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, 20 December 2012


TV pundits are the in-thing (irrespective of how much of TV punditry we, the viewers, can digest?)

If you want to gauge it, just tune in to your television set on a big-ticket event like Anna Hazare’s 2011 fasts or big election results. The outcome of the Gujarat assembly elections 2012 is one such big spectacle. It has kept the TV pundits glued to the studios that finally precipitated on the day of counting, i.e., today, i.e., December 20, 2012 after passing the bylanes of the polling phases and the exit polls.

Opening and running TV channels is hot in India (though the business sense in it is always questionable). One may find different genres among the news channels and this is still a work in progress (a spontaneous germination).

Out of all this diversification has grown up one common outgrowth across the genres of the news channels – they are changing more into views channels. Hard news stories are given in flat impulses where you don’t miss missing them. The rest is filled with views – views of the political, social, industrial and religious pundits. There are many more categories and that, too, is a work in progress (again a spontaneous germination).

This development can further some more opportunities, like a course module can be developed on ‘TV Punditry: Being, Accessing and the Art of Managing the TV Pundits’. Simultaneously, professional management development agencies can come up with themed workshops on understating the nuances of TV punditry management.

After all, they are a resiliently growing resilient lot. They are never out of battery though the listener soon gets discharged. They are a growing and glowing constant among the growing genres of the news channels, so they need a proper, guided and managed attention.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -