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 11 November 2015


The panorama is still
Still you can read a thousand thoughts
Still you can weave a great many stories
Tales of light lit bright
Peppered, mingled, conversational
The panorama is still
But its colours stir emotions
Like a kaleidoscope
Colours, merging into darkness
Colours, immersing darkness into their fold
Illuminated like colours of a rainbow
Within verbatim realms
Within perceivable wanderings
Within unimagined possibilities
Colours are telling a great many stories
Inspired by the lights this night
A panoramic serenity so vibrant
That it touches hearts
That it speaks to souls
To pour every emotion
To live every expression
Crooning rhymes of wheels of time
Lost in music these voices create
In brightest hours of this darkest night
Of light, of lamps, of colours, of voices
This symphony is beyond words
Taking me into their fold
It is so uninitiated, it is so raw
That it is so pure
Life is riding high on colours today
Enlightened by glow of possibilities
This Diwali is different 
For, it has drawn me to its sameness
Sameness of tales lit bright
That is always there for you to see
And I could see into it again
Yes, today is that autumn night of lights..


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