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, 24 April 2014

A PLEDGE REMAINS VIRGIN AS LONG AS..

Don't make a pledge 
If it breaks a life..
Don't keep it within 
When life plays with you..
Break free,
Taste the intoxication anew..
A pledge remains virgin 
As long as it makes a life..


©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey - http://severallyalone.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

DECEIT SPEAKS IN MULTIPLE WAYS

Deceit, 
Speaks in multiple ways.
Betrayal,
Tails in sweeping sways.
Duplicity 
Runs amok on its gauge. 
Amor, 
Then comes to rush the days.
Immoralities, 
When crush the grace.
He read it. 
He had read 'that' person so many times. 
Yet..

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey - http://severallyalone.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

THAT YOU ARE STILL IDIOSYNCRATIC..

My reflections on life – in quotes (LXXV)

“Feel good if you are still idiosyncratic.
It tells the child in you still has say in your life.
That innocence is a blessing in tough times.”


THAT YOU ARE STILL IDIOSYNCRATIC..

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey - http://severallyalone.blogspot.com/

Monday, 21 April 2014

THEN, SUDDENLY, IT STOPPED RAINING..

LIFE - COLORES INFINITUM (65)


It was raining that night. The flesh was already soaked, almost invisible, in the notes of the drops, which left the voices only, after getting merged or lost.

Yet, the soul was not.

The corporeal presence was in the flow. And the flow was unrestrained, like a fully blossomed Monsoon night is.

It didn’t desire the surreal. Though disconnected from the flow, there was nothing like dreaming in or dreaming about.

Yet, the soul was not in harmony with this human aspect of the moment, of the night.

It was raining incessantly. The outpour was musical by the consistency followed by the drops in their eagerness to meet the final points of their journeys.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

RATHER, THE DAY, SOMEHOW, TOED THE LINE..

LIFE - COLORES INFINITUM (64)


It was the first day. Or it was supposed to be the first day.

It did not conclude any phase. It did not add to the momentum per se.

But it did come to stay, to make the beginning a supplement to the paths that were to be converged.

Though a first day, according to some calendar of the different calendars of a life, it was not seen as the first day.

Rather, the day, somehow, toed the line it had been, and not what it was supposed to be.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

A SATURDAY NIGHT IS..

My reflections on life – in quotes (LXXIV)


“A Saturday night,
is the best night,
to sit with your loneliness.
Have you lived,
your loneliness tonight?”


A SATURDAY NIGHT IS..

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey - http://severallyalone.blogspot.com/

Friday, 18 April 2014

FROM BLISS OF BEING LONELY TO JOY OF BEING ALONE

My reflections on life – in quotes (LXXIII)


“If you have been in a relation
and have travelled the journey,
from feeling the bliss of being lonely,
to enjoy being alone,
you have been able to remain honest to your ‘Self’;
you have claimed your renaissance;
you have achieved your renascence.”


FROM THE BLISS OF BEING LONELY 
TO THE JOY OF BEING ALONE 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey - http://severallyalone.blogspot.com/

Thursday, 17 April 2014

GENERAL ELECTIONS 2014: WAR OF WORDS TO GET EVEN MORE DECORATED

GENERAL ELECTIONS 2014

Modi says hang me if found guilty in Gujarat riots. P Chidambaram says Modi is a compulsive lawyer and an encounter CM.

Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi, both are ‘comparatively’ readily and easily available for one-on-one interviews these days. We should expect to see good enough count before the polls are over, something that could clear the backlog.

On the poll theatrics and campaigning atmospherics, it is an all out verbal war between Narendra Modi and the Gandhi family taking the Congress Vs BJP bitterness to a higher acerbic level.

Meanwhile, the other mouths continue to dangle and dazzle, from nowhere to everywhere, from saying something that counts for nothing to saying something everything bad in the manual of the model code of conduct (MCC).

And with the 5th phase of the of General Elections to elect the Lok Sabha, the lower House of the Indian Parliament, over, the scramble is now to become even more visible and audible to the voters, as the remaining four phases account for more than half of the 543 Lok Sabha members to be elected through these elections. With the 5th phase over, the fate of 232 Lok Sabha constituencies are sealed in the electronic voting machines.

Then, there are the opinion polls, to add to the ambience, to make it even more colourful and vibrant.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

PUTINISM’S ARMOURED PROPAGANDA IN UKRAINE

PUTINISM ROUNDUP

Ukraine crisis: Militants, army face off in east amid soaring tensions – CNN
Ukraine crisis: combat vehicles with pro-Russian troops enter town – CBC

Ukraine’s crisis deepens.

Ukraine declared Crimea a ‘temporarily occupied territory’ as it suffered an ‘armoured’ propaganda in the Ukrainian town of Slovyansk.

According to the reports, armoured personnel carriers and armed militants, in combat fatigue, marched to the central square of Slovyansk, an Eastern Ukrainian city, in apparent defiance to the Ukrainian decision to militarily confront the pro-Russian militants. Reports say quoting the Defence Ministry of Ukraine that these vehicles belonged to the Ukrainian troops and were seized by the militants.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

LIFE BEGINS THE DAY WITH THE GANGA: THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA (5)

A MORNING WITH THE GANGA GETS YOUNGER (14)
PHOTOGRAPHY

A series of sequential photographs  of a Morning with the Ganga, travelling from the last phase of a night at the daybreak to the spring of the morning as it gets younger.. 




LIFE BEGINS THE DAY WITH THE GANGA

THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA

Varanasi is because the Ganga is.

The Ganga ghats in Varanasi are the lively ecosystems of human living where life is always in motion, full of vibrant shades defining the every moment of day in its inhabitant’s lives.

A morning with the Ganga is the quality time worth living every day and a memory worth revisiting every day.

Sharing the moments of a morning with the Mother River when a day steps from the slowing rhythm of the night to the energized urge of the daybreak to evolve into a fully blossomed morning - soft, caring and motivating – is an experience of the lifetime.

It is a story that can be told and retold every day. It is a story that remains forever young, with Mother Ganga, with the Ganga ghats, with its mysticism, with its spirituality, with its flow of being Banarasi, with people from every walk of life and with people who are an inseparable part of this ecosystem.

And it is equally riveting to capture the moments.

Come, and be enchanted. 

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