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.

Monday 19 May 2014



Clear mandate to the BJP is a warning to Narendra Modi. Perform or perish after 5 years. Shape in or be thrown out.

Yes, that is the clear writing on the wall.

If it is the matter of jubilation for the BJP, it is also a healing sign from the Indian electorate as well, that it is taking well informed decisions beyond the worn-out lines of caste, community and regionalism.

And this healing sign is what the BJP needs to keep in mind while governing the country for the next 5 years.

The clear mandate overwriting the proponents of the day of the coalition politics in India says Indians are willing to give a decisive mandate so as to bypass the hurdles that a coalition alliance presents, as we have seen in the last two decades of the coalition politics at the Union level in India, to take India back on the path of high growth that it looked set to be on when the last decade began.

The youth forming the decisive chunk of the Indian electorate that really votes has voted Narendra Modi and the BJP in.

The burgeoning middle class that had grown apathetic because of its neglect during the run of the politics of different votebanks where it did not figure in the scheme of the things has voted Narendra Modi and the BJP in.

And if the BJP has the clear majority today, it is because these segments voted for Narendra Modi, for his development track record. 

And these voting segments act largely independent of the caste and community considerations.

They need development and in electing their representatives, they decide based on the prospects of development only. These segments are the demanding class of voters who expect the scenario to change and are ready to experiment.

They don’t hesitate in taking swift decisions when they see their decisions not honoured. They don’t err in judging the history and the context of political legacy as a burden when it stops delivering.  

We saw it beautifully in case of the Aam Aadmi Party’s unexpected surge in Delhi and the party’s immediate fall in the Lok Sabha elections when it betrayed the mandate of the people, the people who were not from some particular votebanks and who had voted Arvind Kejriwal in, the people who were from every caste and community, including the aspiring and demanding youth of the nation.

Narendra Modi and the BJP need to read this writing on the wall regularly if Mr. Modi is serious about coming back to power in 2019.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -