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.
Cricket, Facts and Fiction, Humor, In real life, International issues, Issues in India, News: My opinions, People, Philosophy, Politics in India, Religion, World Affairs

Off the back foot, inches off the ground.

Though there is a general impression that Pakistan and India are not in good terms, as could be seen from certain recent developments, the fact is that such things are like family quarrels which would last for a few days and settle down before long. Both the countries are eager to watch cricket matches between …

Crazy people, Humor, In real life, Indian Cinema, Issues in India, News: My opinions

By me to me… no problem!

Who are the most important persons in a country like India? The answer is, “Politicians”, during general elections. OK, on other days? Journalists… I mean the reporters. Good… They are the ones who have to follow the politicians here and there, and send their remarks on various parties, or about the changes they have in …

Crazy people, International issues, Issues in India, Mood, Music, News: My opinions, Politics in India, Religion, Science and Technology, Sports, World Affairs

The world is too much with us… getting and spending we lay waste our time

These lines may appear to be very close to modern times, but in between, the world has changed beyond recognition as a result of man’s curiosity about this world. Of course, there are those who are more interested in ownership of this part or that part of the world and seek the help of war …

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

Old order changeth, yielding place to new.

India is getting ready for the loksabha elections and the leading parties are busy and may be a bit nervous too in view of the uncertainty about the chances of victory or the possibility of the strength of the parties with whom the leading parties have a tie up. One of the strange things is …

Indian Cinema, Kids, News: My opinions, Parents

Wait till Sunday! Make it a habit for your kids.

Though most of us get the daily news items much before the day’s newspaper reaches you, the good old habit of reading the dailies force you to wait till the day’s newspaper arrives at your home! Most of us prefer the headlines which appear in the first page and then to local news items and …

Art, Artists, Mood, Weather

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever

Nature appears in various forms to make you happy. But much depends on rain or shine or your own moods. Whatever it may be, on normal days you can wait for the sunset when His Highness is slowly disappearing to make room for small stars or full moon in the vast sky. Frankly speaking, human …

Cricket, Humor, In real life, Issues in India, Short Stories

From 3-0 to 92 all out!

“Wow!!!” All is well that ends well. If there is a will there is a way. Under Rohit’s captaincy, what else it could be. Why are these guys so happy? Maybe, they would have sent back some top order Indian batsman. A run out? Of course, a run out. I put the newspaper on the …