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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 6

INDEX   khushi was staring at the computer in front of her wondering how to tell her boss, that sweet and kind akash ji, that she had no idea how to use these machines. haan, give her a kadai and a ladle and some oil and a bit of sugar, flour, besan, yogurt and she could create magic. but this funny thing with a screen… and if there has to be a screen it ought to show you screen things,…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 5

INDEX   why was the pillow so big, khushi wondered as she snuggled right into it, fighting the need to open her eyes. she knew it was morning. but must she get up? five more minutes, she thought and sighed as she buried her head deeper into the down of the pillow… too big really. she turned on her side, eyes resolutely shut. but a couple of seconds later she turned again and called out in a sleepy voice, “jiji,…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 5

when life is parched and dry / come to me in streams of compassion when all beauty and grace is hidden / come to me in the sweetness of song ~~~ rabindranath tagore, an approximate translation~~~ the darkness had a way of slipping around his heart. that’s how it had been ever since he could remember, a familiar black blanket of not seeing, not feeling, what couldn’t be soothed away could certainly be shut out. he looked at his face…

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Arshi OS/SS : Short and sweet

Arshi OS : Hum Aapke Hain Kaun

arshi os hum aapke hain kaun

Hey devi maiyya there is so much work to do.. It is jiji’s wedding after all. How many times while playing ghar-ghar I imagined myself as Madhuri from Hum Aapke Hain Kaun. Now why couldn’t Aakash jeejaji have a brother like Salman Khan ji. Jiji had to go fall in love with someone who has that laad governor as his brother. Koi aur achcha bhai bhi toh ho sakta tha.. How can I be Madhuri when that rakshas has the…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 21

darkness there was: at first concealed in darkness this all was indiscriminate chaos. all that existed then was void and formless: by the great power of warmth was born that unit. thereafter rose desire in the beginning, desire, the primal seed and germ of spirit. ~~~rig veda, hymn cxxix, creation ~~~ anjali sat in front the resplendent idol of devi maiyya in shantivan, looking at a basketful of beautiful white lotus buds, a pensive lost look about her. she was…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 4

INDEX   he snapped open his macbook and started punching keys, in seconds absorbed in work, his brown eyes fixed on the screen, their little movements indicative of a mind at work, assessing, evaluating, pondering. a tiny frown on his forehead as he worked with complete absorption. he had moved back to his window seat across the aisle. the cup of black coffee lay next to him on the wide arm rest. miss rao refilled it quietly every time it…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 4

and let me talk to you with your silence that is bright as a lamp, simple as a ring. you are like the light, with its stillness and constellations. your silence is that of a star, as remote and candid. ~~~ pablo neruda, i like for you to be still~~~ a gentle touch of water on her face… like drops of rain. wha…? her eyes flew open… where was she? out in the open, under the sky? she looked up…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 3

INDEX   “what am i going to do,” thought khushi, as she distractedly played with the shiny stars made of plastic hanging above her bed… “i’ve never been on a plane before.” hawai jahaaz, the word went through her mind, flying at a bizarre angle, then zoomed off through the window, a screeching sound in its trail. khushi closed her eyes tight, “hey devi maiyya, yeh maine kya kar diya…” what have i gone and done now, she muttered. buaji…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 22

INDEX   “it’s so big, isn’t it?” khushi was staring at the water, her eyes fixed on the horizon, a stillness gathered over the ocean and the afternoon light suddenly lost some of its brightness. khushi was too engrossed in her contemplation of the vast stretch of waves and ripples and endlessness before her to notice. “what is?” asr asked casually from the hammock where he lay while khushi sat on the sand near him. “the samundar, arnav ji… there’s…

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Arshi FF : Hamesha ~ A heartbeat Away

Hamesha ~ A heartbeat away : Chapter 17

arshi ss Hamesha A heartbeat Away Chapter 17

INDEX Chapter 17 A thick fog covered everything as far as the eyes could see. The rain from the day before had caused the temperature to drop sharply. Cutting through the mist a lithe agile figure sprinted through. Arnav Singh Raizada was out on his customary five mile run, a habit that he had developed during his years at Howard School of Business. For the past five years every morning he had woken up early and head out. He used…

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