Lakshmi Sharath visited the island nation and returned with a bagful of memories. Jump!” orders the skipper Hyacinth as I look nervously at the ocean depths below from the boat. "It's ok, if you don't know how to swim,” he adds in a booming voice. Clad in my life jacket with a snorkel mask in my hand, I have never felt this excited and scared at the same time. I am right in the middle of the Indian Ocean, on a snorkeling expedition in Seychelles. It has been a rather choppy sea as ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Comment · print · T T T+· T- It is tradition, a piece of history that they proudly boast of. Photo: Lakshmi Sharath The raisins represent the precious stones in the gifts. Photo: Lakshmi Sharath A royal treat. Photo: Lakshmi Sharath ...The Hindu, 2 months ago
Lakshmi Sharath loses herself in the narrow lanes of a magical city. I was transfixed for a moment. A cute teddy bear beckoned me. A swan posed prettily. A cranky old man was grinning. A skeleton lay there in its grave. A row of houses looked inviting. And everything seemed so delicious -- from cuddlesome animals to clinging lingerie, from swans to skeletons, from quaint houses to funny faces. For everything in Bruges is a creamy chocolate. It took me just an hour to reach this fairy tale land ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
You totally should says Lakshmi Sharath! Stones do speak. They have secrets hidden inside them, a haunting tale that has been probably witnessed only by them. Each one has a story -- from legends of deities to chronicles of legendary mortals. And yet, they leave it to us to put it all together, to piece together a little bit of history and myth and allow our vivid imagination take over. There is a beauty in crumbling ruins, in mammoth temples, in majestic forts, in towering monasteries, in deep ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Orchha in Madhya Pradesh is among the many, many places in India where history comes alive. Lakshmi Sharath recollects her recent visit to the former princely state in Bundelkhand. You don't get often to stay in a palace, but here I am sleeping in one of the rooms, which was built in the 16th century by a prince for his friend. The friend was no other than the Mughal emperor Jehangir and the palace, named after him, was built in Orchha by the Bundelkhand Raja Bir Singh Judeo. I land here ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
IAS Board members and organizers ST LOUIS: Indian Association of St. Louis celebrated the Spring Festival with a lot of enthusiasm and joy keeping up its established tradition of holding it every year. The prime objective is to give a platform ...IndiaPost, 2 weeks ago
A nyone who closely follows indian publishing would have noted a few years ago that retellings of mythological tales were becoming a sub-genre of contemporary fiction. Well, matters have progressed apace and it is now observed, particularly in ...Forbes India, 3 weeks ago
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