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.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013



Rahul said: My father used to speak about 15 paisa to the rupee reaching the people and we today are preparing the system that is going to answer that question.  We are going to answer that question. And 99% of our people’s money can go to them. It is a revolution that no other country has done. 

Let’s count the magnitude of Big Daddy UPA scams as reported by different sources:

Coalgate: Rs. 185,591.34 Crore
2G Spectrum Scam: Rs. 1.76 Lakh Crore
Maharashtra Irrigation Scam: Rs. 72,000 Crore
Commonwealth Games Scam: Over Rs. 30,000 Crores


The black money stashed abroad: In multiple of tens of thousands of Crores


The different land scams (including the Delhi International Airport Limited): In multiple of hundreds of thousands of Crores

Do you know Mr. Gandhi these scams have flourished during the regime of your party led coalition government?

And you claim of ‘having a system in making’ that will deliver 99 per cent when it is the same system that has ‘revolutionized’ the scale of corruption in the country.

Rajiv Gandhi had talked of ‘15 paisa of the Rupee reaching to the people’. It cannot be said if it was an eye-opener or some electoral speech rhetoric. Before Rajiv, the country was ruled by the Congress party most of the time. After Rajiv, the story remains the same. Since 1991, the Congress party has been in the government for over 13 years out of the 21 years.

It should indeed be a revelation that scams have touched unheard of proportions in the UPA regime.

Their riot requires nothing but a complete and ruthless crackdown. It needs 100 per cent. Are you ready for it Mr. Gandhi? (While forwarding this question everytime for your kind perusal, Mr. Vadra makes the intent of the possible answer shadowy.)

Nothing can match your commitment when your set your goals to the absolute limit – promising the deliver the 100 per cent.

And why not!

In a Republic, government’s income and expenditure is directly accountable to the common man. In theory, he elects the representatives to manage the resources with maximum efficiency. He needs the 100 per cent ‘honest’ utilization because a country with large poor population base can afford procedural mistakes but cannot survive the intentional mistakes of corrupt practices.

It is the time to practically realize the demands of the democratic theory.

Time has told us about increasing reports of corruption in MNREGA, NRHM and other such big-ticket social empowerment schemes. The futility of the windfall farm debt waiver scheme for farmers launched in 2008 has started unearthing. It is a glaring fact that in-spite of the huge debt waiver scheme of 2008, 17,368 farmers committed suicide in 2009. Take it or not Mr. Gandhi, the direct cash transfer of subsidy and the food security is going to see the same outcome if implemented by the system you are talking of ‘being in making’. The rot is deep.

India continues to go down on quality of life and human development indices. Corruption in the country has become a global talking point.

India is at crossroads. The size of its economy is growing but the distribution of wealth is becoming more and more skewed.

The worrying feature of India growth story is the growing social disparity. It is not that country’s wealth has not increased. It is not that the per capita income has not increased. From 1991 to 2012, size of the Indian Economy has quadrupled. In contrast, malnutrition in India has come down to roughly around 46 percent. It has fallen only six percentage points since economic reforms started gaining pace in 1991.

Also the per-capita expenditure requirement is simply outdoing the majority of the Indians and incessant price rises (and now the subsidy cuts) are adding havoc to the already dilapidated psychological frames. The 2012 Global Food Security Index puts the world's fourth largest Economy at 66th position out of the 105 countries surveyed. India’s Human Development Index was ranked 134 in 2011 while it was 123 in 1991.

The Indian growth story is there but its vital signs are not as vital for the majority of the Indians. It is already over 65 years of the sovereign India. The Republic needs the just and equitable distribution NOW. The aftereffects of the delay are spilling over. Increasing protests are the living testimonies to it. India at his juncture needs honest intent. India NOW needs 100 per cent from its politicians Mr. Rahul Gandhi.

Time will tells us if the country is going to see the answers in you.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -