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A Beautiful Morning At Airavatesvara Temple
2020-02-14 12:02
Recently I had visited an amazing Chola temple. It is called Airavatesvara Temple, located in Dharusanam (previously called Rajarajapuruam) near Kumbakonam in the South Indian state of Tamil… Read More
Visit To Sri Sai Old Age Home
2019-12-24 08:55
Recently I was invited by my neighbours to attend a birthday party of their grandson. I was eager to attend it since it was an unusual type of birthday celebration. It was not celebrated at… Read More
Passing Through Pamban Road Bridge
2019-11-02 05:16
During our recent trip to Dhanushkodi we had to pass through Rameswaram, which is connected with Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge (Pamban Road Bridge.)Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge is… Read More
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
2019-10-14 07:30
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal  of Madurai is one of the important historic places in Tamil Nadu. It is located just 1.2 kms away from Madurai Meenakshi Temple (Meenakshi Amman Temple) and he… Read More
A Trip To Dhanushkodi
2019-10-10 13:53
Dhanushkodi is located at the southern tip of Rameswaram on the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu.  It is also the place for the union of two mighty oceans  – Bay of Bengal an… Read More
An Afternoon At 1980s Games
2019-10-01 09:37
A friend recommended us a new place to have a lovely day. She reached there first and waited for us.  It is a wonderful  place in the heart of Bangalore city to chill out  wit… Read More
A Pilgrimage Tour To Kodumudi
2019-09-26 10:09
Kodumudi is a small town in Erode, 40 km away from Erode city, in the State  of Tamil Nadu.  This place is also known as Thiruppandikodumudi. The popular  Magudeswar Temple … Read More
An Evening In An Orphanage
2019-09-20 14:40
I was invited for a birthday party of my little friend Aniket. It was not a birthday party like other little children. A cake was cut at home with his friends and later the celebration was i… Read More
2019-05-13 08:59
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 fou… Read More
Trip To Goa
2019-04-28 11:19
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 -Watch this videoPart - IIAbout our visit to Aby… Read More
2019-03-22 16:09
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… Read More
2019-03-17 05:55
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 Veer… Read More
My Newst Novel - Vanished Girl
2018-11-25 14:29
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 g… Read More
My Kancheepuram Temple Tour - 2
2018-09-10 16:25
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 KancheepuramOur next visit was to Kanchi Varadaraja Peruma… Read More
Kanchipuram Visit -  Kailasanatha Temple
2018-02-22 02:39
Back to KanchipuramWe wanted to cover one or two temples in the evening of the same day we arrived at Kanchipuram. Our autorikshaw driver was only too glad to take us around. He first t… Read More
A Weekend In The City Of Temples
2018-02-04 15:24
Last week we had a week end trip from Bangalore to Kanchipuram, one of the seven sacred cities of India. Kanchipuram is also known as  the City of Temples and the Silk City, located in… Read More
Happy Onam - 2017
2017-09-03 15:59
Happy Onam to all.Onam is the greatest festival of Kerala. Keralites all over the world celebrate this festival. This year, Onam falls on Monday, the 4th of September 2017.If you want to kno… Read More
A Visit To Panchavadi Ayurveda Kendra
2017-07-28 05:29
It was a bright and pleasant morning. Our neighbour invited us to join her during her visit to Panchavadi Ayurveda Kendra. Needless to say I was excited to join her.Panchavadi is an Ayurveda… Read More
2017-07-15 15:58
“Before the Sunset” by Lakshmi Menon delves deep into the abyss of human psyche although on an apparent note it echoes the poignant account of a poor man Raju and his children De… Read More
2017-07-12 08:14
Before the Sunset" is Lakshmi Menon's new novel. It is a heart-touching page turner, while being a hard-hitting and realistic slice of life. The plot mainly deals with the fortunes of t… Read More
2017-06-20 10:43
BEFORE THE SUNSET is my 3rd novel which is going to be released soon.  It is the touching story of a man whose two children got separated at the birth of the younger one, and they meet… Read More
10 Inspiring Travel Quotes
2017-06-13 12:17
1. "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." - Henry Miller2. "To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as… Read More
2017-06-02 06:06
During our family trip to Coorg, we stayed in a home stay named 'Chili Pili'. We wanted to be more with nature and for this purpose, we preferred to stay in a home stay.  This estate is… Read More
Family Trip To Coorg - Part 6
2016-10-12 04:46
Family Trip to Coorg - Part 5Our last stop was at Golden Temple (also known as Tibetan Monastery). It is located 6 kms from Kushal Nagar, at Bylkuppe.  Established in 1961, it is h… Read More
Navarathri 2016
2016-10-07 16:33
Navarathri is an important festival of Indians.  This year Navarathri is celebrated from 1st October to 10th October 2016.  This 9-day festival is dedicated to Goddess Durga.In San… Read More
A Family Trip To Coorg - Part 5
2016-09-13 15:48
Back to Part 4Cauvery Nisargadhama is another important spot to visit during your visit to Coorg.  It is a  breathtaking and beautiful island off the state highway, Just 2 km… Read More
Happy Onam 2016
2016-09-13 12:03
Wish you a Very Happy Onam.To know more about this popular festival, check this link.(Onam Pookkalam)        (Onam Sadhya)If you are interested to read a short story abou… Read More
A Family Trip To Coorg - Part 4
2016-08-24 07:34
Back to Part 3DubareDubare Elephant CampAfter lunch, we proceeded towards Dubare to see the Elephant Camp, located on the banks of River Cauvery, in Kushalnagar. To reach there, we had… Read More
A Family Trip To Coorg - Part 3
2016-08-20 11:56
Back to Part 2Abby FallsAfter parking the car on the road, we walked about 800 meters through a narrow path of the private plantation of coffee bushes, wild vines and creepers.  Though… Read More
A Family Trip To Coorg, India - Part 2
2016-08-18 10:11
A Family Trip to Coorg, India - Part 1TalacauveryTalacauvery, the source of River Cauvery, is located about 4187 feet above sea level, situated on the Brahmagiri hill slopes. Passing th… Read More
A Family Trip To Coorg, India - Part 1
2016-08-16 04:06
Nestled in the Western Ghats, amidst verdant valleys, imposing mountains and dense forests, Coorg is a great place to visit for a rejuvenating holiday.  Recently, we had planned an outs… Read More
2016-08-04 17:44
Recently I happened to read a couple of books during my long stay in London.  Some book reading quotes are given here.  1. If you only read the books that everyone else is reading… Read More
Trip To Barcelona, Spain
2016-07-08 13:03
Recently I travelled to Barcelona with my family. Barcelona, the beautiful capital city of Spain, had been one of my must visit places in the list. We travelled from London to Barcelona by f… Read More
Tips On Writing From 5 Famous Writers
2016-06-10 15:16
1. “Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terrors, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.”-   … Read More
2016-05-28 18:48
O.Henry, the popular American short story writer, says the following about the secret of Short Story writing. O.Henry was the pseudonym of William Sydney Porter (1862-1910). "I'll give yo… Read More
2016-05-01 06:56
1. “A novel is an impression, not an argument; and there the matter must rest.” —Thomas Hardy 2.“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no… Read More
Happy Vishu 2016
2016-04-14 11:32
Happy Vishu to all my friends. Vishu is an important festival of Kerala State (India) and it is celebrated as the New Year of the State, and even considered as an auspicious day. This regi… Read More
2016-03-14 06:13
Image courtesy: Wikipedia Swami Vivekananda (12/01/1863 - 04/07/1902) was one of the most influential spiritual leaders of Vedanta Philosophy. He played a major role in spiritual enlightenm… Read More
2016-02-27 03:11
1. "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." - Mahatma Gandhi 2. "Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance." - Samuel Johnson 3. "I… Read More
2016-01-19 01:37
By using Hashtags (#) people can find all tweets belonging to that particular category. These are some of the common hashtags used by writers - 1) #author 2) #authors 3) #editing 4) #ficti… Read More
2015-12-17 06:33
This is the latest review for my book Cherished by Rakhi Jayashankar. The book mirrors a grave reality that persists in the society these days. Both girls and boys end up their marital re… Read More
2015-12-01 11:10
1. A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. –William Styron In old days books were written by m… Read More
2015-11-22 17:08
1. If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. –Haruki Murakami 2. Any book that helps a child to form a habit of re… Read More
2015-10-16 04:26
Book Blurb:Story of a girl Meera, who is unwittingly drawn into a conflict from where she finds it difficult to emerge unscathed. It's her journey from being a simple, medical graduate belon… Read More
2015-10-14 06:14
Sir V.S. Naipaul is a Trinidadian-British writer of Indian descent known for his novels set in developing countries. He has authored several fiction and non-fiction books. A House for Mr.B… Read More
2015-10-01 03:31
Check out these "Rules for Writers" by George Orwell George Orwell has earned the right to be called one of the finer writers in the English language through such novels as 1984, Animal Fa… Read More
2015-09-17 06:27
Wish you all a Very Happy Ganesha Festival 2015 Ganesha Festival, also called as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is a great festival of India. It is celebrated as the birth day of Lord Ganesha, the… Read More
2015-08-30 15:18
1. “And what, you ask, does writing teach us? First and foremost, it reminds us that we are alive and that it is a gift and a privilege, not a right.” —Ray Bradbury 2… Read More
2015-08-27 10:23
On this colorful Occasion of Onam, I wish my readers abundant Happiness, Peace and Prosperity. Onam, the most important Festival of Kerala State, is celebrated by all Malayalis. It is th… Read More
2015-08-20 11:57
It is interesting to check through the first lines of some of the most successful books. Ten such best first lines are given below. 1. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a sing… Read More
2015-08-15 08:34
Vanished Girl - is my upcoming novel. It is about a girl who boarded the train to reach her home to see her dying father, but unfortunately she never reaches there. What happens to her? You… Read More
2015-08-05 02:40
1. “I want to do something splendid… Something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead… I think I shall write books.” ― Louis… Read More
2015-08-03 08:13
1. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” Robert A. Heinlein 2. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is… Read More
2015-07-30 12:16
(Photo courtesy: Wikipedia ) Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, India's 11th President (2002-2007), was fondly called as People's President of India. He was a renowned Scientist and fondly called as Mis… Read More
2015-06-16 15:10
Recently I had a chance to visit Kerala Kalamandalam, the cradle of Kathakali training in India. It is also one of the most revered places for the traditional art forms of Kerala, and is l… Read More
2015-06-13 07:04
Writing about naked emotions in a story is not easy. All the successful writers tell us "Don't tell, show the emotions in your writing." What does it mean? If we tell the emotions the rea… Read More
2015-05-24 16:22
Every one wants to read their stories read better. Experts say that we can write stories without making use of certain words, which they consider as unwanted. Elimination of these words in… Read More
2015-04-13 17:14
Vishu is the astronomical or zodiac New Year in Kerala and is observed on the first day of the Malayalam month of ‘Medam.’ From an astrological point of view, Vishu is of immens… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
This is a great article I wanted to share with you. Have you ever thought of how to get more traffic to your blog? If so, what are the methods used by you? I found an interesting article vi… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
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 T… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
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… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
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 appreci… Read More

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