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.

Friday 18 December 2015


The verbal war intensified today – as expected – throwing up catchphrases like ‘master of half-truth and beautiful lies’ and ‘diversionary tactics’ – and as expected – it is expected to run a hot spell for some more days.

But here is a wild thought – wild because this ‘normal reaction’ has become so rare in Indian politics – that now no one talks about it – in fact, the party that entered the political scene with a ‘promised intent’ to change all such practices fights till the very last to protect its offices – with an attitude ‘we are write, we will prevail, come what may’ – certainly an ominous proposition for democratic values.

Anyway, like happens – as the universal norms of the politics of probity demand – can Arun Jaitley resign till he clears all doubts/allegations requesting a probe into all allegations that have been levelled against him in the DDCA scam?

Agreed that such charges/allegations have been around there for quite some time now, so why the demand now?

Because their verbal display has never been so intense!

We need to accept that AAP has successfully shifted if not totally diverted/deflected the glare of CBI raid against Arvind Kejriwal’s Principal Secretary to the intense debates on ‘Arun Jaitley and the DDCA scam’.

And there are controversial elements – SFIO report, DDCA report and Delhi High Court report – with highly scathing comments – and even if Arun Jaitley is not named there, the politics of probity demands that he step down in the name of ‘collective responsibility’ and help actively in tightening the noose around real culprits.

But then, thinking about the ‘politics of probity’ in these days of muddied waters is again a wild thought! Isn’t it?

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -