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Albert Einstein
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.
Dylan Thomas
I fell in love – that is the only expression I can think of – at once, and am still at the mercy of words, though sometimes now, knowing a little of their behavior very well, I think I can influence them slightly and have even learned to beat them now and then, which they appear to enjoy.
Eddie Cantor
It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.
Edward Abbey
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
e e cummings
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best night and day to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight and never stop fighting.
Eyler Coates
We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually produce a masterpiece. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Gustave Flaubert
The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy.
Going to the Opera is like making love; we get bored but we come back.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If I love you, what business is it of yours?
John Steinbeck
Only through imitation do we develop toward originality.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
There is no remedy so easy as books, which if they do not give cheerfulness, at least restore quiet to the most troubled mind.
Leonard Cohen
Ring the bells that still can ring;
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything;
That's how the light gets in.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
Paul Sweeney
You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
Peter Altenberg
I never dreamed of being Shakespeare or Goethe, and I never expected to hold the great mirror of truth up before the world; I dreamed only of being a little pocket mirror, the sort that a woman can carry in her purse; one that reflects small blemishes, and some great beauties, when held close enough to the heart.
Robert Frost
In three words, I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money.
Satchel Paige
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.
Thomas Mann
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
V S Naipaul
The writer has only to listen very carefully and with a clear heart to what people say to him, and ask the next question, and the next.

My Personal Library

Urban Voices: A Literary Anthology On Bombay

My work appears in an anthology titled Urban Voice edited by Sunil Poolani. The theme for the anthology is the city of Bombay - the perennial favorite. Praise for earlier issue of Urban Voice appears here. Also featured in the anthology is Murzban Shroff, author of Breathless In Bombay. His well-crafted tragi-comic piece can be read here. Also there's Jane Bhandari whom I know only by reputation, courtesy the fantastic community of Caferati. Her work can be found here.


    oh, chuckles, you're one of those...

    I read your piece the other day, Abhinav, and found it totally refreshing and honest. It surprised me--in a good way.

    Congratulations on getting in the anthology! It's much deserved. :)

    Lots of good news coming your way!!! Congratulations for finishing college. Your comments about not learning anything made me chuckle, but I hope you don't believe that in your heart. Isn't there at least one professor you enjoyed, one class?

    And congratulations also for your story in the Anthology!!!! I'm glad your writing career is gaining steam!

    (I'm going to link you again. I thought you stopped blogging so I removed the link a while back, but I'm very happy you're back in action!)

    Cure for the Doctor is such a catchy title!!! Sounds like an interesting plot with well-developed characters.

    I can't wait to see this in print!

    hi hopping here. it's been a while that i haven't visited your blog. wish you can visit my blog again. :)

    I just read your story, and am amazed sometimes by how young you are. I don't mean that in a negative way. You just seem like a wisened soul.

    This is my favorite line:
    Cowardice is of the color of fate, different for each person.
    So true....

    Loved the story - it was visual and yet soothingly lyrical.


    On June 21, 2008 at 11:04 PM Anonymous said...

    Congratulations. The joy of a writer is pushing the limits and getting things published here and there. Whether these things are read, doesn't really matter anymore. But sure, someone is reading them.

    Keep doing the most honourable thing: writing.

    Hi Abhinav. What a wonderful blog you have here. I need to take some time to catch up on so many things here. Thanks for visiting my blog... I will be dropping by here ever so often.


    OMG congratulations!!
    I miss your blogs!
    You really are the reluctant writer.. Sigh..

    I just read the three reminders!
    Absolutely loved all three :)

    On August 19, 2008 at 7:35 AM Anonymous said...

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    hai..ur posts are really amazing..i have read tat nice...ur way of writing doesn't show tat u r reluctant writer.u r reluctant posts are very gud...i imagine wat wud be ur willing posts.i think u r
    Indian.so proud of u dude.i have added ur blog in my links..hope u too add mine...


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