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 16 April 2014



Ukraine crisis: Militants, army face off in east amid soaring tensions – CNN
Ukraine crisis: combat vehicles with pro-Russian troops enter town – CBC

Ukraine’s crisis deepens.

Ukraine declared Crimea a ‘temporarily occupied territory’ as it suffered an ‘armoured’ propaganda in the Ukrainian town of Slovyansk.

According to the reports, armoured personnel carriers and armed militants, in combat fatigue, marched to the central square of Slovyansk, an Eastern Ukrainian city, in apparent defiance to the Ukrainian decision to militarily confront the pro-Russian militants. Reports say quoting the Defence Ministry of Ukraine that these vehicles belonged to the Ukrainian troops and were seized by the militants.

Reports from the global news carriers termed the development with words like ‘soaring tension’, ‘defecting Ukrainian soldiers’, ‘setback to Ukraine’, ‘Russia’s attempt to create an atmosphere that sounds like expression of pro-Russia sentiments from across Ukraine’, and ‘NATO bolstering its presence on the Eastern borders of Belgium’.  

Are these words a trend-setting exercise? Well, they exactly sound that way only – like an elaborate imperialist plot of some dictator.

An ‘armoured’ propaganda coup and attacks on police stations and security installations with pro-Russian sentiments – these incidents cannot happen in Ukraine without the active Russian involvement.

Putinism in Ukraine is gearing up to speed up the implementation of the post-Crimean coup elements in Ukraine, a country strategically and economically important for energy export dependent economy of Russia.  

The narrow view of economic growth in Russia that depends heavily on the energy exports makes Ukraine, a neighbour country that is like a gateway for the Russian exports to the European markets, a case where Russian would like to hold an iron grip on like it has had it in the past, until the protests threw President Viktor Yanukovych out, to asylum in Moscow.

And Putinism, after tasting the favourable waters in Crimea, is cruising ahead deeper in Ukraine (and possibly in other regions of the former Soviet Union) Moldova’s separatist region Transnistria is already following the Crimean path.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -