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, 23 July 2013


It is unacceptable, be it Rahul Gandhi or Narendra Modi at the helms of managing their party affairs, in this case the so-called youth politicians of the Indian National Congress who barged in a Mumbai restaurant, threatened the owners on an innocuous looking bill that simply was merely a tool to vent the anti-government anger in a democratic way.

Rahul Gandhi who claims that the Congress is Mahatma Gandhi’s party and party members should mind on what they speak and do has this training for his youth wing members?

What should we expect from such intolerant youth politicians when they would be given responsibilities to govern us in the future?

Won’t we be inheriting increasing number rowdy elements, the political goons, ready to crush every democratic voice of political dissent, if such elements are sheltered, trained and promoted by the main ruling party of India?

And ironically, such political goons are in almost every political outfit, and more ironically, they are being harboured as our future leaders.

We must protest them. I need to protest. You need to protest. Every one needs to protest whosoever cares for the democratic health of this country.

Yes, it is true there are other pressing problems in the country but protesting such brazen steps of politicians is telling them that they need to change their mindset. The condition has become so chronic that we need to raise voice on every such occasion.  

It is an increasingly feudal mindset of the politicians that is responsible for almost of the problems in the country – from price rise to corruption to law and order – because enveloped in luxuries of living a parasitic life, they fail to see how tough it has become for a common man to survive in the world’s largest democracy, a democracy that is a constitutional Republic and claims to be a socialist state in the Preamble of its Constitution.

I am posting the restaurant bill here as symbol of my protest on the shameless bravado of the Congress politicians and request others to do so.

In place of justifying this silly act on TV news channels and on social media platforms, why the politicians can’t simply (and gracefully) accept the fault, something that Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings advise.

Isn't that so Mr. Rahul Gandhi? 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -