Category: Groningen

Domestic, Facts and Fiction, Groningen, International, Netherlands, Ooty, P U Krishnan, Travel, Vancouver

When your mind reigns supreme

It was a tempting evening. The sky was clear but it was not all that warm because of the bone-chilling wind. I was caught between desire to go out for a walk and an excuse to sit at home and watch the TV but i could overcome the filthy excuse, all because of one of …

Domestic, Facts and Fiction, Groningen, Humor, In real life, International, Netherlands, Ooty, P U Krishnan, Travel

On your home ground but…

On seeing me, the newspaper agent pretends to heave a sigh of relief and says “Pleasant surprise indeed.. after a long time…” and then he opens the receipt book and writes my name, address and the amount, “It’s gone up a little.” “Ok”, I say and give him the money. He gets his money but …

Domestic, Facts and Fiction, Groningen, Hong Kong, Humor, In real life, International, Issues in India, Netherlands, Ooty, P U Krishnan, Short Stories, Travel, Vancouver

India is not way behind!

When I gave him ₹ 50/- with a usual smile, he smiled back and said rather apologetically, “Sir, it’s ₹ 65/-“. I was a bit surprised but without exhibiting it I said “Sorry” and gave him ₹15/- more. Then, he asked me about my visit to a couple of foreign countries. I took leave of …

Domestic, Facts and Fiction, Groningen, International, Netherlands, Ooty, P U Krishnan, Travel, Vancouver

I chatter, chatter as I flow…

I was half asleep when I heard some one giving instructions in Kannada and Tamil… may be to his friends or a colleague. My mind was yet to be relieved from the European ambiance and the pleasure I experienced there whenever I came across an Indian or two in some streets. “Oh no!” my confused …

Facts and Fiction, Groningen, International, Netherlands, P U Krishnan, Short Stories, Travel

The Next station is…

Whiter than snow and as smooth as monumental alabaster… Now I know that the poet was not exaggerating things. Here in Europe, we see such dames who walk in beauty like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies or crisscross the roads on he their cycles. Some of them are friendly with “opposite sex” …

Europe, Facts and Fiction, Groningen, International, Netherlands, P U Krishnan, Travel

When the dark clouds disappeared!

To be or not to be? That was the question. Whether it was nobler in the mind to go out for an evening walk or sit at home, succumbing to the pressures of nature? It was a dark and cloudy afternoon and the Sun seemed to be incapable of driving away the widespread dark clouds. …

Facts and Fiction, Groningen, Netherlands, P U Krishnan, Poems

I know not which way I must look…

As you step out of the house, you get a warm welcome (the bone chilling winds at times notwithstanding). The trees which invite you stand in a row, maintaining equidistance between them. You can rest assured of a couple of other things, a pond and those doves and ducks of all sizes. You just forget …