Prasanna Mishra

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Prasanna Mishra Quotes

  • ''Some received lashings for being wiser than the judge.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar (India) . He is a former civil servant, a social activist and a columnist.
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  • ''Vegetarianism, to my mind, symbolises a refined state of a person's evolved emotions. It is a triumph of equanimity over impulse. One cannot be both- vegetarian physically and non vegetarian mentally. Mind and body must move in unison.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar (India) . He is a former civil servant, a social activist and a columnist.
  • ''A celebration is not necessarily a mere "dining out".''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar (India) . He is a former civil servant, a social activist and a columnist.
  • ''We pine for transformation and yet fail to realise that this cannot be brought about in small doses. A meaningful transformation is what takes place when a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly. Those who have undergone such transformation, have revealed the profusion of positive energy their transformed entity has been charged with. We learnt about Dasyu Ratnakar's conversion to Rishi Valmiki; of Prince Sakya to Lord Buddha. The process involves total disconnect with the previous universe and leads to the unlocking of the perennial stream, of wonder and splendor, within a human being.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar (India) . He is a former civil servant, a social activist and a columnist.
  • ''Like a hot green chilli on the edge of my plate- despite being my favourite- anger can never be at the centre-stage. It can enrich my song but cannot be its theme.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is a social activist, a columnist and is a former civil servant. He lives in Bhubaneswar (India) .
  • ''There could be strong reason why God did not endow a person with the ability to know his future. Neither Dame Luck nor Lord Yama ever notified her/his arrival in advance. We therefore should always act noble and accept the guest with due respect. There is no room for euphoria nor gloom. Life is about a peaceful, sangfroid state of mind.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is a social activist, a columnist and is a former civil servant. He lives in Bhubaneswar (India) .
  • ''Neither is charity nor domination relevant. You have to have love and respect; if you are a leader.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is a social activist, a columnist and is a former civil servant. He lives in Bhubaneswar (India) .
  • ''A discarded wallet sometimes yields a vintage coin.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar (India) . He is a former civil servant, a columnist and a social activist.
  • ''Commentator's box is weather-proof.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is a social activist, a columnist and a former civil servant. He lives in Bhubaneswar (India) .
  • ''India's soap opera is about millions watching the paterfamilias of rich family learning sharpening of pencil of school going grandchild.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is a social activist, a columnist and a former civil servant. He lives in Bhubaneswar (India) .

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Best Poem of Prasanna Mishra

Tryst With Life

On the auspicious day
I also took my place
With a stoic frame of mind
Moved inch by inch
As the sluggish python
Continued
Its meandering motion

The eagerness
To place offerings
At the altar
Stupefied
The euphoria
of justlings
Near the sanctum sanctorum
Catapulted me
To an atoll
of isolation

Peace returned
After a while
I saw him
opening a door
In the rear
To let in
His own men
And women

Saw him
Bedecking them
With garlands
of those
Whose prayers
He had not answered
...

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Take Me Back Ashore

take me back

ashore, l plead

adrift for long

my yearning

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