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, 14 February 2014


It was to happen and it has happened. It was just the matter of time, counting some sort of periodicity on the fingertips, the 30 days milestone, the 50 days in the office or the 100 days of the government in Delhi, a government of politically apolitical and (now) apolitically political Aam Aadmi Party.

Whatever Mr. Arvind Kejriwal and his AAP members say on the face, one thing is as clear as the viscosity of the Evian mineral water and that is the ‘uniformly confused state of mind of the AAP members including the last chief minister of Delhi’ in running the show of Delhi from the National Capital’s Secretariat.

It is like being as confused as the timeline of being ‘politically apolitical’ and ‘apolitically political’ in AAP’s political journey.

In an age of duplicity and abject character depravity, promises cost nothing for politicians. Writing so for AAP and Mr. Kejriwal may still be too early but Mr. Kejriwal’s government faltered under the burden of almost unachievable promises that he so large-heartedly distributed while asking for the votes, and that ultimately pushed him to look desperately for an exist route from the Delhi Secretariat.

He started dreaming to take over the country politically as soon as he got a stunning political debut in Delhi. But within days, he saw even the Delhi opportunity slipping away. It can be said he tried to perform in Delhi but his orientation went wrong from the day one. It became populist and vote-oriented and was not at all pragmatic and development oriented.

Yes, it could well be inexperience that pushed him to offer that much which was impossible in the narrow window of time available before the Lok Sabha polls or which could support his anarchist, militant style of politics, that regularly took anti-Constitution hues during his 49 days of rule in Delhi, something that disappointed even the most optimistic of his supporters.

Not BJP or Congress, but Mr. Kejriwal and AAP brought down the government, officially exiting the Delhi Secretariat, and irrationally escaping the responsibility.

And ironically, the shield behind which Mr. Kejriwal is trying to save his skin, is the moralist cause of the ‘Jan Lokpal’ Bill that looks lost in his verbal evasiveness.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -