Prasanna Mishra

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

Prasanna Mishra Quotes

  • ''Dharmapada performed the most difficult task of fixing the Chula/ Mastaka (Head) of the Sun Temple at Konark and shortly thereafter ended his life by jumping into the sea. This he did to let MEDIOCRITY flourish in the land of Konark. Thereafter we have been zealously protecting this tradition; even by accepting it as our heritage. We glee at our mediocrity; and take pride in sending excellence to the guillotine.''
    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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  • ''Economics and Emotions are different; so are Statecraft and Witchcraft.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar (India) . He is a former civil servant; a social activist and a columnist.
  • ''It doesn't really help, to be remembered after you are gone. It is important if you watched your steps while living.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar (India) . He is a former civil servant; a social activist and a columnist.
  • ''Each of us has a throne to sit on; problem starts when one covets another's.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar (India) . He is a former civil servant; a social activist and a columnist.
  • ''India's poor is like a cyclist on highway; ever vulnerable, to not only being overtaken; but crushed.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar (India) . He is a former civil servant; a social activist and a columnist.
  • ''Some aspire to be news makers but end up as news listeners; the wise doesn't find difference between the two and prefers to be neither.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar (India) . A social activist and a columnist, he was a civil servant.
  • ''Mega scams have remained far too remote from Bharat to cause concern to the poor. Creamy layers of the urban India having huge disposable income do not find interest in them; the urban working class remains too occupied to have time for such distractions. A very small section of urban population which is highly educated and nurtures a grievance either because it has been left out of favour or finds its income falling grossly short of its requirements, gets incensed over the scams- be it minor or mega. Dispassionately speaking, the indignation does not last long enough; it gets transformed into staying away from polling rather than marching to the polling booths to register its protest. Scam continues because Bharat has become a perfect incubator for its hatching.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar (india) . A social activist and columnist, he is a former civil servant.
  • ''I am unable to rate a Horse higher than a Camel for the simple reason that for me 'quest' reveals the worth of a man better than 'conquest'''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar (India) . He is a social activist, a columnist and was a civil servant.
  • ''I view with great anxiety the eagerness of India's youths to be consumers and reluctance to be producers. A pleasure seeking attitude would only make us losers in the long run. Let us think for a moment why bulk of the merchandise of Walmart is of Chinese origin. Sectors like entertainment, liquor; tobacco; drugs and armament surely provide jobs to millions, and even contribute sizeable amount of money towards tax and duty. But are these adequate justifications for our indulgence in such sectors? I am unable to accept that a robust entertainment industry ever made a great nation.''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar (India) . He is a social activist, a columnist and was a civil servant.
  • ''Most Indian leaders seem to believe that listening is the responsibility only of the citizens''
    Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar (India) . He is a social activist, a columnist and was a 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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