Prasanna Mishra

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Prasanna Mishra Quotes

  • ''If we are intolerant to adverse comment on our shortcomings, we perhaps are not yet ready to appreciate perfection.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is a social activist, columnist and a former civil servant. He lives in Bhubaneswar, India.
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  • ''An indifferent citizenry creates Despots.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is a social activist, columnist and a former Civil Servant. He lives in Bhubaneswar, India.
  • ''Justice has a chance of survival only when is sanity spoken clearly and unitedly. That day seems nowhere around. Today surely is the day of the Vulture..''
    Prasanna Mishra, a former civil servant was born in 1942. He is a social activist and a columnist and lives in Bhubaneswar (India)
  • ''Persisting social aberrations tend to condition one's mind and makes the bizarre look normal. This phenomenon doesn't remain confined to young minds. Weak heads on ageing shoulders too find virtue in the bizarre which is often promoted by vested interest, incompetence and corruption.''
    Prasanna Mishra, a former civil servant, was born in 1942. He is a social activist and a columnist and lives in Bhubaneswar (India)
  • ''Intelligence of a Butterfly has always impressed me. It sits still, spreading its wings when it feels the approaching lensman knows his job. It opts for quick folding of the wings and resorts to high flying with ordinary mortals. Even a Tiger does show its high sense of discrimination. To the talented lensman, it shows its whiskers and to others, a bit of its tail.''
    Prasanna Mishra, a former Civil Servant from India, has been a columnist and a social activist.Born in 1942, he lives in Bhubaneswar.
  • ''I have no quarrel with the floor or the walls or even the roof of the school if it is the best place of learning.''
    Prasanna Mishra has been a civil servant from India. He has been a social activist and a columnist. Born in 1942, he lives in Bhubaneswar.
  • ''Some prefer to be in peace with obscurantism and in war with those fighting it.''
    Prasanna Mishra, a former civil servant of India, lives in Bhubaneswar. Born in 1942, he is a social activist and columnist.
  • ''Prejudice is a two hundred year old black cat sitting in dark under the same tree at midnight on every new moon day.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar, India. A columnist and social activist, he is a former civil servant.
  • ''Some of us love to draw balance-sheet on own life; some do it fairly regularly; some, once a while. The appraisal is done mostly by the Index of Happiness. Some find a huge surplus of Happiness in the form of grand mansions they built; some find great deficit in Happiness due to edifices having collapsed. Most of us are not grand builders. We have to have a different yardstick to measure Happiness. It can be measured only in the yardstick of Courage and Truth. If you are strong in these two, you dwell in happiness even without having built grand mansions.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is a former civil servant of India. He lives in Bhubaneswar
  • ''All of us are great achievers; yet we tend to forget our own accomplishments. Many have got over their strong attachments- be it hashish, cannabis; cigarette; tobacco or even afternoon siesta- which, for years, had looked like elixir of life one could not think of living without. To live without them was like overcoming an impregnable obstacle. Yet we did. The courage in us that made it possible should be made to grow rather than wilt. That courage is the essence of our life and needs to be nourished to make us overcome many temptations, life, unfortunately, offers. We could make a beginning with a resolution 'I shall not seek favour from anyone.'''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is a former civil servant of India. He lives in Bhubaneswar.

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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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