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 26 January 2013



Rahul Gandhi said while setting the tone of his speech:

In 1947 India was liberated not by arms, but by unleashing the voice of our people. Other countries fought violently.  Other countries fought with weapons.  Other countries fought with death.  India fought with non-violence and with voice. Everybody told us that it cannot be done.  Everybody told us that if you want to get id of the British you have to use violence. And the Congress Party said no, we are not going to use violence.  We are going to use non-violence.  And we defeated the biggest empire of its time and we sent them home.  This was energy behind of Freedom Movement. Voices.  Millions and millions of our voices.

Now Mr. Gandhi, how do you justify your silence on the brutal use of force by the police on the protesters against the Delhi gangrape?

Mere expressing regret on what happened wouldn’t absolve the Congress party of this anti-democratic sin. 

Sushil Kumar Shinde is not a thinking minister of independent thought process we all know that. He could not have taken this decision and that too, when the atmosphere was so tense; when every voice was a raging call against the ineffective political class demanding it to act pro-people and not pro-power.

The emotional quotient of the masses, reflected by the spontaneous outpour of the youth in the streets, was not for ‘nothing’. It was there, after the insensitivity of the political class had tested enough the public’s patience. But, ironically, the political class is still about sucking the common man.

Ministers continue to make bizarre comments on issues ranging from corruption to women rights.

Your government has said to discuss the Justice Verma Committee report but given the development where the reports say that the Home Ministry is upset because it thinks the committee has exceeded its brief, is a familiar ominous sign for the ‘pro-public’ policymaking. It is not about quality of the report whether it is practical or academic; whether it is narrow in approach; whether it is just new wine in the old bottle.

Here, it is not about the report, it is about the haste in which your government reacted on it. That was absolutely uncalled for.

Shall you confirm us that you are going to respond to the youth in spirit and letter; the youth that was the high talking point of your Jaipur speech?

Shall you confirm us that you are going to identify and crackdown on the elements who allowed the use of force on the peaceful protesters?  

Tell us, are your own countrymen not dignified human beings, as you are, for your political colleagues and be treated in a way that imitates the mentality of the colonialist British who enslaved us for centuries?

Why do you contradict yourself Mr. Gandhi? On one hand, your party said no to using violent means to oust the colonialist British, while the very same party mercilessly beats down the peaceful protests when the protesters are your own countrymen.

Do you have clear answers to this Mr. Gandhi on this Republic Day; a day to celebrate the rule of the common man in the country?

How ironical!

If you and your party claim to be the apostle of peace and non-violence in India, how could you allow the brutal act by your police just a month ago?

Your proclamation falls flat even in other cases like the midnight Delhi police crackdown on Ramdev and his supporter at the Ramlila Ground or arresting Anna Hazare under the garb of maintaining law and order or for that matter, the historic blot of the anti-Sikh riots where the Congress party is to share the central blame.

If the Congress party is so peace-loving, why it tries to scuttle every peaceful protest movement as we saw since the anti-corruption movement of Anna Hazare?

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -