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.”

H. P. Lovecraft: "What a man does for pay is of little significance. What he is, as a sensitive instrument responsive to the world's beauty, is everything!"

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."

Art Spiegelman: "You know words in a way are hitting you on the left side of your brain, music and visual arts hit on the right side of the brain, so the idea is to pummel you, to send you from left brain to right brain and back until you're as unbalanced as I am."

विलास सारंग: "संदर्भ कुठलेही असोत, संस्कृत, इंग्रजी, बुद्धिवादी, तांत्रिक, इतिहासाचे, खगोलशास्त्राचे, आधुनिक पदार्थविज्ञानाचे, शिवकालीन व पेशवाईतील बखरीचे, अगणित ज्ञानक्षेत्रांचे, अशा वैविध्यपूर्ण ज्ञानावर लेखन- विशेषत: कवितालेखन- उभं राहत."

Thursday, April 16, 2009

How would Shivaji Raje Bhosle react to this?

Marathi film "Mee Shivaji Raje Bhosle Boltoy!" (मी शिवाजी राजे भोसले बोलतोय!) is supposed to be doing well at the box office.

I have not seen it. But I have a fair idea what it is about.

For Asian Age (April 13 2009), Dippy Vankani reported:

"The anti-corruption unit of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) says that it is the Maharashtrians, who are sub-letting the maximum number of flats that they get in Central government colonies in Mumbai. This is because these people have another home in Mumbai, but still take a government flat for the extra income from rent..."

I wonder if the sequel of MSRBB will rationalize this. It may.