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, 25 July 2013


Silly, isn't it?

This is an Indian parliament that witnesses unholy site of currency notes being waved in the House by some of its Parliamentarians.

This is an Indian Parliament that makes false promise to bring the Lokpal Act and later ducks the massive outrage of the public that had forced it commit on institutionalizing a tough Lokpal in a time-bound manner. This is an Indian Parliament that doesn't know how to honour its ‘Sense of the House’ pledge.  
This is an Indian Parliament that is witnessing increasing share of politicians with criminal record – term after term.

This is an Indian Parliament where the last many of the Parliament sessions have seen nothing but unceremonious and heated arguments, walkouts and adjournments.

Some of the parliamentarians who don’t care for the dignity of the Parliament!

And so, this ‘act’ by our parliamentarians, something that puts the country’s image in negative light, is not surprising at all.

It is being hotly debated if some of our parliamentarians have let down the sovereignty of the country by writing to the US President Barack Obama to deny US visa to Narendra Modi.

Certainly they have! No need debating it.

As the reports say, it (this silly act) is brainchild of an Independent Rajya Sabha MP Mohammed Adeeb.

Mr. Adeeb says the letter, with signatures of 65 MPs, was sent to the US President and the British Prime Minister last year and its recent dispatch to the White House was in response to the lobbying by Rajanth Singh, who is on US visit, to get Narendra Modi US visa.

A silly and deplorable act that it was, and, therefore, was bound to get booed!

As the letter surfaced in the media and as the frenzy over the issue grew, denials started pouring in shielding behind a serious allegation like signature forgery.

Mr. Adeeb is maintaining his stand and so are the parliamentarians who are denying their complicity in the act, or rather say ‘crime’.

Yes, it is indeed a crime to commit such a silly act compromising nation’s reputation and self-respect and it becomes all the more condemnable when we see that some of the members from the highest policymaking body of the country, the Indian Parliament, are involved.

But why this silly act, that looks so ridiculous? Okay, Modiphobia is an established fact by now in Indian politics but why it should allow some of our parliamentarians to wash their dirty linen in the US public. And why such politicians should be allowed?

Why to let the anti-Modi frustration drive of politicians tarnish the already compromised image of the nation?

Why such an abysmally substandard ‘creative’ idea in the name of political opposition and pseudo-secularism?

There are and there should be enough of the ‘creative ideas’ to target Narendra Modi and to deal with Modiphobia. Isn't it?

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -