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Homeward bound

It is very clear that migrant workers are in a hurry to go back, mainly because of the uncertainty. But they may also wish to be home as long as possible, especially during a calamity. On top of this, on a normal day, these workers cannot afford to leave as and when they please, so they would like to use the lockdown as an opportunity to go home. But as is evident from various newspapers, their journey back home remains a herculean task. Let us pray for their success.

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.

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