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, 3 July 2015


A two year old girl has died.

A five year old boy is critical. He is being transferred to the state run Sawai Mansingh Hospital of Jaipur, the main government hospital and medical college of Rajasthan, a state where the Bhartiya Janata Party is in government, the party which has given us a common man rising to the rank of country’s prime minister.

The parents are also critical.

Their Alto car collided with the BJP MP Hema Malini’s Mercedes. Hema Malini is also a major name of the Indian film industry – an actress of movies like Sholay. While there are not so inflicting damages to Mercedes, her car, situation of Alto says how hardly it has been hit.

And the reports, including the police report, say the fault lies with Mercedes and an FIR has been lodged against the driver.

Now, whatever be the case and its details – like speed of Hema Malini’s car and the side of road it was taking and how the accident happened – the details that will emerge with time – we are sure of this thing that Hema Malini is out of danger.

But she was rushed to a five-star hospital and she will remain there overnight – under observation – with all sorts of tests, treatments and doctors – while the family with critical members was sent to the government run hospital – first in Dausa – then in Jaipur.

Why couldn’t the state government send the family to the same hospital – why the critically injured where not rushed to Jaipur along with Hema Malini?

Hema Malini was taken to the Jaipur hospital by a passerby, who was also a doctor, as the reports said. Did he and Hema Malini not realize the dying girl needed immediate attention?

Or they just thought to play ignorant?

When culpability lies with Hema’s driver, she, along with her car, should have been taken to the state run SMS hospital for treatment and further action.

Also, reactions from the big political folks, as their Twitter feeds show, are more concerned about Hema Malini than the girl who has died or the boy who is critical. Most of them were worried about Hema Malini while very few expressed their thoughts on the victim family.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -