CBC Valentine’s Day Post – Chapter 7 – Ahalya Ramanathan

This is a chain love story as a part of CBC (Chennai Bloggers Club) chain story relay. In this we write a love story as this month is for love. 20 Bloggers will write one chapter of a love story to make a beautiful love story. 🙂   How do you know it will be a beautiful story? Never mind, Love stories are beautiful.

Catchup with the previous 6 chapters HERE

Chapter 7

CBC Post Pic

Ahalya Ramanathan

I know I’m letting in things to myself. This is weird to me. There have been times in my life when I wished I had someone for me –someone who can be with me forever. But this new change in my life which I’ve let it happen is completely out of circumstances. I should have let him go and never allowed him to gauge the subtle perturbations of my heart that seeks compensational affection that I’m exerting out of him. He is honest, lovable and someone who can be trusted. Not just because I’ve spent some three hours of my waiting time chatting away in glory with him, but something in me that involuntarily drifted my senses towards him.

After all the hearty conversations, I have become conscious again – conscious of not wanting to get hurt, to suffer another insomnia.

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Awesome Blogger & Liebster Blog Award – I’m tagged

I’m really honoured to receive this award from my friend and an avid blogger Afshan!

The Liebster Blog Award and The Awesome Blogger Award.

I am truly honoured. Thank You!

Now that I’m tagged, here are the rules I need to follow:


  • If you are tagged/nominated, you have to post 11 facts about yourself.
  • Then you answer the 11 questions the tagger has given you & make 11 questions for the people you are going to tag.
  • Tag 11 more Bloggers.
  • No tagging back.
  • Person you tag must have < 200 followers

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Stay Safe Play Safe – [Meme]

Sir this is Nithya calling from ICICI Prudential. We are offering you a health Insurance cover and I would like to take two minutes…

God only knows if you say ‘Yes’ that ‘2 minutes’ will take 20 minutes of your time. Even Maggi cannot be made in 2 minutes *Don’t believe that ad. Try cooking Maggi with a stop watch*

Hello, this is Rupa calling from Citi Bank Credit cards, you have been chosen as our privileged customer and we are offering a health card as a top up to the Credit card which you will be receiving from us in a week…

Come on, I don’t have an account in your bank in the first place. Second, I don’t have a credit card, over that you are offering me a health card as a top up and will you please explain me that ‘privileged customer’ and ‘chosen’ part?

Why is everyone behind my a$$, so desperately wanting to secure my health?


Beta, don’t eat junk foods. Stop eating those Peeetza, Burger and that road side pani poori which are sold in matka” mom iterates these lines whenever I leave home.

Take care beta. Eat properly at right time and don’t roam around in the sun” dad shows some kindness behind his strictness whenever I travel away from home for a weekend.

Don’t eat that Dairy Milk Silk alone. Get that for me too, otherwise I’ll kill you” sister blackmails you with her words.

Hey darling, take care. I will miss you. Msg me wherever you are. Call me if you want to talk to me. Don’t eat in local eat-outs. Always go for good restaurants” well you could have guessed – her highness girlfriend.

Machi, take care da…Travel safe” The Friend

Family & friends care for you more than you imagine.


You are being loved and cared. But do you love yourself? Err…I mean, care for yourself? When it comes to driving a vehicle, we care about the petrol, money and the luggage, but do you care for your safety consciously?

When others are so much concerned about you, I feel one should take measures for their own safety.

Bike riders and car drivers have one very important thing to take care of – their life!

In general, bikers (No no Raji…..don’t try to open your eyes wide which I know is difficult for you! :P I was referring bike riders in general…) become more conscious of their looks when riding a bike. They assume their hair gets messed up if they wear helmet or they think it causes baldness. Even they give reasons of their shades being not visible to the hot chicks walking in the platform. Come on dude, no one cares what you wear, even if they bother, why do you give a damn, with your life at stake?

I never hesitate to wear my helmet whenever I go out for a ride even if it is just a 15 minutes zap. I actually feel uncomfortable to ride without helmet as the gush of dusty air on my face makes me awkward in ride. Wearing helmet actually takes me to a different world. I feel like a tony stark inside the Iron man suit or a human inside Optimus Prime. That’s the level of fantasy I would subject myself to wear the helmet.

I’ve heard/seen tragic accidents in the highways and the person was on spot death only because of not wearing a helmet. Life is so unpredictable, let us not make it more haphazard with hazardous accidents like this.

Protection is the buzz word which is been talked about, everywhere. Even a TV remote control has a cover, a newly bought keyboard and sofas have cover. Cell phones have screen and scratch guard. Electronic items are packed with a ‘bubble’ wrap. Even Batman wears a mask which protects his head. So whenever we are on a ‘ride’ we are expected to protect ourselves by wearing appropriate covers on our respective ‘heads’ – you  never know, even a small protection may help you live your future! 🙂

Always remember, If no ‘Helmet’, then definitely ‘Hell met’

Play safe!

Thanks Sreeram for tagging me!

I don’t want to tag anyone in particular. Anyone can take up this tag generously and spread awareness!


The Psychotic Wagon – Get Obsessed

This Meme is all about OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as it expands to. So Ms.Wiki says OCD is…,

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions) – (wiki)

So I gonna list out three OCD’s I’ve been freaking with here and ofcourse I’m ought to tag three of my random blog friends to Compulsorily Express their Obsessive Disorders.

1. Pace Deceleration of Books

I do not know from my near consciousness as when did I start stopping near the Book Strands and other road side book shops. Seriously, my pace decelerates and I find myself locked at the titles of the novels stacked on the shelves or on the pavements. I spend a solid 15 to 20 minutes based on the volume of book titles to be scanned. If it’s a Landmark, then it’s going to be a scanning and reading of few books for a solid 1 hour or two. I don’t know why I’m so much obsessed with just walking along the shelves and scanning the titles.

Whenever I drop to T. Nagar or Pondy Bazaar with my Mom, Dad n Sis for any of the shopping occasions, they find me missing suddenly beside them and after a glimpse on left, right and at back, they will find me near a road side book shop which has a nice collection of Novels in half rate. Ranging from John Grisham, Michael Crichton to Chetan Bhagat, all those colorful publication from Rupa and Penguin delights me much, though they have become so old and cello-taped. It irritates my mom and dad much for delaying their shopping schedule and my dad usually ends up coming up with the analogy of lamp-posts and dogs with bookshops and I :|. Who cares!

In case of hanging out with friends in Spencers, Citi Center or any mall in that case, we spend around 40% of the total time spent for haning out in Landmark. Though we actually don’t have anything to buy, we love window shopping and obsessively some solid time in the Landmark scanning through the Books, Magazines, Perfumes, Antiques and Glass ‘Pieces’, PSPs, Movie/Music DVDs and pretty girls coming there to buy those smiley balls and ID card smiley pins!

How vetti the time may be, if I get a book store and a large volume of books inside it, then I assure you I won’t complain and nag you with my boring talks for another two hours!

2. Blood Acceleration of Prettiness

Okay this is very normal with guys, but I guess, I’m bit over sensitive to pretty girls. At all the same places described above, if I happen to lock a pretty girl(s) with my sight, my heart beats faster and of course things will be in control, but still all those butterflies flaps its wings in a colorful shimmering paths orbiting around me. The scene around the pretty lady freezes and I’ll be like Shahrukh Khan in “Aankhon Mein theri ajab si ajab si adaayein hain” song from Om Shanti Om, except that nothing from my dress, gets entangled in the girls’ dupattah or chains or anything loosely hanging around her and I don’t become behosh falling down hands in chest :D

Well, I do stop sometimes to scan them for their prettiness. I get so much obsessed with their features. You see, girls don’t become pretty because they are fair or tall and has perfect contours in appropriate places. But It’s in those small small things that make them so much adorable – the way she eats those Chocolate stubs or a sandwich, the way the strands of hair fall on their shoulders, or how she carries herself in the dress she is wearing, the way she turns the pages of the book, the way she thinks about something biting the tip of the pen which she is holding and many more such notable niceties.

The worst part of this is, all those moments last for a brief period of time until she leaves the place. Then what, I too leave the place!

So this obsession of prettiness is always there! Hmmm.

3. Mind temptation of Gadgets

Well, Girls and Gadgets never cease to keep me occupied. I’m one obsessed freaking gadget maniac. Come the gadget into existence, Google suffers a lot in my hands to churn out loads and loads of pages about its details. I love reading the technical reviews about those gadgets. Starting from the hardware, operating system, their processors and its user interface, I read everything. Be it a mobile or a laptop or even a desktop, ranging from SLR, iPad, and other touchpads, touch phones, Android, HTC, Samsung, Apple, Canon, Nikon, Cloud computing, Concept phones, Bikes, Cars, blogs, and other technology buzz words, I’m freaking obsessed.

My mom keeps worrying about the girl who is gonna marry me. She says if you spend a all your time with gadgets/Internet like this, I pity the girl who is going to spend her life with you. Well to be frank I use Gmail anytime, browse Facebook and Twitter from mobile liking, commenting and tweeting during bus/train journeys, listening to mp3/Radio as well, at Home again FB, chatting, thinking what to write next in my blog, what to click with my cam and where to go. Hopefully my future girl will also join my league along with me and I’ll have more time for her and for her obsessions too! 🙂

Whenever someone talks about anything technologically new or attractive, I spend the next one hour or two reading and scanning images of it. My recent obsessions are the owned Canon SLR, not-yet-bought Samsung Galaxy S II, not-yet-released-India Nokia N9, rumoured-but-seems-to-be-gorgeous Phone 5 and err…many more.

Guess it was too much of insanity overloaded in this post!!!

Lemme stop here and I tag the following people to take the meme forward.

Hope you 3 will let me know your obsessions!!!! 😀

Stylish Blogger Award

Thanks a lot Vyshnavi Katta for giving me this award

Well, I’ donno what to say. I’m all just excited…hehe 😀 I don’t know exactly what you like or what you would like to be given!! 😀 . So pls fill this –> __________________ with whatever you like. I’ll get that if possible 😉

So, here are the rules:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.

2. Share 7 things about you.

3. Spread the love and honor.

4. Award and contact 7 recently discovered bloggers.

Here are the 7 quick facts about me:

1. I’m basically lazy

2. I love attention

3. I love writing

4. I’m bit obsessed of things with which I’m obsessed with!

5. I love futuristic environments

6. I love ‘bird watching’

7. I love being loved and cared.

If you want me to know more about me, check out this 25 Random Things to Know About Me 🙂

Well that was quick enough!!! Anyway, let me share this award with 7 other bloggers!








Now you people tagged above have to do the same and share the details in the comment section below.

Keep coming folks!!!!!

Signing Off!!!!!