Prasanna Mishra

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Prasanna Mishra Quotes

  • ''Let me go with my belief, it has made my journey pleasant so far.''
    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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  • ''India's governance seems to be assuming new dimensions, with opposing political forces emerging as fighting gladiators and citizens being ever on wait.''
    Prasanna Mishra is a former civil servant from India. Born in 1942, he is a social activist and a columnist. He lives in Bhubaneswar.
  • ''Self denial is no self decimation; nor is indulgence a state of creativity.''
    Prasanna Mishra is a former civil servant from India. Born in 1942, he is a social activist and a columnist. He lives in Bhubaneswar.
  • ''A simple majority did not ever make a winning fox a lion.''
    Prasanna Mishra is a former civil servant from India. Born in 1942, he is a social activist and a columnist. He lives in Bhubaneswar.
  • ''I see little virtue in remaining in dark. Uninterrupted supply of electricity is our entitlement. If the supplier continues to be deficient, we should look for alternative. Let us not worry much about rate of return. Go by the index of human happiness as Bhutan does. When you go in for a modular kitchen, it doesn't make your food taste better; but you and your spouse feel happy about it. Would you like to spoil the state of happiness of your child or grandchild when sudden outage interrupts his Doreman show? Let individual household be solar powered. Let that be our way of ovation to the Sun God in whose honour our ancestors sang hymns and some built grand temples.''
    Prasanna Mishra is a former civil servant from India. Born in 1942, he is a social activist and a columnist. He lives in Bhubaneswar.
  • ''A working day is lost in India because the VIP does not show up at the appointed time. The VIP could be a Revenue Inspector, a Patwari, Tahsildar, BDO, MLA, a Doctor or a Minister. Transport sector (public and private) runs to some extent carrying people whose appointments did not materialise. Roadside tea/snacks stalls, particularly those close to public offices, also have a fair share of such customers. A vacant seat in a public office during office hours speaks of the widely pervading and increasing insensitivity and of the diminishing respect for the citizens. Vacant seats have hastened the process of a citizen's transformation to an inanimate object, amenable to exploitation. Democracy, supposed to bestow entitlements on the citizens, has helped disenchantment and serfdom blossom in plenty.''
    Prasanna Mishra is a former civil servant from India. Born in 1942, he is a social activist and a columnist. He lives in Bhubaneswar.
  • ''Ability to send a criminal swiftly to jail speaks of governance; sending an innocent, anarchy.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is a former civil servant of India. He lives in Bhubaneswar. He is a social activist and a columnist.
  • ''Incompetence is about romanticising the intricate art in the cobweb hanging above your bed.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is a former civil servant of India. He lives in Bhubaneswar. He is a social activist and a columnist.
  • ''I see bad engineering in Government subsidy; many however see in it the virtue of a leaking tap.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is a former civil servant of India. He lives in Bhubaneswar. He is a social activist and a columnist.
  • ''Acceptance is the most powerful solvent of pain.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is a former civil servant of India. He lives in Bhubaneswar. He is 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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Song Of Life

Wilted leaves I knew
Do not revive
Yet I believed
When you said
They do

God does not answer
I had realised
Yet I believed

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