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.

Friday, 19 April 2013



They have a story to tell the outside world. They do want to tell it to the outside world. But they do not know if they want to tell it to the outside world anymore as they do not want to tell it to any and every passerby now.

Once, sometime in the past, they used to do so.

They were always aware of the ‘disconnect’ that the outside world consciously thought to build and maintain. Changing times have not been able to change it.

At some point of time in their past, they realized it, they realized about it, that they were being subjected to and subjugated by the false notions of the human civilization’s social order and were being wrongly put out of the socialization process.

They realized they needed to raise voice; they needed to collect the voices.

They discussed it among themselves, in the community and began to tell their story to their immediate surroundings to begin the process of dialogue.

But it was not long when they realized their efforts were falling to the deaf ears. They did not find their ‘listeners’ there. But in those initial days of their efforts, it didn’t frustrate them. They thought they needed to reach out more. They thought they needed a larger audience to make the world aware of the cruel injustice being meted out to them.

They were the men at the interface of a wider human interaction platform. They had ready access to the larger spectrum of a diverse audience, from every layer and class of the human civilization or religion they belonged to.

Randomly or regularly, whenever they got some moments away from their work, they discussed their case with the audience, the unknown and unnamed faces for them, but known in their (the audience) parts of the world that were part of the larger world they were also part of.

But as time passed, it slowly and gradually dawned upon them that no one was ready to buy their genuine explanations emanating out of the genuine demands of the humanity.

As the generation grew old, the thought behind the energy to pursue the case was pushed into hibernation by the apathy of the socialized world that goes to them for its final liberation.  

The story is still there. But the subsequent generations that came later grew more and more closeted due to the insensitivity of their sisters and brothers. They still feel about the injustice. They still want to reach out and tell about it. But they don’t know to whom!

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -