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.
Education, Issues in India, Kids, Politics in India, Youth

If there is a will, there is a way

As far as Indian students in certain states are concerned, they are facing some problems, no necessarily financial. When they have to compete with extremely brilliant students, it is not the financial status that push them down but the capacity of the extremely brilliant ones to face any challenge that can arise from the subject …

International issues, News: My opinions, People, Philosophy, Politics in India

Beware of war mongers

It is difficult to overcome certain habits. As long as such habits are harmless, we can say rely on those age-old proverbs like, “Habits die hard” or the new ones like, “Victory has become our habit these days” by Veerat Kohli! When we talk about habits, we cannot ignore certain violent habits which have become …

Issues in India, People, Philosophy, Television, Youth

Thought provoking, though funny!

“The ambition of almost all senior students and the desire of their parents as well, is to become District Collectors. But, if all students succeed, there won’t be any candidate for Peons’ Posts!” The audience and other participants burst into laughter. Almost every TV channel has set apart programs dedicated to viewers on every Sunday. …

Elections, Humor, In real life, Issues in India, Politics in India

Busiest people!

It seems politicians are the busiest people in certain countries and there is no dearth of issues that can keep them active and noisy. Ruling parties can set in motion several “welfare” measures that will have to undergo objections or unsatisfactory response from opposition parties. One of the issues that could trigger protests from opposition …

Elections, Facts and Fiction, News: My opinions, Politics in India

Victory at any cost!

There are innumerable political parties in India, mostly resulting from internal problems. When a popular party is keen on winning at any cost, it is ready to have a tie up with smaller to the main party. The demands of the smaller parties are invariably a couple of ministerial posts. In the good old days, …

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

United, we stand…

Power corrupts; Absolute power corrupts absolutely. There are certain political parties or some top leaders who are bent upon introducing new policies to bring about some major economic or political changes, hoping that they are taking the country to great heights. Prima facie, it may appear that he is on a new path and under …

Education, Science and Technology, Youth

Happy and prosperous

If self praising was a taboo, we human beings would have kept mum about all those wonderful discoveries and waited till someone overheard and passed on the message to every Tom, Dick and Harry! Gone are such days; Now, we have innumerable universities which encourage bright students and professors to spend their precious time on …

Issues in India, Religion, Short Stories, Television

Talent does what it can… Genius does what it must

Though there are innumerable TV channels in India, they have identical approach when it comes to certain programs pertaining to political events or sports to some extent. But. of late, the stress is on TV Serials which are enjoyed by senior citizens too! But it appears that most of these serials have the same stories …