This time the hartal or stop work covers the whole of India. It was notified much in advance . The Government of India could have seized the issue and taken necessary action.

One can imagine the condition , when the roads all over the country becomes empty. Examinations have to be postponed. People will not be able to go t the hospitals. Why not ban hartals?




Today is the famous pooram at Thrissur (full name is Thrissivaperur) The centre of the town , something of a hill, is occupied by Vadakunnathan (Siva) temple. All Deities are brought on elephant back with drum beating. The main competition is between Paramekavu and Thiruvambadi temples.

The high light is kudamattam or changing of parasols, like ladies changing saris and there is maximum crowd, from five to six in the evening. I did not find it so exciting, as the commentators were crowing about.

The beneficiaries are the merchants, whose business during three days, may run into millions.

Tomorrow morning at three is fire works. It is said that a North Indian , seeing it for the first time, thought it is actual war!


It is reported that the number of TB patients in India,
exceeds fifty crore.
This is alarming. My guess is, that most of them are industrial workers. Comparatively few farm workers fall ill, because of the healthy environment in which they work.
Lack of nutritious food like milk and eggs add to the problem.
My suggestion is that a wealthy man should adopt a TB patient, ie., he must send to the Hospital , money to feed the patient. Working hours must be reduced to six , with two days off in a week.
Humanitarian agencies must wake up, to save the Nation from this vicious disease.



The Captain of a sinking ship escapes, only after all his sailors are rescued. As the Commandant of the INA , HE SHOULD HAVE SUREENDED to the Indian Army and faced the consequences. The INA trial continued , in spite of protests . Sardar Patel was adamant and Nehru agreed with him. At least, Subhas could have escaped the fate of being a prisoner in Siberia.

He must have gone back to Japan , along with the Military top brass. Bose was continuously shadowed by CIA and its counterpart in Britain. They spread the canard that he died in an air crash. After the surrender of Japan , he must have been whisked away by Russian KGB . It is impossible to believe that Stalin did not inform Nehru. The declassified documents by West Bengal Government , confirms this theory. Bose is adored by all Indians . So the secret papers in New Delhi were destroyed by Indira Gandhi. There is bound to be furor in Parliament.



While I was going to attend a marriage, a very amiable gentleman came close to me . “Who are you? What do you want? “ I asked irritably. He was tall and has a likeable face with curly hair . But a lady cannot be comfortable, if followed by a man.

He replied:”I am a wanderer. I thought I may get food in the feast, if I pretend to be your companion. I have no invitation.”

I could not help laughing , but did not want to offend him. In a marriage party, anyone can come and eat. Is it necessary to have a friend?

“You must be having some job, a family in the town or some background. Tell me , I may be able to help.?”

“I worked in the army for some months; but was disqualified after Police verification. They found some leaflets circulated by my Communist friends. Actually I have no connection with Naxalites. At home I have my parents and a sister, studying in the college. I belong to Wynad.”

I felt sorry for him. The marriage was to take place later in the night and we sat at the same table and began enjoying snacks and sweets. My companion (Sunil) ate voraciously . Poor guy might not have taken food in the day. The microphone blared songs for some time and then it was announced:”If anybody can sing , he or she is welcome?”

Immediately Sunil went up and began singing a beautiful Hindi song of some fifty years old. Pin drop silence prevailed and there were cries:”More and more” After half an hour , when he stopped, there was thunderous applause.”Who are you?”, the man at the microphone asked.

I stood up and cried :”He is my friend, Sunil by name.” The bride had come by my side, by this time and she asked me:”You never told me about this wonderful chap?” I explained the circumstances . When Sunil came, the bride shook hands with him. I felt proud .

We three talked for some time. Then her father also came. All guests crowded round the new hero. After the wedding I invited him to my house. Father had come by his car and we all went home. I showed him the guest room and wished him good night. “You must be very tired . At what time do you have bed tea?”

“As early as the maid can prepare it.” “I will make the tea or coffe?”

Tea at five in the morning and then I go for a walk.”

His stay continued. Father contacted some film guys and soon his recordings began. He got more offers.

Our happy days came to an end when the Police located their Naxal prey.

As I had his home address, I went to his home. I told them of our efforts to get his release. Unfortunately, Some Naxal activity was reported in Wynad. Still his sister and myself went to Wynad and contacted Police station. They confirmed his presence but refused permission to meet him. They were sympathetic as Sunil’s song CDs were very popular . Many pictures were released . Everywhere it ran ‘house full’

Meanwhile, there were demonstrations in all districts.”Rajan case must not be repeated “ the crowd demanded. Matter was raised in the assembly. But nothing came out. As the arrest was under the National Security Act, the culprit cannot be released, until his innocence is proved.

I missed my monthly period. I did not panic, because I had decided that I will not marry any other man. I told Sunil’s sister the good news . As I knew that my father will not allow marriage with a Terrorist, I went to the US to my close friend’s house and remained there till delivery. It was a cute girl ,resembling its father. I felt I am the happiest woman in the world. I used to contact his family and gave them the good news. After some time , I returned to India and gave the child to its grandmother. I stayed in my house, as if nothing had happened.

The fight for Sunil’s release continued . As a special case, the court gave him parole to work for the film industry. After his release, we registered our marriage.


After sunset, we continue to see things clearly. As light travels in straight line , how is this possible?
The atmosphere contains billions of small dust particles, which reflects light, like small mirrors. So we say, light is scattered and falls on our eyes ,making it possible for us to see objects clearly.




Water  in the bowels of the earth become steam, because of geothermal energy. When steam pressure tries to equalise , rumblings are the result. This is happening every day in Iceland, where steam escapes through hot springs.

Such springs can be made artificially, by sinking pipes . The steam thus collected may be used to work turbines. We can thus produce electricity and escape from earthquakes.

Will scientists listen?