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 17 October 2013


Bizarre is on the war. So, it is different. The tradition of logic is trying a different, innovative approach.

Can we see it in the realm of the metaphysical or is it an experiment in the course of evolution of the ‘science of the supernatural’?

Anyway, Daundia Khera – a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district is its symbolism, or has been made its symbolism.

When the news broke, the process was set in motion. After all, it was going to be a big spectacle.

And within days, the stage was set for the Peepli Live to come in motion.

Those who have seen the movie Peepli Live are aware of what does it mean.

In this case, Daundia Khera is going to be Peepli reincarnated, or rather, is going to be made ‘Peepli reincarnated’.

And the precursor to set the events in motion is combo of a living and a dead.

While in Peepli, the participants were aggregates and segregates of moving, living entities, each one of them.

So, in that sense, the Daundia Khera Live is going to be one step ahead, more evolved when the ball rolls finally, tomorrow, when the Archaeological Survey of India starts digging in the non-descript village (not anymore, pardon me!) to locate the 1000 tonnes of buried gold.

In Peepli, poor logic met with illogic and the story was made.

In Daundia Khera, logic is collaborating with faith, something that is beyond the realms of logic in the worldly sense, and therefore, there are viable chances that history will be made here.

A seer dreams of gold, a huge cache of it. It was also told that, he, in fact, was approached by the dead king of the 18th century of that area. The king informed him about the treasure.

The seer, in turn, informed the government of India, knowing the ill-fiscal health of the country. He, in part, was also, worried by the government’s efforts to ‘usurp’ gold from the ‘rich’ temples of the country, an ‘expressed’ possibility to contain the crisis of falling Rupee.

The government got easily convinced, and now the ‘scientifically’ trained teams of the Archaeological Survey of India and the Geological Survey of India are ready for the big task ahead, fully prepared.

Daundia Khera is already hot, but is going to be the biggest talking point soon, with the media, the polity, the governance and the whole nation jumping on the bandwagon.

Like it has been happening, as we have seen, in many ‘Peepli Lives’!

Who cares if India, the world’s fourth largest economy, is still having the largest share of the hungry of the world – one-fourth of them, according to the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2013?

Who cares if India, the world’s largest democracy, tops the countries with higher proportion of people living in modern-day slavery conditions (trafficking, child labour, forced marriage, debt and so on) – half of them, according to the Global Slavery Index 2013.

‘Peepli Lives’ to Daundia Khera Live!

Method in madness! Madness in method!

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