Every time I go past rural India, I stop by at the village houses. They are simple, functional and have a charm of their own. I know I will find it difficult to adjust to the houses, but I cant stop admiring them. Tell me which one would you like to own.

I have not had too much time to blog or follow posts for the last couple of weeks, but I have been busy with some friends who were visiting. Ive also been tied up with a couple of projects in the travel space and will be sharing them with you guys by the end of this month

Not much of travel and travel writing has happenned either, except that Paramount Airlines published my story on Ashtamudi in their in flight magazine , Windows and Aisles, while my column in the Inside Story in Metro Plus last week was about Darasuram, a Chola town of the 12th century.


  1. Rhett 15 May, 2009 at 22:33 Reply

    Loved all the pictures capturing life in Indian villages and I read your column in The Hindu that you linked. Nice writing, lady!

  2. Katney 16 May, 2009 at 05:34 Reply

    The last one reminds me of St. Joseph Boys’ Village where I visited a number of years ago. On laundry day the wash was hung over the porches like that. That seems to be a large house for a village.

  3. Aaarti 16 May, 2009 at 11:21 Reply


    Nice to be busy… been reading ur stuff in the paper- 🙂

    Loved the last but one pic, that was a sight to see.. others i’ve been seeing on n off 🙂

    see ya nxt wk!!

  4. dintoons 16 May, 2009 at 12:10 Reply

    the first one is certainly lovely, but what truly makes these huts real “palaces of the Kingdom of heaven” is the warm n generous hearts and loving smiles of the simple folk living within…
    a life-changing experience! 🙂

  5. Allen 16 May, 2009 at 13:11 Reply

    The villages of India have their own charm and it is great that u have been to beautiful places in this great country. Nice pictures!!

  6. Priyank 16 May, 2009 at 18:33 Reply

    I’m mix n match things from different houses and build one for me. I want a courtyard, cowdung smeared floor and little holes in wall for ventilation. 🙂

  7. Jeevan 19 May, 2009 at 22:05 Reply

    I love always visiting and staying in villages, in the above pics every home has something to experience. Have nice times with your friends 🙂

  8. GMG 20 May, 2009 at 04:23 Reply

    Hi Lakshmi! Sorry for the absence, but I’ve been busy with my parents’ health; almost 180 years to care… 😉
    Congrats for your writing success! No wonder, seeing your fabulous posts!! Love it!

    Blogtrotter is showing the new Vilnius as well as the old University. Hope you enjoy and have a great week!

  9. P.Sha 25 May, 2009 at 01:53 Reply

    WOW!!! I love the pics! that’s so amazing. I’m gonna do the very same thing soon. In Sept i’d be going to India for 6 months to explore india! I hope to catch good pictures like these. Thanks a bunch!!

  10. Sunita 30 May, 2009 at 07:02 Reply

    I love the first photo for that swirly decor accessory 😀 Thats one of those silkworm mats isnt it?
    Oh yes, and how could I miss the watch-goat?
    Flowers really hit the spot for me so that white-washed wall with flowers clambering over it looked oh so charming.
    But then, colours do it for me too … and I loved that almost technocolour blast in the last pic.

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