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.

Thursday 2 March 2017


US President Donald Trump has just delivered his maiden Congressional address. The longish address, which sounded well rehearsed, promised the US people moon.

The speech was usual Trump rhetoric, but garnished with different seasoning this time that earned Trump some desperate brownie points - like it was called his most balanced speech so far - like he sounded Presidential and sombre for the first time - like he didn't resort to his jingoistic style while delivering his great vision to 'MAKE AMERICA GREAT' again.

As mush desperate as Trump was, so were his supporters, and they grabbed the opportunity that Trump looked to provide - even if it was with the faintest of hope. His supporters lauded Trump like he had delivered some breakthrough.

When, in reality, Trump didn't say anything groundbreaking different from his earlier stand, from his earlier stable of words.

He slammed Obamacare saying it was becoming an irreversible disaster. He said the last eight years have done unthinkable to the US but now is the time to rekindle hope as Trump is in the driver's seat. He talked of his grandiose Mexican wall (though this time he didn't exhort that he will make the Mexicans pay for it).

He toned down his immigration rant but it was because of his failed attempt to implement his pet scheme in its earlier caustic form that US judged readily rejected. He talked of launching grand schemes with grander outcomes and assured Americans that jobs and wealth is now going to flow like a flooded river in the US.

Obviously all these will be very pleasing to any ear. But haven't we heard these Trump gems earlier?