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 19 November 2011


©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -

This cellphone photograph captured on an evening in the company of Ganga shows innovative resilience of life. Stationed on a stone platform at the ghat-steps of the Assi Ghat, this make-shift house made after modifications in a small boat symbolizes what Ganga stands for – the eternal flow – that continuity – to make a path of its own.