Ooty, People, Poems, Short Stories, Weather

Hide And Seek!

It was a sunny morning when I was getting ready for my morning walk but when I opened the front door, I could hear a “Tap-Tap” sound which promoted me to carry an umbrella. Slowly but steadily it turned into a background music of a popular Hindi Movie. I got it! Unmindful of a few people here and there on the muddy road, I produced the memorable chayya–chayya sound and almost stepping like Shah Rukh Khan till I saw a youngster on the “U-Turn”, singing, “Kannu rendum utru..” without caring a damn for any comments from me. Instead he smiled and said, “First tunnel or the second?”. My answer was “How about you?”. We smiled and crossed each other. As the rain continued, I was about to ask myself, “To be, or not to be?” but, a well-known Autowallah gave me a lift till the Auto-parking space. The rest of the story began when the rain said “bye bye”. It was bright and sunny again!

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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