Sunday, December 14, 2008

Apropos of evil rose

Re: Of Falsehood and Evil—A Poem
by Tusar N. Mohapatra on Sun 14 Dec 2008 08:55 AM IST Profile Permanent Link

"crop of evil rose" -- so poignant!
But it is difficult to stand the epithet "evil" for rose; it's too cruel.

Possible alternative of the last line:
But please softly, for the favour it does.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Sailo Jharapara to Jhumri Tilaiya

As long as fingers pound away on keyboards, language will ever seduce and stave off fossilizing. [TNM] Friday, December 12, 2008 5:30 PM

Defending denial and doubt is as paramount as their other extreme in the dialectic. [TNM] Monday, December 08, 2008 9:06 AM

"A devotee" "of simple sincerity" or "the simple peasant" is as illusive as R. K. Laxman's The Common Man or a telescopic view of Jhumri Tilaiya. [TNM] Monday, December 01, 2008 9:35 PM

This is purely a belief system that has crystallized as a Religion over the years. There is, therefore, no reason why this lived-option be questioned, derided, or vilified. [TNM] Tuesday, November 25, 2008 3:03 PM

The skeptic is firm in his "belief" that there are "veils of myth" that need to be pulled aside and that is his prime task. Conversely, Sri Aurobindo, in all his works, questions this subversive tendency of the human mind, and pleads for overturning such a perspective. Invoking Pascal, one can safely infer that it is much more profitable to start with a Vedic Yes than a Buddhist No. [TNM] Saturday, November 22, 2008 8:00 AM

The beauty of a blog is in its brevity, or so we suppose who prefer to take cover under the Kautilyan dictum of keeping mum being the strength of the unwise and Chaucer's to make virtue of necessity as inspiration dries up after half a line invariably every fine morning.
On the other hand we have RY Deshpande who returns with his Mirror of Tomorrow and Savitri: the Light of the Supreme whose “endless” elephantine essays ever bewilder like the “topless” towers of Ilion. Welcome. [TNM] Saturday, November 22, 2008 9:28 AM

Humility is deservedly a coveted virtue but if it reaches this level of lightness, then it becomes unbearable. [TNM] Thursday, November 20, 2008 6:28 PM

Tusar N Mohapatra said... A perfect case of shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted is underway as what is feared has already happened and the situation cannot be changed. [TNM]Wednesday, November 19, 2008 8:11 PM

Investing one's trust in the virtue of status quoism is as much a symptom of inertia as an abiding faith in Perennial Philosophy. [TNM] Tuesday, November 18, 2008 8:45 AM