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'And Thereby Hangs a Tale' By Jeffrey Archer

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This book 'And Thereby Hangs a Tale' by JA (Jeffrey Archer) contains 15 short stories. Each one has its own wine. JA's touch is there in every tale that he told. 
Pretty good smile we put up, when we finish reading 'The Queen's Birthday Telegram'. Such a good short story. But the same thing is not there with 'Members only', where a small boy gets a golf ball as Christmas gift and started a liking for the game and of course it changed his life, for he wants to be the member of the most prestigious "The Royal Jersey Golf Club' and ended up as the President of that club. nicely narrated. But it wont fit into the short story slot. If JA had written this one as a novel, I 'd sure of voting it to be the Best.
Same thing happens once again in reciprocative way, when we come across the tale 'High Heels'. My opinion is first of all the plot is not wholly detective. Secondly, the one-line story is dragged with some difficulty to add this to the…

Mundanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary

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Forest Canopy of Mundanthurai Reserve Forest














In and around Thirunelveli

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A day's tour of some places in Thirunelveli district covers Manimutharu Falls and Dam, Kallakadu - Mundanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary, Papanasam falls and dam, Kuttalam falls, Tenkasi and back to town.

Thirunelveli Map


The ghat road for Manimuthar Falls has some breathtaking views...the water deep below, the green trees, 80ft deep water trench near the falls. Barricades only on the women-bathers side and not on the other genders' side. 




In Papanasam - Agasthiar Falls you can easily click the langurs and fish in the vicinity than the falls which is almost crowded by the bathers. 

Mundanthurai wild reserve is a protected tiger reserve. From Kalakad to Mundanthurai the forest canopy spreads over the western ghats. The reserve is open to public upto 5pm. The animals, mainly - tigers, leopards, panthers, Nilgiri tahr, Indian bison roam over the region. The animal crossing for water across the ghat roads is only in the dusk.   
The rocky mountain of Old Kuttalam water falls is awesome, huge…