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Rays of sunlight were playing hide and seek as it tried to pass through the plants on my window sill trying to peep into my bed room .It was 6.00 a.m in the morning and I was awake unusually early today .No projects , No assignments and No exams sounded cool and kept me fresh like a lemon .

Summer has officially started with heat wave building up as Agni Nakshatra ( Kathiri Veyyil) as usual on April in my home town , Pondicherry.With the ongoing heat that will last till June, frequent current cut-offs and rolling sweats on foreheads warning my body to rehydrate more , the health conscious "me" always equipped my refrigerator with lots of summer fruits like water melon ,oranges, lemons, mango, grapes and curds. But with summer holidays on start (hurray!!) and lots of excitement for parks, Tours and get-together, there is more work outdoors than indoors.

Tring... Tring.... Tring

My mobile phone rang with my favourite tune of 2012 " Azhage Azhage - Oru Kal Oru Kannadi".As I  answered my call , I heard a  very lively voice on the other end of the line .

"Hiya...did you check up your Indiblogger account.You have got a date with  Lakmé  super-model "KYRA" , I heard  my best friend sounding excited .

I rushed to open my account , read  "How would you live up this Summer with Kyra" and was astounded by the truth .Moreover, it made me restless thinking of ideas and places of how to entertain this DIVA . 

Time was running fast and the day came I stood face to face with this super model named "Kyra".Kyra stood all dressed up for summer , full of bright yellow colour.I tried to compliment her with my flower -tops and jeans .

"Hiya...Nice having you my guest today" I replied her with all my shyness (I'm reserved type ya) and introduced myself to her. Kyra was very outgoing on the other hand , an extreme extrovert and a very lively person.

All through my mind , I was filled with the idea of taking her a for long ride with a topless (I guess ..I have the right word here) Red Contessa that would freak out anyone on the highway but I politely asked her to accompany me in my Two -Wheeler Ladies scooter .

Ah! Kyra was more than ready to join me on the new experience of riding on a scooter than she does in her usual car.She was even more prepared to face the sun being the  Lakmé  girl with her new Lakme Sun Expert which has Tan Protection Index 70 (TPI 70) to prevent tanning and block out harmful rays and is specially formulated for Indian skin that tans easily and helped me to do the same before we took off.I was assigned the work of taking her to a place where the summer can be enjoyed and have fun. And what more exciting would this task be in a place like Pondicherry , whose coast line is the Bay of Bengal Beach itself.

Paradise Beach , Pondicherry

The Beach Harbour -a view from other side of the road
Beach & Gandhi statue view from Cafe lounge
Having born and brought up in Pondicherry, I have known this beach to be the best , impressive place to stroll and have a great time to watch the waves.The breathtaking vision of the gleaming waters under the morning sun brought liveliness and radiance to the beach.Adding to it were the architectural buildings and monuments that stood facing the sea .I told Kyra all about the French rule , how the French got attracted to the Pondy and set it as their home and also about the historical French architecture that separates itself from the rest of Pondy.We took photograph under the 4.25 meters Ganthi statue that stood majestic gaurded by eight exquisitely carved monolithic pillars brought here from Gingee and erected in 1866.I even told Kyra about a secret behind the Gandhi statue (which was told to me by my father), which still many Pondicherrians aren't aware of.There was once a tunnel below the Gandhi statue that leads all the way to the Gingee through which these pillars made by a single stone was transported to Pondy .But failing to resurrect it after few suffocation and deaths , the Government finally closed it for good.

We then shopped for hand-made crafts made by using sea-shells from the shore from Four-squares that stood lining near the Gandhi statue. Kyra loved the chains, and toys made from seashells and embellished herself with them.I took her to the beach-side cafe  lounge where we had the best cafe just overlooking the Beach.She just loved the cold drinks served there.

Then, I took her to another spot a little outside of Pondicherry with a few miles ride away from Paradise Beach .

 The Serene Beach, Pondicherry
Exotic pass-time under the golden sands
Having a dip under the shallow waters of serene beach, Pondy
Beach under the Summer Sun
And it stands up to its name.Away from honking vehicles and active city , it is the most serene place that stretch itself all along the coast with golden sands having little secrets of hidden sea shells that lures people to experiment with its possessions.Kyra loved to dip herself into the water and this beach served the right spot for her.We indulged ourselves in various activities like swimming , boating, canoeing , etc that is been served as a Tourist attraction .Kyra loved her cruising and was amazed to see one or two dolphins now and then.Then , Kyra and I  played Volleyball at the beach with some friends who joined us later in the fun.We made sand castles (sounds good for kids pass-time) and also made patterns with our hands and legs on the fine beach sand.

It was a perfect place and day for sunbathing and swimming with a perfect partner in place.Kyra had a great time sunbathing as she always knew she is always protected by her Lakmé sun expert Lotion.I was very much relived of escaping the summer sun with such a lively company who enjoys splashing waters everywhere and and who knows what is to be to stay protected from the summer sun.We then brought tender coconuts that were sold on the beach side and sat on the sand chatting and drinking as we admired the Reddish Orange sparkles of the setting sun.

"Summer", I thought , "it can' t be avoided but still can be made wonderful if only we have the right attitude to make it enjoyable".The Sun rays that peeped through my window sill in the morning now succumbed into the oceans slowly as we neared the end of the day.

Kyra and I parted with a heavy heart and this day with the summer girl took a special place on my diary having the best time under the spell of waters on the bright sunny day.Before parting she gave me a gift hamper , a Lakme Sun Expert Skin range for making my best days under the summer sun in return for making her best in this trip.And finally I blew kisses to my native town Pondicherry  for it had saved my day with its exotic beach location .

The above is my entry to the topic "How would I spend time with Kyra this summer" by  Lakmé  Diva Blogger Contest and Indiblogger.


  1. beautifully written. and great to know so much about Pondicherry.

    is this a contest post?

  2. "பான்டிச்சேரி" "பாண்டி" ,"புதுச்சேரி" எத்தனைப் பெயர் கொண்டு அழைத்தாலும் அருமையான ஊர் மனதிற்கு மகிழ்வைத் தரும். அதிகமான உறவினர்களும் நண்பர்களும் எனக்கு இருப்பதால் இள வயதிலிருந்தே மனதை கொள்ளைக் கொண்ட ஊர். எங்கள் ஊர் நீடூர். ஆங்கிலக் கட்டுரையில் தமிழ் விளையாடுவது மண்ணின் வாசனை .மறக்க முடியுமா! தொலைக்காட்சியில் பார்த்ததுபோல் அருமையான கட்டுரை அதனால் மற்றவர் ஈர்க்கப் பட்டு நேரில் வந்து பார்த்து மகிழ்வார்கள்
    "அழகே அழகே - ஒரு கல் ஒரு கண்ணாடி ". அருமை காதி ஒலிக்கின்றது
    எனது வலைதளத்தினையும், வலைப்பூக்களையும் பாருங்கள்
    எழுதுங்கள் போடுகின்றேன்

  3. Anonymous22 May, 2012

    nice post.. to the point.. pony is great place indeed.. all the best for the contest..

  4. Anonymous28 May, 2012

    Good read. Best to you.


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