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 April 2014



Modi says hang me if found guilty in Gujarat riots. P Chidambaram says Modi is a compulsive lawyer and an encounter CM.

Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi, both are ‘comparatively’ readily and easily available for one-on-one interviews these days. We should expect to see good enough count before the polls are over, something that could clear the backlog.

On the poll theatrics and campaigning atmospherics, it is an all out verbal war between Narendra Modi and the Gandhi family taking the Congress Vs BJP bitterness to a higher acerbic level.

Meanwhile, the other mouths continue to dangle and dazzle, from nowhere to everywhere, from saying something that counts for nothing to saying something everything bad in the manual of the model code of conduct (MCC).

And with the 5th phase of the of General Elections to elect the Lok Sabha, the lower House of the Indian Parliament, over, the scramble is now to become even more visible and audible to the voters, as the remaining four phases account for more than half of the 543 Lok Sabha members to be elected through these elections. With the 5th phase over, the fate of 232 Lok Sabha constituencies are sealed in the electronic voting machines.

Then, there are the opinion polls, to add to the ambience, to make it even more colourful and vibrant.

And the way the recent opinion polls (in fact almost every subsequent one) have added to the earlier projected tallies of the BJP led NDA sending the opposition coalition alliance to even greener territories and one major opinion poll has given the alliance a clear majority just before the 5th phase of the polls, is highly catalytic to precipitate the desperation in Congress and other political outfits to a more active level of expression.

The lubrication due to this catalytic effect is bound to generate even more heat that, in turn, will decorate the words being used in the verbal war even more lavishly.

And to outdo the competition, the BJP and the other NDA parties will do all, with an even more energised outlook thanks to the ‘clear majority’ projection potion.

After all, this has been one of the major traits of Indian democracy, especially in the last two decades, election after election, gaining new insights and scaling new heights with every election held. 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -