Facts and Fiction, Ooty, P U Krishnan

Let us hope for the best

That narrow by way is a short cut to the main road leading to the bus stand.  A brisk walk along this way to the main road takes just five minutes but in my case, it could be 20 minutes or more, depending on my mood,  it could be upbeat when the sunset and evening sky create those magic moments!  with rows of hedges on either side of the path, and tall trees have and there, it is not that easy to get a clear view of the setting sun or the colours left… behind by the setting sun.  Yet, I manage to find a gap to watch those magic moments.

The other day, to my pleasant surprise, the entire western sky and the setting sun were visible without any effort !  “How come?”, I asked myself.  The plants which served as a fence to that good old house have been chopped off.  And, I could see a vast meadow in front of the house which was only partially visible till the other day.  I did enjoy all these changes for a while but there arose a question, “was this the first step to clear the way for new houses”  will these hedges give way to concrete walls to protect the new houses?  Unthinkable..  Let’s hope for the best.


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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