HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WALT WHITMAN !

WALT WHITMAN, The Great Grand Oldman of American Poetry And One of The Most Original Authors Writing In English Language, Was Born This Day May 31, 1819 In Westhills, Long Island, USA !

Born Into A Family of Modest Income , Whitman Had Had Virtually Little School Education As He Had To Drop Out In Order To Supplement The Family Income When His Family Shifted To Brooklyn,NY Struggling To Meet The Family Expenses!

Still A Teenager Whitman Got A Job of Printers And Had Gained The Basic Know How That Was To Come In Handy Later When He Got His Seminal Book,’LEAVES OF GRASS’ , Self-Published In 1855.

Walt Whitman Had Joined The Profession of Journalism And Had Worked For Many Newspapers n Magazines Before Launching His Own Newspapers .
He Worked Mostly In NY Except One Year In New Orleans Where He Had Seen First Hand The Vicious Plight Of Slaves Which Left An Abiding Imprint On The Young Poet’s Psyche And Enhanced His Understanding of America !

Originally Whitman Had Only 12 Poems Which Were Untitled And A Preface For The Book, LEAVES OF GRASS and It Was Only After A Huge Positive Appreciation Plus Support From The Revered American Author n Philosopher,RALPH WALDO EMERSON, That The Rest of Poems Numbering Hundreds Added To The Book Over The Years Through Several Editions Till 1889 When The Final Anthology of LEAVES OF GRASS Appeared !

Whitman Was An Iconoclast For He Revolted Against The Established Form Of Poetry Writing ! He Wrote In Free Verse Showing Least or No Respect For The Traditional ,rather acceptable Practise of Regular Rhyme, Rhythm or Meter.
His Was Free Flow and Spontaneous.
His Subjects were more concerned with the celebration of human body and the multitudes of common man!
His Treatment of Themes Was More Open Plus Unfettered That Had Appeared Shocking n Obscene At That Time,The Latter Was Due To Whitman’s Frank Treatment of Human Sexuality n Sensuality ! All These Had Also Earned Him Ill Fame n Censure From Certain Quarters.

Whitman’s contributions to poetry was his making it easy to grasp n hence enjoyed and thematically more nearer to the commonfolks! A true Romantic Poet Was He!

‘PASSAGE TO INDIA’ , ‘DRUM TAPS’ are two of his other notable works,yet, nowhere near to his Superbrand, LEAVES OF GRASS !

His Stature Grew Exponentially After His Demise in 1892 And Which Is In Continuity Still !

HAPPY BIRTHDAY , WALT WHITMAN !

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TEN QUOTES OF WALT WHITMAN ON HIS 194’TH BIRTHDAY :-
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(1.) ”Nothing endures but personal qualities.”

(2.) ”Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.”

(3.) ”Be curious, not judgmental.”

(4.) ”Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.”

(5.) ”Resist much, obey little.”

(6.) To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all !”

(7.) ”Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy !”

(8.) ”Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”

(9.) ”Every moment of light and dark is a miracle !”

(10.) ”If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred.”

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A BRIEF MUSING ON ‘THE SENSE OF GRATITUDE’ IN OUR LIFE !

In An Era of Competition , Commercialization, Callousness and Complexity, We Have Almost Forgotten That The Very Purpose of Our Life Is Contentment !

In Today’s Mad Rat Race The Only Goal Seems Apparent Is Accumulations of Things Materialistic In Nature And The Very Parameter of Success Comes To Mean HOW MUCH WEALTH DOES A MAN POSSESS !

Surprisingly, Almost Everyone Is On A Path That Leads Nowhere Just Because We Have Not Cared To Dig The Goalpost !

The Journey Seems Endless And We Keep Complaining We Have Not Got What We Thought We Will !
And, We Curse The Existence or God or Universal Spirit For Being Partial To Some And Critical To Others !

We Lead A Dissatisfied Life And There Seems No Space In Our Life To Feel Thankful and Hence Blessed !

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TO HAVE A SENSE OF GRATITUDE IN LIFE IS A GREAT THING AND IT WILL ENHANCE ONE’S PERCEPTION OF THIS EXISTENCE AND THEREBY LESSEN THE CHANCES OF BEING DEPRESSED OVER WHAT ONE HAVE AND WHAT HAVE NOT . .!

Being grateful to this universal management, one can easily come to term with his/her life And This Will In Turn Enhance One’s Acceptivity — a quality required for attaining peace within n compassion without !

Happiness Is That Sense Of Being Thankful To This Existence And To Accept Oneself In Totality !

When All Shadows Start Falling One By One , What Remains Is The True Knowledge Essential For Leading A Contented Life Free From All Kinds of Fever, Fret n Frenzy !

When We Successfully Get Atuned With Our Inner Music or What We May Also Call, SONG OF THE SOUL, The Very Many Illusions That Sort of Put Fetters Around Us, End And The Resultant Entity Is Our REAL FACE !

THE STATE OF ‘BLISS’ IS WHAT WE ARE TOLD TO STRIVE FOR IN OUR LIFE AND THIS SUPREME STATE IS ATTAINED ONLY THROUGH THE ULTIMATE REALIZATION
WHICH IS THE PURE KNOWLEDGE THAT INFORMS US OF THE IMPORTANT DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE REAL AND THE UNREAL GOAL A HUMAN IS EXPECTED TO ACHIEVE !

WE MUST CULTIVATE THIS SENSE OF GRATITUDE FOR BEING BORN IN THIS UNIVERSE AND GIVEN A CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ETERNAL ‘COSMIC-DANCE’ !

SUCH APPROACH COUPLED WITH A SENSE OF URGENCY WILL SURELY BE A BIG LEAP IN OUR SENSE OF BEING !

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MRITYUNJAY JHA
4F, ADARSH NAGAR
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.
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MRITYUNJAY JHA

PERSONAL MUSINGS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF ‘THE SENSE OF GRATITUDE’ IN LIFE !

A BIZARRE CASE OF CHILDBIRTH IN CHINA AND BABY-59 !

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THE RESCUED BABY ! Photo-Credit :
AFPtv.
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‘BABY 59′ HAS BEEN DISCHARGED
FROM THE HOSPITAL AFTER TWO
DAYS’ OF TREATMENT!
The Baby Boy Was Handed Over
To His Maternal Grandparents!
In a bizarre Case of childbirth, a
girl of 22yr n still unmarried,gave
birth inside a shared bathroom
wherein she had gone after
feeling an abdominal cram and
the baby reported slided down
into a sewer pipe and got stuck.
The unwed mom tried to get the
baby out ,but couldn’t do
so,finally flushed the baby down!
Later she raised an alarm n told
her landlady who in turn called
the police n the firefighters!
The rescue team had to labor
hard to get the baby out by
sawing the pipe n reached it to
the hospital where doctors had
been treating the baby who had
recieved injuries in his skull n
other bruises!
Today The baby was handed
over to his grand parents after
having a proper investigation
into the case made the police
trust the account of that unwed
mom and declined of any legal
process further for an apparent
example of attempted murder as
it were the case earlier when the
incident came to light !
There Shall Have No Proceedings
Against the mother as the official
version says it was merely an
accident !
The Father Of the baby has been
identified !
The Local Police says the mother
didn’t wish to be known as she
had been keeping it a
secret ,otherwise the chances of
being stigmatized would have
increased!
The name of the baby is 59 —
after the number of his hospital
incubator !
The whole affairs have made it to
a global hot item and people
around the globe started to
show sympathy for the mother n
the newborn!
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MRITYUNJAY JHA
4F,ADARSH NAGAR
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BIHAR
INDIA.
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RITUPARNO GHOSH, ICONIC INDIAN FILMMAKER DIES AT 49 !

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PIONEER OF NEW WAVE BENGALI
FILM MAKING AND A FORCE TO
RECKON WITH IN BOLLYWOOD,
RITUPARNO GHOSH, HAS DIED,
LEAVING BEHIND A SMALL YET
VERY VERY POWERFUL
REPORTOIRE OF FILMS AS
TRAILBLAZER FOR THE MOVIE-
GOERS AND FILMMAKERS
NATIONALLY AS WELL AS
INTERNATIONALLY !
R.I.P. #RITUPARNO GHOSH !
The Legendary Indian Filmmaker,
Rituparno Ghosh Has Passed
Away This Morning In Calcutta. He
was just 49 and had been
battling Pancreatitis for a few
weeks ! He Died of A Heart Attack.
A Winner of 12 National Awards,
Rituparno Ghosh Was Often
Hailed As The True Successor of
Satyajit Ray !
He Had A Very Deep
Understanding of Human
Behaviour And One of The Central
Theme Of His Films Was
‘Interpersonal Relationship’ !
‘CHOKER BALI’ -a film based upon
the work of the Nobel Winning
Bengali Author,RABINDRANATH
TAGORE, Got Him International
Acclaim.
How To Plunge Deep In The Inner
Psyche of Human Being And Fish
The Emotions Out To Draw On
The Cinematic Canvass, Was
Rituparno’s Signature Strength !
He Amazingly Plus Bravely
Touched
Upon The Taboo of
Homosexuality
In His Films!
His Demise At Such A Young Age
Has Left A Deep Void In Indian
Filmmaking !
May Almighty Grant His Soul
Peace !
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MRITYUNJAY JHA
4F, ADARSH NAGAR
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON (G.K. CHESTERTON) !

GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON or G.K. CHESTERTON, British Essayist, Novelist, Critic, Biographer, Shortstory writer, Poet, Journalist and Activist , Was Born This Day , May 29 In 1874 In England.

Famous For His Sharp Intellect , Readymade Wit , Contagious Sense of Humor and Brilliant Analytical Mind, Chesterton Was A Very Prolific English Author In The First Half of 20th-Cent. Who Had Penned On Countless Subjects And In Almost Every Genre of Writing !

Today He Would Have Been 139 !

Let’s Enjoy Ten Of His Quotes On This Occasion !
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G.K. CHESTERTON QUOTES :-

(1.) ”Gratitude is the mother of all the virtues.”

(2.) ”One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.”

(3.) ”There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.”

(4.) ”A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.”

(5.) ”A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.”

(6.) ”Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.”

(7.) ”One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.”

(8.) ”Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf.”

(9.) ”Buddhism is not a creed, it is a doubt.”

(10.) ”The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.”

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MRITYUNJAY JHA
4F,ADARSH NAGAR
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.
848101.
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