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 21 January 2014


‘Dharna Politics’ (or politically motivated sit-in protests) couldn't become the buzzword of the political season (even in Delhi).

Now, it is doubtful if it (Dharna Politics) even aspired to be used, leave alone the thought of achieving the cult status of ‘fast politics’, the better taste of which Mr. Kejriwal had, the outcome of which he exploited successfully to gain a political foothold in Delhi, when Mr. Kejriwal decided to use it as a tool to force action on his demands, something that would have, for sure, left in a bitter taste.

His demands, that were routine political stuff and spoke more of his personal political ambitions than a concern for the ‘aam aadmi’, the common man, were clearly a breach of the trust that the electorate had shown in him while giving his Aam Aadmi Party such an unprecedented support in the Delhi assembly elections of December 2013.   

He demanded suspension for four police officers and the control of the Delhi Police. He got nothing. Only three police officers in question have been sent on short leave.

And Mr. Kejriwal, the youngest chief minister of Delhi, is claiming victory after winding up his agitation in just 36 hours that was to go for 10 days. Shameful!

Instead, he should apologise to Delhiites who faced difficulties due to the nightmarish traffic snarls owing to his senseless act of bravado this time.

What a letdown! Since December 28, we have had and we continue to have letdowns by Mr. Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party so consistently that we can comfortably call it the ‘Kejriwal Letdown Show’.

I am not a politician. I am not politically motivated to write all this. I am writing this because I am a common man. I am writing this because I put my stakes with the Aam Aadmi Party believing it will be an honest step on the path to the political change in the country leading to the System’s correction.

Yes, it makes anyone with such an aspiration feel bad and I am feeling bitter. 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -