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, 30 August 2013


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The US counterpart: Wow! Being a discerning reader, I know most of this India stuff from the different intelligence reports that our agencies prepare and keep on updating, but I must say I am awestruck to hear it from you that how efficiently and methodically you guys have carried it out and carrying it out, something that will be termed a democratic blasphemy here in the US.

What astonishes me is the impeccable sense of political camaraderie behind the scene and the ugly demonstration of political differences, though staged largely, on the scene. It’s simply amazing. Kudos to you folks!

The Indian counterpart: Thanks, I take that as compliment from the powerful person of the world’s only superpower. It is indeed a feat that, we too, can be the teaching ground for the world powers including the US.

The US counterpart: But, unfortunately, this teaching, though politically useful for many and like a lifeline for many others including you guys, cannot be of much use to us in the prevailing sociopolitical circumstances in our country.

Our masses have in-built classy classes that, too, act as masses. A higher level of intervention by the masses in the policy matters due to their better quality of living and high standards of social access works in their favour unlike in your country. You guys are lucky to have masses that are illiterate, quality illiterate, poor and largely ignorant. That should have made your work a hell lot easier.

The Indian counterpart: Yes, that is the case exactly. The prevailing standards of the social formation and the social divide have helped us a lot in carrying out this process so methodically, taking it successfully to this day. But, at the same time, we, I mean the politicians, have worked hard to achieve it.

After all, the process began right after the Independence and thankfully, our unity has grown stronger with every passing year, to bring the ‘kingdom of politicians’ in India at the centre-stage, to make it a ‘sustainable’ reality.

The US counterpart: Great phrases! Though, we, here in the US, believe in the logical and simplified version of the English language, I love these expressions – ‘kingdom of politicians’ and ‘a sustainable reality’. For us, at the moment, it is more like a ‘kingdom of dream’ and ‘an unviable reality’ but I must appreciate the poetic creativity of your words. At the same time, the phrases reiterated by you highlight the seriousness with which you guys are on the job.

The Indian counterpart: Thanks again for the compliment. Yes, we are damn serious about it. Now is the time to tell the masses of this country that we are a class apart, that we are the power elite, that we are the big brothers.

We are confident of our position. We have been like this. The only difference now, and we think, the positive one is, as I told you in my previous lines, we have started getting vocal about it. Now is the time to clear the confusion that some of the so-called activists have that the common men can equal us.

The US counterpart: I think, one of the major aspects of it has been the divisive politics, the efficient use of divisive tools. You guys inherited well the divisive politics of the colonialist British.

The deep and the deepening division of the masses along different castes, sub-castes, regional and religious lines is a huge task so efficiently done. Keeping masses busy with silly reasons like caste and religion biases has always been a good strategy to weaken and manipulate their sense of ‘right and wrong’ and to keep them ignorant of their rights, a must to strengthen the ‘kingdom of politicians’.

The Indian counterpart: Well, well, well! It seems you have quite seriously and diligently read the reports prepared by your intelligence agencies.

The conversation over hotline continues..

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