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.

Thursday, 6 December 2012


Yes, it’s a mob trait that gives opportunity to the political and religious leaders to exploit this ‘Aam Aadmi’ sentiment forcing them to react impulsively in the name of religion that results in senseless developments like riots or demolition of religious places.

Today is the 20th anniversary of the Babri Mosque demolition. Most of the television channels were running stories on Ayodhya and Faizabad after 20 years of the mosque demolition perpetrated on December 6, 1992.

On the expected line, treatment of the stories was agenda driven on almost of the carriers. Some were showing almost harmony like situation between these two communities in the city now while some others were stressing that ‘tension’ still prevails there. Newspapers were not any different.

Like the television channels, newspapers, religious and political leaders, every human being is subjective and agenda-driven in personal capacity.

How much of the real time and effort is given to the agenda depends on how much you come to realize about it; in what context you see your life; in what System you exist; and ultimately, how do you equate your existence on identity-conscience and human intellect paradigms.

Now in a society as diverse and equally economically poor as India, the context of the ‘Living’ of the majority (irrespective of the community affiliations), is what the System designs; is where the System forces.

And in such a System-driven population, it is always easier for the leaders (or manipulators) to instigate the mob-traits of the masses, say for instance for the Babri Mosque demolition or the riots in the aftermath.

After all, the point of the discussion during the cab ride that most of us are somewhere religious in nature is a very relevant tool in the hands of the manipulators, for they know, in a population largely devoid of the basic requirements of a dignified life, religion is the only aspect that gives them the sense of belonging (or the fleeting sense of relief from the endless miseries of life).

For, religion or the abode of the god gives masses a permanent vent to dissipate all the negative energy that circumnavigates their capacity to think positively in order to maintain the life on a day-to-day basis.  

One has to earn not for him but for a family. One has to play many roles. One has to live many expectations. Rules of the society make everything a commodity. One needs to monetize every minute of life in order to manage the financial needs for life-sustaining requirements like food, water, education, medicines and shelter.

Majority of the Indian population finds it hard to manage there affairs smoothly. It is the ideal situation for a middle class family when it could manage its day-to-day life smoothly on these five parameters.

To continue..

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -