The God’s Garden

"What do you want to be?" asked the creator. Choose wisely; you are free to be a wildflower But, as a rose in my garden, you will be tended with care. She didn't dare to be a wildflower; rather, chose to be a rosebud in the garden. Butterflies fluttered around her all day, Mockingbirds sang… Continue reading The God’s Garden


Moment Lost

Every time his eyeballs moved in my direction, The tomboy in me would fade away, and the coyish girl would dance in euphoria. Among all the fanciable men, he stood well grown in his head. His sanguinity and rational thoughts never ceased to bewitch me. His inscrutable eyes gave me no clue. Did he feel… Continue reading Moment Lost


Spring may come and go but the coldness in me stays

Days passed, the flowers bloomed again. Sunlight unbroken by the clouds welcomed the spring. Mornings filled with the dawn chorus, nothing changed much. Engrossed in crofting, the desolation in me waned; the world seemed lively again. But as the nightfall sets in, gloominess engulfs me like a dementor's kiss. With no shadow for company, I… Continue reading Spring may come and go but the coldness in me stays

karaikudi · Pilliyarpatti · thirukostiyur · Uncategorized

Karaikudi – Pillayarpatti – Thirukoshtiyur

Recently Pilliyarpatti temple got its Raja gopuram refurbished and the consecration happened in May 2017. We planned a trip to the womb entrepreneurs' in Tamil Nadu  - Karaikudi. Solid 6 hr travel from Coimbatore to Karakudi via Natham, the shoddy roads disrupted our pleasant travel. In the nick of time, we entered the temple for… Continue reading Karaikudi – Pillayarpatti – Thirukoshtiyur

Shivasamudra · Talakad · wanderlust

Shivasamudra – Talakad – Mysore _ Dhondeling

Shivasamudra falls was a long pending trip, so my husband and I planned to hit the road. Vrooming into the Dimbam Ghat section we found a lone tusker in the middle of the bamboo forest. The tusker looked young and was kind enough to pose for the bikers’ selfies. On reaching Chamrajnagar we had our… Continue reading Shivasamudra – Talakad – Mysore _ Dhondeling

Tirupati · travelogue · wanderlust

In the unreserved with my progressive grandmother

My maternal grandfather was an MLA in the 1940's. Unlike today's politicians, in those days if someone desires to become a politician they must pledge some portion of their assets for the welfare of the country. He was a freedom fighter and shared his jail cell with Avainashilinga Chettiyar during the freedom protest. He was… Continue reading In the unreserved with my progressive grandmother