The best way to know the self is feeling oneself at the moments of reckoning. The feeling of being alone, just with your senses, may lead you to think more consciously. More and more of such moments may sensitize ‘you towards you’, towards others. We become regular with introspection and retrospection. We get ‘the’ gradual connect to the higher self we may name Spirituality or God or just a Humane Conscious. We tend to get a rhythm again in life. We need to learn the art of being lonely in crowd while being part of the crowd. A multitude of loneliness in mosaic of relations! One needs to feel it severally, with conscience, before making it a way of life. One needs to live several such lonely moments. One needs to live severallyalone.

Friday, 3 February 2012


A good day! The news reports say Falak is improving. Millions have prayed for this baby girl. Let’s pray she continues to improve.

A certain final frontier achieved in Mrs. Mehta’s knee-cap replacement surgery. The whole amount arranged. The derailment due to the company Stryker (the knee-cap MNC that had pledged to donate the implant) not keeping its promise as well as the fund diversion to meet hospitalization cost of Mr. Mehta is totally straightened out. It is going to happen sometime this month based on availability of dates. (

Brilliant response to the call made for Geeta. Suggestions are being put forward, from different parts; even some psychologists may chip-in. Many of them are willing to visit the place where she stays. Just a word of caution here, such visits are to be pre-planned after talking to the old-age home authorities. It is to be kept in mind that inmates there are living in a different world, mentally unstable, had a damaged past, prone to get agitated and so to harm themselves. (

Falak was taken off the ventilator today. Doctors say she is stable. She is improving but still critical.

Doctors on January 31 had said the next 72 hours were critical for the baby to survive. And after 72 hours, we had this satisfactory news today. She is still in coma but her septicemia is now responding to the treatment and she is moving her legs, arms and eyes slightly. Another good thing is she has been able to maintain her neurological status. The doctors said fluid in her brain has stopped circulating.

Apart from the hard-work of the doctors, I don’t know if it is the collective power of the prayers but yes, something is there, that connects the human subconscious on the journey to the beyond where the collective power of spirituality is able to heal any wound.

I haven’t seen or heard god and I do question but I know there is something called god. The ways to reach there are mysteriously simple and we come to realize it when something positive out of the absolute gloom happens; when nothing else but negativity is the main trending norm.

What do we need to do when someone needs help? We need to extend whatever we can irrespective of preaching and other afterthoughts on the call (spoken or unspoken) for help. A basic dictum that I had learnt five years ago, at a railway station, and it drives me now.

Let’s pray for Falak to prevail.

Let's pray for Mrs. Mehta to walk on her own after the surgery.

Let's complete the work to give Geeta an apt place to live and grow.

Let’s pray for the stairway to find its opening in the sky.

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