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The need of the hour is…

“If music be the food of ‘peace’, give me excess of it…” be it classical or film songs, the best among them could lift you to great heights. Such songs, like the gentle breeze sweeps away the dry and useless leaves [thoughts] from our minds!

Everyone loves peace but something or the other pollutes one’s mind. It could be greed, jealousy or vengeance… and at various levels, culminating in some unpleasant events at national and international levels.

The other day, I was watching on TV an interview with the famous singer Nityashree Mahadevan who talking and singing a couple of lines from some of her film songs. Before concluding the session, she was asked to sing a few lines from an immortal song sung by her grandma and, while listening to it, I felt that the whole world should have listened to it! The song I am referring to is: “shanthi nilava vendum…” Oh lord, let there be peace… let there be absolute peace all over the world.

Yeah, that’s what we need. Peace, absolute peace.

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.

One Commnet on “The need of the hour is…

  1. I will call myself rich only so long as I am blessed with peace and to be able to relish it with additions such as good music, good people and good places – truly bliss!

    Good post, Sir!

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