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, 29 May 2013


Clad in bright white kurta-pyjama or trouser-shirt, material ranging from some low-priced Khadhi stuff to the pricey silk weavings, and a white shoe (mostly sports shoe) or sandal – the shoe typically would be a Nike in most cases, though the global sportswear and accessory giant would not even dare to think, even in dreams, to use this wide acceptance (or use)  a sort of endorsement for its premium brand image – they are the conspicuous presence in society who let us have their increased presence at times of their heightened opportunism.

The fitting of the attire depends on the age-group and the taste-buds. Youngsters with an in-shape body (now, with nothing much productive and meaningful to do, most of them have in-shape bodies) go for the body-fit shapes.

Those, in older age-groups and bulky, out-of-place bodies (protrusions and extensions of a parasitic lifestyle), prefer to go for lose-fits much in the line of their lives that remain more of cover-ups while leading public lives.

Wherever they go, they have 15-20 stooges (who try to double up as escorting goons) earnestly following each of them. Some of them carry firepower to protect their masters in case of any eventuality (though it remains a debatable point that whom they need protection from – mostly, it is from their own ‘types’).

They are the sincerest assurance folks even if they do not have a success rate of more than 0.1% on their assurances in almost of the cases. They freely distribute and redistribute their assurances and make sure to make regular social appearances of few minutes in social gatherings to oblige their ever-eager base of stooges.

They are driven in plus-sized SUVs and they believe the whole stretch that is in their sight belongs to them and must be vacated by others when they chart it. No Honking may be a serious issue to promote the world over, but they believe they are above it and blow their horns fully covering the whole extent of the road.

Their convoy owns the road they take and it is duty of others to take side to let the masters pass. If some of these ‘others’ don’t budge, they are simply taught lessons by the stooges. The range of lessons may vary from a flattening of tires to a severe beating. They don’t follow the speed limits believing it is not set for them. No don’t see the red-lights believing it doesn’t exist for them.

Most of them are products of a rotten education system where they can pass the examination even without writing the papers. Some of them even become education, higher education, technical education or industrial education ministers.

They are the politicians of the badlands of the Indian politics. They are the representatives of the politics of the badlands of India. 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -