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May 2015

Arshi OS/SS : Short and sweet

the chance of a kiss

the chance of a kiss. the words popped into my head one night. seemed like a title and i realised i had to do something about it. it was time to write. here’s what that name took me to. another few moments in the life of asr and khushi. hope you do enjoy. please do leave your comments and i usually reply to comments so please check later. khushi had to go shopping today. teej was coming and nani ji…

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ADiction

oh, those vw ads.

indi’s index ravi uncle had a beetle. not the insect, the car. i must have been seven at the time, ravi uncle was my maternal uncle’s friend, a very trendy man in his early twenties, who dared to wear bright pink khadi guru kurtas back in the sixties, who had this stylish air and yeah, who had this really cute car. those days, you didn’t get “foreign” cars in india, only some people who could afford it, imported them. i…

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Film

Tanu Weds Manu Returns

tanu weds manu returns movie review

  **spoiler warning** After the refreshing Tanu Weds Manu, its sequel did not impress me much. Kangana Ranaut, as the protagonist, has undoubtedly done a tremendous job, especialy in her Haryanvi avatar. However, the story lacks substance. It’s one of those confused love stories where the actors have no clue why they hate each other to begin with and how suddenly, without any reason at all, they fall back in love. I understand that you don’t need a reason to…

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Now Brewing

Summer Delights

When one thinks of summer, the first thing that comes to mind is the heat, the hot sun, sweat pouring down as one goes about with their daily chores. An annoying temperament but one has to do what one has to. Of course, the AC being there or not being there has nothing to do with it. The heat gets to you nevertheless. This is the scene at most places in the temperate and tropical zones. The degrees in the…

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Arshi FF : Hamesha ~ A heartbeat Away

Hamesha ~ A heartbeat away : Chapter 11

arshi ss hamesha ~ a heartbeat away

Pic credit my dear friend Wiwy INDEX Chapter 11 Khushi Kumari Gupta was standing in the middle of a crowded Lakshminagar street, early in the morning, happily munching on a handful of channas. Payal was inspecting the vegetables on display in a nearby stall. Both girls were in pastel shades of yellow and green kurta with matching flower embroidery on it. Fresh and pretty, in the hustle bustle of regular Lakshminagar. The dresses and unaffected air were where the similarity…

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indi

to find a poet

to find a poet

indi’s index Summer is late, my heart. Words plucked out of the air some forty years ago when I was wild with love and torn almost in two scatter like leaves this night of whistling wind and rain. It is my heart that’s late, it is my song that’s flown. Outdoors all afternoon under a gunmetal sky staking my garden down, I kneeled to the crickets trilling underfoot as if about to burst from their crusty shells; and like a…

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Film

Piku

Piku Film Review

This is a simple story about a father and his daughter and their own sweet little world. A world where women equality is not something that needs to be discussed so much. It is something as obvious as breathing, yet so complicated for the world to do it right. A world where a father does not want his daughter to get married because he believes that women are made for better things and not just for cooking in the day,…

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Arshi OS/SS : Short and sweet

Always Together

arshi os always together

Coming home early from office, Arnav started searching for his wife, Khushi. It didn’t take him long to find her. There she was at the poolside, dressed in yellow and red salwar kameez adorned with gotas, with matching bangles, hair loose, looking as angelic as ever. She was watering the plants at the poolside. It gave Arnav a comforting peace to see his wife water his plants … no … their plants. Khushi was lost in her own thoughts while…

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road to singapore

fly over holland road

the cars were moving up along the gradient of the flyover, the sun had begun to set, a couple of raindrops fell on me. i looked up at the opaque grey sky and wondered if i’d have to cancel the walk. i was alone since my walking partner aj couldn’t make it today. i missed him and thought the rain might have decided to keep me company instead. that flyover was being made when i came to singapore. i have…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 14

INDEX in my darkest night, when the moon was covered and i roamed through wreckage, a nimbus-clouded voice directed me: “live in the layers, not on the litter.” though i lack the art to decipher it, no doubt the next chapter in my book of transformations is already written. i am not done with my changes. ~~~ stanley kunitz, the layers ~~~ the ball lay at the end of the long covered balcony, red with lines of yellow, he was…

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