hope“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
― Humbert Wolfe

WPC: Cover Art

I thought last week’s challenge was difficult. But this week is not only difficult but very challenging. I have tried my level best and here are my entries for this week’s photo challenge theme: Cover Art

a) My cover art for the movie/book ‘The Motorcycle Diaries


b) Who doesn’t love to have some ‘Fun with Toy Trains‘ ? I know I do.


and finally since this is a season of festivity and weddings, if you looking for wedding cards, look no further. Saath Phere is a Hindu wedding ceremony. So I used it as the name of the card company (imaginary  name)


How did I do ?

Gone Girl – Trailer

I absolutely loved the book ‘Gone Girl‘ (that post of mine will have spoilers) by Gillian Flynn. Just loved the characters in it, the good, the bad and the grey. And I am for sure going to watch the movie that is releasing here next week, 31st Oct to be precise. But to be very honest, when I saw the trailer first, I was a little apprehensive. Because you see when I read the book and heard that they are going to do the movie, I somehow thought  that Nicole Kidman would be apt for the role of Amy. Don’t ask me why, it is one of those unnecessary thoughts that creep up when you read a book and you sort of put some known actors in it because you know they can carry it well. I haven’t seen Rosamund Pike’s acting except for the one in Die Another Day and well, you know how it is in Bond movies.  And I have told my friends to please please read the book before they come to the movie, even though I know that it isn’t going to happen. But if you are planning to see this movie (even though I am going to go with absolutely no high hopes) my kind suggestion would be to read the book first (and hopefully you haven’t read the Wikipedia already) because I know that a lot of what is written cannot be easily translated to a movie script and the book was a such a pleasure to read, if you like those kind of drama, family, romance (or not), sarcasm, crime, thriller, humor etc.

And if you are in a place where the movie is already released and you have seen it, let me know your thoughts on the same.

Back with a Bang

When I wrote yesterday that because of the rains its been a little quiet here for Diwali, I spoke a little too soon. When the rains let out after 6 pm, people came back with a vengeance. Non stop crackers accompanied by the cries of the small babies, barks of the dogs, excited squeals of kids and elders alike seeing the colorful fireworks in the sky and a visit from my neighbor with her grandson to give me Diwali sweets. You name it. I went up to the terrace to capture a few shots. But it was coming from all directions that I had to struggle to figure out which direction I should be watching and in the end found myself getting dizzy. So after some time gave up and came down. Here are some photographs.

Lamps decorating the entrance of a flat

Lamps decorating the entrance of a flat


This one burst right on top of my head

This one burst right on top of my head



Simple things

I am feeling lazy today (yeah it is officially a holiday and I was tempted to sing ‘Today I don’t feel like doing anything‘ courtesy: Bruno Mars) and even though I had so many things to do, I ended up just listening to songs (one of them which was on repeat is added below) , reading ASOIAF and  a very long video chat with my folks , which included some crazy and super-high-on-sugar kids who were fighting to see their faces on the camera and some of their excitement was also to tell me how they celebrated Diwali. My first niece promised to save me some sweets, away from the sneaky hands of her father :) I love it when she becomes all caring and considerate. Thanks to the rains this time, at least here where I am, the fireworks have been very very less.


And now to the song of the day:

AWAW: Recline

A nice way to relax: lie on the recline-able chair, read a book by the pool side.


Guess the tree felt the need to relax so it reclined a bit.