melanin. Unlike other cats in the Kabini Forest, there is only one black panther,” Jung explained. “This of course makes him far more difficult to photograph. However, since 2015… photographers have been fortunate enough to see him and take pictures. We are, however, the first to make a dedicated movie on him.”

Image credits: shaazjung

Image credits: shaazjung

This demanding project has taught everyone who was working on it the art of patience. “It’s been an incredible journey,” Jung said.

“I would like to thank the Karnataka Forest Department for protecting these forests. Their hard work enables us to catch glimpses of these beautiful animals that are thriving in our Indian forests.”

Image credits: shaazjung

Image credits: shaazjung

If you think about it, it’s like Jung’s whole life had been leading up to this job.

Raised in South India, he grew up in awe of the mighty jungle and was fortunate enough to have some of the country’s best national parks in the area. “The jungle is a labyrinth riddled with secrets that are waiting to be uncovered. Every day in the forest was like a puzzle and I had to put the pieces of this puzzle together in order to successfully unlock its secrets.”

When he did, Jung was gifted with some of the most breathtaking moments that he could capture with a camera.

Image credits: shaazjung

Image credits: shaazjung

Image credits: shaazjung

“The camera allowed me to take photographs, immortalizing these moments, relishing life, and inspiring the world,” he said. “Wildlife is unpredictable and I love the challenge of tracking your subject before you can photograph it. It feels far more rewarding.”

Image credits: shaazjung

Image credits: shaazjung

Image credits: shaazjung

All the hard work Jung has put into capturing wildlife really paid off. Not only did he travel some of the most beautiful places on Earth and meet gorgeous creatures, but he also became the ambassador for Nikon India and Samsung. In his spare time, Jung also runs Safari Lodges in South India and East Africa where he guides private safaris for wildlife enthusiasts.

Image credits: shaazjung

Image credits: shaazjung

Image credits: shaazjung

Image credits: shaazjung

Image credits: shaazjung

Shaaz has also photographed other big cats

Image credits: shaazjung

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Image credits: shaazjung

Here’s what people said about his stunning photos

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