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 18 June 2014


ISIS (Islamic State in Syria and the Levant) is a terror outfit with a heinous track record of killing its opponents in gruesome ways and destroying the human habitations. The terrorists care for nothing but the jihadist ideology they have been deeply indoctrinated with.

They see themselves as the claimants of ‘motherland’ sort of right, the Sunni dominated lands. The Sunni terrorist outfit that has its origins in the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 has consolidated its position significantly in recent days and with capture of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, their finances and firepower have grown considerably and they are threatening the Shia-dominated leadership of Iraq with their rapid advance to Baghdad.

And in the given geopolitical situation – of the immediate region – Syria, Iraq and the neighbouring countries – and of the geopolitical considerations of the global powers – they don’t face the prospects of a war-scale ground level mobilization to drive them out of the areas they have routed and ‘captured’ and to eliminated them.

Their foundation, the subsequent spread and their future stakes are deeply rooted in the Muslim sectarian violence and their ‘crusade style homeland’ demand is earning them support of the local populations in the Sunni dominated areas, a must to continue with their terror run and terror rein in the ‘unrecognized’ state, until a major global power finds a major reason to intervene completely.

To continue.. 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -