Prasanna Mishra

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

Prasanna Mishra Quotes

  • ''Let your living give even unrelated and unknown people a feeling of security and protection, just as the fragrance of a hidden lily from the nearby thicket makes an insomniac sleep.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is from India. A former civil servant, social activist and a columnist, he lives in Bhubaneswar.
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  • ''Many see virtue at own mediocrity and take pride in sending excellence to the guillotine.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar, India. A former civil servant, he is a social activist and a columnist.
  • ''A shirt in the showcase bears the pain of a dozen pins to look smart and wrinkle-free.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar, India. A former civil servant, he is a social activist and a columnist.
  • ''When ghosts take over governance, citizens have a seamless odyssey to the unknown.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar, India. A former civil servant, he is a social activist and a columnist.
  • ''I am no longer looking to any government functioning exceptionally well; it will be a wonder to me if it knew what it is for.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar, India. A former civil servant, he is a social activist and a columnist.
  • ''One might as well spend his entire life looking for the life belt under the seat.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar, India. A former civil servant, he is a social activist and a columnist.
  • ''Many like you not for your worth; but for how useful you would be to them.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar, India. A former civil servant, he is a social activist and a columnist.
  • ''Many averse to plucking even a dead leaf from the rose plant in their garden or reluctant to clean the accumulating cobwebs on the portraits of their fathers in the living rooms, love to listen to words of wisdom on administrative reforms''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar, India. He is a former civil servant, a social activist and a columnist.
  • ''"A fine work on Deception' would be my Answer to the Question ' How do you define Indian Politics"?''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar, India. He is a former civil servant, a social activist and a columnist.
  • ''Are we getting increasingly afraid of peaceful, exclusive moments when one could look at oneself critically? I find early morning to be one such period when I take my walk alone. I find a few people also walking. Either some prefer a company and they talk while walking; or, the lone walker is immersed in music through earphones. Today even I saw a lone walker carrying his musical device in hand that was loudly pouring out old Hindi film songs. He preferred not to use earphones. Whatever be their demeanour, a clear message was coming out. 'We want to run away from ourselves.'''
    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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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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Hump On The Highway

The dry leaves
Year after year
Have the same message
Conveyed
The stage is for others

Stay therefore
I must
In the cage

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