Cricket, Facts and Fiction, Humor, In real life, International, Netherlands, Ooty, P U Krishnan, seasons, Short Stories, Travel, Vancouver

Make hay while the sun shines!

Days are shorter or longer in certain seasons, maybe, by an hour or so. It is His highness, the sun who decides when it should be shorter and when it should be longer.  Whether it is longer or shorter, it does not cause any inconvenience in a country like India, except on rainy days. At the most, the power consumption could be slightly less or more, depending on the length of days!

But in Vancouver, Canada [there may be other places as well], the nature abides by this rule strictly and sincerely. The sun, here, is a late comer during winter. At 8.00 AM His Highness appears at the distant horizon and sends a flash of light, not powerful enough to send darkness bag and baggage. By 4.00 AM, it is what they call bright and sunny but don’t be carried away; you will soon be reminded of the immortal line: “The sunset and the evening sky!”

Anyway, you cannot accuse His Highness of any partiality. Come summer, His Highness plays a long innings in Vancouver commencing from 4.30 AM to 9.00 PM!

How’s it?

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.


  1. In some places on Earth, sun arrives and try to show “His Highness” and fails. There are smarter people who just neglects the sun and shines like “It is our time now”. They are the rain of snowflakes and the hailstorm.

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