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When the air is thick with a burning topic, it is very difficult for the people to come to any conclusions. Politicians react in a way that is detrimental to the rival parties, though they themselves know that the stand taken by the rivals are not much different from their’s.

The intellectuals have no motives as such, but their heated arguments also result in confusions.

The common man, invariably, takes for granted the views expressed by his favourite leader. But most of us know that all these burring issues will pale into insignificance before long and a new topic will capture the headline.

Weighed down by the latest imbroglio, I was looking for something interesting and proceeded to that tea shop where some interesting chaps gather for a tea break between 10. 30 to 11.00 am. But, here too these chaps were chatting about the same subject. “No, man; he has the support of several parties”, one of them was saying. “ok , let him build up an organization with branches all over India” one of them replied.

“Ha, Ha – Ha, Then before long one more Hazare will have to restart the whole thing”, interrupted the third chap.

“Simple chaps with big ideas”, I told myself while taking leave of them.

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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