Lakshmi Bhat

Bio: I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I am doing something in my own way. Twice a week I go to a home for the mentally challenged . This has enriched my life. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.

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Thank you for following my blog. I know how many interesting blogs are out there and feel honored that you picked mine to follow. I hope my stories entertain and inform and my photos bring you joy and wonderment.
I travel mostly local but try to always find interesting places. I have lived in several different places and dig through my archives of photos to bring glimpses into places I have been. Sometimes I post a recipe because food tells a lot about culture.
I am not a professional photographer, so my photos are sometimes a little fuzzy and there are telephone poles and wires and other things along with what I was photographing. The older photos are 35mm, the newer are point and shoot digital and a few are Samsung Smartphone.
I am new to blogging so if you have any advice or critique please drop me a comment.
Thank you again for following and to quote Mark Twain: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
Iris the Wanderer


A small candle on a mountain top can be seen for many kilometers. Keep being that small candle and others will be encouraged to join you.

Thank you for following our blog. Through our photography and words we hope to inspire others to follow their dreams and passions and see the world. It’s never too early or late to get started on what you dream of doing.

In our travels we have learned the vast majority of the world’s population have similar dreams and aspirations. They simply want a better world for their children to grow up in and peace. Cheers, Wooly and Raeski.


Thanks for visiting and commenting on our travels. I really liked your answers to your Liebster Award questions, especially the one about not worrying about likes and comments (though I must admit to being a stats nerd and I do like to see how many hits I’ve had). I see you also want to visit New Zealand. I can recommend it. It’s so close to us but it took us a long time to get there. This year’s trip is on my blog and our first trip in 2012 will be there when I go back through that diary. I’ve enjoyed glancing back through your blog and look forward to learning more about your home and culture.


Thank you:) It is really nice to sit at home and see all those places and it is not like seeing them in some magazines:) There is something personal while seeing them through the eyes of fellow bloggers. Lakshmi


It feels awesome to find someone we know in this blogging world… this is a very interesting blog aunty and I ll try n finish reading all the posts asap… hope to see more and more 🙂


Hello Lakshmi…

Here’s a little message from Türkiye to say “thank you”. I appreciate your ‘follow’, knowing how many interesting and entertaining blogs there are out there.

Blogging since June 2013, my little corner of the world tries to offer an eclectic smattering of posts, from basic amateur photography, to sharing my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on our fruit farm in southern Turkey. I also throw in a few of my observations on life and lighter-hearted stuff for good measure.

You are more than welcome to have a look around, stay a while and have a trawl through my small collection. There are plenty of drop-down categories within the menu bar to help in said digging process. Of course, if you have any comments, suggestions or concerns, feel free to let me know – I’m not easily offended 🙂

Thanks again and hope you have a great day…



thank you for visiting ‘simply beautiful’. we believe in the same principles that light, even just a flicker, will eventually shine and overcome the dark. that nothing is too small to make a difference in others. we also have a grandson that is a font of love and joy. i’m glad to be connected. 🙂


If you can see this link called Reader, in that page there is a link called Followed sites, beside that there is a link called Manage, next to it , enter URL,
this is for my site, you can copy it paste it in that place.
In my lap top, in bottom right hand side, I sometimes get a link called Follow, you can click on it.Thanks for liking my posts.


I agree and encourage your work .
I LOVE south india.

your post also reflect about many south India place ,nature etc.
ooty, chennai marina beach.

thanks for your nice post…keep it up..it makes me more happy…

My blog related to health and fitness. i hope mY blog also may be useful to you.

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How fortunate am I this Thursday morning? This has not been a particularly pleasant morning and then I came here to thank you for your comment on one of my blog posts and I read this:

“I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle.”

and suddenly my small candle that was feeling very small and very heavy this morning suddenly feels less small. Thank you! 🙂

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Thank you for following and commenting on my blog Lakshmi. I am very happy to have discovered yours also. I have loved visiting South India and staying there for months on end, I was working with orphan children. Your culture is so very rich, it is always nice to learn more about your country. I enjoyed looking through some of your blog already. Kind regards, Agnes

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I am so glad I found your site quite accidentally through the blog “Cave Walls” by Maggie. This is very much how I think of life, and you are doing things that I do/have done as well with special needs children and adults. I love that and it has been a major part of my life. I consider special needs to be physical, developmental, and emotional challenges, and all of those I have worked with and loved. Thank you so much and I am looking forward to reading your good thoughts. I hope you will visit mine also at http://www.allinadaysbreath.wordpress.com. Thank you most kindly. I really love learning about different parts of the world and the spiritual belief systems. I think there is a place for all of us and all the world’s great religions.

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Your opening line “I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle” is powerfully inspiring. And you actually do what you believe in.
Thanks and regards.

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