Thursday, January 28, 2016

Markandey Katju bids goodbye to Facebook

"I am a man of 70 and have very few years more to live.
I tried to pass on all my knowledge I acquired in my life to you, so that you may benefit. This knowledge I acquired from my gurus, before whom I stood with folded hands for decades before they gave me that knowledge. But what did I get in return? I got mostly abuses from most of you, because most of you are stupid and arrogant, and have no desire to learn.
I am sorry I even tried to teach you. So, goodbye.?"

Saturday, January 16, 2016

History's quantum effect on people

"I’m interested in how history has this spooky quantum effect on people. How history, even when we run from it, even when we disavow it, even when we forget it, is like some very strange dark-eyed dog. It always finds its way back to us.  Not to say that this is the way the world works, but it’s what brings me to the page."

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Nayantara Sahgal lambasts the fundamentalists at Hyderabad Literary Festival

"One way of raising our voices against this threat is by holding festivals of literature like this one, where writers and readers and critics can get together to discuss and debate, and agree or disagree. This way, we give public notice of the fact that writers will go on writing the stories they want to write, publishers will go on publishing them, readers will read what they wish to read, and that none of us will toe the line of those who want to make rules about how we should think, or live, or worship, and they certainly cannot tell us what we should or should not eat."


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