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.

Sunday 6 December 2015


What else one can say after watching these photographs in media and social media on Chennai floods (and Tamil Nadu floods), and that too, when death toll in India’s one of metropolitan cities has already crossed 500 mark (and expect a higher figures when things clear out). Add to it the loss in other rain affected cities of Tamil Nadu.

When prime minister Narendra Modi was there in Chennai and was announcing relief measures, after his aerial survey, one could easily see how Jayalaithaa, the Tamil Nadu chief minister, who found herself standing behind the prime minter (in the background), moved some steps forward to stand parallel to the prime minister (in full view of camera lenses).

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -