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, 19 August 2015



Today is World Photo Day/World Photography Day.

Its formal or informal nature doesn't matter.  What matters that it a is nice event of global spread to celebrate our expressions and thus our emotions  - with a camera in reach of every hand through the smartphone revolution.

When I had taken this photograph, the Day was not in my thoughts. I randomly clicked the moment with my cellophane while en route to my workplace.

What pulled my attention was the text written on the rickshaw-puller's T-shirt. It was Marathi, but in Devnagari script (Hindi), so I could read the names. Then there was this party symbol of the main opposition party (Indian National Congress) of India.

This one, the T-shirt the rickshaw-puller was wearing, was possibly a campaign material during the last Lok Sabha elections and was a Mumbai export, as the names on it suggested - either this rickshaw-puller  had some days of his life in Mumbai or he had got it from someone from there. 


©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -