There are some problem states in India which are under constant threat from the political extremists who make their presence felt either by attacking public properties (mainly the railways) or by killing innocent people. These extremists have certain safe areas which are difficult to penetrate by the state police or the central security forces, mainly because the informers posted by them pass on the message to them, the moment they sight the security people some where in the village. The so-called intellectuals and the activists have a soft corner for these extremists and remotely justify their activities on the ground that they are championing the cause of the poor and neglected people. One of the intellectuals (an arm-chair philosopher), the other day, complained that the basic cause for all the troubles are the capitalists in India. In a thickly populated country like India, we have to welcome those who create job opportunities to millions. The government by itself is not a in a position to create job opportunities for all because of its limitations. If the unemployed youngsters depend solely on government jobs, it will be an indefinite wait but fortunately, the private sector is playing a vital role in generating employment opportunities to the educated youngsters, through campus interviews, thereby saving the job seekers from taking the circuitous and time-consuming route of registering their names in the employment exchanges. Ironically, it is these capitalists who restrain the activities of the political extremists.
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. View all posts by P U Krishnan