Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.
Ooty, Vancouver, Weather

Is change of weather round the corner?

If winter comes, can spring be far behind? With my limited knowledge of weather conditions in different countries I don’t know whether it is a mid-summer or fall or whatever it is, right now. In some parts of India, the change of weather could be predicted without much strain, though it is hide and seek …

Issues in India, News: My opinions, Politics in India

Wandered lonely as a cloud!!!

The whole world has undergone a sea change during the present and past centuries. Even some wonderful discoveries appear to be things of the past! Audio, video and internet connections have drastically cut short the distance between countries and people! In short, your friends and relatives can keep in touch with you, wherever you are …

Indian Cinema, Politics in India, Strikes and Protests

Less demands, more comforts!

While many of the national parties in India are at the mercy of regional parties, the ruling parties at the center are taking advantage of the rift in regional politics to withstand several demands put forward by farmers or employees. At times, the demands are such that if accepted, it would land the government in …

Caste System, Humor, Television

Hats off to TV!

You have immense source of belief from boredom and you don’t have to wait till your favorite items are active! Even voracious readers have limits and naturally, they look forward to programs dominated by the so-called intellectuals! As far as TV programs are concerned, serials running into thousands of episodes capture the attention of old …

Humor, In real life, seasons, Vancouver, Weather

Have some patience, man!

After a prolonged, “Hide and Seek”, right from early morning, the Sun seemed to lift the curtain for a while, much to the pleasure of some of us, who have been waiting for a breakthrough. Till then, nothing was visible in certain areas. :Have some patience an”, I said to myself but the long-awaited brightness …

Humor, In real life, International, Mood, P U Krishnan, Short Stories, Travel, Vancouver, Weather

Early morning or late evening?

It was bright and sunny. But it was difficult to predict whether it was morning or evening… yesterday or today! Even the birds could not make their presence felt. There were some people on the road but it was difficult to say whether they were on evening walk or morning walk. Anyway, I had just …

Issues in India, People, Politics in India, Youth

Our India, Our India!

Assuring that the Modi government will find a permanent solution to the unrest in Kashmir, the union Home Minister introduced a new slogan, “Kashmir is ours, Kashmiris are ours and Kashmiriyat is also ours” To be a bit more pragmatic, one would suggest that the government should arrange a length journey by train from Kashmir …