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.

Saturday 28 November 2015


This is what the normal cycle rickshaw is – in Varanasi, in any other city of India (or in any other country where such rickshaws are found).

And this is what any rickshaw-puller looks like – basically migrants or people from lowest economic class of societies – putting their hard labour to earn their living – day after day – with no guarantee for the next day.

And so, this is what caught my attention – these specially designed ‘royal cycles rickshaws’ – and when I googled, I came across this tourism initiative launched by an outfit in God’s Own City – titles ‘Mr. Rickshaw Wala’.

Well, I didn’t find any description for this special attire, as can be seen in these pictures, designed for these ‘customized and designed’ rickshaws.

Looking at them gave mixed feeling. Hope the concept works well.


©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -