Nuggets and Aphorisms
Food for thought. These first appeared in Amit Varma's blog, India Uncut
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Filling the cracks
It's just endless what you can learn from a single work of art. You can fill up the crevices of your life, the cracks of your life, the places where the mortar comes out and falls away--you can fill it up with the love of art.Vincent Price, quoted in a nice article in the Wall Street Journal, "Price Was Right" by Terry Teachout.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Whatever happened to Page 2?
News is increasingly becoming trivia, and trivia are being passed on as news.Rajdeep Sardesai, speaking at the annual convocation of Pioneer Media School, as reported by the Pioneer here. In the same vein he also said, "Page 1 should not become Page 3. Interestingly, Page 3 is getting on Page 1." Quite. TV channels don't have pages, of course.
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Who's Lord Jones?
I know it is the practice of journalists to put the end of the story at the beginning and call it a headline. I know that journalism largely consists of saying "Lord Jones Dead" to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive. Your present correspondent thinks that this, like many other journalistic customs, is bad journalism...From "The Purple Wig" by GK Chesterton, one of the stories in the collection "The Wisdom of Father Brown". Also collected in the superb "The Best of Father Brown".