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December 2015

Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 47

INDEX   “chhotey, where are you and khushi? hariprakash ji said you aren’t at home!” anjali was sounding worried. asr swung the suv into the driveway of shantivan. “di..” he began to answer… “kya?!” anjali practically shrieked at the other end. khushi, who was sitting in the passenger seat looking dreamily out of the window, jumped and turned toward asr, eyes very wide. “di!” she whispered. “om prakash ji says you haven’t even slept in your bed!!! chhotey… tum kahan…

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road to singapore

look out for the butterfly

that day aj was very excited. he had spotted a path veering off from somewhere close to his wife’s office in biopolis; it seemed to disappear at one point, but he’d noticed graffiti and perhaps it was a new road being created for cyclists or something? he had no idea, but he wanted to go and explore, if i agreed. among the brand new skyscrapers of biopolis, in the innovation and entrepreneurial centre of singapore, it is hard to imagine…

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Television

The Man in the High Castle

What if the Allies lost the 2nd world war? What if at the end of the war America was under the joint occupation of the Germans and the Japanese? What if the Western part of America was under the Japanese rule, while the Eastern half was ruled by the Nazis? What if the Nazi flag flies high in Times Square? And, what if the Man In The High Castle created secret videos that had the power to ignite a revolution within the American…

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sarees tell stories

sand banks, memory, and baluchari

golden arrows rained down, a charioteer looked back at the archer standing behind him. who was he shooting at? i looked to the left. a man stood on another chariot holding the reins as a pair of horses reared, one of the chariot’s wheels seemed to be stuck in the mud and a warrior in reddish orange and gold was beside it perhaps trying to get it out. who were they? even though my mind wasn’t articulating clearly, i knew…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 46

INDEX   “take it off,” he said softly placing her hand gently on the dark red fabric. khushi almost winced at the urgency in his tone, a demand yet a need that made her stomach muscles clench. take it off? what was he saying? the fabric was rough against her skin. she felt her fingers move and clutch a handful of red, she felt her breath shudder. his hand lifted languidly and went slowly toward her face, she could feel…

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road not taken

A getaway to Boka Dam, Chhattisgarh

A getaway to Boka Dam

Come Fall in love with yourself!  Right in the middle of my hustle bustle monotonous life, I was met with this charming peaceful place. It was just me and miles and miles of quiet. A place to just be yourself, think whatever you want to. A place where the mind actually knows how to rest and live in the moment. A place which can be enjoyed equally alone or with that special someone. Even if you don’t talk, you are…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: episode 45

INDEX   asr breathed in sharply. what was that? he’d felt something spike near the middle of his chest. a warmth seemed to be spreading in the centre of his throat. his eyes had gone still. she was standing there at the top of the stairs… stairs he had rushed up and down practically every day of his adult life… his stairs, dammit. and she was now there, adorned in layers of red that he had seen in his mind,…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 44

INDEX   he frowned darkly as he looked at the faint trace of yellow on the back of his right hand where mami had put a generous dab of the turmeric paste. di had smiled widely as she’d taken a little bit of the paste off his skin and scraped it on the edge of another bowl of the haldi ceremony turmeric she was holding in her hand. “ho gaya!” she had smiled, “now we can take this over to…

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road to singapore

bridge to samulun

not a fancy part of town this, here it’s all helmets and overalls, machinery and tankers, rugged and tough end of the island. i’ve never seen a shipyard before and was looking forward to our walk in the west around jurong shipyard in the jurong industrial estate. aj had worked in atlantis shipyard before and of course regaled me with tales of fire and hazard and excitement. even without it, i would have felt the energy and macho air of…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 43

INDEX   anjali woke up and grinned. chhotey was getting married today, in fact, this very evening. she lay in bed a moment longer to smile happily up at the ceiling while she patted her belly absentmindedly. suddenly she frowned and pursed her lips, as a sense of urgency came rushing over her. there was a shadi… no no no no… two weddings in their family today. what was she doing taking it easy and dreaming in bed! she had…

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