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.

Monday, 26 August 2013


They all are from the same lot, exploiting the religious sentiments of this or that population group to further their political agenda.

Their only goal now is to manage somehow their presence in the power corridors and they can go to any extent for it.

The common man, be it a Hindu or a Muslim or a Sikh or a Christian or a Dalit or a Forward Caste or a Backward Caste, has been reduced to nothing but a pawn in their hands to manipulate the System to make their sub-System dominating over the larger System versioned and put in place 63 years ago by the Indian Constitution.

The poor, the dependent and the weak, from every religious and caste group face similar problems of survival.

But fools they are!

They are so easily duped by the politicians, year after year, election after election, in the name of religion, in the name of caste, in the name of regionalism.

And every political group, be it the so-called seculars and the so-called communals, have equally contributed in propagating this treacherous machinery.

No political outfit in India is secular and the whole debate surrounding the ‘secular vs communal’ controversy is a big lie. The nation has seen religious riots during rules of almost every political outfit.

Communal or secular - it’s a game of political manipulation that is fought on perceptions. It’s like pizza - the base remains the same, only the toppings vary.

Creating perceptions – to manipulate us!

Manipulating perceptions – to rule over us! 

Perceptions, to keep us occasionally hallucinating that the good days would come.

Perceptions, to shows us the bare minimum of what was required to be done asking us to base our aspirations on that bare minimum, that proves nothing more than a mirage in the end.

Perceptions, to tell us they are working for us.

Perceptions, to tell us what they say and make us see is right.

Perceptions, to tell us we do not have alternatives but to follow them.

Perceptions, to kill our genuine perceptions.

And they all, communals as well as seculars, are united in this.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -