Issues in India

Chandrayan and the moon

Oh Moon, you are bright and cool

For a day or two

Then you become smaller by the day

But you take it lightly and smile

Before plunging the earth in darkness

Only to resurrect yourself

And in a day or two you appear

With a baby smile and you become bigger

Bigger and brighter till we on earth say

“Its full moon bright and cool!”

It has been so for centuries

And it will be so forever

Your life itself is a lesson

Or an example of ups and downs

How come you are always clean

I used to wonder

How on earth do you wash yourself

When it is bone dry over there?

But now the puzzle is over

Chandrayan-I has solved it

Now that it has detected water on your surface.

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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