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, 21 March 2013


The ongoing survival crisis of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government after the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) withdrew support from the government on the issue of alleged Sri Lankan war crimes on Tamil population of the island nation with yet another Channel 4 documentary revealing more dirty secrets of the human rights abuse by the Sri Lankan government in the civil war was yet another test-point for the Indian foreign policy.

Going not just by the humanitarian aspect, but also by the requirements of the internal politics, SOLIDARITY with the Sri Lankan Tamil community is a must as Tamils are an integral part of India, but sensitivities of the foreign policy cannot be decided by a community concern alone.

The matter becomes even more serious when we see it in the context of the increasing Chinese collaboration and presence in countries neighboring India, be it Pakistan, Myanmar, Maldives or Sri Lanka. China, always a belligerent country with historically proven anti-India stand, is encircling India effectively and India needs to find its solution soon.

India, on its part, has been doing enough for the rehabilitation of the Sri Lankan Tamils in the post civil war era and that should have been the policy to be followed further, realizing the fact that India is not in a dominating position like the China or the USA when it comes to the foreign policy matters. And much of it has to do with a poorly thought foreign policy management.

What happened in case of the UNHCR resolution on Sri Lankan war crimes only reinforces the predicament of the Indian foreign policy when the internal political interests shadowed the demand of the external geopolitical stakes. India decided to vote against Sri Lanka when the need was to oppose it.

When, India as a country, cannot exercise effective control over small nations like Maldives and Sri Lanka, it needs to respect the games of the international geopolitics and that says go where the national interests lie and here it called for India to desist going with the US sponsored Human Rights violation resolution against Sri Lanka because it will enable China to access the strategically important Sri Lankan territory even more deeply.
And the Rahul Gandhi led Congress party had this golden chance to begin the process of undoing the rot, that the grand old party of India, has again, so willingly, missed.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -