It was on the early morning of Dec 26th 2006. Both me and my husband were up at 4.00 as my husband had to go to the Tambaram Railway station to receive my SIL and her family and my inlaws. SIL and family had come on a vacation to India and had been to places like Madurai, Kodaikanal etc and were coming back to Chennai. My FIL had also been with them. As they are all early eaters and so are we and as I wanted to spend time with them as they are visiting us in our new house for the first time and visiting us after a long time, I started cooking so early and by around 4.45am I got a tremendous shock and tremendous push. I was under the impression that it is all due to the third month pregnancy I am experiencing this. I finished all my cooking by around 6.00 am and switched on the TV just to hear the news that there was a huge earth quake and there was a Tsunami attack. Tsunami attack?!? One of the tamil news channel was telling that a part of Tamilnadu had went under the sea long back just because of one such Tsunami. And only at that moment I realised that I had experienced the shock of earthquake. They all arrived safely and when my BIL called up to check their safe arrival as they all too had felt the tremors of earthquake. Then the stories of Tsunami and the disasters it has created started coming up. We too started hearing the near escape of one of our family friend's son who went to Manina beach to play cricket and left the beach just 10 mins before the second Tsunami attacked the beach. OMG. My SIL thanked my husband for shouting at her to return immediatly to chennai and not extend their tour to Kanyakumari as they had planned to go there on 26th. If they had gone there then they would have got stranded there for sure. God saved all of us. When I heard that there was another earthquake and the govt had issued Tsunami alerts all over the coastal areas, I started praying to God, Oh not again. Spare the lives of all the poor people who live near the shore and spare all those who are on a tour towards the shore too.