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B for Beaches

Beaches are places where you can relax and unwind.

B for Beaches

Qurum Beach, Muscat

B for Beaches

Sentosa Island, Singapore

Beaches are places where you can rewind your thoughts and give meaning to them.

B for Beaches

Kovalam Beach, Kerala

B for Beaches

Marina Beach, Kuwait

Beaches are places where the sound of the sea waves hitting the sea shore provides a sense of tranquility far away from the big bad world out there.

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Kerala Diaries: An early morning at Kovalam Beach

Kovalam - An epitome of tranquility as the first lights of the day brighten the sky

Kovalam – An epitome of tranquility as the first lights of the day brighten the sky

Kovalam Beach is considered one of the famous beaches in India. It is located about 15kms from the center of Trivandrum.

The numerous restaurants and coffee shops dotting the beach landscape

The numerous restaurants and coffee shops dotting the beach landscape

While the beach is quite commercialized in terms of restaurants, boat operators and the likes, it was fairly tranquil and peaceful during my visit. It was also quite clean than most other beaches in India.

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Interview with Rajshri Raajgopal – Author of Boomerang

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Rajshri Raajgopal is a graduate in English Literature from Kerala University. She also gained CELTA from Cambridge University and Postgraduate Diploma in Pre-Primary Teaching from Pune. Rajshri was a Cabin Crew with Emirates Airlines and has lived in Dubai, Ireland and United Kingdom before relocating to Bangalore. She also writes children’s books for Mimitra Enterprises. Her first book in this genre is Mani. She is a single parent whose determination to become successful led her to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. Boomerang is her first adult fiction.

She joins us exclusively for an interview –

Aseem: From graduating in English literature to writing. Your life seems to have come a full circle. How did it come about?
Rajshri: Destiny. I took up English Literature because I love reading. Writing had always been on my mind but it never really materialized until now. I guess that’s why they say there is a time for everything.

Aseem: What’s the most challenging of them all – Writing or being a cabin crew member?
Rajshri: The most challenging was being a housewife.

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Book Review – Boomerang

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From education to aviation to writing, Rajshri Raajgopal has got a taste of various avenues in life. She has written a couple of children’s books. And this one is her first attempt at entering the world of adult fiction. Does it work? Let’s check it out.

The blurb goes like this –

Set in a scenic village on the outskirts of Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala, this is the story of the struggles of a woman in its hostile society. The journey of Anna through her battle for freedom from an unhappy household, her first love, a debilitating marriage and a stressful divorce shows the reader how difficult life is for a young woman even in this modern era. Her remarriage is a blessing in every way but it comes with a curse too Anna finds an unusual friend who is determined to destroy her new life.

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Guest Post: Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in India


Travelers are always looking for the perfect gateway. However, sometimes it can be difficult to locate the perfect place for spending your honeymoon.

Here are some top honeymoon destinations in India.

1. The Andaman and Nicobar islands

These islands are located on the eastern coast of India about 1200 km from Kolkata. These islands are accessible by air as well as by sea. You can fly from Chennai, Mumbai or from Kolkata. The Andamans are considered to be on the of the most blessed places on Earth in terms of natural beauty.

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Guest Post: Hidden, Unspoilt Tourist Attractions of India

Travelers to India have the unique opportunity to discover and visit hidden and unspoilt areas of the country. The obscure nature of these locations offers a true delight to the traveler seeking tranquility in a virtually unknown site to most visitors of India.

Ladakh:

A remote mountain region in Northern India that is difficult to reach and populated by a largely Buddhist community. Ladakh offers an unparalleled natural allure with an astounding number of birds and wildlife that are present only in this region of the world. Visiting the many Buddhist monasteries offers a unique view into the lifestyle of monks. Experienced hikers will revel in the remoteness of the area and are best served by hiring a knowledgeable guide.

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