not cut out for love… index

all the chapters of “not cut out for love” are listed here.

hope you have lots of fun reading this slightly crazy romance.

prologue   ~   chapter 1   ~   chapter 2   ~  chapter 3  ~    chapter 4

chapter 5   ~  chapter 6   ~   chapter 7  ~  chapter 8   ~   chapter 9

chapter 10  ~  chapter 11   ~  chapter 12  ~  chapter 13  ~  chapter 14

chapter 15  ~  chapter 16  ~  chapter 17  ~   chapter 18   ~  chapter 19

chapter 20    ~   chapter 21   ~   chapter 22   ~   chapter 23   ~   chapter 24 

chapter 25   ~   chapter 26   ~   chapter 27   ~   chapter 28   ~   chapter 29

chapter 30   ~   chapter 31   ~   chapter 32   ~   chapter 33   ~   chapter 34

chapter 35   ~   chapter 36   ~   chapter 37   ~   chapter 38   ~   chapter 39

chapter 40  ~   chapter 41   ~   chapter 42   ~   chapter 43   ~   chapter 44  

chapter 45   ~   chapter 46   ~   chapter 47   ~  a cheat chapter

chapter 49   ~   epilogue


here are the links to the short story that comes from “not cut out for love.”

the kabootar brought it on.


ncofl… never on a new year

|   chapter 1   |   chapter 2   |   chapter 3   |   chapter 4   |   chapter 5   |

|   chapter 6   |  chapter 7   |   chapter 8   |   chapter 9   |   chapter 10   |

  chapter 11   |   epilogue   |


my complete fanfic/ss/os index

not cut out for love is fanfiction based on the hindi serial iss pyaar ko kya naam doon? i have no idea if you have seen this show or not, it’s a beautiful love story with some really fine characterization and acting which you rarely find on tv, actually anywhere. i love this serial unabashedly and despite strange looks from people around me, also serious questions about my state of mind and life, etc.

ipk has given me much. and robbed me of sleep too often for me to not take abs revenge on it and remain fairly smitten always. ncofl is one of the many outcomes of this woolly headed happy heartedness.

i started writing it on a whim at 1.30am one late night. no idea why, but it felt like fun. falling in love, mad sexy romance, well the serial was over but certainly not a funny girl from lucknow and a crazy man from delhi. and so here, again they meet, again it starts, and again we go on a mad spree after what… love? nahiiiiin.

i hope you enjoy ncofl. do leave your thoughts and comments. it’s great to hear from you.

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a note

arnav singh raizada and khushi kumari gupta are beautiful characters conceived and created by the writers, actors, directors, producers of iss pyaar ko kya naam doon?. while watching them across 398 episodes of this daily serial, somewhere the characters started becoming part of my life, and began to belong to me. i thank the original creators for a lend of the two characters as i weave my own tales about them. thanks also for all the other players. these stories are written just for pleasure and involve no commercial gain, but have to say the enjoyment is priceless.


  • priya
    August 28, 2015 at 2:38 am

    iam a new reader – a good fan of arhi – will read this story and will comment. thx

    • indrani robbins
      August 28, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      hi priya, welcome to ncofl… i hope you have a great time. it’s wonderful to see a fan of asr khushi here. we have quite a few arshi tales… i hope you enjoy them.

  • albmum14
    January 2, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    I have read your Nutmeg and Mace, but couldn’t comment on it.

    Saman suggested I read your Not cut out for love as well.

    Making my way through your index.

    I have to say Nutmeg and mace make me cry, so I am looking forward to be put through the ringer with this too.

    • indi
      January 2, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      hi albmum14,
      thank you for reading nutmeg and mace. i must thank saman for recommending it, thrilled. you couldn’t comment on it? i wonder why. so i made you cry… i hope that was not a bad thing. not cut out though is a lighter tripper tale, you may enjoy… do give it a try and i really appreciate your leaving a comment. thank you so much.

  • Anarshi
    June 26, 2016 at 3:21 am

    Hello indraniji, where are you, I hope everything is ok with you..,

    • indrani robbins
      June 28, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      hi anarshi, sorry for disappearing… am on a short holiday right now. just managed to log in. hope to update the final chapter on never on a new year tonight. see you. 🙂

  • Sumasridhar
    July 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    At first I thought not to read coz the title sound weird to me I thought let me read pro n it just did the magic n I ended up not only reading it but aso I could not stop myself to comment as I was ted to comment on each chap dear writer u r fabulous

    • indi
      July 22, 2016 at 10:03 am

      hi sumasridhar, i am so glad you decided to read. thank you. i hope you enjoy every bit of ncofl and thanks so much for that compliment.

  • sumasridhar
    July 25, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Yaar still any of complete wrk which I can read

    • indi
      July 26, 2016 at 8:15 am

      hi, the fanfiction here is all complete. aarwen’s “hamesha – a heartbeat away” and my “without you are both complete. my “ncofl… never on a new year,” for which the links are right here on the page, is also done, only epilogue remains. alsoo, there ore the one shots and other stories which you can find under “fanfiction” on the top menu. 🙂

  • rati123
    November 23, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Hi, Read the epilogue of NCOFL…never on a new year ! Amazing as always. I really love your Khushi and Arnav. they are so abstract in their existence and still so tangible that one can feel them within oneself !! Thank you so much for writing such beautiful stories. I cannot thank you enough for the joy you have given me.

    • indi
      November 23, 2016 at 7:16 pm

      really? and what about the joy you’ve given me? 🙂 🙂 thanks so so much, rati. delighted you had fun. khushi and asr, aren’t they beautiful. i hope to see you again on some other interlude of theirs. take care, and thanks once more.