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Arshi OS/SS : Short and sweet

The Dilemma – An Arshi Short Story – Chapter 6

the dilemma an arshi short story

Chapter 6 Arnav and Khushi came into the living room to see Nani and Di, both fuming and waiting to unleash their anger on them. ‘Nani!’, called Arnav worried, looking at the annoyed faces of his loved ones. ‘Chotey, I never thought you would do this to us’, Nani complained ‘Me? What did I do? What are you talking about, Nani?’, asked Arnav ‘Don’t pretend as if you don’t know what I’m talking about. How could you do this, Chotey?…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 19

thng nh c tri theo ngy thng mt, though longing flows down the river of time qu kh anh; anh khng nhc cng em. my past, i did not share with you. linh h”n ta cn u n hn ‘m, my soul’s dark recesses darker than night ta cha thu, na l ai thu r’. inscrutable to me, inscrutable to all. ~~~ by the vietnamese poet xuan dieu, translated by thomas d le ~~~ “she was called nancy?” anjali asked…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 20

INDEX   khushi sat, distracted, at the dining table. buaji huddled on the sofa, fanning herself with a palm leaf fan and looking at sanka devi with an arch look. behind the visible and familiar exaggerated air of impatience lurked a worry, a concern. something was not alright with her niece madhumati ji was absolutely sure. she had come back looking dejected the night before last after dinner at the raizadas. payaliya looked somewhat down too. but she had recovered…

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Arshi FF : Hamesha ~ A heartbeat Away

Hamesha ~ A heartbeat away : Chapter 16

arshi ss Hamesha A heartbeat away chapter 16

INDEX Chapter 16 The rain continued to pour down heavily, fogging the glass. Inside the SUV, in the little ambient light that shone, Khushi Kumari Gupta stared in shock at Arnav Singh Raizada. “shaadi? Marry now? Arnavji we can’t marry now. Nobody else is here…” “Shut up Khushi”. His face was inches away from hers. Breath still hot and unsteady from the heady kiss they had shared. In a languorous movement he moved back straightening himself. “I did not say..…

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Arshi OS/SS : Short and sweet

The Dilemma – A short story – Chapter 5

The Dilemma - A short story

Chapter 5 Khushi looked upwards towards the stairs to see if Arnav was coming back or not. ‘Laad Governer kahin ke!’ she thought and continued ‘Said we would tell this together. Now he has left me alone with Nani and Di and escaped from here. And this Aman too, every time he manages to intrude with his phone calls. Wonder how he does that? Some telepathy I guess. Got to do something about him. But, later. Meanwhile, I have to…

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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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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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Arshi OS/SS : Short and sweet

The Dilemma – A short story – Chapter 4

arshi ss the dilemma chapter 4

Chapter 4 Nani was sitting in the living room sorting the dal, when Anjali came to her. ‘Nani, Mami has just called. She has reached Bhopal safely. She said she will be back in a week.’ ‘Ok. It is good that she has gone there for her niece’s wedding. She will feel better after meeting her relatives. After Payal and Akash left, both Khushi and Manorama have been missing them a lot. Chotey did a good thing that he put…

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