TEN QUOTES OF GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ !

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez,The
Doyen Of Latin American
Literature And 1982 Nobel
Winner,Died On 17th April at The
Age of 87 In Mexico City!
Very Few Authors Strike A Chord
With Readers So Deep Plus
Lasting As Marquez !
Gabo,as Marquez Was Lovingly
Referred,Remained The Most
Popular As Well As The Best
Selling Author In The Spanish
Speaking World ! In Fact Marquez
Is Credited With What Is Known
As The Latin American Boom In
Literature!His Novels Have Been
Translated In More Than 30
Languages!
His Masterpiece,ONE HUNDRED
YEARS OF SOLITUDE, Is,As Some
Critics Believe,The Most Selling
Single Book Since The Book of
Genesis !
Marquez’s Death Leaves A Void
Not To Be Filled In Years To
Come!
He Will Be Alive Forever Through
His Novels n Stories !
MAY GOD BLESS GABO HIS
RIGHTFUL PLACE IN HEAVEN !
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TEN QUOTES OF GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ :-

(1.) “There is always something left to love.”

(2.) “The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.”

(3.) “All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.”

(4.) “What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.”

(5.) “I don’t believe in God, but I’m afraid of Him.”

(6.) “No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”

(7.) “sex is the consolation you have when you can’t have love”

(8.) “Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.”

(9.) “Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but … life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

(10.) “Never stop smiling not even when you’re sad,
someone might fall in love with your smile.”

REST IN PEACE,GABO!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY,AKIRA KUROSAWA !

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(1.) “In a mad world, only the
mad are sane !”

(2.) “There is nothing that says
more
about its creator than the work
itself.”

(3.) “The role of the artist is to
not look away.”

(4.) “Man is a genius when he is
dreaming.”

(5.) “I suppose all of my films
have a common theme. If I think
about it, though, the only theme I
can think of is really a question:
Why can’t people be happier
together?”

Akira Kurosawa.

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Akira Kurosawa Was The Greatest
Japanese Filmmaker Whose Films
Numbering 30(?) Happened To
Be More Popular In The West
Than In His Homeland !

DRUNKEN ANGEL, SEVEN SAMURAI,
IKIRU, THE IDIOT, RASHOMON,
KAGEMUSHA, RAN, DREAMS,
RHAPSODY IN AUGUST, THRONE OF
BLOOD, . .etc. are some of his
popular films!

Concerned Primarily With The
Human Predicament, Kurosawa
Portrayed Those Who Were
Living On The Margins of Society !

His Stature n Influence Could Well
Be Guessed By The Fact That He
Inspired The Likes of FRANCIS
FORD COPPOLA, GEORGE LUCAS,
SATYAJIT RAY n others!

He Had A Great Skill for Adapting
Masterpieces of World
Literature,especially those of
SHAKESPEARE n DOSTOEVSKY !

His Movies Were Re-Made By
Many European n American
Filmmakers !

KUROSAWA is universally
recognized as one of the top five
filmmakers of all time!

He Would Have Been 104 Today !

A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE
MASTER MOVIE MAKER,AKIRA
KUROSAWA !

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MRITYUNJAY JHA
4F,ADARSH NAGAR
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.
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ANXIETY AND INERTIA ! (a poem).

Things Change
So Do People !
From
Fixity To Freedom
Life Looms !
People Prefer
To
Maintain
Status Quo
Amid Anxiety To Move
Ahead In Life !

What Was Yesterday
Today Not
Never Will Be
The Same Leaf
Tomorrow !
The Cycle of Life
Goes On
What Remains Etched
Is
Keeping Pace With It !

Who Wants Change
Or,
To Be Changed
In This Sea Of
Life
Full Of
Anxious Heart Beats?

Inert Intentions
And
Preposterious Plans
Bring
Monotony In Existence
And
Between Motion
And
Motive
Moves
Madness !

Life Moves
And
Yet Remains Static!
Miracles Meander
Only Through
The Window
Of
Possibilities !

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MRITYUNJAY JHA
4F, ADARSH NAGAR
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.
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KHUSHWANT SINGH,PROLIFIC INDIAN AUTHOR,DIES!

”All I hope is that when
death comes to me, it
comes swiftly, without
much pain; like fading
away in sound slumber.
Till that time I will strive
to live as full a life as I
did in my younger
days.One should prepare
oneself to die like a man;
no moaning, groaning
or crying for reprieve.”
KHUSHWANT SINGH WROTE IN AN
ESSAY ON DEATH just a year
before his death !
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KHUSHWANT SINGH,India’s tallest
author,funnyman,journalist,ed
itor, commentator n womanizer,
died on thursday at the age of
99 !
His books include #
TrainToPakistan, #
HistoryOfShikhs, #
TheCompanyOfWomen, #Delhi, #
TheSunsetClub, #
JokesOfKhushwantSingh, #
Khushwantnama #
NotANiceManToKnow!
He Was The Editor of The Now
Defunct Magazine,THE
ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY OF INDIA
and Two Indian
Newspapers,HINDUSTAN TIMES n
NATIONAL HERALD !
A Man Perpetually Shrouded Amid
Controversies,Khushwant Singh
Was A Great Historian For He
Could Speak Everything Indian
That Happened In Post
Independent India!He Dominated
The Indian Literary Scene For
Over Six Decades !
Born In A Sikh Family In The Then
Punjab of Pakistan,He ,Al Through
His Life,Showed A Healthy Dislike
For All The Established Religions
That Advocated Rites n Rituals !
He Was An Agnostic!
Lawyer By Profession,He Used To
Say He Failed In Everything He
Tried Except Writing!He Had Been
A Regular Columnist For All The
Leading Indian Newspapers as
well as Magazines !
Witty To The Core,Khushwant
Spared No One From Politicians
To Pundits,From Bollywood Stars
To Businessmen !His Witty Stuffs
Have Been Given A Book Form
Titled Jokes of Khushwant and It
Has Many Volumes!
Lover of Urdu Poetry,Khushwant
Translated In English Many
Acclaimed Urdu Poets Like Mirza
Ghalib,Mir Taki Mir,Dr.Allama Iqbal
n others!
WINE,WOMEN AND POETRY
REMAINED HIS STAPLE DIETS !
His Last Book Was Published Last
Year When He Was 98 !
He Had Been A Mentor To A
Generation of Authors n
Journalists Who Looked Up To
Him For Inspirations!
His Death Left A Permanent Void
Never To Be Filled !
He Led A Truly Creative Life –as
said as a tribute to the author,by
Indian Premier,Dr.Manmohan
Singh !
May His Soul Rest In Peace !
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4F,ADARSH NAGAR
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY,PHILIP ROTH !

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“How easy life is when it’s easy,
and how hard when it’s hard.”

Philip Roth.
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PHILIP ROTH,One of the most
influential authors of 20th-cent.
and arguably the greatest living
american author,was born this
day in 1933 in Newark,NY !

A Prolific Author,Philip
Roth,Has,For Over A Decade,Been
A Serious Contender For The
Nobel Prize!Critics Hold Roth’s
Writings Are Too Much American
And His Excessive Inward Writing
Might Have Not Gone Well To The
Swedish Academy Famed For
Having An Eye For Authors
Penning Things Pertinent To The
Outside World ! This Contention
Has Later Been Lampooned Than
Lauded By People From Both
Sides of The Atlantic!

Author of Over 30 Books, Roth
Came Into Prominence in 1960
After The Publication of His
Maiden Masterpiece,
‘GOODBYE,COLUMBUS’,That
Landed Him His First National
Book Award !

‘PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT’ Happens
To Be His Magnum Opus and
Helped Him Gain An International
Renown In 1969 !
This Book Also Courted
Numerous Controversies Ranging
From The Charges of Obscenity
To That of Anti-
Semitism,Misogyny . . .et.al !The
Sharp Delienation of The
Conflicted Jewish Identity Forms
The Central Idea of This Book !

Born Into A Lower Middle Class
Jewish Family, Philip Roth
Unabashedly Discussed The
Hither-to Undiscussed Themes of
Sexual Love n Familial Love In A
Jewish Family !
He Is Often Been Criticised For
Such Laying Bare Of Jewish
Identity Which Happens To Be
Brutal In His Books!This Has
Earned Him The Epithet : A SELF
HATING JEW !

‘THE HUMAN-STAIN’ , ‘AMERICAN
PASTORAL’ , ‘INDIGNATION’ ,
‘SABBATH’S THEATER’ , ‘NEMESIS’
are some of his other best loved
books !Many of His Works Have
Been Movie-Adapted !

Roth Has Won Almost Every
Important Award Except The
Nobel So Far !

PHILIP ROTH TURNS 81 TODAY !

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“You cannot observe people
through an ideology. Your
ideology observes for you.”

Philip Roth.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY,PHILIP ROTH !

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4F, ADARSH NAGAR
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.
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20 Strangers Were Asked to Kiss For the First Time and It Was Strangely Beautiful

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QUITE AN ORIGINAL FILM !

Originally posted on TIME:

A first kiss can be awkward. It can be nerve-racking. But it can also be magical.

First time filmmaker Tatia Pilieva captured that magic when she asked 20 complete strangers—gay and straight, old and young, but all beautiful—to share a first kiss. What could have been intensely uncomfortable throughout was strangely romantic. The nervous laughter and lead-ins—”I’ll follow your lead,” “What was your name again?” “Can we turn off the lights”—quickly dissolved into chemical attraction. At least in the moments of make out.

It will almost make you want to grab onto a stranger on your work commute. But don’t—this might only work in black and white settings set to beautiful music.

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