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."

Thursday, December 29, 2016

फेसबुकावरील स्मारके ....Memorials on Facebook

I have created Facebook pages dedicated to some of my favourite writers and artists. Over the years, I have created a few pages on English Wikipedia too.

Here I have listed FB pages in alphabetic order. (Please note that my father: Gopal Dutt Kulkarni and Vasant Sarwate are very much alive!)

p.s. After I had completed writing the post, Sarwate died on December 24 2016.



Facebook page Address Likes as of Dec 29 2016
1 B S Mardhekar& Co बा. सी. मर्ढेकर आणि कंपनी https://www.facebook.com/myBaSeeMardhekar/?ref=bookmarks 909
2 D G Godse, A Search शोध द. ग. गोडसेंचा https://www.facebook.com/MastaniDaGaGodse/?ref=bookmarks 356
3 Dinanath Dalal (In Marathi: दीनानाथ दलाल) https://www.facebook.com/artistdinanathdalal/?ref=bookmarks 2329
4 Durga Bhagwat An Appreciation दुर्गा भागवत एक आस्वाद https://www.facebook.com/durgabhagwatappreciation/?ref=bookmarks 1341
5 G A Kulkarni, An Appreciation जी ए कुलकर्णी, एक आस्वाद https://www.facebook.com/myGAKulkarni/?ref=bookmarks 874
6 Gopal Dutt Kulkarni गोपाळ दत्त कुलकर्णी https://www.facebook.com/gopalduttkulkarni/?ref=bookmarks 3
7 Govindrao Tembe गोविंदराव टेंबे https://www.facebook.com/GovindraoTembe/?ref=bookmarks 639
8 My Sadanand Rege माझे सदानंद रेगे https://www.facebook.com/mySadanandRege/?ref=bookmarks 431
9 Natyachhatakar Diwakar नाट्यछटाकार दिवाकर https://www.facebook.com/NatyachhatakarDiwakar/?ref=bookmarks 78
10 R D Karve, Who? र. धों. कर्वे, कोण? https://www.facebook.com/rdkarve/?ref=bookmarks 813
11 Ram Ganesh Gadkari राम गणेश गडकरी https://www.facebook.com/RamGaneshGadkari/?ref=bookmarks 1612
12 Remembering C V Joshi चिं वि जोशींच स्मरण https://www.facebook.com/ChinViJoshi/?ref=bookmarks 44
13 Setu Madhavrao Pagdi, A View सेतु माधवराव पगडी, मला दिसलेले https://www.facebook.com/mySetuMadhavraoPagdi/?ref=bookmarks 963
14 Shripad Krushna Kolhatkar, The Greatest श्रीपाद कृष्ण कोल्हटकर https://www.facebook.com/ShripadKrushnaKolhatkar/?ref=bookmarks 502
15 T S Shejwalkar, Lest We Forget त्र्यं. शं. शेजवलकर, विसरलो का? https://www.facebook.com/HistorianShejwalkar/?ref=bookmarks 307
16 The Art of Vasant Sarwate वसंत सरवटे यांची कला https://www.facebook.com/vasantsarwateappreciation/?ref=bookmarks 893
17 Two Brothers in Tandem-R K - Narayan & Laxman https://www.facebook.com/Two-Brothers-in-Tandem-R-K-Narayan-Laxman-283141975063419/?ref=bookmarks 24
18 Vilas Sarang, a literary critic विलास सारंग, टीकाकार https://www.facebook.com/vilassarangcritic/?ref=bookmarks 305
19 Vishwanath Kashinath Rajwade विश्वनाथ काशिनाथ राजवाडे https://www.facebook.com/VishwanathKashinathRajwade/?ref=bookmarks 1155
20 Who was M V Dhond? कोण बर हे म. वा. धोंड? https://www.facebook.com/MaVaDhond/?ref=bookmarks 14
21 य दि फडके, एक वाटाड्या Y D Phadke, A Guide https://www.facebook.com/yadiphadkeaguide/?ref=bookmarks 7

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