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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 26

darkness was hidden by darkness in the beginning, with no distinguishing sign, all this was water. the life force that was covered with emptiness, that one arose through the power of heat. desire came upon that one in the beginning, that was the first seed of mind. ~~~ the creation hymn, rig veda ~~~ “khushi!” her name passed through him, brushing softly against his vocal chords, making him exhale, giving him breath. the pain of the words gushing out of…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 27

INDEX   akash came tripping lightly down the stairs humming a song to himself. “don’t you love her madly… don’t you need her badly…” he could hold a tune well and in college he was always the one chosen to sing whenever the need arose. shyly pushing back his glasses on his nose he’d sing obligingly, never one to fuss or demand attention. “don’t you love her waaayyys,” he let his voice lengthen the note enjoying its essence… he did…

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Arshi FF : Hamesha ~ A heartbeat Away

Hamesha ~ A heartbeat away : Chapter 21

arnav Khushi hamesha a heartbeat away : Chapter 21

INDEX Chapter 21 Arnav Singh Raizada strode towards his di’s room. In his mind he had painfully relived Anjali’s blank stare and listless words uncountable times since the denouement of Shyam Manohar Jha. He paused in front of her door. Right in front of the door Akash and Payal were sitting cross legged on the floor with anxious expressions on their faces. They looked young. Then again, they were young. Though ASR himself was most probably only a few years…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 25

tendidos en la yerba una muchacha y un muchacho. comen naranjas, cambian besos como las olas cambian sus espumas. stretched out on the grass, a boy and a girl. savouring their oranges, giving their kisses like waves exchanging foam. ~~~ octavio paz, los novios – a boy and a girl ~~~ “khushi, help me no… i want to bake a cake for asr… you know i have been going for these baking classes and learning all those eggless recipes…” lavanya…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 26

INDEX   hemangini raizada had a beautiful presence and wherever she went, an aura of grace seemed to follow. there were fewer and fewer people like her it seemed to many that met her, in her a sense of a time that had a richness beyond what mere money can buy. she came with her unguarded smile and trays laden with gifts and blessings, along with her family, to ask for payal and khushi’s hand in marriage with her two…

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Arshi FF : Hamesha ~ A heartbeat Away

Hamesha ~ A heartbeat away : Chapter 20

arshi ff hamesha a heartbeat away

INDEX Chapter 20 At the exact instant that Arnav Singh Raizada read Shyam’s message on Khushi Kumari Gupta’s phone and felt the earth slide from under his feet, Khushi was reading her name on a wedding card with a tremulous smile. “ee dekho manno hum shadi ka carad ooha dur vides se banwai laye hai“. (see here manno I have got the wedding card made from far off states) An astute benevolent man was near his displeased, bearing the weight…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 25

INDEX   it was six in the morning, dewdrops glistened on the leaves, asr stood by the poolside, deep furrows on his forehead, a troubled look in his eyes. he had not been able to sleep, restless through the night; then finally, at around five thirty he had gone and splashed cold water on his face trying to dispel the unsettling feeling. it hadn’t worked. so he’d walked over to the kitchen and made himself a cup of strong black…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 24

asato ma sad gamaya tamaso ma jyotir gamaya mrtyor ma amrtam gamaya lead me from ignorance to truth lead me from darkness to light lead me from death to immortality ~~~ the brhadarnayaka upanishad ~~~ he wasn’t sure exactly when the helicopter skids actually touched the ground, his eyes had caught sight of the domes of sheesh mahal a while back even though it was almost dark. the silhouettes had come into view as they approached. unmistakable, familiar, indelibly threatening.…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: prologue

the bus came out of nowhere. it hurtled down the narrow lane at reckless speed, weaving from side to side, a storm of dry afternoon dust in its wake, a frenzied behemoth on a rampage. he saw it before her. there was no time to lose. “khushi!” why did her name always sound so different on his tongue, a need in it, an excitement, a feeling like no other, that “kh” as he exhaled and carried her name on his…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: prologue

INDEX   paper scrunched up, crumpled into little balls, was strewn all across the carpeted gray office floor. the clock showed 12 midnight. silence all around. not a soul in the office. other than the man sitting there with his elbows on the desk, holding his head in his hands. arnav singh raizada was feeling restless. a terrible restlessness that wouldn’t let him be. he couldn’t think clearly, couldn’t concentrate, couldn’t turn it off and get on with what needed…

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