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 23 December 2014


The most talked-about talking point in the J&K assembly election has been about BJP’s prospects after its ‘much’ better than expected Lok Sabha poll performance, it’s almost clean sweep in Uttar Pradesh, it’s spectacular show in Haryana, it’s victory as the senior partner in the Maharashtra government and it’s Narendra Modi Wave/Factor.
The outcomes, before the outcomes finally come, are being seen and discussed mainly from this angle – how well BJP does – by all the stakeholders involved – from society, from polity, from advocacy, from media.
The central themes of these discourses are:
1. What if BJP performs poorly, left with what it has had so far in the state, or even worse?
2. What if BJP performs well only in the non-Muslim areas of the state?
3. What if BJP still fails to open its account in the Muslim dominated Kashmir Valley?
4. What if BJP wins numbers, even if not the majority numbers, numbers that give it the position to manage the numbers to form the government?
5. What if BJP manages the numbers on its own – accomplishing it’s ‘Mission 44+’? 
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