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, May 09, 2013

Fading of Ana's Neo Red and BJP's Saffron in 5 Years

Ms. Ana Ivanovic beat Dinara Safina to win the 2008 French Open, surely first of many to come.

BJP won Karnataka at the same time. It was hailed 'Dakshin-Vijay' (दक्षिण विजय), surely first of many to come.

Saffron and Neo Red were victorious colours.

This is the post I wrote on June 9 2008: "BJP Saffron and Ivanovic Neo Red are going to be Huge this Summer."

As of May 6, 2013, Ms. Ivanovic is ranked no. 16 in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings and never looks to me a champion player she looked that summer, 5 years ago, let alone winning another Grand Slam tournament again.

BJP will be number two or even three party in new Karnataka assembly.