Mood, Ooty, seasons

A Hide and seek game?

Urbanization has robbed Ooty much of its charm. Winter used to be as charming as the glorious summer, though one is tempted to sit at home during the slow moving winter. The oft repeated mantra, “If winter comes, cans spring be far behind” was the only solace to put up with the bone – chilling evenings during winter.

The other day at the fag- end of the winter, dark clouds occupied most part of the sky, thereby giving an indication that the first few days of the post winter days could be dull and dark. The sudden change of weather seemed to say, “Sit at home and watch the fun. Though it won’t be as harsh as “Rain, Rain go away, come again another day”

It did rain for 30 minutes or so and the sky was not so dark.

Anyway, I just had a look at the sky and the surrounding areas. “Wow!” I exclaimed. “It is not for nothing the people call you. “ The Queen of hill stations”… I too salute you, madam but, can you make it a ‘Hide and Seek’ game?

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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