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To be in the lime light!

Wherever our casual eyes are cast, we see only huge cut outs, wall-posts and writings on the walls. Depending on whose pictures or names are projected, you can imagine some political leader is visiting your place to set in motion protests and demonstrations which may end up in violent clashes between the followers of two political parties or even with the police. The people get confused because most of these parties are new and their policies have nothing to do with that of the well established national or regional parties. In spite of this, the bigger parties may have an eye on them when the Assembly or Loksabha elections are fast approaching. One main reason for the birth of new parties is that some movie stars have made it a point to embrace politics so that they won’t pale into insignificance when their popularity in the movie world withers away. Whether these parties would serve any purpose or not, they can strengthen the dangerous coalition culture and weaken the nation!.

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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