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.

Monday 19 October 2015


I wanted to write on it – and now I am writing it – and my mood is fine – a bit light in fact.

Now, irrespective of its pros and cons, its merits and demerits, and its different sides, the comparison made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that morning, the metaphor delivered by him, was going to be the catch phrase – intensely in the short run – sustainably in its mid run with upcoming assembly elections in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh – and evergreen in its longevity.

While it is going to be a favourite ‘phrase’ used by political opponents to target Narendra Modi, BJP and NDA, many even in the ruling party who are well read and those who think of SAD (Shiromani Akali Dal) in ‘not so good’ terms, would certainly be ‘smiling’ on this ‘unusual’ comparison – ‘unusual comparison’ that will give writers and ‘thought weavers’ something staple to write for – for a long time.

Even Narendra Modi would not be able to control the gauge of his smile when he would reflect back on his observation made that day.

And even Parkash Singh Badal, the 87-year old chief minister of Punjab, would find it hard to fathom.

Even in the prevailing political scenario of India!

Even if it gives Parkash Singh Badal some high points on the momentary scale of rhetoric – to feel good about!

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -