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, 23 December 2011


Quite often I see this man standing at the closed grilled door of this temple and quite often, I make it a point to stop there and watch him for a while.

It’s over midnight. The maddening Delhi is somewhat quiet. Be it summer or winter, you can find him standing at the door, hands bent, speaking silently. I can never know the conversation between him and his god but I do feel he is engrossed till he is there.

Probably his faith calls him there at that hour when the world sleeps. Its soothing to see him like this because I know how it feels when the faith derails..

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