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.

Saturday, 3 September 2011


It is over midnight, raining like anything here in Delhi. I decide to take a drive and then some cool moments under the rain away from the humid, maddening Delhi of the day, trying to tune my impulses with the lightening pulses. Suddenly I see this doggy, sitting silently under the cover of a temple entrance enclosure, away from the buzzing rain drops; his brooding seems unlikely to stop. Something prompts me to take a momentary detour. I decide to communicate with the fellow. Okay, we follow different codes to communicate but we all know there are other waysJ. And so, I come to disturb the fellow away from the brooding state of affairs.

Initially, my unnamed friend remains unfazed.
Attention comes slowly.
Now there is some movement.

I try to capture moments in my camera. Raindrops are already on the lens screen. And some good moments are clicked.

My unnamed friend is slowly getting comfortable.

Suddenly he starts walking, then tries kind of dancing under the rain but it was so short-lived that I could not click and then suddenly, my unnamed friend takes refuge under a slanted cot bidding me goodbye. We both have some refreshing moments now.

My unnamed friend, hopefully, goes for a night-in and I decide to continue with my plan. :) :)