"I want to bloom as a small plant and extend my roots to reach up to the tree" - Kavitha Arjun


Not only a software professional and a lawyer, Kavitha Arjun is also an avid writer, chasing her dream and passion for writing! She got inspiration and talent from her late paternal grandfather, a legendary script and story writer of the Tamil movie industry, Thiru Shakthi Krishnasamy, who has won laurels for his exceptional dialogues in Veerapandiya Kattabomman and many other movies. He was also the founder of ‘Shakthi Nadaga Sabha’, which was instrumental in bringing many successful artists into the limelight. Following the footprints of her grandfather and with his blessings, she wants to carry on the literary heritage, which blossomed as her debut fiction, The Mystery Repeats. She sails you through her journey with glimpses of the lost tradition and practice, along with thrilling mysteries in every corner!


Q. Characterize yourself in one word?


Q. Please describe what the story/book is about in one sentence.

A family vacation that turns into a mystery.

Q. Briefly, what led up to this book? What were you writing (and getting published, if applicable) before breaking out with this book?

The Mystery Repeats’ is a dish of few real incidents, clubbed with my love towards culture and practice, garnished with the flavor of my imagination. My story grew along with my son and is as old as him. Being a software engineer previously, I resigned from my work for my family. I had a passion for writing and instantly the idea of publishing a book bloomed inside my mind. I framed this story when my son was born and I started penning it after a year. This is my very first publication and I’m excited and blessed to have accomplished it.

Q. What has been your biggest achievement?

Besides being a full-time mom at home, I still managed to publish my book. This makes me feel proud and powerful.

Q. Looking back, what did you do right that helped you break-in?

My decision of quitting my job helped me a thought into my dreams.

Q. Did you have a platform in place? On this topic, what are you doing to build a platform and gain readership?

Passion and dedication are the two platforms I have now. My book speaks more about Tamil cultural practices and hunger for traditionalism. I’m trying my best to reach the right people through a medium like SALISMANIA.com to gain more vision and visibility towards my work.

Q. Favorite book?

Chicken soups for the souls.

Q. Something personal about you people may be surprised to know?

Hailing from a family who has a close connection to Tamil literary work and scriptwriting, I want to bloom as a small plant and extend my roots to reach up to the tree. As a debut writer, my first project has many twists to surprise the readers and I’m looking forward to hearing those surprises from them as feedback.

Q. Future of SALISMANIA.com through your eyes?

A very good initiative by Salis, to help and motivate new writers and guide them to reach where they want to set their foot on. When talent is what we have, and the path is blind, the lights of SALISMANIA help us walk confidently towards the destination. I’m sure that SALISMANIA.com will definitely assist fresh writers to get life into the literary world.


"Those curves are killing! Can I see 'them'?" Manish inquires a woman, blatantly with no embarrassment!

"Those curves make your eyes outstanding!"

Meet Manish, a makeup artist from the land of fashion, France.

"James, wake up! Look, there's police outside!" whispered Trilok. James jumped out of his sleep, awestruck!

"Happy New Year, James! No police! Just to keep you awake!" chuckled Trilok. He then urged, "Get up now! Look there. Watch out closely! Do you see someone locked up in the outhouse?"

"No, it's dark, and the door is locked. How do I see?"

"Come on! You should believe it if you can't see!" remarked Trilok, the intuitionist. Never can one grasp what he means!

In the middle of nowhere, two 'incompatible' men, Manish and Trilok--one who works on faces and one who works on minds--happen to stumble upon the mysteries at the 'Five Finger Valley'. Will their polar world views attract or repel? Wait till The Mystery Repeats!

PUBLISHER: Notion Press

PAGES: 314

GENRE: Crime, Thriller & Mystery

WHAT TO READ NEXT: The Mystery Repeats by Kavitha Arjun