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.”

Shel Silverstein : “Talked my head off Worked my tail off Cried my eyes out Walked my feet off Sang my heart out So you see, There’s really not much left of me.” ~

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);...”

Werner Herzog: “We are surrounded by worn-out, banal, useless and exhausted images, limping and dragging themselves behind the rest of our cultural evolution.”

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

6 comments:

Sharad 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.

waman 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.

best,

mangesh 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...

Mangesh,

Thanks.

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.

best,