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.
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 …

Facts and Fiction, Issues in India, Short Stories

Our own kith and kin!

Urbanization would have brought about “the richer than ever” look to towns which were not long ago, small and uncrowned (and beautiful too). Small, but spacious in the sense that most of the lands which were agricultural or just small playgrounds were the target of the business people and the building contractors. I am not …

Corporations, Humor, In real life, Indian Cinema, Issues in India, Uncategorized

Job opportunities

Gone are the days when job seekers had limited options, mostly based on their qualifications. Most of them opted for government jobs in view of job security. Those aiming at jobs in private companies were assured of better salaries but they had to work beyond the office hours. Anyway, money weighed more than ‘leisure’! But, …

Issues in India, News: My opinions, Politics in India, Strikes and Protests, Weather

“Water Wise”

Farmers in several states in India are in the grip of unavoidable problems, resulting from water scarcity. Inadequate seasonal rains could be one of the reasons for water scarcity. Then, there maybe man made reasons too. Leading newspapers in India are providing the necessary information to overcome the problems to some extent. In short, one …

Humor, In real life, Strikes and Protests

“Sundays” are here again!

Right from our childhood days, Sundays are seen as happy-go-lucky days for the kids and the middle aged, it used to be a great relief from “Home works” and other day to day ‘strains’ resulting from several expectations. By the way, for the middle-aged, the expectations from their kith and kin to enjoy the holidays …

Domestic, Humor, In real life, International, Religion, seasons, Travel

An Empire indeed!

Though the twelve months or rather, a year commencing from January to December is common to all, we can not ignore the years which are based on certain languages or regions. Of course, the Jan – Dec period has established itself as an empire and the people all over the world are dependent on it …

Issues in India, News: My opinions, Politics in India, Strikes and Protests

Silent revolutions

Those who are addicted to Newspapers, invariably skip most of the regional items (may be because they would have had a detailed version of such information through News channels every day.) Anyway, we have to bear in mind that these reports which occupy some insignificant columns are worth reading because the matters covered in these …