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.

Thursday 10 July 2014


It was indeed a good game, even if not played that smartly – it had the fine qualities to keep the fans and enthusiasts glued to the TV sets – yes, it went to the war of nerves and was decided by the Penalty Shootout, a ‘never preferable’ end to such a good game – but, it had the elements of a must-watch World Cup semifinal – here is how the 127+Penalty Shootout minutes went for me:

19h - Netherlands Vs Argentina or Argentina Vs Netherlands - Hope it remains the same both ways – especially after the #BrazilVsGermany letdown! --

19h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - it begins now --

19h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - 1st 25 minutes - good game as the moments are on the go - chances and close chances and the missed close chances --

19h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - an all European World Cup final or Europe Vs South America will be the sides? Match is open - equal chances after 35 minutes - Score 0-0 --

19h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - 5 minutes to 45+1 – Score still 0-0 - can Netherlands be the finalist again after 2010? - Oranje and white-blue-stripes equally good --

19h – Netherlands V Argentina – Score 0-0 after the half-time - good show so far - #Messi’s hit hits goalpost in 45+2 –

19h – Netherlands V Argentina – uneventful 1st half with Score 0-0 - as expected, the Dutch had the ball more but Argentina, too, were on the job --

19h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - 2nd half begins with 0-0 - how eventful it is going to be after uneventful 1st half? --

19h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - 15 minutes of 2nd half – Score 0-0 - Argentina defeated Netherlands in 1978 final - Netherlands were 1974 finalist as well --

19h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - 65 minutes so far - not soooo charged-up attacking moves so far – Score still 0-0 --

19h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - 75 minutes into the match – Argentina’s close chance in 75th minute – game’s pace up post 70 minutes – with Score 0-0 --

19h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - 10 minutes to 90+3 – Score 0-0 - where is that moment, that will give us a goal, that will give us the result?

18h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - 87th minute: Netherlands’ (#Clasie) corner off the target - #Messi, too, charging in 87th minute – shot, Netherlands to Argentina goalpost in 89th minute - 90+3 begins now --

18h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - #Robben misses close chance in 90+1 - 90+3 ends - Argentina 0-Netherlands 0 --

18h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - ET (Extra Time) begins - will it give the second World Cup finalist or are we headed for yet another Penalty Shootout end? --

18h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - ET 1st half goes goalless as well - Yellow Card to #Huntelaar in 90+15th minute --

18h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - 111 minutes of game so far - Score still 0-0 - 16 minutes to Penalty Shootout -- Netherlands Total Football may give us then the all European FIFA World Cup 2014 final --

18h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - 115th minute had a chance for Argentina (#Palacio) but was a chance after all - like others

18h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - after 120+7 minutes, its Penalty Shootout time now. Argentina 0-Netherlands 0 - and like always, not a good end to a good match --

17h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - Penalty Shootout begins - #Vlaar and Netherlands miss – Score 0-0

17h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - Penalty Shootout - #Messi and Argentina score – Score 1-0 now --

17h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - Penalty Shootout - #Robben and Netherlands score – Score 1-1 now --

17h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - Penalty Shootout - #Garay and Argentina   score – Score 2-1 now

17h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - Penalty Shootout - #Sneijder and Netherlands miss – Argentina’s goalkeeper #Romero saves the goal – Score still 2-1 (Argentina>Netherlands)

17h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - Penalty Shootout - #Aguero and Argentina score one more – Score 3-1 now –

17h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - Penalty Shootout - #Kuyt scores for Netherlands – Score 3-2 – Argentina scoring next one will make it the winner --

17h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - Penalty Shootout ends with Argentina winning - #Rodriguez and Argentina score the winning shot – final Penalty Shootout Score 4-2 –

16h – Netherlands Vs Argentina - though stretching till 4:15 AM India time and with a Penalty Shootout end - but the match was worth it’s time - an overall good match to give us Germany Vs Argentina final --

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