Chennai suburban resident's travelogue gets good response

By Nivedhika Krishnan Published on Jul 27, 2018 11:48 AM IST

Chennai: Tamil writer C Veeraragu, residing at Chrompet in the city suburb, received rave reviews from critics and other author for his novel, ‘Tik Tik Payanam’.

The book is a travelogue describing his journey to Kasi Viswanathar temple in Nepal. The Pammal resident took the holy voyage along with his wife and few of his friends last month.

It took him only 15 days to pen this work that chronicles the journey in tough terrain with a flavour of suspense and geographical information.

Speaking to News Today, he said, “We took a train to Gorakhpur in Bihar followed by 12 hours of journey to Nepal.”

Recollecting his experiences in the hill station, he said, “Tamilnadu drivers would not be able to steer on those long unwinding narrow stretches. We got afraid when we saw an earthmover deployed at the edge of a narrow stretch to remove boulders and other debris caused due to landslides.”

“Throughout the journey we were scared as natural calamities could strike at anytime and abruptly end our trip. However on the whole, we all had a memorable experience.”

Giving more details, he said, “We took dangerous roads to reach the heights. It’s worth taking the arduous journey as seeing seperate caves for Kanchi Periyavar and other spiritual gurus gave us enormous pleasure.”

His 88-paged fourth novel, ‘Ninaivu Siragugal’, chronicled his life from childhood days to first job. The author said,”I have also completed my next novel ‘Kaadhal Oru Kaviyam’ and working on another novel ‘Kudumbam’.”

After receiving accolades from noted Tamil writers and others, the author treasures a gift- a timepiece with an inscription ‘World’s best grandfather’ from his grandson Pranith Vishak, a class four student.

For more details, contact him at 97899 05599.