मेघदूत: "नीचैर्गच्छत्युपरि च दशा चक्रनेमिक्रमेण"

समर्थ शिष्या अक्का : "स्वामीच्या कृपाप्रसादे हे सर्व नश्वर आहे असे समजले. पण या नश्वरात तमाशा बहुत आहे."

G C Lichtenberg: “It is as if our languages were confounded: when we want a thought, they bring us a word; when we ask for a word, they give us a dash; and when we expect a dash, there comes a piece of bawdy.”

Friedrich Nietzsche: “Everybody wants the same, everybody is the same: whoever feels different goes voluntarily into a madhouse.”

Martin Amis: “Gogol is funny, Tolstoy in his merciless clarity is funny, and Dostoyevsky, funnily enough, is very funny indeed; moreover, the final generation of Russian literature, before it was destroyed by Lenin and Stalin, remained emphatically comic — Bunin, Bely, Bulgakov, Zamyatin. The novel is comic because life is comic (until the inevitable tragedy of the fifth act);...”

सदानंद रेगे:
"... पण तुकारामाची गाथा ज्या धुंदीनं आजपर्यंत वाचली जात होती ती धुंदी माझ्याकडे नाहीय. ती मला येऊच शकत नाही याचं कारण स्वभावतःच मी नास्तिक आहे."
".. त्यामुळं आपण त्या दारिद्र्याच्या अनुभवापलीकडे जाऊच शकत नाही. तुम्ही जर अलीकडची सगळी पुस्तके पाहिलीत...तर त्यांच्यामध्ये त्याच्याखेरीज दुसरं काही नाहीच आहे. म्हणजे माणसांच्या नात्यानात्यांतील जी सूक्ष्मता आहे ती क्वचित चितारलेली तुम्हाला दिसेल. कारण हा जो अनुभव आहे... आपले जे अनुभव आहेत ते ढोबळ प्रकारचे आहेत....."

John Gray: "Unlike Schopenhauer, who lamented the human lot, Leopardi believed that the best response to life is laughter. What fascinated Schopenhauer, along with many later writers, was Leopardi’s insistence that illusion is necessary to human happiness."

Justin E.H. Smith: “One should of course take seriously serious efforts to improve society. But when these efforts fail, in whole or in part, it is only humor that offers redemption. So far, human expectations have always been strained, and have always come, give or take a bit, to nothing. In this respect reality itself has the form of a joke, and humor the force of truth.”

विलास सारंग: "… . . 1000 नंतर ज्या प्रकारची संस्कृती रुढ झाली , त्यामध्ये साधारणत्व विश्वात्मकता हे गुण प्राय: लुप्त झाले...आपली संस्कृती अकाली विश्वात्मक साधारणतेला मुकली आहे."

Monday, February 25, 2008

Write it Down Anju. Multi-Storied Parking Lot at Pune.

The multi-storied parking lot with a capacity to accommodate 300 cars or 2,000 two-wheelers was inaugurated on November 5, 2007 at Pune. Of course, there are few roads- like FC road- that now seem to be used only for parking!

The 4.55-crore parking lot project includes a ground plus five stories and is constructed on a 10,000 sq m plot.A six metre-wide ramp has been constructed for vehicles to pass through to upper levels and provision has been made for installing lifts in the future.

I hope my wife Anju will note the advice in following picture.

'For heaven's sakes, Dennis, write it down.'

The Spectator, February 2008


Unknown said...

Dear Aniruddha,
Don't you have any other topic to write blog on car parking lot in Pune? It's not a must, but there are a lot many burning issues in Maharashtra and elsewhere, other than politics?
Sharad Nayampalli, NC

Aniruddha G. Kulkarni said...

I am very happy people get angry with me. They are not indifferent.

Answer to your question.

The day I wrote it, for me parking lot was what I felt like writing and I did.

Sorry if you were disappointed.

Unknown said...

Dear Aniruddha,
I don't think, it's proper to express happines, if some reader has given his frank opinion, irrespective of his anger.I deplore such attitude. What is wrong, if he says that you have been dirfting away from the current important topics? Please understand a bit, once again. I always turn to your blog for some intersting comment, not this type.
Waman Karnik

Aniruddha G. Kulkarni said...

Dear Waman,

Indifference is the worst thing that one can get. And I am happy that people are responding either positively or negatively to what I have to say and that this is not a monologue.

For me, a particluar topic was important a given day.

I am sorry if someone doesn't like my choice.


mannab said...

My dear Aniruddha,
Blog is an independent medium and the writer has every right to select his/her own topic and no one should put presuure about the choice. However, the reader is a participant and he may very well express his opinion. I feel during the last two dialogues, both the writer and the participant have crossed the barrier. I feel this should be avoided.Do you agree with me, Aniruddha?
Mangesh Nabar

Aniruddha G. Kulkarni said...



I have always said that I welcome every opinion. I have never edited a word so far nor rejected any comment.

However, if any one feels that I have been impolite, my apologies.