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My trip to Nagamangalam, Tamil Nadu

Recently I had an opportunity to visit Lourdes Matha church (Our Lady of Lourdes) at Nagamangalam in Tamil Nadu. Nagamangalam is a Village in Kelamangalam Taluk in Krishnagiri District of Tamil Nadu State. One of my friends wanted to visit there and asked me whether I can accompany her. I took it as a God given opportunity and agreed to accompany her. I immediately googled to collect more details about the place, but initially I didn't find much information. I hope this blog may be of help to those who wish to travel there. The Church is located in the beautiful J.G. Farm at St.Mary's Nagar. From the gate of the Farm it takes 1.5 kms to reach there.
Canteen We reached there at about 8.30 a.m. on a Saturday, without knowing the working time. After spending some time there we were about to return and by then people started coming in. So please check the timing of the Church before your visit at http://www.lourdesmatha.com/. The history of the church - copied from…

A detailed review of my novel - Cherished

Mouthshut is a great platform for reviews. You can find reviews of several things there, practically on every field. Therefore it is a very useful site to make a decision about the purchase of any product - be it a book, a consumer item, a service or any thing. Usually the reviewers here provide a detailed review about the product. Geethashri Chatterjee, a well known book reviewer, has written a detailed review about my novel Cherished on this site. You can read it here - http://www.mouthshut.com/review/Cherished-Lakshmi-Menon-review-lqnounlturIf you can't click it please copy it and paste it on your browser. More Reviews at Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18403945-cherished http://www.induswomanwriting.com/cherishedby-lakshmi.html The book is available here - http://www.amazon.com/dp/8182534410 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/8182534410 http://www.amazon.in/dp/8182534410 Flipkart - http://tinyurl.com/oecuvab Infibeam - http://tinyurl.com/qzohy6w C…

Sweet & Sour ebook - Promotion days

I am pleased to give my ebook Sweet & Sour-1 (A book of 10 short stories) for kindle free on 9th and 10th March, as a part of promotion days. Please download it and read. I will appreciate a review by spending 2-5 minutes of your valuable time. It means a lot to me. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IKFNAZY
http://www.amazon.in/dp/B00IKFNAZY
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IKFNAZY(At the moment of posting this, it is Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #32,053 Paid in Kindle Store in UK)

What makes a story a page turner...

Maeve Binchy, famous Irish author, who wrote many best selling books such as A Week in Winter, Heart & Soul, Minding Frankie, Circle of Friends, Tara Roadand many more books, talks about what makes a story a page turner. Her debut novel Light a Penny Candle was published in 1982. In 1983, it sold for the largest sum ever paid for a first novel. Her final novel Minding Frankie published in 2010, brought her a lifetime achievement award from the Irish Book Awards. She was considered as the best loved writer of her generation. She died on 30 July 2012 at the age of 72.