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, 9 April 2013


It is not the slog-over moment yet but the Narendra Modi Vs Rahul Gandhi war of words has reached to the heightened interpretations. Nothing else moves on airwaves when these two are talking, irrespective of what they are talking. One is talking so less yet gets repetitive. Other is talking so much that he gets repetitive. Yet, the ‘enticed(?) many’ find so many points and pointers in their talks to come with their analyses in stretched and over-stretched dimensions.

After Rahul Gandhi’s Beehive Speech at the CII annual general meeting, the flow of wisdom was plentiful and its affluence is still abundant with Narendra Modi fuelling the fire by his speeches – four longish ones in two days – on April 8 in Delhi and on April 9 in Kolkata. These four, duly attended and tended to by the media and the political pundits, are in addition to the fringe speeches (given here and there after Rahul Gandhi’s April 4 speech, but given ‘due’ ‘Modi-attention’).

Media have already made it a Narendra Modi Vs Rahul Gandhi battle in the next Lok Sabha election. Okay, there are elements of verity in this display based on the political developments and the subsequent political perceptions. But it is about the drive to become an overdrive; to get hyperdriven.

Rahul Vs Modi and a hyper-charged media! Rahul realizes it. Modi realizes it. Rahul knows better about his strategy, that most of us don’t know or have not been able to perceive, but Modi, it seems, is in favour of an all out war, training his expertise on and directing his guns over the UPA, the Congress party and Rahul Gandhi wherever and whenever possible. His intensity of verbal duel increases significantly in the aftermath(!) of any address by any of the top three UPA figures, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Manmohan Singh.

This time also, it is all the same brass-tacks ‘enticing(?) many’ to perceive, analyse and come with their versions or simply put forward what is being said in order to feel participative in the process.

Let’s see how the words of wisdom are flowing:
Let’s see some of the interesting news and views trending over the Indian media platforms on the latest Rahul Vs Modi episode:

1970s US cable also referred to Indira Gandhi's Congress as beehive
NDTV, April 09, 2013

Congress turns tables on Narendra Modi, after Rahul Gandhi fiasco
Indian Express, April 9, 2013

After beehive, the honeytrap: Modi woos businesswomen
Times of India, April 9, 2013

Nitish pours honey on BJP beehive barb
Calcutta Telegraph, April 9, 2013

Spare me of 'beehive' but honey is useful: Nitish Kumar
Times of India, April 9, 2013

Gods reside in this nation, not bees: Uma Bharati
Times of India, April 9, 2013

Power watch: Rahul Gandhi's the conservative, and Narendra Modi the rebel?
Economic Times, April 9, 2013

Narendra Modi tells India's power women why he should be man of the house
Economic Times, April 9, 2013

‘We aren’t matas, we’re hey girls!’
Hindustan Times, April 9, 2013

Rahul Gandhi lazy, mediocre; Modi arrogant, dictatorial: Ramachandra Guha
TNN, April 8, 2013

Feku@FICCI vs Pappu@CIIModi, Gandhi speeches trend on Twitter
Business Standard, April 8, 2013

On Twitter anti-Modi #Feku beats #ModiStormsFicci
Firstpost, April 8, 2013

Modi No Feminist in Speech to 'Ladies'
Wall Street Journal (blog), April 8, 2013

'Kalavati' Vs 'Jassu Behen': How Narendra Modi mocked Rahul Gandhi, April 8, 2013

Modi at FICCI: Odes to Jasuben, Induben but where are the women ...
Daily Bhaskar, April 8, 2013

Jasuben and her pizza get big endorsement from Narendra Modi
NDTV, April 8, 2013

'Where will honey come from if there is no beehive?' asks Nitish Kumar
NDTV, April 8, 2013

Narendra Modi speech focuses on 'Mother India' to displace Rahul Gandhi's beehive
NDTV, April 8, 2013

Narendra Modi will prove 'yamraj' for Congress in 2014 elections: BJP
Daily News & Analysis, April 6, 2013

Mother India not a beehive: Narendra Modi
Hindustan Times, April 6, 2013

Would be harsh on Rahul Gandhi to compare him with Narendra Modi, says smiling Yashwant Sinha
NDTV, April 4, 2013

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