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‘Boast of Quietness’ – Jorge Luis Borges

May 20, 2009


Kiran Desai begins her Booker winning novel, ‘Inheritance of Loss’ by quoting the following poem by Jorge Luis Borges. He is an Argentine writer and poet. He became blind at the age of fifty due to a hereditary condition. He began his writing career with publication of poems and journal essays. His first collection of […]

My Blog’s Second Anniversary

May 15, 2009


It was on this day, that is, May 15 in 2007 that I published my first post on my blog ‘Literary Jewels’. My maiden post was: ‘English Poetry:My Inspiration’. My blog is 2-years old today. I have tried to post as frequently as possible so that I can provide my readers with new material now […]

The Unexpressed!

May 13, 2009


There’s always a little truth behind every “just kidding”; A little knowledge behind every “I don’t know”; and A little emotion behind every “I don’t care”. We often say things we don’t mean. In other words, we say something and mean just the opposite. There are various psychological reasons behind it. We are actually hesitating […]

The Unexpected Always Happens!!!

May 12, 2009


It was a nice and a very thoughtful message that I got: “I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands that I still possess.” The message has much deeper connotations than its surface meaning. We all are selfish, that is precisely […]