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 12 May 2014



Varanasi‬, please go out and vote to rewrite the records. 

Make it the highest ever to elect a candidate this time who can bring the real development to the city - a city neglected for decades - a city facing a development chasm - a city, my city, your city, our city - a city that has become synonymous with some example of an infrastructure nightmare.

Varanasi is, technically, a metro city now for many years and the basic civic amenities that should be for a metro city that is also a global tourism attraction - piped water, piped gas, 24-hour electricity, a proper city transport, an efficient administration for health and educational facilities, a modern airport – these basic requirements are a far cry for the city that is one of the major contributors to India’s tourism earning; a city that is educational, spiritual and cultural hub; a city that is one of the very few places in the world having seen the shades of human civilization since the human civilization began.

And Varanasi of the day fails miserably on almost of these development parameters. 

This time, it has to be about electing someone who could bring the much delayed and desperately needed development to the city - and being the parliamentary constituency of a prime minister has this potential to develop further - its rational and logical choice. 

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