People, Philosophy, Politics in India, World Affairs

To Live in a Broad World

“Unity in diversity” is a noble cause which deserves utmost respect and attention especially at a time when separatism raises its ugly head in various parts of the world in the name of different faiths or policies or languages.

One major cause of separatism is egoism or rather an undue love for one’s language or caste or religion which force such people to isolate themselves from the rest or to boss over those who are different!. What these people fail to understand is that while separatism may bring about temporary pleasure they may find themselves in a narrow and dull world.

On the other hand, those who are in favor of unity in diversity have ample opportunity to mingle with people belonging to different castes, religious or living in any linguistic states.

They are also at liberty to live in any corner of their country, thereby finding themselves in a world free from petty quarrels.

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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