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.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015



He is the richest man in the world. His wealth is over US$ 80 billion.

He describes himself as 'sharing things I'm learning through my foundation work and other interests...' on his Twitter page.

His Twitter page for the month so far, June 2015, follows from previous months - a trend following humanitarian issues.

The feed, like it has been doing, talks about issues like education, environment, health, hunger, unemployment and malnutrition - issues affecting the populations worldwide.  

The Twitter feed goes like:
(Dates are as per Indian Standard Time.)

June 10: We're giving away $5,000 and a job to make videos for Big History Project. Enter the contest: 

June 10: Passing knowledge btwn generations makes us unique. What do you think it means to be human?

June 10: Another reason to focus on college completion: low-income students fall behind wealthy ones 

June 9: Free SAT test prep from @khanacademy is another way the Internet is making education more equitable:  via @WIRED

June 9: The G7 has been talking about how to prevent the next epidemic. Great to see Ron Klain pushing for bold steps:

June 8: Mapping work to fight cholera could help prepare us for the next epidemic:  

June 8: Hard to imagine a person better suited than @Chancellor_CCC to help college students succeed:

June 6: What many people may not realize–America is facing a shortage of college graduates:

Bill Gates ‏@BillGates  Jun 5
Here’s why we’re doubling our commitment to make sure kids in the developing world have enough to eat:

June 5: Lidia Sanchez was the first in her family to go to college. Here’s her inspiring story:

Bill Gates ‏@BillGates  Jun 4
I spoke with @Chancellor_CCC about how we can fill a job gap of 11 million. Her strategy:

June 3: Although I dropped out and got lucky, getting a degree is a much surer path to success:  

June 2: There are 216 million fewer hungry people than in 1990, but progress is uneven:

June 2: Why didn’t the so-called population bomb ever go off? @NYTimes explains:

His Twitter handle is BillGates. Yes, he is Bill Gates or William Henry Gates III, the man behind Microsoft.

And the man behind 'Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation', the world's largest charity, with over US$ 42 billion in assets, much more than the total personal wealth of India's richest person Mukesh Ambani.

Well, my intention is not profiling him here. I am not going to talk about his business and his strategy around it. The world knows about it.

What caught my attention was his Twitter heed, words of compassion and outreach by the world's most well known philanthropist in my part of the world. And he intends to donate 95% of his wealth to charitable purposes. Well, we can imagine the scale then.

And with a person like him, we have reasons to believe in the mechanism to ensure delivery and transparency.

Sometimes, we do certain things in our random movements, like I caught up with his Twitter feed today. I follow him but before it, I had never looked at his feed in retrospective. Today, I had a comprehensive look. And I felt good in reading all that I could read.

Yes, it was not a chance discovery and I knew the philanthropist Bill Gates - 'as the world knows him'. But it made for a good reading today. 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -