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This link recently saved by justmohit on February 16, 2010
So, the theme of TED was “What the world needs now” and I think the world needs more Sarah. The world needs to take many things seriously and many things less seriously. The world needs to get its sense of humor back. It needs to allow people to express themselves without feeling the overwhelming pressures of society bearing down and being a social pariah.
This link recently saved by justmohit on January 16, 2010
I have four principles of writing good English...
First, Clarity. If it’s not clear you might as well not write it...
Two: Simplicity...Writing is not something you have to embroider with fancy stitches to make yourself look smart.
Principle number 3. Brevity...Don’t say anything in writing that you wouldn’t comfortably say in conversation. Writing is talking to someone else on paper or on a screen...
Humanity. Be yourself. Never try in your writing to be someone you’re not. Your product, finally, is you. Don’t lose that person by putting on airs, trying to sound superior...
The epidemic I’m most worried about...is the death of logical thinking...most people now get their information from random images on a screen...or from scraps of talk on a digital phone. But writing is linear and sequential...The hard part of writing isn’t the writing; it’s the thinking. You can solve most of your writing problems if you stop after every sentence and ask: What does the reader need to know next?”
This link recently saved by justmohit on October 02, 2009
you will have met the FabIndia-kurta wearing gentleman and the ethnic-bindi wearing lady who will wave their Scotches in your face and tell you that the "Real India" is anywhere but where you are...So if you write in English, and are improperly contaminated by the West...then the "Real India" is by definition beyond your grasp...
in this understanding of the universe, to write in English is to be transparently vulnerable to the demands of the market...to write in anything but English is to be preternaturally chaste and upright...
All art is born at this crossroads of ambition and integrity, between the fierce callings of fame and the hungers of the belly and the desires of one’s children and the necessities of art and truth...Those who believe in the salutary effects of poverty on artists have never been truly hungry, and are suspicious of money from the safety of their own middling comforts.
This link recently saved by justmohit on August 17, 2009
Gone are the days when letters were written to friends and relatives to remain in touch - text has taken that responsibility.
Love is no longer communicated thru perfumed, painfully handwritten calligraphic letters – facebook, online dating sites etc are enough.
‘Mate’ and ‘Cheers’ defines the entire spectrum of salutation and politeness even in this country where English language has some momentous roots.
And I strongly feel that...human race today is neither ‘very faithful’ nor ‘very sincere’.
We write letters because we expect something in return.
Why not do away with the false pretence?
Let’s stick to ‘very anticipatingly yours’!!
This link recently saved by justmohit on April 28, 2009
I think the idea of jealously protecting copyright and trademarks, in this digital age, is outdated and ignorant. You want your ideas to spread, and you should encourage people to spread your ideas, not put up all kinds of boundaries and restrictions and obstacles to that being done. This blog, for example, is Uncopyrighted, and will always be free, because I want people to spread my posts and ideas. I think it’s actually good for me as a writer, and it’s (not insignificantly) better for the writing community in general if we can share each others’ work freely. I’m hoping that with posts like this, and the good work of thousands of other like-minded people, the old mindset of fencing off ideas and language will slowly change.
This link recently saved by justmohit on January 21, 2009
We encounter each other in words, words spiny or smooth, whispered or declaimed; words to consider, reconsider.
We cross dirt roads and highways that mark the will of someone and then others who said, "I need to see what's on the other side; I know there's something better down the road."
We need to find a place where we are safe; We walk into that which we cannot yet see.
Praise song for struggle; praise song for the day. Praise song for every hand-lettered sign; The figuring it out at kitchen tables.
Some live by "Love thy neighbor as thy self."
Others by first do no harm, or take no more than you need.
What if the mightiest word is love, love beyond marital, filial, national. Love that casts a widening pool of light. Love with no need to preempt grievance.
In today's sharp sparkle, this winter air, anything can be made, any sentence begun.
This link recently saved by justmohit on December 22, 2008
The word can't have any shock effect if you use it all the time. It is indeed only a word, but it isn't even that if it's done to death. Bad language can energize normal language, but bad language used all the time is no language at all. The only signal that it sends is that the user is in the grip of anger, or is nervous, or is a member of the male television cooking profession, or perhaps all three.
This link recently saved by justmohit on December 17, 2008
Apudne te vel me? - Your place or mine?
Assume plicam damnatam, o tu moles muscaria muscerdarum - Download the goddam file, you bug-ridden piece of shit
Cedo nulli - I yield to no one.
Cogito sumere potum alterum - I think I’ll have another drink.