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.

Sunday 15 June 2014


It was the next game of the ‘most interesting ones’ of the FIFA World Cup 2014, and for me, the stakes were even higher as I had to stay with my TV at that odd hour, i.e., 3:30 AM India time, and a dull show by both the teams or even a one-sided match would have made me question myself to stay awake till 5:30 AM when I had decided to go to bed around 3 AM.

Italy Vs England, the June 14 World Cup match (June 15, 3:30-5:30 AM India time) between the two former world champions, was an engaging affair till the last minute.

Yes, there were slack moments but were very few and can be ignored.

Four-time winner Italy and one-time winner England, two European Football giants, met each other and got to the business thoroughly professionally.

The ball was uniformly distributed on both sides. Defenses and attacks were at par. Players tried and they kept on trying till it was the time for the final whistle.

Marchisio scored first goal for Italy in 35th minute and England had their equaliser in just 2 minutes when Sturridge used Rooney’s pass to kick the ball in. ‘Super Mario’ Balotelli gave Italy lead again with his 50th minute goal that untimely proved to be Italy’s match winning goal.

Post it, England tried hard to equal the score and had more chances than Italy but, probably, it was not the day for England, as they missed all, including some heart-stopping moments.

First half was as good as the second half with a challenging fight between these two teams ranked 9th and 10th in the latest FIFA ranking.

Observations during and before a game that didn’t let me down for my decision to watch it at that odd hour of the morning:

Santosh Chaubey @Toshch · 14h
#EnglandvsItaly - win ovr 2-1. A game worth my time at this odd hour (even for me) (3:30-5:30 AM India time)

Santosh Chaubey @Toshch · 14h
#EnglandvsItaly - 90 mins - - 1-2, extra time begins, seems have it

Santosh Chaubey @Toshch · 14h
#EnglandvsItaly - - 1-2, did #Balotelli score winning goal for ? charging but not able 2 convert

Santosh Chaubey @Toshch · 14h
#EnglandvsItaly - 75 mins into the match, worth my time so far (5 AM in India) - - 1-2

Santosh Chaubey @Toshch · 14h
#EnglandvsItaly - get 5th corner in 67th min but safe

Santosh Chaubey @Toshch · 14h
#EnglandvsItaly - #Rooney misses the post in a tense moment in 62nd min, the next min, again the next moment - what a game so far

Santosh Chaubey @Toshch · 14h
#EnglandvsItaly - mounting up to equal the score

Santosh Chaubey @Toshch · 14h
#EnglandvsItaly - 2nd #goal of by #MarioBalotelli came in 50th min

Santosh Chaubey @Toshch · 14h
#EnglandvsItaly - couldn’t convert the corner in 48th min - but score 2nd #goal the next min

Santosh Chaubey @Toshch · 15h
#EnglandvsItaly - 2nd half after the 'worth your time' 1st half begins

Santosh Chaubey @Toshch · 15h
#EnglandvsItaly - some heart stopping moments in extra time of 1st half - efficiently absorbed attack.

Santosh Chaubey @Toshch · 15h
#EnglandvsItaly - 1st half 1-1 - ball equally distributed - 2 good goals - thrilling moments- and live up to

Santosh Chaubey @Toshch · 15h
#EnglandvsItaly - equaliser came in 37th min by #Sturridge on #Rooney's pass #WorldCup,

Santosh Chaubey @Toshch · 15h
#EnglandvsItaly - WOW - equal the score so soon!!

Santosh Chaubey @Toshch · 15h
#EnglandvsItaly - score 1st #goal by #Marchisio with corner in 35th min #WorldCup2014,

Santosh Chaubey @Toshch · 15h
#EnglandvsItaly - 1st 25 mins - - 0-0 - defenses, attacks: matching- missed close chances in 24th min

Santosh Chaubey @Toshch · 15h
#EnglandvsItaly - 1st 10 mins: both and on par - building up the game

Santosh Chaubey @Toshch · 16h
#EnglandvsItaly - another high stake #FIFA2014 game between and begins with having 1st close chance in 2nd min.

Santosh Chaubey @Toshch · 17h
#ISIS, #IraqWar n crisis, #Ukraine crisis, #Taliban spread, #AlQaeda resurgence and #WorldCup2014 celebrations: #Humanity's paradoxes on swing

Santosh Chaubey @Toshch · 18h
#EnglandvsItaly - next big #FIFA2014 game. and meet in less than 2 hrs from now.

Next game in my prioritized list is Germany Vs Portugal at 9:30 PM India time tomorrow.

It’s time for some good moments, some quality TV viewing time..

Enjoy the game. You don't need to be a soccer expert for it. Football was never my first love, yes, but the FIFA World Cup is different.

The motion, the action, the crowds, all so volatile, all so paced up, like the high-pitched notes of every type of foot-thumping music - its so charming, so loving, so captivating.

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