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.

Monday 12 September 2016


AAP's brush with controversies can be seen in the allegations put over the party, and they in turn, tell how the party is evolving (or devolving with time).

During its foundation years, the party was basically embroiled in ideological and financial controversies.

The ideological rifts made many activist brethren of India Against Corruption, the umbrella outfit to organize the 2011 anti-corruption movement, to walk away from the group of Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav. Many like Captain Gopinath or Anjali Damania or Mayank Gandhi left the party on ideological plank only. Some other like Kiran Bedi or Shazia Ilmi who were there together in the movement chose to migrate to different political ideologies.

Along with these ideological contradictions, the allegations of financial impropriety had a continued run - basically about financial mismanagement and laundering of IAC funds and about AAP's sources of political funding.

With the formation of the first AAP government in Delhi, the party saw the minor controversies like Rakhi Bidlan antics but there were effectively taken care of by AAP's populist anti-VIP measures.

To continue..