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, 25 January 2012


62 years and a relevant time to be realistic; an opportune time to look up and fight! 2011 was a significant year that has helped us to think again as the active stakeholders of the Democratic Republic of India.

We, as the active stakeholders, now, need a realized strength and flared up resolve. We need a poise that is as stoic and deep as the differently-abled school kids in the video clip playing the silent national anthem.

The imagery of this silent national anthem developed by Mudra is an apt reminder to the resolve we need to have to have the Republic that we need and not that is being propagated.

Words and no Words - it delivers the Symbolism that a national anthem intends to. The imagery here is so deep and powerful that the clip is already one of the most circulated and shared videos on the YouTube. We need the all pervading deep cutting thoughts strong enough to stir the soul of the nation.

Human first may be utopian to proclaim in the prevailing confines of narrow concerns but is has no replacement; it can never have any possible replacement in any just society.

With the unidirectional flow of moments, the kaleidoscope of paradox seems to get aggravated when we see yet another incident where a family commits suicide as it was not able to repay the loan as happened in Chamrajnagar. The mudslinging in the ongoing Lokpal fight or the consistent attempts to curb the freedom of expression as expressed by the so archaic Mr. Kapil Sibal or the surge of yet another bout of religious fundamentalism with the Rushdiegate and Jaipur Literature Festival 2012 controversy or the series of incessant scams tell us. We lost some more S Manjunaths last year with whistleblowers and RTI activists losing their lives.

The feeling of loss exacerbates even more. And so the resolve to fight back finds new challenges.

You’re handicapped by your thoughts only.
Go beyond it and realize the power of you.
After all, a Republic like India is basically about you and me only.

Like the theme of this video, ‘patriotism knows no language’, a human existence can always find courage even in the worst of the situations.

You’re always on the line. You need to see the dots and need to realize the pattern of the interconnections among the dots.

It is true for you. It is true for me. It is true for any society. Realizing the patterns makes them go deeper and makes us grow stronger.

Let’s work in the coordinated pattern to create the system that the India of the day need.

Set up your goal. Begin with bringing the smile back to one face and that smile will self-propel you on the journey called LIFE.

Humanity needs constellations of such self-propelled journeys, all working in the coordinated patterns but independent of each-other.

HUMAN FIRST – isn’t that the founding principle of the DEMORACTIC REPUBLIC OF INDIA?
 ©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -