"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Friday, February 27, 2009


Writing in his book, 'Brain Symphony: Brain-blazing Practical Techniques in Creativity for Immediate Application', Dilip Mukerjea pens a beautiful piece about the brain in the inside back cover, as follows:

"The phenomenal mass of protoplasm that is your brain has all the elegance of a wrinkled lump of clay. Yet it governs your life and determines your destiny. The bio-mechanics of human nature are unraveling extraordinary possibilities, all via the lyrics of molecular melodies that create your perceptions and orchestrate your learning accomplishments.

Your brain is the most astonishing galaxy in the universe. Its constellations of neurons sling and dance to the rhythm of their dazzling harmonics.

What emerges is a symphony of sensations that choreograph your passage through life. This happens when your brain's hundred billion neurons continually vary their tunes, and produce a repertoire that is sensed in every fibre of your being.

The gelatinous interiors of our brains harbour the secrets of humankind's success as a species.

This book is a window that invites your immersion into the treasure chest of creative brilliance.

It is a symphony of the brain that I call 'brainsong'.

Come sing! Come play!"

Writing in his latest book, released only in September last year, 'Taleblazers: Imagination to Imprint', he pens again another beautiful piece about the brain, under the caption of 'Your Glorious Briangarden of Possibilities', as follows:

"Your brain is a hypnotically beautiful garden, abloom with possibilities. It is creatively flamboyant, inter-flowing with a rich blend of vivid imagery and vibrant prose. Buoyant when aroused, it is capable of a fascinating spectrum of moods: chaotic, random, violent sometimes, often uncontainable, a pandemonium of creative effusions . . . yet, it can also be dazzling, all-embracing, enchanting and restorative.

Your braingarden is a universe ablaze with a battalion of 'brilliances; a salute to what you were born with, who you are capable of being, the legacy you can leave humankind."

[All the images in this post are the intellectual property of Dilip Mukerjea.]

Say Keng's personal comments:

Reading Dilip Mukerjea's beautiful pieces is almost like reading poetry, especially with his mastery of the English Language.

However, the crux of the matter is that the brain, as the way I see it, in spite of all its intricacies & idiosyncrasies, is invariably our pre-eminent information processor and perpetual idea generator!

Just savour this reality from today's headlines, a true manifestation of brainpower:

A feel-good story concocted by the fertile mind of a British screen writer [even though it was adapted from an original story by Indian novelist Vikas Swarup], under the artistic direction of a British director, coupled with a catchy score by an Indian music maestro, backed by an all-Bollywood cast, plus a handful of street-corner commandoes from the slums of the second largest nation of the world, & set against the backdrop of charming Mumbai, swept off 8 Oscars, including Best Picture, in a recent ceremony.

I am of course talking about 'Slumdog Millionaire' - "the finest hour for Indian cinema on the global stage", to paraphrase Anand Sharma, the Indian Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting.

To me, it should be a salute to what we were born with.

On that note, use more of your brain, because . . . it is the key to boosting your Intellectual Capital, just as Dilip Mukerjea has exhorted on the back cover of 'Brain Symphony'.

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