Politics in India

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India’s faith in democracy is deep – rooted and, naturally, the “trees” are full of branches of all sizes and colours. A small wind is enough to create chaos and confusions.

For the first few decades, there were only two or three political parties and policies of the ruling parties (invariably, the congress party) were accepted or rejected after constructive discussions or speeches by well-established political leaders.

Gone are those days. Now, it is a free for all situations. Most of the participants make provocative speeches and the parliament or the assembly halls witness quarrels (not merely wordy-war fares but physical attacks as well) By doing so, these people are setting a bad example to students and youngsters who watch these events on TV news channels.

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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