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And now the language card

Of late egoism is playing its role to enhance the position of regional languages at the expense of well developed and widely used languages. Akin to caste based reservation which is not likely to come to a ” Thus far and no further” situation in the near future, politicians are playing the language card by making it appear that the students belonging to certain castes are finding it very difficult to study any other language except their mother tongue. What most of such politicians want is, to cover up their own inability to communicate in any of the widely used languages. In other words, ” If I have my own limitations, let the people, specially those belonging to the present generation remain ignorant so that they would blindly follow us”

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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