Sunday, April 9, 2017

#Atozchallenge 2017 H for head

M gave me H for Head.

For now, i am breaking my own, thinking about what to pen down for this post.
The first thing that comes to my mind is the Queen of Hearts or the Red Queen played by Helena Boham Carter in the Tim Burton  movie Alice in Wonderland. The antagonist has an obnoxiously huge head and goes "Off with his head" at the drop of a hat.

Head can refer to that part of our body, nicely perched upon our torso, where our gray cells reside and define who we are. It can be a verb as well. Whatever we do in life, we need to often stop and retrospect where we are heading!

We are surrounded by and sometimes we ourselves are, people acting as heads - heads of companies,  institutions,  organizations, families - the heads of these heads have many a mind boggling decision to make!

During our trip to Shimla, our hotel lounge had numerous stuffed heads of animals - hunters trophies!  Hunting for sport is something i totally disagree wth. What fun can one have in killing a helpless animal! That too using guns and other weapons against which nature's fiercest claws and fangs stand helpless.

Then we have these headlines that news channels keep throwing at us all day long. Nowadays they are breaking the news so much that we no longer have headlines. Only head circles.  It keeps going round and round and round! We need to be a little headstrong to not let all of the negativity to affect us.

That reminds me of headaches. They can be intolerable whether real or used as a figure of speech.
I remember reading a folklore about Tenali Raman,  a historical court jester and poet in India.  It seems once Goddess Kaali (a Hindu Goddess)  appeared in front of him displaying  all her hundred heads.  On seeing her,  he starts shaking with laughter.  Angered by this, she demands an explanation.  He says " A bout of flu and runny nose with a single head is too much for me to bear. I am just wondering how it would be if you catch a cold in all your heads! " 
Let me stop at this before the head starts spinning any further.... Mine and yours!


  1. So creative and humorous take on head. Well done with that. Reading this my head seems to be in the right place.

  2. This is fun take on H. Nice approach. I didn't know about the Tenali Raman folklore. Thanks for sharing. Happy A-Z ing Cheers!

  3. Aha! Now there are a lot of heads here. A very interesting read, Jayashree! Today, I am dreading a HEADache that's beginning to pound behind my eyes!

  4. Head coach for your kid's basketball team someday?

  5. Hahahaha! Tenali Raman actually said that to her? :))
    I wonder how she replied to him. If I'd been in her place, I wouldn't have been able to hold my laughter. Just imagine... all my 100 heads LOLing away with abandon! Hehehe...
    Happy AtoZing!
    Chicky @

  6. this ipl season..nice heady spin. :)

  7. I love the image of the many-headed monster with a hundred head colds. Think of the number of boxes of tissues that would need!
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  8. Tenali Raman's story always brings smile, whenever I read that. Now bowing head to you for this wonderful post.