I got this footage of the snow leopard taken in the Chitral Gol (Tooshi Sasha Reserve) of Pakistan….do watch!
Attenborough’s Life of Mammals airs on Animal Planet every Saturday, and I have been watching it…what a wonderful series. The photography, the way the series is edited….Watch it if you can!
Though I am not a wine aficionado, I decided not to let an opportunity for wine-tasting slip by…my husband and I went to a wine-tasting session organized by Alok Chandra, whose column we have been following in the Deccan Herald.
I had heard about the Sterling Resortat Swamimalai, in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu, when a couple of my friends had been to the small Tamizh Nadu town to attend a wedding, and stayed there. They returned raving about it, and urged me to go and visit as soon as possible.
But it took me all of four years before this could happen. A few weeks ago, I got a call from Chennai; someone who was a member of Sterling was going to stay for a weekend at the resort. I instantly counted myself in!
Must write about Swamimalai Sterling Resort and about my wine-tasting experience…but am just listening to Tamizh classic film songs on Thein Kinnam on Jaya TV and it was interspersed by ads…particularly ONE campaign ad for Amma (can you believe it, the theme for today is also “thaai”(mother)?)…so emotional, describing ONE Mother (with a capital M, believe me!)’s love, sacrifice, foresight…ooh, I am nauseous…politics makes me sick, Indian politics makes me sicker, and Tamizh Nadu politics makes me SICKEST.