Friday, May 15, 2009

Villas in Villages






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.

36 comments:

Rhett said...

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

Manish Kumar said...

The first one !

Patricia Torres said...

All the pics are very nice!! I liked the painted ones... loved the colours..

Jarlin said...

Good One...

Fernanda R. Lima said...

Beautiful post... i like the colors of the last one...

;-)

Katney said...

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.

vishesh said...

ha I would prefer one of those with many "levels" as they say :P

Aaarti said...

Hey

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!!

मुनीश ( munish ) said...

I think the last one. Infact, i have lived in this kind of house. U r cordially invited to have a dekko at an amazing waterfall video on my blog Maykhaana.blogspot.com

dintoons said...

charming!
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! :)

Reeta Skeeter said...

aww lovely pics...I'd choose the last one for me :D

Allen said...

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!!

P.N. Subramanian said...

The house at the last but one would be a luxury for a Mumbaikar. All pictures represent true rural life. Thanks.

Priyank said...

Beautiful!
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. :)

Shantanu said...

I loved the first two pictures! You are quite the travel writer now, aren't you? :)

Baron's Life said...

These are all very beautiful...I'd live in any of them any time as long as I had nice neighbors which I'm sure is the case

Mridula said...

That is a lot of publishing Lakshmi!

Jupp said...

Very nice blog, with beautiful photos. Congratulations

Vamsee said...

I second what Priyank says. These pictures remind me of my grand parent's village.
Congrats on your magazine articles.

AJEYA RAO said...

Read your article on "The Hindu"... It was good.

Kamini said...

I would pick any of them!
The article in the Hindu was very good.

Radz said...

Lovely pictures :) the white house with the bougainvilleas is my fave :)

Ashu said...

poor village

Jeevan said...

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

GMG said...

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!

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

beautiful

Steven Patrick said...

Great pics and a great post. You have captured the subjects in your photos very well. Great blog, keep it up!

Sonu Kumawat said...

BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS!!!

P.Sha said...

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!!

Akshay said...

I love that door.... and the second last pic also... pretty awesome

indicaspecies said...

The charm of rural India... Hey, congratulations on the publishings.:)

Sunita said...

I love the first photo for that swirly decor accessory :D 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.

Ashley said...

outstanding photos! love your posts!

iamyuva said...

nice article and very nice photos.

veganformation said...

Must be very cooling and cosy inside these village houses!

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