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Before the Sunset

Have you bought your copy of this book - Before the Sunset?  Do you want to read the first two chapters?



The lights shone brightly in all the houses on the 3rd street, except in the fourth house. It was half past seven and why has she not switched on the light yet, Raju wondered. Usually, when he returned home after work, his wife would be anxiously waiting for him at the door. All his weariness would disappear on seeing her warm smile and listening to her sweet words. He hoped nothing was amiss.

Raju knocked on the door repeatedly, but there was no response. He banged again, this time with a little bit of urgency, and still, there was no reply. He panicked when his wife didn’t open the door even after continuously knocking at the door and calling out her name. ...
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Trip to Goa

Part I -

It was about our travel to Goa through the Western Ghats and the beautiful beaches of Goa.




Dinner at one of the Oceanfront Restaurants -




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Part - II

About our visit to Abyss Marine Fish Aquarium



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Part III - is our Visit to Ancestral Goa Museum in South Goa.











Before planning your trip to Goa, it is worth checkisng out these videos.

A Spiritual Trip to Villupuram, near Pondicherry

Four of us women decided to travel to Pondicherry. Two of them wanted  to visit 3 Lakshmi Narasimhar Temples in Villupuram dist. in Tamil Nadu and we too joined them. We had booked our accommodation in Pondicherry.  We reached there around 12.30 pm and had our lunch and some rest. Then we decided to visit these three temples on the same day. The are at Parakkal, Poovanasankuppam and Singirikudi.

We hired a taxi and the driver took us first to Parikkal, which was the farthest. We took about 2 hours to reach there.



After our darshan, we rushed to our second destination - Poovarasankuppam. It took almost an hour to reach there.


It was dark by then, and the temple lights were on.


Soon after our darshan there, we left for Singirikudi in Cuddal Dist, but closer to Pondicherry. It was Swati Nakshathra day and there were many people. It was always a busy day on this day, we were told.

Early morning, we headed to Auroville Park to see the sunrise.


The next morning we visited Manalu Vinayakar …

My Trip to Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is located at an altitude of 6,998 ft above sea level,  referred to as ‘Princess of Hill Stations’.  It is a place full of wilderness.  We visited this beautiful hill station in January. We were thrilled to see some of the most popular tourist attractions and some not so known places and we want to share our experience with you. Greenery was all over. 


We had booked our accommodation in a homestay called Maruthi Villa, found through Air BnB, closer to the most famous place – the Kodai Lake. 

Our first visit was to Kodai lake which was very closer to our stay. 
Kodai Lake – All first comers visit this place since it is located in the heart of the city and one of the most sought after tourist spots in Kodaikanal. The main attraction is a boat ride and shopping in front of the lake. We had a memorable boatride watching the picturesque view of the sunset. You can hire a boat and paddle your own or a boatman will take you. Besides, Cycles are available on rent to go around and we s…

My Trip to Palani

Palani Murugan Temple is located on top of the Palani Hills in Tamil Nadu, South India. The idol of Palani Andavar is said to have been made of Navapashanam ( a combination of Veeram, Pooram, Rasam, Jathilingam, Kandagam, Gauri Pasanam, Vellai Pasanam, Mridharsingh, Silasat), by a siddhar called Bhogar. He is considered as one of the 18 siddhars born in the world.
We left home at 7 a.m planning a long journey, and our first destination was Palani. We had booked an accommodation in a budget hotel, Soundarya, after reading many  reviews by Tripadvisor travellers. It was just okay for a day.  AC was a great relief and it was closer to the Palani Murugan temple. Food was also available. We reached there and had our lunch.  After taking some rest we proceeded towards the temple. We had reached the gate where tickets for winch are booked We wanted to travel in the rope car, but that was in another gate which is quite far, said the autorikshaw driver who took us there. The charge for the winc…

My newst novel - Vanished Girl

Vanished Girl is my newest novel (4th one). It is a suspense novel and it took a very long time to get published. The book is published by Quintus, a reprint of Roman Books.





The story goes like this - A young girl boards the night train to go to her hometown in Kerala, to see her dying father. The next day around 4 p.m.  the train reaches her destination, but she was not there. Everyone is wondering what has happened to her and where did she disappear all of a sudden.

You can see the first few pages here - Vanished Girl. I'm sure it will keep you busy and anxious until the last page.  After reading the full novel please remember to post your opinion in the comment box

This is the amazon link   https://www.amazon.in/dp/9383868325

My Kancheepuram Temple tour - 2

I'm sorry for such a long gap to post the remaining part.  I had some personal commitments and was out of the country..

Back to Kancheepuram
Our next visit was to Kanchi Varadaraja Perumal temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is also known as Thiru Parameswara Vinnagaram Temple, which was about 6 kms away from Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple. Prakash, our auto driver, suggested that we should reach there before its closure time. (8 pm). Though there was some rush we made it for the darshan and it was some special day (Ekadashi) in the temple. Since it was evening I couldn't get some good pictures to post here.

This is also an ancient temple built by Pallavas in the 8th century.  The devotees have to climb a couple of steps to reach the sanctum sanctorum. 
After having a light dinner in one of the restaurants on the way we returned to  our hotel.

The next day, Prakash was there at sharp 6 a.m. to take us to start our temple tours. Our first visit was to Sri Ekambareswarar …