Politics in India, Strikes and Protests

No more distractions, please

Some of our prestigious universities are in the grip of chaos and confusions created by certain students and politicians, and it appears that it will take a long time to put an end to such calamities which have badly affected the morale of brilliant and ambitious students who would have worked hard to get admission in such universities. The problem with such happenings in big universities is that it may spread to other universities as well if they fail to find a quick solution to the present problems.
The students have to bear in mind that there is a lot of difference between being a politician and having a sound knowledge about politics and democracy. On top of it, they have to take into account the distractions that will badly affect the fate of brilliant and ambitious students.
Any way, what has happened has happened. Let not other universities and students fall a prey to such developments.

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.

One Commnet on “No more distractions, please

  1. Nothing wrong with politics in campuses. It has its plus points. Unfortunately, the way it is practised, we can only see negatives.

    What is most alarming is students, very often under the influence of politicians, resort to violence at the slightest provocation. And studies take a back seat. Politics has to be constructive and not disruptive.

    At the risk of sounding naive, I must say that if practised rightly, campuses can be a good place for constructive political discourse.

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