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 5 March 2016



-- Is the ‘Spiral of Silence’ coming into its own in India now?

-- Is the 2004 General Election a beginning point to see the ‘Spiral of Silence’ in action in India?

-- How is social media shaping the ‘Public Sphere’ discourse in India?

-- Is India the next big leap for a socially relevant social media after the Arab Spring?

-- India shows even the robust democracies can be the perfect social laboratories for the ‘Spiral of Silence’ expressions?

-- Are elections the best avenues to see the ‘Spiral of Silence’ patterns in a democracy that has loads of greys?

-- Is the Indian democracy caught in a dilemma between being politically correct Vs being politically relevant Vs being politically apolitical Vs being apolitically political?

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