Prasanna Mishra

Rookie - 479 Points [prasanna] (5th September,1942 / BHUBANESWAR)

Prasanna Mishra Quotes

  • ''If you notice urban public dialogue crap, you can be sure the city's sewers are dysfunctional.''
    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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  • ''‪‎Cynicism‬ does not necessarily promote negativity just as optimism does not always lead to positive vibes. Reforms in a defective system are more likely through articulated reactions to the unjustifiable practices in the system rather than by looking the other way and taking an 'all is well' attitude. Truce with injustice could sometimes betray our complicity where as protests could lead to improvement of the situation. Reformers have rarely found their journey smooth. In the long run, society benefits if dissent is at least tolerated, if not respected.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is a social activist, a columnist and a former civil servant. He lives in Bhubaneswar (India)
  • ''Some prefer the same pen to ensure integrity of the signature.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is a social activist, a columnist and a former civil servant. He lives in Bhubaneswar (India)
  • ''Our love for mediocrity reveals in our feeble indictment of non performing human assets in key positions.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is a social activist, a columnist and a former civil servant. He lives in Bhubaneswar (India)
  • ''Each of us has tremendous power to dispense justice. Those who realised this, never looked back.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar (India) . He is a social activist, columnist and a former civil servant.
  • ''Religion is the voice of one's soul. It is no dogma; nor prejudice, and never can it be irrational. It is as fresh as the morning dew on the petal of a rose; as perennial as the Ganga. It gets reflected in the conduct; manners; deeds and words of the follower. It does not enslave; it liberates.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar (India) . He is a social activist, columnist and a former civil servant.
  • ''We cage the majestic rooster and let the snake roam free.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar (India) . He is a social activist, columnist and a former civil servant.
  • ''Every Indian institution seems to have an inbuilt deep fridge.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar (India) . He is a social activist, columnist and a former civil servant.
  • ''Commentator's box should always be weather-proof.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar (India) . He is a social activist, columnist and a former civil servant.
  • ''For economy to run faster, don't make speed-breakers popular.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar (India) . He is a social activist, columnist and a former civil servant.

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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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