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.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013


In a state of shock, awe and indecision and a collective face as deadpanned as Mr. Manmohan Singh himself, what the United Progressive Alliance government, or should we say now the Congress party government, should do after the DMK pulled out of it taking away its 18 Lok Sabha members?

That depends on what the Congress party strategists are thinking at the moment. The options may be:

  • Whether the Congress party is trying to save its skin
  • Whether the Congress party is trying to locate that elusive face saver
  • Whether the Congress party is trying to cling to the power at any cost
The above three options are based on the sort of politics the Congress party has been practicing after the coalition era in the Indian politics began.  

Alternatively, the young blood, if we believe Rahul Gandhi is really trying to change the face of the Congress party and so the Indian politics, may push the Congress party to do something radical, something very un-Congress party, going for morals and principles, opting to take the road of uncompromised political ethos.

What could be the options then for the grand old party of India if that be the case?  

  • Whether the Congress party is thinking ‘enough is enough’ and no more compromises
  • Whether the Congress party is reading the writing on the wall desisting it from taking yet another ‘even if unethical, be in power anyhow’ decision
  • Whether the Congress party is realizing the mistakes done in the past and trying to base its decision of the moment to save the day for its near future
  • Whether the Congress party is realizing that it is staring at a certain electoral defeat in the upcoming general elections and that has more to do with its anti-people policies and unethical political practices than mere the simple anti-incumbency factor 
Though the signals as of now are giving mixed responses, the political developments say the Congress party is inclined more towards the first set of options mentioned above. 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -