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!"

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, September 01, 2014

No Space for Sindhu but for Kvitova, Bencic and Krunić!

Please read my earlier post "Simona Halep or Hans Rudi Erdt's Lady Tennis Player" dated August 26 2014 here.


It's so sad but NOT surprising that Loksatta, Pune edition and The Times of India, Pune edition dated September 1 2014 has NO picture of P V Sindhu wearing her SECOND bronze medal of WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP at Li-Ning BWF World Badminton Championships 2014 on Aug 31 2014.

Remember that Sindhu kind of made history. No Indian sports-person has that kind of record.

Loksatta has a picture of Petra Kvitová on page 14!

The Times of India has pictures of Belinda Bencic and Aleksandra Krunić , female tennis players and Carolina Marín!

Following picture,  Sindhu at extreme left, is courtesy: BWF — Badminton World Federation.


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