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.

Monday, 18 February 2013


And so of the coalition United Progressive Alliance as the Congress party is the largest one! Anything done by the Congress party reflects in the overall imagery of the alliance.

MANMOHAN SINGH: From a reformist prime minister to an underachiever

It has been hara-kiri, an utter failure. From being seen as a master economist and a reformist prime minister, Manmohan Singh is now seen as the man who is not only failing the country, but has also lost his personal integrity.

‘Weak’ and ‘Underachiever’ are the epithets now being associated with his name and legacy.

RAHUL GANDHI: From the politician with a difference to the reluctant heir of the dynasty politics

From the unorthodox politician with a difference, Rahul is increasingly being seen as yet another Indian politician exploiting the riches of a powerful political family. Electoral losses, silence and selective opinionating have given him labels like ‘the reluctant prince of the Indian politics’.

THE GANDHI FAMILY: From the first family of India to the most powerful political family of India

Being the first family was always the biggest asset of the Nehru-Gandhi family. The family remained so in public perception even during the period when no one from the family was governing the country. Bofors was the beginning and the need was to get rid of it. Instead, what followed has been a downward spiral. But the present government has brought it much faster. Sycophancy to the Gandhi family leaves us only in bad taste.

Assets of the trusts and foundations related to people of Nehru-Gandhi family are enormous and the control of the Gandhi family over them has always been a shadowy point giving rise to criticisms and controversies. Bofors taint is still strong. But the dent that the brazen cover-up in the land-misappropriation allegations on Robert Vadra has done in is bound to go deeper and the Congress party is bound to see its repercussions.

UNITED PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE: From a feasible, working alliance to a corrupt, opportunist congregation

The Alliance that gave five years of stable governance to the country is now a sinking ship. The present government in office, by any measure, is the most corrupt government in the history of independent India. India is in an age of coalition politics and a strong political coalition with an image of governance efficiency is the best bet to score a major political victory like winning a parliamentary election.

But this coalition has lost the steam. Even the prime minister has blamed the ‘coalition compulsions’ for the plague of corruption that his government has become riddled with.

The only survival point for the coalition is a weak, divided and distracted opposition that has not been able to exploit the opportunities it gets to topple the UPA government. But that is certainly not enough to sail the electoral battle. 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -