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."

Sunday, March 20, 2016

My First Decade With Wikipedia

Today March 20 2016,  I complete 10 years of my association with Wikipedia: one of the best things to have come out of World Wide Web. Find me on it here.



courtesy: Wikipedia

I am just grateful to Wiki for all it has done to educate and entertain me. I

I also feel good that I have given back a little to it-  not monetarily but contribution wise.

I have created these pages on it:

Vasant Sarwate,
T S Shejwalkar,
 M V Dhond,
D G Godse,
Y D Phadke,
Richard decker
S D Phadnis,

and edited following pages:

Vilas Sarang,Setu Madhavrao Pagdi, Govindrao Tembe, Raghunath Karve, Thomas Daniell, Chon Day, Peter Arno, Helen E. Hokinson, Pandurang Sadashiv Sane, Mastani, Ibrahim Khan Gardi, Bal Sitaram (B. S.) Mardhekar...

I also had created a page on my father: Gopal Dutt Kulkarni who deserves it considering his contribution to journalism and literature but the page was deleted because of conflict of interest....

These days I keep visiting it every day but don't do any editing or creating. It's largely because I spend all my energy on the Facebook pages I have created.

 courtesy: Facebook

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