Tragedy struck last week after the volcano rumbling inside the belly of Mount Sinabung in the Karo plateau of Karo Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia, erupted once again.
The volcano, which is one of many in the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of volcanoes and fault lines that encircle the Pacific Basin, has been active in recent past as well with instance recorded in 2010, 2013 and this year.
Th recent eruption makes it the third such movement inside the volcano in this year. Indonesians, inhabitants of a country with about 130 active volcanoes, which is more than any other country, have always lived uncomfortably with their fiery neighbours.
Although one look at the people in the Tiga Pancur village situated near the volcano and one would be surprised to see people moving about as usual.
Aside from the hiccup of cleaning pounds and pounds of ash that covered the entire village, life has not stopped here.
Rediff.com takes a look at life, and its unremitting capacity to continue anywhere. Even under the shadow of a volcano.
Mount Sinabung spews pyroclastic smoke, seen from Tiga Pancur village on October 13, 2014 in Berastagi, Karo district, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Mount Sinabung, which has lain dormant for over 400 years, has been intermittently erupting since September 15 last year, killing 15 people and forcing hundreds to flee their homes. Photograph: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images