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Good Samaritan !

“Because you are alone and looking here and there, I thought you are in need of help…now it is past six ‘o’ clock and this area is not safe for a young woman like you…”. I became curious because that chap was speaking in my native tongue but I could not see anybody. I was walking on a narrow road adjacent to the backyard of a posh hotel in a remote area. There was no wall as such but the yard was encircled by trees and bushes. I would have moved on but the language he spoke held be back. Now it seemed to be the turn of the girl, “Did I ask you for your help?… I know you guys and what you are upto …” Before she completed her sentence, he interrupted ” Don’t misunderstand me. You look like a stranger … sorry, Don’t cry”… He stopped suddenly when some one shouted “cut,cut…. sowmini, dash towards him when he says “sorry, sorry… pick up one of those sticks…

Then Renjith should turn ..”

Now I realised what was going on. It was part of a film-shooting. The earlier parts of this movie were shot in front of that hotel. They have been there for over a week and I have seen several cars and a couple of buses parked in front of that hotel. Most of the earlier shootings took place between 8 and 9 pm and I had seen them from the balcony of my house!

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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