Har hum ho
Ab kya boloon main?
Hum jaante hain aap kya soch rahe hain
Ab aaya na uunth pahad ke neeche! Kya boli thi dandanate huye – chalo ek baar phirse ajnabi ban jaaye….
Haan haan theek hai theek hai. Once a sanki always a sanki.
Aur woh kehte hai na – Never say Never!
Waise sab aap logan ki hi galati hai.
Humne toh apna pitara bund-wund karke andar kar diya tha. Phir kya dekti hoon?
Ek chintiyo ki baraat chupke se qatar lagaye andar jaate huye
Tumhari himmat kaise hui?!?
Na Hello Na Bye Bye Na Kushal Mangal bas apne hi dhun mein andar bahar andar bahar.
Hmm kuch karika padhi.
Sad sa Winnie the Pooh se note lagaya
Koi tas se mas na hua haan parantu qatar aur lambi hui
Stricter measures required – password dala – dalte dalte mein bore ho gayi par phir bhi silencia ka tala na khula.
Dhat tere ki! Bekar mein apna hi kaam badhaya.
Phir Kya Hua Yeh Na Puchho
Kuch Aisi Baat Ho Gayi
Kuch Ajnabi Hasinaao Se
Yun Mulaaqat Ho Gayi
Wo Achanak Aa Gaye
Yun Nazar Ke Saamne
Jaise Nikal Aaye
Ghata Se Chaand
Bas kuch chand alfaz
Aur kuch sawal
Dimaag aisan ghooma ki phir revise karna padha SS
Dahlia ka bhi maatha thanka
Akhir hua to kya hua?
Ankit live-in pe gaya ki nahi?
Mishti flash in the pan thi ki actual mein koi thi?
Aur Shubham? Uska kya?
And of course
Arnav and Khushi
Khushi dukhi dukhi rehne lagi ki todh ke bandhan bandhi payal?
Dahlia ki unglia thartharai
Uff chodo yeh sab nautanki right?
Ab mudde ki baat par aate hain!
Iss baar hum dheere dheere chal lenge
After all itne din lockdown mein jo rahe
AD is very unpredictable and uske upar Dahlia – pata nahi kahan chali jaati hai. So jab tak hai jaan err I mean feasible hum postiyaange but at weekly or fortnightly intervals. Also as this is a continuous saga of people who come and go there may not be a The End in the traditional sense – although if any of you have a craving for that kind of closure it has already been done with and can read it here whenever you like – The Wager and The Stowaway.
I hope all of you and yours are safe and well. Take care and read on.
Err well if you have a minute or two to spare a bit more rambling oo ka hai na, bahut din hui gawa ramble kiye hue. Literally. I haven’t been outside of my house building since 22nd March 2020. Actually once.
Uff ramble within a ramble….
Anyway toh hum kahan the?
Haan, while rifling through my older files documents drafts etc I found the post (my first post ever on IPK, actually anything related to fiction!) which led to Silver Streaks about a year later.
I was wondering if you would be interested in reading it?
No problem – just click on Chapter 501 and off you go. And this time I won’t make any feedback request as I have learnt:
Those who will,
And those who won’t,
Hey you will gals – you know who you are for Season 2 is especially written for you and because of you – thank you for being there hamesha!
Toh ab wapas chalein apne original rambling question par – Yes?
Go on and scroll down
Dated 2011/2012 sometime post the forced wedding (but before the kidnapping track because then Khulasa Mami was born 😀 )
Please read in that context
Questions and more questions; answers anyone?
Friends, readers and writers, spare me a moment of your precious time, for I come to question you. I have several questions and seeing the brilliant bunch on a single platform, I would like to request you all to introspect and help me find answers to them.
Like you, I am a diehard fan of IPKKND and the story of Arnav and Khushi has captured our collective imaginations and we wait with impatient bated breaths for their final confession so that we may all go back to our humdrum lives, minus the palpitations. Arnav and Khushi are more than just ‘reel’ characters they have become ‘real’ people and all of us here would like nothing better than to see them kiss and makeup.
For all of fandom the wait becomes interminable for the two star crossed lovers to unite forever and more.
What is it about these two characters that have enslaved us, what is it that makes us intensely feel KKG’s pain and love, yet we all just as intensely and passionately bleed for ASR’s agony and betrayal? Is it the story, is it the characters, is it the actors, is it the portrayal, a blend of all of the above? Or is it just our search for love in its purest form and a desire to have the same for us that makes us yearn that at least theirs should be fulfilled?
However, the primary question that dogs me is what next? Do you truly believe that these two strong dynamic differing personalities can actually lead a happy married life?
Before you all decide to murder me, let me explain. The reason why the question arose in my mind was that even without the MU, ASR has certain rather preconceived notions and complexes, which are an integral part of his psyche and actually make him ASR.
In an interview (I forget where), BS and SI were asked what they liked about KKG’s character and they answered, “everything, what’s not to like?” (well more on that later) and for ASR’s character, they liked nothing, in fact SI went so far as to say the best thing about ASR’s character was Barun! And I do believe she was right.
Let us separate BS from ASR and what do we have? If ASR was not a handsome man with beautiful brown eyes, would he have evoked the same passion, the very same feelings in KKG (and indeed fandom)?
Although ASR hurt KKG several times over the past few months, post MU (the worst according to me was “ek haath se taali nahi bajti” quite unforgivable I thought), even before the MU he has left no stone unturned to repeatedly hurt KKG, both physically and emotionally. Come to think of it rationally (please girls, keep your cool), how much different is he from SMJ? At the slightest clash of wills, at the slightest of pretexts he physically grabs KKG on innumerable occasions.
Just because he is ASR, he is forgiven, yet SMJ has never (at least not to my recollection) physically grabbed hold of KKG [edit: err well perhaps later he did].
ASR has repeatedly let KKG know of his scant respect for her, what he thinks of her status, the nature of her “gold-digging” ways. In addition, he is proud and indeed flaunts his shatir dimaag and massive ego. He prefers to trust his own thinking over that of others and do his own thing, indeed even where his beloved Di is concerned. Remember the episode where he yelled at his Di for wanting to retain Khushi’s services against his wishes? He was pushed to say what he thinks, but does not say “This is my house!” again quite unforgivable I thought.
If this is his attitude towards his Di what chance does KKG stand? Yet KKG cannot “breathe” without him (and neither can apparently fandom); why, why does this person evoke such love in KKG. Is she a masochist? Are all female fans guilty of the same?
Do you really believe that once the MU has been cleared, these characteristics of ASR would also disappear? Would they not rear their ugly heads time and again to create new MUs and heartaches?
There has been talk of ASR dying and only Arnav surviving, but is this feasible, and indeed even desirable, for who knows whom KKG actually loves?
Remember, she has to accept the Shaitan to get her Prince and the Shaitan comes free with the Prince.
Of course, the best argument and the answer to all the above questions would be that in the matters of the heart there is no logic, there is no reason “why” and indeed this would be a valid argument as far as KKG goes. Marriages are made in heaven etc etc.
But what about fandom? Why is fandom bent upon pushing their dearest lovable Khushi to a future that can only bring her more heartache? This is what I find inexplicable. Answers anyone?
Coming to KKG, the young lady has stolen our hearts and she can do no wrong. But is she so flawless (not that this is a prerequisite to love)? What about her lack of courtesy and manners even in her early days at AR designs where she burst into meetings without so much as by your leave? She openly challenged ASR’s authority at his office, which is just not done and she could have easily been thrown out on grounds of insubordination. Post MU also she was guilty of similar a kind of transgression and despite cringing fandom forgave her for she was under a lot of stress. She is a large-hearted person with a caring nature. I can just imagine sometime in the future, an employee thrown out of his job due to whatever reasons (incompetence, laziness you name it), comes to KKG and weeps his sob story to her (wife and kids dying of hunger, such a big punishment for such a tiny mistake). She would instantly be up in arms and demand that he be reinstated (with possibly an apology thrown in!). Would her dearly beloved be office trained enough to bow to his lady love’s unreasonable demand? I somehow doubt it.
Then there have been glimpses of her over the top behavior on more than one occasion. Imitating your late-grandfather in law, that too when your position is dicey is one example. Gate crashing another’s classy party with lassi and desi girl just because your sister is not comfortable is again just not done. As Akash’s wife, Payal would have to learn to adjust to such parties and this was a wonderful opportunity to do so, but KKG ruined it and ASR was mad, and justifiably so, at least I thought so. Similar parties and events are also on the cards for KKG as ASR’s wife, what would she do, how would she interact with the snobbish high class society? Would she be able to cope, conduct herself with sobriety and elegance, project herself as a fit partner for ASR or again create some ruckus and raise ASR’s blood pressure? Remember ASR is very class and image conscious, while he himself may not like or appreciate his wife’s over the top behavior, he would like it even less if a third party were to comment adversely. Well girls, at least to me, the stage is set for an explosive, lose-lose situation.
Of course these would just be incidents and events that would ultimately lead to a more mature and stable relationship with each party understanding and accepting each other’s domains and respecting the authority of each. But not before a number of bitter words have been exchanged many tears shed and major changes in personality and behavior implemented till KKG becomes a shadow of her former self and transforms to KSR.
KKG has no qualms or hesitation in owning up to her mistakes and apologizing gracefully. However, ASR is another ballgame altogether. By his own confession he has a big ego and past incidents have revealed his difficulty in apologizing, especially where Khushi is concerned. At best he can offer an olive branch in lieu of an open apology (but challenged he would deny it as a peace offering).
As I see it, once the relationship would have settled into regular domestic bliss, ASR, volatile temper would have erupted with monotonous regularity, ASR would take her understanding as par for the course and on occasions even justified ranting. Both ASR and KKG have a habit of running away and not answering each other’s questions. Post domestic bliss, ASR would not even think of discussing, leave alone apologizing for his rude and cruel words and would in all likelihood be brushed under the carpet without proper burial and Khushi’s list of unkind words and cuts would just keep growing and festering. I mean how much can a girl forgive, forget and even justify? There would definitely come a time when she would think, has it been worth it?
Ab yeh toh tab ki baat hai. Ab bas ek sawaal hai? Were these questions answered in Silver Streaks? Kuch reh toh nahi gaya? Kya kehte ho? Haan haan koi zabardasti nahi hai. Strictly for jinko kuch kehna hai warna koi baat nahi 🙂
Oh ek aur baat (kisiko toh bolna padega na!) To maintain a book format of this series (and the previous ones like SS and Moonshine) and prevent the chapters from running in reverse order I have to post the chapters as Pages. All good, except if a Page is posted a notification does not go out to blog followers – crazy right? But there it is. I generally tweet the chapter soon after I post. If you are not a tweet person (I still am not) please let me know your mail ID (firstname.lastname@example.org). I am in the process of compiling a mailing list of regular readers and can send an email along with theirs, if you like.
Aur ek aur baat (you know what I mean 😀 ), hum bahut dino, nahi saalon baad returniyaing to khichdi pakaoing – kahin Ek Jashn Yahan Bhi ke tarah ho jaaye to plij inform ASAP. Baaki aap sambhal lena – hamesha ke tarah.
Toh phir shuru karte hain (finally) lekar Devi Maiyya’s ka naam.
Click here for Chapter 501
Or if you are new here click here for Chapter 1 of Silver Streaks