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.

Tuesday 20 May 2014



What led to such a huge Narendra Modi surge?

Now, let’s admit it honestly that it was the Narendra Modi surge, the Modi Wave, that took the BJP beyond 272 Lok Sabha seats marks giving the party a clear mandate to govern the country on its own was much a of a Narendra Modi phenomenon.

Yes, we can safely say it a phenomenon given the fact that it is the first clear majority non-Congress government of independent India and it is after 1984 that a party has got Lok Sabha majority on its own.

This outcome was not expected even by many BJP leaders.

The major factors that can be said to have factored in responsible for the Modi surge are:

Narendra Modi was the only declared prime-ministerial nominee in the fray. And he took it head on, delivering a record-breaking campaign, covering the length and breadth of the country with customized packaging of his words. And his good oratory connected with the voters well. This was backed well by the context of a fledgling economy and mammoth political corruption

Majority of the young Indians, including the 150 million first time voters, out of the total electorate of around 800 million, coming from every caste, community and class, voted irrespective of the caste and community considerations. Their decision was based on the massive wave of anti-incumbency against the Congress-led UPA government and the natural option they got was in the pro-development and governance-oriented persona of Narendra Modi.

The majority of the ever growing count of the Indian middle class, over 150 million by the estimates, preferred to vote against the policies of the UPA government rolling out populist schemes to pull votes at the cost of burdening the middle class with ever increasing prices. They needed an alternative and they got the one in Narendra Modi. A healthy middle class in Gujarat, mostly free of caste and community biases in Gujarat and chasing the Gujarati Asmita (a Modi creation), was a good example before them.

To continue..

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