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Beware of the separatists

Since I was one of those early birds in that library on that day, I was at liberty to choose the best magazine or journal… and I picked up the right one. There were other reputed journals as well but this one captured my attention because of its ‘cover story’ under the title ‘India’s surprising economic miracle’. The article was very convincing in the sense that even as it was highlighting some of India’s stumbling blocks to progress, it also gave a clear picture of the plus points which could give India an edge over other countries which are in the race.

So far so good. Let us hope India will make it to the top but at the same time let us not remain complacent. First and foremost, we must realize that our strength lies in our unity and communal harmony. Both are interdependent but unity means much more than communal harmony, especially at a time when the much-dreaded regionalism appears in one form or the other in every nook and corner of India. The divisive forces dream of separate lands where they could be the monarchs of all they survey. [History should not repeat itself]

In view of this, it is high time the national parties focused their attention on the unity of India and made it a point to remind the people of the need to stand united, without lending their ears to the selfish slogans of the separatists.

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 “Beware of the separatists

  1. Though a die-hard optimist, I can never come to believe that politicians in India would work on unity and integration! Their agenda remains division on the lines of caste, creed and other social factors! Little wonder that we have to be branded as being more divided and in disintegration!

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