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.

Friday 16 May 2014



Apart from the brief stints of the governments of Kalyan Singh and Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh has had SP or BSP governments in the last 25 years or so.

But the city has chosen to continue with the BJP. Congress did win in 2004 but it was more of a BJP loss than a Congress win. The Varanasi parliamentary constituency has shown no interest in these two regional parties in these 25 years making the UP governments largely apathetic to the city’s concerns.

And the resultant attitude of the ruling political class has pushed the city to a development abyss.

The city has seen almost no development in the last 25 years.

The civic infrastructure is in mess. There are no roads or there are roads trying to find the smooth patches on the continuum of concrete rubble that creates a hazy kaleidoscope when mixed with the dust found on every walkable stretch of the city, a panorama that obstructs the view and chokes the senses.

To come out of it, keeping in mind the fact that there is still an SP government in Lucknow that is to continue till 2017, the city needs a political representative who can bring it back to the path of development; a political representative who is determined and resourceful enough to bypass the obstructions posed by the government of Lucknow.

And Narendra Modi is capable of doing that.

His development oriented politics is beyond question. He has proven it. And the way his Varanasi vision document has taken shape, his credentials tell he is going to walk the talk on Varanasi’s development promises.  

To continue.. 

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