Archive for the Travel Category

Fake China and the real Indian…

Posted in Entertainment, Social, Tiger Trail, Times Blogs, Times of India, Travel with tags , , , , , , on January 26, 2012 by Sharmila

Link to my new blog on Times of India – http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tiger-trail/entry/fake-china-and-the-real-indian

AB Vajpayee, India’s noteworthy Highwayman…

Posted in Tiger Trail, Times Blogs, Times of India, Travel with tags , , , , , on January 17, 2012 by Sharmila

Link to my new blog on Times of India – http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tiger-trail/entry/ab-vajpayee-india-s-noteworthy-highwayman

Taking the chill pill in Bali

Posted in Tiger Trail, Times Blogs, Times of India, Travel with tags , , , on September 10, 2011 by Sharmila

Its that time of the year when I thought it would be most appropriate to take the chill pill. To get away from it all and bask in nothingness, far away from the hustle and bustle, to de stress and rejuvenate the tired self. I also think its an appropriate time to take a mini break from writing on my favourite topics that I absolutely relish. It is also hopefully a vacation from the responses that artistically paint me into a conniving and deceitful fox that writes with vested interests for the opposition party and a respite from those hilarious comments that desperately mould me into a communal witch. No, I don’t sit on a broomstick, but sit on level ground and here I am writing about the place that I am currently vacationing in – ‘Bali’ and sharing some pictures of this wonderful island with the lovely blogosphere. Bali indeed does provide manna for the tired soul and I am sure it would garner some interesting responses even for an innocent topic as a ‘vacation in Bali’! Sigh.
I write this as I overlook a grand turquoise blue Indian Ocean and to the sound of crashing waves against jagged rocks that juts haphazardly over gleaming sand and a setting sun, my fingers move lazily over the Mac. The serene setting evokes some interesting poetry as well, but I shall save that for later.

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Taking the chill pill in Bali

Posted in Tiger Trail, Times Blogs, Times of India, Travel with tags , , , on September 7, 2011 by Sharmila

My new blog on Times of India http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tiger-trail/entry/taking-the-chill-pill-in-bali1

India’s temple wealth in unsafe hands…

Posted in Social, Tiger Trail, Times Blogs, Times of India, Travel with tags , , on July 11, 2011 by Sharmila

First published on Times of India on 8th July 2011 http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tiger-trail/entry/india-s-temple-wealth-in-unsafe-hands

The first fleeting thought that came to me when the colossal donations to the Ananta Padmanabhaswamy temple were recovered in Thiruvananathapuram was, “ Why oh why were they ever found?” The wealth of the temple had survived all these years that have encompassed unscrupulous foreign invasions but it is only now that the real worry begins, the internal invasion. Will the wealth that belongs to the presiding deity of Thiruvananthapuram, which literally translates into the sacred abode of Lord Anantha Padmanabha, be unassailable? As a popular tweet read “ It took centuries for the Temple to accumulate in excess of 1 lakh crore of wealth and a couple of years by the UPA Government to loot the exchequer of the same value”. True. Continue reading

India’s temple wealth not in safe hands

Posted in Causes, Social, Tiger Trail, Times Blogs, Times of India, Travel with tags , , on July 8, 2011 by Sharmila

Link to my new blog on Times of India http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tiger-trail/entry/india-s-temple-wealth-in-unsafe-hands

Indignant with Indigo….

Posted in Social, Tiger Trail, Times Blogs, Times of India, Travel with tags , , , , , on June 29, 2011 by Sharmila

My new blog on Times of India http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tiger-trail/entry/indignant-with-indigo