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June 2015

Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 18

you who demolish me, you whom I love, be near me. remain near me when evening, drunk on the blood of the skies, becomes night, in its one hand a perfumed balm, in the other a sword sheathed in the diamond of stars. ~~~ faiz ahmed faiz ~~~ he lay there staring up at the stars. the night sky beckoned, inky and clear. winter was on its way in, a slight chill blew in the air, she shivered a little,…

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Epic Channel

Sanrachna – Magic of Ancient Architecture

The pictures of Indian history are rife with huge man-made structures like palaces, temples, towers, forts, other high rising building and deeply dug wells. Where constructions in today’s age boasts of a range of powerful electrical machineries and tools, the architecture used in ancient structures leaves one in wonder as to how they went about building such complicated marvels. Hosted enthusiastically by Vaibhavi Upadhyay, Epic Channel’s Sanrachna takes us on a journey into the history of construction and exploring the connected stories, thereby…

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indi Poetry

poetic word

i feel like finding every poetic word i’ve ever heard today and wrapping them around me in languid lustrous veil and letting go and lying among their murmur and flail filling my eyes, my ears, my lips, my very essence and array   once they were near, reaching them seemed perhaps even too easy a lilt behind a long sentence, a lyric nudged between two thoughts speak them in your mind and they took you to liminal lit spots in…

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Epic Channel

Dariba Diaries

dariba-doaries

In today’s age, investigators and detectives of crime cases have a whole range of detective equipments, chemicals and various tests, databases, etc. to assist and prove their claims. It is quite unimaginable that a detective could zero-in on the culprit without such vast technical support system. But there have always been detectives from ages and they’ve been successful in detecting the criminals. So how did they do it, without any beeping equipments or hidden sensors or polygrah tests? Epic Channel’s…

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road to singapore

the writing on the wall… at nus

niels bohr wasn’t supposed to meet me at the university cultural centre or anywhere else for that matter. yet, there he was, “‘the opposite of profound truth may well be another profound truth,’ niels bohr.” the words were written across a wall of the ucc and i had to just stop, stare, and start laughing. such genius there. i had encountered the eminent scientist only once before, in my physics class in grade nine or ten and, naturally, done all…

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books

The Martian

What happens if one throws you in a corner of your hometown? You get up, walk/ride your way to home, right!! Now, consider this… you find yourself in a different country altogether. The difference will be the sudden panic within you, but eventually it will giveaway to a sane state of mind. Now to take it to the extreme, assume that you are stranded 40 million miles away from home. Most of the earthlings, will need some time to it…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 19

INDEX   khushi smiled widely as nani ji and anjali ji met them at the door, welcoming payal, akash and herself in. payal was looking very pretty in a pink salwar kurta that had a sprinkling of paani mukaish on it, she had tried to tie her hair in her usual fairly severe plait, but khushi had insisted she leave it open and just let it hang straight down past her shoulders in a thick dark swathe. she had also…

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Arshi FF : Hamesha ~ A heartbeat Away

Hamesha ~ A heatrbeat away : Chapter 15

arshi ss Hamesha A heartbeat away chapter 15

INDEX Chapter 15 “wo.. wo Shyamji the.. unhone di ko dhoka diya..humein dhoka diya.. Shyamji bahut bure insaan hai Arnavji..” (it was Shyamji.. he bretrayed di.. he betrayed me.. he is a very bad man Arnavji) Silver strands of moonlight streamed on the dark rippling water in the shallow rectangular pool. Tiny fairy lights blinked to the rhythm of two heartbeats. A sweet fragrance of roses suffused into the chilly night. In a haze Khushi Kumari Gupta’s voice reached Arnav…

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Arshi OS/SS : Short and sweet

what does the night say… a valentine’s day story

(written on 14 february 2013, valentine’s day.) she sat there among the velvet red petals. around her lay a languorous quiet. he had left, angry and frustrated; furious with her… with the night. with himself. and she’d come down to their room, to the bed bedecked for love where a hundred doubts in the head had taken away everything her heart was sure of. she reached for a petal, such knowledge in its seamless velvet. what does a rose know…

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road to singapore

an evening on the bay

does a city dream? it’s 9.30 in the evening and my companions and i have just started our walk around marina bay, beginning at esplanade – theatres on the bay (also known as durian… the only fruit i know of in this world that is not allowed on an entire public transport network) and we’ve been assailed by the smells or should i say aromas of makansutra where local food is selling at a brisk pace, when elvis walks past…

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