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The biggest book

“Reading maketh the perfect man… Knowledge is power… All is well that ends well”, all such inspiring words prompt one to go to the reading room. The other day I too was prompted to collect a few books from the bookshelf but the beauty of the evening sky and the spectacular colors surrounding it tempted me to have a glimpse of nature’s magic and my mind sidelined all my attempts to read for a while.

But, even as one is immersed in the beauty of nature one is tempted to quote immortal lines like, “if winter comes can spring be far behind?” or “ten thousand saw I at a glance tossing their heads in sprightly dance” etc.

So nature the biggest book has produced hundreds of poets… and naturally there is no harm in saying “reading maketh the perfect man”.

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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