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, 15 December 2012



Rahul gave Modi on platter another golden chance to revert swiftly with an array of taunting words. Rahul’s absence from the Parliament or his silent presence most of the time when he is in the House is a well known fact by now. Rahul and his team must be aware of it – the negative publicity that it has generated.

It is a disturbing signal if they were aware of such facts and chose to conveniently ignore it. It is bad signal for the Indian democracy.

Even if we go by the assumption that they missed this set of important statistics while framing the speech is equally bad because the future prime-ministerial candidate of the country is going to bank on such a team.  

In the Gujarat rallies on December 11, 2012, Rahul further pointed out: Narendra Modi focuses on his own dreams, not yours: Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat

"In Gujarat, the people's voice is not heard. The government of Gujarat and the Chief Minister do not want to listen to you. He wants to hear only his own voice. He has his dream and he thinks only about his own dream. ...In Gujarat the assembly functions for only 25 days a year and when it does, the Opposition is thrown out."

Modi was swift and exacting in his retribution: Rahul Vs Modi Over Gandhi and Gujarat - Outlook, SANAND (GUJARAT) | DEC 11, 2012 (

Modi tweeted, "Mr Rahul Gandhi talks of respect for Vidhan Sabha but his own attendance in Lok Sabha between May 2011-May 2012 was 24 out of 85 sittings."

"From May 2011 to May 2012, Rahul Gandhi's attendance in the Lok Sabha was 24 out of 85 sittings. From 2010 to 2011, it was 19 out of 72 sittings!" "If he had respect for the Parliament, he would go for all sittings!" he reacted further.

Independent media reports, too, confirm Rahul’s weak batting on this turf: Parliament not a priority for future leaders? Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav cut a sorry figure with less than 40 percent attendance, PTI, August 28, 2012

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, H D Kumaraswamy (JD-S), Akhilesh Yadav (SP) and Navjyot Singh Sidhu (BJP) are among those who barely attended Parliament in the third year of the 15th Lok Sabha. While Gandhi was present in the Lok Sabha on 24 days out of the 85 sittings it had between May 2011 and May 2012, Yadav, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, fared slightly better by remaining present on 31 days. Sidhu and Kumaraswamy, former Karnataka chief minister, attended the Lok Sabha on 16 days. (

Another DNA report (When Rahul Gandhi plays truant regularly…May 20, 2012) points out: For someone tipped to be the prime minister, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi’s record as a parliamentarian paints a dismal picture. His attendance is just about 40%, and has not taken part in any debate in last three years. When it comes to attendance, the Gandhi scion seems to be skipping the House regularly. Out of the 244 days that Parliament has been in session, Rahul attended Lok Sabha on 99 days only. Rahul’s attendance in the 14th Lok Sabha, from May 2004 to April 2009 was not best either.The data is available for last five of the 15 sessions. Rahul attended Parliament for 49 days out of total 90 days. (

Another pointer made by him in his Dahod speech blanks him again on the ‘Kalawati’ front. He said targeting Narendra Modi: "Gandhiji said that actions of the state and society must be dictated by whether it benefits its weakest member. His (Modi's) philosophy is the opposite. Will it benefit the rich? If so, I'll implement it. That is his dictum." (

Why then, Mr. Rahul Gandhi, Kalawati had to see that misery after you spoke so passionately about her condition in the Indian Parliament?

There are millions of ‘Kalawatis’ in India waiting for a reformer to come and lift them up from a life of abject poverty. Your one active step could have set, if not a milestone, a brilliant example to do more.

To continue..

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