B/W Photo Challenge

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

This post is an entry as part of the Weekly Challenges conducted by Cee.

Hope you like it! 🙂


Deafening, silence!


While the song lasts for the time it is meant to, his sorrows seemed to be a little less intimidating.

When it ends, back to square one.

He doesn’t like the silence that comes after the end of a good song, because it is a cue for him to go to the dry cleaners, like she had asked him to. And pay the bills. And buy groceries. Phew!

Some people can be so overtly imposing,

and some like him, too meek to revolt;

he wondered, as he drove home from the bar.

A pint at times can drown all the sorrows; coupled with a good song.

Thank you, Rob! *Liebster!


I’ve been AWOL for a long time, 30 days – an eternity! During that time, my dear friend, Rob, nominated me for a Liebster! My FIRST Liebster!!!

Blogging is a relatively new thing for me. I’m a novice at it, Really; (This would be my 12th post). The WP community has been a wonderfully supportive family for me here. I’d like to thank Rob who is a great friend, for even considering me, deserving of it. Thank you, Rob! 🙂 Do go over and check out his amazing blog!

Rules for this award:

-Thank the blogger who nominated you and display the award on your page 

-Nominate ten other bloggers for the award

-Answer ten questions asked by the person who nominated you 

-Ask your nominees ten questions (I’m bending the rules to 4 )

The questions Rob asked me:

1. Have you ever had an outbreak of laughter at a time that was inappropriate?

– I’ve had such outbreaks, one too many times! ;p

2. What is your typical breakfast?

– Milk, cornflakes and a fruit.

3. What is your favorite weekend recreation?

– To sleep and read one Maupassant short story.

4. Do you prefer days or nights?

– I like days that are bright and shiny and which eventually converge into nights! ;p

5. What book are you reading currently or finished recently?

– Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

I’d like to nominate these guys for the award:











My Questions:

1.  What is the best holiday you have ever been on?

2. A Random fact about you

3. A Novel / Movie or both( or any of your preferred strains like Plays, Poems etc) that just BLEW your mind

4. An early childhood memory

Bane of my existence.


Well, today, unlike most of the days, I had time on hand. So, basically having my braincells fry in the Indian summer, my mind wandered off to the things in life that annoy/piss me, like sincerely ( I don’t know if it makes any sense, but, I can’t possibly brush aside such things as trivial/ insignificant & which need to be urgently addressed!)

1. Forgetfulness – It has struck me quiet recently that I tend to forget stuff. You might think I’m exaggerating or something but, no. I’m positively sure that because I’m just 20, i don’t have dementia or something like that, but I’ve had this weird sense of deja vu coupled with another weird concoction of forgetfulness! I know it doesn’t make sense but I feel as though I’m forgetting some of the movies /books I might have watched/ read over the years,  I don’t think it is that acutely chronic but it does bother me.

2. Judgmental/ Hypocritical / Condescending People – Need I say more. I’m pretty sure we all have encountered such species at some point in our lives. I try taking them, more often than not, at a stride, but, they have the uncanny ability to just get on your nerves!

3. Movies that end without a concrete ending( hey, you are not supposed to roll the credits out, yet! )

4. Mosquitoes– Those blood sucking buggers( pun intended! ) 😛

5. People making noise whilst eating (Extremely loud and Incredibly annoying!) 😉

6. I am supremely clumsy! There, I said it. Its like clumsiness is my surname. Hi, I’m Clumsy. Hannah Clumsy. 😉

7. Stage fright– Oh. My…thinking of it makes me tremble(jk). But it is a grave problem that I wish I’d overcome.

8. Moriarty & Iago– Because, it’s Elementary! 😀

9. Bad hair days, PMS-ing, my mysterious mood-swings, some relatives that feel like forced customs and traditions. Why be so? 😐

10. Rubik’s Cube– How does a mortal being come even close to solving it?! (The world record is at 5.25 seconds; My mouth is still agape! It greatly baffles me!) 😮

*Please do share with me some of your pet peeves/ bane of existence. 😀

Shaken & Stirred



An earthquake is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth’s crust that creates seismic waves. (source: Wikipedia) often leading to grief and mass destruction (my added part).

It was around 11:40 AM, IST (ish). I was in my room, dusting the study table (my mum had been nagging me to do so, for a few weeks). Dad, Mum & Sam had gone to work/ school. I felt the tremor, a very strong jolt, which convinced me without much ado & I feared the inevitable. The jolt was strong, so that the ground beneath my feet( pun intended) shook much vigorously. Ammachi (my paternal grandmother) & I were home, alone. We sprinted with much instability and hurriedly (age has slowed down her pace) as fast as we could, went out of the building. All the folks in the neighborhood had already assembled down. To think that we were about 325km away from the site of destruction is something that I’m still trying to wrap my mind around. Though the tremors( it continued for the next 24 hours, at intervals)  as they reported in our area was the greatest ever experienced in our state, it surely was but a miniscule, compared to the catastrophe experienced by Nepal. I can’t even begin to comprehend. Earthquake, you disrupted my faculties and messed up with my equilibrium! Not to mention the numerous lives you took, the grief of which is insurmountable. I hope that our neighbors (Nepal) overcome the trials and tribulations of present times; soon.

Much prayers, peace & love, Nepal.

Open Sesame!





Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire



Silhouette- Part Deux

Silhouette- Part Deux

Sunset at Taj

Sunset at Taj

Where Waters Collide

Where Waters Collide





Concrete Jungle

Concrete Jungle

Suit & Tie

Suit & Tie

Term breaks can be unbelievably boring. It takes a toll on you. Like there seems to be a thousand minutes in an hour and a hundred hours in a day. So long, so boring. Don’t ask…one can’t possibly fathom the banality of such times! So I thought I’d do, at least try to do something useful/constructive (besides the usual movie and novel marathon! 😉 ). So i got ready, my good old camera (it’s a simple p&s, capable of taking some decent picture, I think), my constant companion, of sorts. I ended up taking many a photographs, but finally, after much consolidation, I decided on these few (along with some taken last year during the holidays).


Thought for the Day!



His fair, fair countenance

looked rare, rare in the instance!

(These lines recently, out of nowhere

popped into my head and I have tried endlessly to divert my mind from it;

but in vain.)

Sigh! :/

*P.s. Not that I’m plagued or anything by the thought,

it itself is so irresistible an idea that I’m fixated on it, incessantly! 🙂



It hurts so much. I do not complain. Nobody notices. I lie, wreathing in agony. Lost all sense of security. A morose feeling takes over the little frolic I have in me. Days feel longer, hours a lifetime. I do not complain. It just hurts so much. The pain. The ant bite, hurts so much! Thanks for bearing with my sinuous yet bona fide innuendo. Have a cupcake! 🙂

Tiny Tales Take2- Hannah.



We all have that one thing in life that we’re most afraid of. Most scared of ever encountering it; just the thought of it gives us nightmares often forcing us to plunge into deep life-assessing/ self reflective mode. I think the scariest feeling in life is not knowing what to do. That’s it. For me. The uncertainty of things, is unbelievably haunting. I don’t find failure or death (of beings or ties) as intimidating and nerve racking as that of just going blank. Just like that!