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Why not Gandhian principles?

Even as science and technology are moving apace, creating one miracle after the other, several countries in this world are facing internal problems which crop up in one form or the other. Austerity drive, unemployment problems, price hikes, student unrest etc are the main issues which bedevil the governments of these countries.
Though the method of tackling these problems differ from country to country, the people who seek immediate solutions for the problems faced by them behave more or less similarly. Blocking roads and vandalizing government properties are the main weapons.
When people face problems and the authorities concerned turn a deaf ear to their protests, they may have to resort to some drastic steps but when they become violent and destructive, they are not only crossing limits but are also doing something detrimental to a quick solution.
The best way to seek a favorable solution is to follow the Gandhian principles which are more effective than the ones followed by these protesters.

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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