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A Pleasant Surprise

After a post-lunch cat-nap, I woke up and had a cup of coffee and left the house to get some domestic work done. Though it was bright and sunny, it was a fifty-fifty experience since the winter sting was making me matter of fact. “Will the 30-minute walk to an office serve any purpose?”, my mind kept on nagging me.

And, as feared, the afternoon walk did not serve any purpose and as I was returning, the steep road ahead was haunting me. But to my pleasant surprise, a passing car stopped and the owner opened the door and let me in. In a few minutes, I was back home but the minutes I spent with him was so inspiring because he was taking about the Nilgiris Library and about his plans to attract more people to the good old library. I gave my suggestions too and he repeatedly said, “You and correct, you are correct, you are correct”…

Back home, I was carving for a cup of coffee!.

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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