Silver Streaks

For old timers and fellow IPK fans – an announcement.


And here’s

Silver Streaks Season 2

Stay safe


Hello and welcome to my secret hideout in this alternate universe. My entry to this magical world was triggered by Arnav and Khushi of IPKKND fame and equally responsible are their fans 😀

It’s been a lifetime (err 9 years to be precise) since Arnav and Khushi enters our lives and yet I haven’t been able to move beyond it. Since you are here, clearly neither have you 😀 Encouraged by your response to my itsy bitsy Arshi stories and interest (thank you Anu!), I finally did what I had been dithering over ever since I started this blog. I posted Silver Streaks, the 500 chapters long Arnav and Khushi saga chronicling 25 years of their marital trials and tribulations.

After 500 chapters I thought I was over and done with Arshi but they just refuse to go away and to add to their clamor are their kids. So here I am, once again venturing into their lives – but wait it isnt time yet. Ooo kaa hai na, Birbal ki khichdi hai 😀 But until then, if you are new here go ahead and browse the blog (scroll down to last para for some links) or jump into Season 1 of SS below.

Before moving on the the first chapter and onward, just a few words about SS or Silver Streaks.


Ever since I started watching IPKKND one question that nagged me was what would be the fate of two such wonderful yet so different people when they were bound in matrimony?

Would they be able to rise above themselves, remain true to themselves yet be the Arshi couple that fandom has envisaged for them?

I had logged into tele-serial the  for the long haul with a huge bowl of chanas, waiting to see how marriage would be handled by these two volatile personalities.

Yet much to my disappointment, ASR toh bilkul badal gaya, even though he knew that Khushi didn’t want him to change, while Khushi, Ah well what can one say about her?

She took his reassurance of his acceptance of her to heart and put it to fandom’s test. She unlearned lessons learnt over the past year (remember she waited patiently for him at the office before he was kidnapped; she thoughtfully offered him his space after returned home from the kidnapping) only to barge without so much as your leave not only at the office, but also at the movie hall and school (ughh). And before I had so much as finished with my stock of ‘what the s’ IPK went off air! @#$@^%&@%$#

Forgive me for digressing (blush), haan hum kya keh rahe the? Oh yes, that SS attempts to follow Arnav and Khushi through the years as they journey through life, health children, family, with their trademark nok jhok and love intact, honed and polished. 😀

When I started writing SS, it was with the intention of narrating their story 25 years later post marriage. The way I thought it would go is that after the initial coochie coo he will go back to being the ruthless businessman he was and he would treat her as an indulgent older caretaker. He would be dismissive, take her for granted, and even though he might initially encourage her to start business etc, but when it comes to choosing between kids and office, he would naturally insist that she leave all that and look after the kids after all what is more important than that for a mother and the stage would be set for friction and growing distance. And it would be interesting to see how Khushi deals with all this in her inimitable style and panache.

And that is how the story begins, but after a few chapters, I realized (belatedly) that I wouldnt be able to do justice them or their lives, without sorting out the issues that were left hanging because of the abrupt closure of IPK – such as Di. So I switched from a back and forth (confusing) story line to a going forward mode – so apologies for the initial hiccups, which get sorted after Chapter 12, if I remember correctly. Do hang on until then!

One last word (erm you know what I mean, don’t you?) before I let you move on to SS, in this version, the story loops off from when Khushi runs off to her parents place ahead of the contract marriage expiry and instead of caving in to his threat of cutting off bijli-pani etc, she calls his bluff and confesses her separation from her husband to Amma Buaji.

Okay, that it then folks, hope you like SS and don’t forget to share your thoughts and reactions.

PS: For the uninitiated, the story is nearly 500 chapters long and ends when it loops back to the first chapter. And don’t worry, these chapters are all penned and ready to be posted, errors and omissions included 😀 Currently I am posting 3 chapters daily unless AD is particularly interfering.

Bon voyage!

Click here for Chapter 1

PS If you are not quite sure about jumping into such a long journey how about browsing through the shorter pieces? Click here – From DM’s Desk or pay a visit to Khulasa Mami’s page Khulasa Times. She was revived with news of arrival of a brand new ASR – from Mars 😉 She of course had to pay a visit to the real ASR to sort out matters and the rest as they say is history 😀

And then there are a couple of other pages on this blog which you might like to browse through when at a loose end. Bunch of Short Stories or some enjoyable (hopefully!) and less time consuming photo features and  Moonshine, a (now completed) rambling story about a happy go-lucky young girl who is thrust (like most of us) into another’s life clueless and unsuspecting of all that awaits her or is expected of her.

For more about the blog (and me) you may like to visit this page. Now that you know all there is know about me, it’s only fair that you introduce yourself too don’t you think? Looking forward to hearing from you all and thank you for visiting!

34 thoughts on “Silver Streaks”

  1. Many many dear Dhalia. So looking forward to reading the 500 chapters 😊😊😊😊 At home over the weekend and office during weekdays. 😘😘🤗🤗

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  2. Just came across your blog from Twitter and must say I’m really really excited to read your work wow 500 chapters is this for real can’t wait for it also so you have an index page on which I could find your rest of your other work and also is Arnav goes back to school finished or still on going

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    1. Hi Shamz happy to meet you too 🙂 Arnav goes to school I think has another 2 updates to go (to be posted on Monday/Tuesday). And here’s the link to my two indexes on this blog

      first one is for IPK original and the second one inspired by the Advay-Chandni fiasco (likely to make sense only if you watched it) 😀
      Hope you will take some time out to share your thoughts on any that you may read – thanks!


  3. Can u imagine the heart attack i had to suffer when I was reading ur silver streaks (for the nth time) on myeduniya and suddenly it vanishes.. thank god i had the sense yo google for the story..

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  4. It is always a pleasure to read any. stories of Arshi. 7 years gone by but the thirst to read more on Arshi does not abate. Chanced this upon twitter and looking forward to reading it

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    1. Welcome aboard Asha! Happy to meet an IPK fan even after so many years 😀 Hope SS will live up to your expectations. I hope you will share your thoughts and reactions 🙂


  5. Hello Dahlia,
    Along with posting the older stories, can you build to the story too — especially the stories on Guddu, Chotti and Ankit based on the short stories that gave us a brief glimpse into their lives?

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    1. Hi Maitri! I certainly hope to do so but am rather tied up in other things at the moment but hopefully things will settle down and I will be able to sneak off to their world as well 🙂 Appreciate your interest in the kids too!


  6. Hello Dahlia,
    I have read SS multiple times already — glad to be re-reading them and finding new meaning in it.
    Please add more chapters too — how did Chotti and and Shubham meet, fight and love (and fight?)?

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    1. Hi Varsha! Thanks for the kind words 🙂 I have been contemplating on a sort of a season 2 for SS but needed to brush up on season 1 first. So I am hoping while reposting SS I will be able to touch base with the other characters and take them further. That is what I hope but whether the characters will be as malleable is what one shall have to wait and watch!


      1. Wow, Dahlia….never thought you had such a plan in your mind.
        by the way, while reading I was thinking- are you editing the chapters while reposting must be either that or my memory is failing me..For eg. I don’t remember Deva calling buaji as badbooji…so is it an addition this time or it is my bad memory power..
        Anyhow, just wanted to add- that most of the times I fail/forget/become lazy to comment..but always look forward to read and be with ASR and KKGSR and now their kids…
        Can’t understand this obsession even after such a long time though..
        Thank you to you too for contributing towards keeping IPK fresh in our minds…

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      2. I am afraid Nisha you need to exercise those grey cells a bit more (like me) for even I had forgotten all about this and so many other things – memory is failing for sure 😉 I am really not changing anything other than major typo errors. Obsession toh har jagah hai! 😀 Thank you for your kind comments – much appreciated 🙂


  7. Made me cry laugh and believe in love all over again
    Believe me past few days have been tough due to asli duniya and news about sushants death.
    But in a way stories heal u help u find that part of the heart that needed to be dusted

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    1. Yes Anjali AD has been rather harsh this year and it is to heal find hope and succour that I have turned to the time tested way! Your comment brought tears to my eyes both in a good way and touching a raw nerve that I was desperately trying to ignore. Take care.

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      1. Thanks! I saw this blog post was old but then reposted again (they don’t have dates!). So I got a little confused. Will you be starting SS2 again soon?
        Overall, how is AD? How was the stay at home period for you? Hope you are safe and healthy!

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      2. Actually I havent been writing anything for quite sometime and visitors still come but for SS so I put the SS page as the main static page for easier navigation. Yes I am working in SS2 although havent worked out the dates yet. Perhaps somewhere mid to end July. AD is what can I say doing what it does best, being a pain – for the entire world! And doesnt seem prepared to take a back seat anytime soon. Still working from home. How are things at your place. Hope you and your loved ones are doing well. Take care and thanks for your wishes 🙂


      3. That is great that you’re able to work from home. I have been working from home since early March. Otherwise getting Amazon and Instacart deliveries. I live in a big apartment, so I’m worried about touching common surfaces with all these people and hence I don’t step out of the house very often (perhaps every 10 days). However. I get to enjoy love views of the river and sunset from my apartment balcony! So this keeps me happy and sane!

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      4. We’ve been under lockdown since 22 March. Since then I have stepped out of my building once. My husband is worried about my sanity. I laughed it off until I decided to go for season 2😅🤣🤣🤣


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