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 13 January 2017


Hear it is a bit modified.

Though there is no official word from Amazon or from its India or Canada subsidiaries, it seems that the outrage the doormats based on the Indian flag on Amazon Canada website created has forced the global online retail giant to remove the product from its website as demanded by the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

This is how the website looks now on searching for ‘doormat Indian flag’.

Few hours earlier, when the news broke, the search phase returned with different doormats based on the Indian tricolour available for sale.

(Image Courtesy: India Today)

The Indian Flag doormat on Amazon Canada website angered Indians and Sushma Swaraj had demanded an unconditional apology from Amazon for disrespecting the Indian flag and had asked the company to immediately withdraw the product. She had warned the global giant that India would not grant visa to any Amazon official and would withdraw the earlier ones in case immediate action was not taken.

What Sushma expressed through her tweets was an expression of Indians across the spectrum as rightly pointed out by Kiren Rijiju who said that Sushma ji had vented out the sentiments of every self respecting Indian.

The controversy erupted after a tweet pointed out this to Sushma Swaraj with a screen grab from Amazon Canada website.

Atul Bhobe @atulbhobe – @SushmaSwaraj Madam. Amazon Canada must be censured and warned not to sell India flag doormats. Please take action.