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.

Wednesday 19 February 2014


The filtered alphabetical list

  • Breaking and throwing microphones
  • Climbing on the desk, of other fellow members, of Speaker, of other House officials
  • Creating din in the Well of the House
  • Grabbing collar
  • Hurling broken furniture and sound-boxes
  • Hurling pedestal fan towards the Speaker
  • Manhandling/Fist-fighting/Scuffles causing physical injuries
  • Punching Assembly Marshals and others
  • Slapping others including fellow members
  • Smashing computer screen and glass panes
  • Snatching papers from other fellow members
  • Taking off clothes/Tearing others’ clothes
  • Tearing and throwing legislative documents
  • Throwing chairs
  • Throwing paper-missiles
  • Throwing slipper at the Speaker
  • Upturning and breaking furniture
  • Use of pepper spray
  • Use of un-parliamentary and abusive words
  • Waving currency notes
  • Waving knife or a broken microphone that resembled a knife
The list is filtered for including only the worthy contenders and is not exhaustive certainly. The categories may sound overlapping but there are representative acts to qualify for each of them.

Please feel happy to add to the list (I apologise for my ignorance on missing such points). Be assured that our Parliamentarians and members of other legislative bodies would give us more than we can take on their heroic acts in the legislative bodies.

Also, the list includes the acts of heroism by the members of Parliament and state legislative assemblies only, and so the massive act of vandalism by the VHP mob in the Orissa Assembly in March 2002 doesn’t qualify to be figured here (sadly).

Also, this one is an alphabetical list. Some of them have become too routine to be notices while some others make for the top-slots. So, how they stack up?

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