I can feel the wind against my face as Im waiting for the dust to settle down. I am not exactly travel weary , considering I am not a prolific traveller like some of my blog mates , but there is this inexplicable feeling that goes on in my head.Besides that,I realize that I am at least three months behind schedule on my posts..There is the Coorg trip, the Hoysala trail, a weekend family trip to a temple near Bangalore which has some rare paintings, a couple of coffee estates and the Singapore trip..Where do I start ?

Im also lagging behind in my writing assignments.I have to finish a few stories – one for an inflight magazine , another couple for a Bangalore based magazine and newspaper and a bit of a contribution to a book and my regular column to The Hindu that I need to file. If you happen to see the Metro Plus on Mondays, do read Inside Story every fortnight. I write about a story behind the destination – the legends, the myths, the history ..My articles have also appeared in Simplifly and Jet Wings this month and earlier in Brunch, New Indian Express .. but my posts come first ..Im working on launching something on my own, which I hope will be out by August – September ..so all this probably means a bit of rest for my feet..But who knows where destiny leads..another road, another shore ..


  1. Dee Dee 12 June, 2008 at 11:02 Reply

    Dear friend from so far away…you have such fascinating experiences and quite a full schedule…I think most likely you will handle it all well…pace yourself…good blessings for you…Dee Dee

  2. Indrani 12 June, 2008 at 16:34 Reply

    I have read your articles in The Hindu. I used to wonder whether it is the same Lakshmi, now I am sure.

    You write so well, lots to learn from you. πŸ™‚

  3. Pijush 12 June, 2008 at 21:23 Reply

    Hey, your blog is always fascinating to me as you write from heart. But agree with you “who knows where destiny leads. another road, another shore ..” – Thanks for visiting Random Thoughts.

  4. mitr_bayarea 12 June, 2008 at 21:34 Reply


    kudos on all your writing assignments and of course on your travelog..looking forward to all the posts..have added you to my blog list to be a regular here.

  5. flyingstars 12 June, 2008 at 21:36 Reply

    hmmm…so a long schedule for you…I’m also lagging behind schedule on my posts too…so many things on mind & places to write about, but so much of other work….I read one of your travel articles in some airlines a few months back….you are doing a commendable job & a nice picture there too…just work toward your dreams & they will come off smoothly…have a nice time!

  6. indicaspecies 13 June, 2008 at 00:16 Reply


    With such a busy life, no wonder you are lagging behind on your blog, but then Lakshmi, you are doing great in spite of your other assignments on hand. I’ll be around on your blog and in the meantime, if you can mail me your other articles, it will be appreciated.

    All the best for you to continue with your travels as well with all your excellent writing.:)

  7. Priyank 13 June, 2008 at 02:56 Reply

    ah, Lakshmi. Great to see you back and your passion for traveling is clearly reflected here. Wishing you the best for upcoming endeavors!

  8. AJEYA RAO 13 June, 2008 at 17:02 Reply

    You seem extremely busy. Well, true, if we have passed the days of excitment of the trip, then it also effects our writings about it, i have felt that often.

  9. mayz 13 June, 2008 at 18:15 Reply

    wow!!! good u on my blog list…u can help me out wid places arnd blore now…jus shifted to this city n have no idea how to spend my weekends…tp of d list…coorg!!!

  10. Jeevan 13 June, 2008 at 19:01 Reply

    I wonder much how come u manages with the travel and your busy carrier. Because of that we have you β€˜traveler buddy here. I usual check Hindu metro plus and the escape pages on Monday, let me know are u writing in which edition and in what name. Looking forward for more pictures and travel experience from you. Take care and all the best πŸ™‚

  11. Nomadic Matt 14 June, 2008 at 02:20 Reply

    I’m glad your finally back! I look forward to some juicy stories!!

    I changed my whole blog around so the link on the side isn’t valid anymore. You just need to use the regular domain name—the /blog.html is gone.

  12. Vasanth 15 June, 2008 at 16:15 Reply

    Its nice that u are back to tell lot about india and its culture through ur blog.U do write some good stuff waiting to read abt Hoysala trailand Singapur

  13. Aaarti 15 June, 2008 at 19:01 Reply

    hey Gurl

    nice.. am looking fwd to getting my hands on some of those inflight mags n reading em… πŸ™‚

    Good luck for all your ventures~~:)

  14. Pallavi 16 June, 2008 at 21:30 Reply

    Coorg : I would like to visit this place anytime.. the more I explore this place.. the more beauty I find..

    never get tired of visiting this place..

  15. backpakker 18 June, 2008 at 17:01 Reply

    Dee Dee- Thanks for your wishes ..Ive been doing some time management..well, Im still a bit later, but getting there πŸ™‚

    Sayani – Thanks . Thats a very nice interpretation

    Dharma – Agree with you on that. Its the Chennai edition though I guess it should be published late in others as well

    Indrani – Thanks ..You shower me with words..Im just a novice

    Eunice – Welcome to backpakker and I am glad you enjoy your posts..Im looking forward to seeing you again

    Mark – Im actually on a sabattical , but I like to write ..

    Maria – welcome to backpakker and thanks for your wishes

    Ropi – thanks..hope you got a job soon

    Pijush – good to see you here..thanks a lot..life has lots of surprises..

    Mitr- thanks for adding me and for your wishes

    Kalyan -thanks for your encouraging words and for reading my article..which one was it ? i do hope you get back to blogging soon

    buwau98 – welcome to backpakker and thanks for your gracious comment..Im glad you got a better perspective of India

    Celine -im not really that busy..actually chilling on a long holiday and doing some writing to sponsor my trips πŸ™‚ will send you some of my work, but most of them are in the blog

    Priyank – Thanks for your encouraging words..I guess we are all passionate about travelling

    Wendy – I could send you a few online..though most articles are in the blog

    Krishna -Thanks for reading my article..appreciate it

    Ajeya – The excitement is there..I just dont like deadlines πŸ™‚

    Mayz – welcome to bangalore…anytime, do let me know where you would like to go

    Sameera – No, Im not..just a simple travel writer..your lines are beautiful

    Jeevan – I dont have a career now…as Im on a break from work ..so I travel and I write ..The Chennai edition of the hindu and the name is Lakshmi Sharath ..thanks for reading

    BTR -Thanks..I think I found the start though Im itching to travel again

    Anu – Thanks ..I hope to find the same too

    Matt – I like the new look of your blog

    Ceedy – will mail you ..email id ?

    Vasanth – Thanks..I guess it will take some time for me to write about Hoysala and Singapore

    Aaarti – Its simple really..just travel ..thanks πŸ™‚

    Pallavi – I always thought Coorg was overrated till I travelled again this time


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