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The Muddy River – By P.A. Krishnan.

In Blog, Book Reviews, Books on December 18, 2011 at 2:37 pm

The Muddy River – By P.A. Krishnan.

A Book Review

In contrast to the books I had read recently, this book by P.A.Krishnan was a different book all together. Not because it failed to grab attention of the reader but its beautiful narrative made it an interesting read.
The story is set in the background of burning North-east, ravaged by Naxals, where kidnapping and murders have become daily chores. At the same time, our so-called Navratnas are neck-deep in corruption.
This is a story of Chandran. A man who has promised to protect one of his colleagues from the clutches of naxals. The ways and means he applies to meet his ends against many more obstacles right from his own organization, who is ready to dump his engineer colleague to save some penny for the greedy babus, to the Local government and its setup.The muddy river , as the name suggests, is all about the vices the country is facing today, be it corruption, naxalism, kidnapping and murder.

The Muddy River

Book Review by Blogadda

Each character in the story is unique. Let me introduce you to few of them:-
– Sukanya, Chandran’s wife, is grieving for the loss of their only child and their marriage is on the verge of collapse. Despite all this she encourages Chandran to continue is fight against corruption.
– Anupama, Chandran’s colleague at Assam, is anti naxal  and supports Chandran in his mission.

–         Raman, one of chandran’s friend who is more interested in girls and their love & lust. His death is another twist in the tale.

–         Herbert & Subir, Chandra’s friends who support him on his narrative.

The most amazing part of the book is its narrative. It’s a  book within the book. The story begins with Sukanya grieving for Pooja’ loss. And the story goes into flashback and the scene is “ Chandran and Raman doing some chitchat”. Then follows Chandran’s courtship with Sukanya. Pooja is present for a brief period when the ever enthusiast persuades Raman and Pooja for a trip to Himalayas. After pooja’s death everything in their life goes haywire. While Sukanya is fighting at the home front to salvage their marriage, Chandran is fighting at all fronts. Kidnapped colleague on hand, Adverse boss on the other and the grieving Mrs. Gosh on the third. Things become nasty when company refuses to pay the ransom but Chandran keeps his calm and continues his effort to rescue his kidnapped colleague.  During the narrative chandran’s Ghandian aspect beacons, putting forth the never-dying importance of Non- Violence in Indian Society against all evils. The book is very apt in these times when the country is following the footsteps of Anna. Do good for the country and countrymen. For they say:

“if you have been exceptionally good during your lifetime, the spirit, on the last day, escapes through brahmarandhara, the top of the skull. On the other hand, if you have been a shit all along, the spirit too follows shit’s path and goes out of your arsehole.”

The story beams up when a new bird is to be welcomed in Chandran’s house and even in Mrs. Ghosh.  But ”Picture is  yet to complete , My friend”.

The reader shall be engrossed in the story which is spell bounding and keeps readers guessing till very last page.

Enjoy reading!

This is part of Book reviews program at Blogadda

Author: P A krishnan

Genre: Political Fiction

Publisher: Tranquebar

ISBN 978-93-80658-56-8

can buy at Flipkart

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Wikileak and India

In News, Politics on December 18, 2010 at 8:00 am

Morning dawns,  i feel bad about not having written any post since last three days. Tags as WordPress claims are the best way to get connected with the particular sets of item you want to read. I glance upon ‘News’ tag to find out what bloggers are writing about, and which is supposedly not available on the ever pervasive Print & TV media.

Logo used by Wikileaks

Image via Wikipedia

And I stumbled to a post summary featuring India and Wiki-leaks in it. Since the day wikileak came up with its secret cable display and the warnings that followed by US to India as to anything might come up which may sour its  GOOD-Going relationship of the World’s oldest democracy with the World’s Largest democracy. I got a bit interested anticipating what this blog post might contain. Equally interesting was the mention of Kashmir. So i decide to take a plunge into the blog named Lorinov’s Blog. Few things that is mentioned in relation to India and the atrocities that are being committed on Indian citizen in Kashmir.




I have a few point to put forth regarding this.

“Seems our “friend” India is NOT as friendly as DC would have us believe”

I have an uneasy feeling about the use of word friend here.  At this time when the entire so-called big powers of the world are coping to get out of the web of recessionary effects, Two of the Asian countries, India and China are growing with envious  growth rate. Every one in the world is looking eastward. And at this juncture befriending India or China is the best  in the long run for any country including India and china itself. The relationship is of mutual benefit. No country has nothing to Loose, It’s win-win game.

The leaks about Kashmir is just a small piece of Larger picture. I neither accept nor deny what is being said about Kashmir and the inhumane treatment to Indian Citizen over there.  The ground situation in Kashmir is very volatile , thanks to our neighbour and their patrons. The world has seen and heard the voice  behind the terrorist attack on Mumbai on 26/11 . In Kashmir, those ‘voices’ play a different game. Instead of directly using guns and grenades, ‘Voices’ try to instigate our people and whatever followed was very much unfortunate.

“Now, please recall that INDIA likes to pride itself on being the world’s biggest “democracy”! I guess giving people electric shocks, sexually humiliating them, and torturing them is India’s idea of “democracy.” :)

However I have no intention to demean any country or whatsoever but if India’s idea of democracy is akin to giving its people shocks etc then what about Guantanamo Bay , do read FBIs copy about this incident.  Should not it be compared to the regimes of the esteemed figures like Pol Pot, Stalin, Mao, and Hitler! I guess US too missed those history lessons, no?

India is home to many different religions which co-exist together. And when there is so much diversity some instances of tension may arise. But the way people behaved with calm and maturity while Ayodhya decisions were being aired, is highly commendable. This shows that the people of India have understood how political parties have used the common people to meet their ends. Even the speech by some politicians trying to gain publicity following the decisions met with very sharp responses from around the country.

Rahul and Sonia Gandhi

Wikileaks also came up with something what Rahul Gandhi said about Home grown terror. However,  terror in any form is detrimental to the growth of a nation  and it becomes extremely difficult when your own people turn against you. The case in point being naxalite problem which has crippled many a state .  The problem can only be solved with  development reaching out to far-flung areas and promoting literacy .

Ways and means need to be devised to tackle the home grown terror. Illiteracy and unemployment has to be taken care of and the rest shall follow.

P.S: the later issues shall be taken up in detail in next post.


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