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Paanch – The week that was


January 15th and 16th 2014………..

Zara is shattered and collapses on the stage. The gang runs to her help and ask her to talk, but Zara is not able to talk. Zara brushes them all and runs out of the stage. Everybody is tensed. Gauti is looking for Roshni. Roshni is in her room looking at the names, remembering every torture that Zara did to Neha.

She crosses her name from the list. Roshni feels good about making Zara pay for her deeds. Nikhil calls Roshni and informs her that doctor has arrived to check Zara. Doctor informs then that her throat is badly swollen and even the vocal cords are severely jammed. He says such symptoms in the middle of singing are very rare.

He questions Zara if she is allergic to something, some medicine or food. Doc informs the gang that this is possible in ole two cases, first by some serious allergic reaction, or secondly by over consumption to some chemical, diclo cetrazine. However, he is surprised how Zara could have consumed such a high dose of that chemical. Zara gets out of control and starts throwing things; Gauri and Nihaal ask her to calm down.

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Nihaal tells Zara that you should have taken Neha’s name as she is such a bad luck. Roshni does not like Nihaal’s statement. Roshni spots the replaced medicine in Zara’s bag and gets worried, she thinks of misplacing them before anybody spots them. Roshni was trying to take the bottle just when Zara’s phone rings and she cannot change the bottle. Gauri asks Roshni to talk to Zara’s mom, so that she can stop calling continuously. Aunty asks Roshni about Zara’s wellbeing and also about how she did in the competition. Roshni tells aunty that she started pretty well but the competition was very tough and also the judge weren’t fair, so she didn’t get selected.

Aunty gets disappointed but asks Roshni to tell Zara to call her. She also tells Roshni to explain Zara that winning and losing is a part of life and she should not lose her hope. She is very sure that Zara will be very successful and become a big singer one day. Roshni is very disturbed to hear it all from aunty. She hangs up and apologizes to aunty in her thoughts. She says your daughter has only lost a music competition but I have lost my sister forever.

As Roshni is lost in thoughts, Gauti comes there. He questions Roshni why she disappeared from the music competition. Roshni says she couldn’t see Zara’s condition and hence came to hostel. Yudi tells Zara and the gang that the doc said that there is permanent damage to Zara’s throat and she can never sing again. Zara is shattered and start yelling. Yudi tells her that she has to calm down as if she would put anymore strain to her throat she might not be able to talk either. Gauri gets suspicious; she says Zara performed very well in the rehearsals, so something ought to have happened between rehearsals and the final performance.


She asks Zara if she had eaten anything, or taken any medicine or something. Roy tells everybody that he had given Zara his antidepressant pills. Everybody gets surprised, Nihaal gets mad on Roy and starts blaming and questioning Roy.

Gauti separates them both and tell them to stop doubting their own friends. Zara manages to tell everybody that Roy is not at fault, she was very depressed and hence Roy helped her out. She felt very good after taking the pills and she had taken them before rehearsal also.

Roshni takes this opportunity to make everybody believe that pills had nothing to do with Zara’s condition. Gauri asks Nihaal to give her the pills bottle. She looks at the pills and says what if somebody has replaced the pills. Roshni is shocked to hear that. Gauri asks yudi to get the pills tested in some lab. Gauri feels she is very sure that somebody has surely replaced the pills and somebody has planned all this to make Zara suffer.
Roshni shares it all with Nikhil and is much tensed.
Nikhil asks her to chill as anyone can replace the pills and nobody will doubt Roshni. Roshni tells Nikhil that she had gone in green room to meet Zara before her performance. Nikhil say and along with you there were probably 20 more people who would have met Zara before the performance. He says there are many people who can do that, so stop worrying. Nikhil asks Roshni, how is she feeling after taking revenge from Zara. Roshni says she felt very bad after talking to Zara’s mom, but then my mind kept saying that Zara is just not able to be a singer anymore but my sister will never come back. Nikhil asks Roshni who is her next target.

Roshni tells Nikhil that right before Neha’s death someone used to blackmail her. Neha had told Roshni that there was someone along with Zara in planting camera in her bathroom and now that person was blackmailing her. If she does not agree to do what he says, he will make MMS and share it with everyone in college. After hearing all this Roshni had even requested Neha to come back home and join some other college, as she is very worried. Neha says that’s not an option as if she runs away this time she will have to always leave in fear. Neha’s says once I deal with that guy, I will tell you his name. Roshni tells Nikhil that Neha couldn’t share that name with her, but it has to be one from yudi, Nihaal or Roy.
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Nikhil says that person will have to suffer a lot more than Zara, for sure. Roshni says he will not spare that person, but she has no idea how she will find him. Somebody is overhearing Nikhil and Roshni’s conversation. Nikhil gets suspicious and ask Roshni to be quiet, as he sees a shadow. They try to look but don’t see anyone, the moment they get convinced nobody is there; shivani comes in front of them. Nikhil and Roshni gets worried. Shivani questions them if they were again planning some surprise for her. She also says that roomies should know everything about each other.

That gives Roshni idea that Neha di’s roomy might also know who was blackmailing Neha. Yudi gets the lab report and tells Gauri that she was correct, this medicine contains the chemical that doc had mentioned. Gauri tells yudi that know we have to find out who did this and why. Roshni goes to meet Gauti. Roshni talks generally about Neha, and manages ot Know Neha’ roomies name, Ankita kak. Gauti tells Roshni that amrita left the college after 1st semester itself, and he is still wondering why. Gauti invites Roshni for lunch as it is Sunday tomorrow but Roshni denies saying she is busy. Gauti questions Roshni about how come she is always so busy, to which Roshni promises Gauti that she will never deny her for any plans after this one.

Yudi, Nihaal and Roy are checking with chemist stores to find who sold these pills. Roshni calls Nikhil and ask him to get address information about Neha’s roommate, Amrita kak. Yudi is questioning a chemist to see if he remembers if he sold the two pills in last few days .chemist denies couple time. Yudi is leaving when he overhears chemist talking to his colleague that they should stay away from all such matters. Yudi gets furious and threatens chemist saying he is politician Kharbanda’s son and if he lies, he will get his shop closed in matter of mins and get him arrested.
Chemist got scared and agrees to tell the truth. He tells yudi that di-clo cetrazine is bought very rarely and hence he remembers selling it recently. Chemist says he does not remember the face or the name but they can check the CCTV footage.

Yudi, Nihaal and Roy threaten the technician to get the footage Asap. There were about to see the guy, when they loose electricity. Chemist tells yudi that he will get them the footage the next day. Roshni keeps thinking about who the black mailer could be. She is very upset and is wondering what he wanted from Neha, that she felt so ashamed to even share it with Roshni.
Zara and Gauri enter the canteen, when a fresher is singing with her friend. Zara gets upset; Gauri threatens the fresher that nobody would sing in the college from now on. She asks everybody to leave, one of the fresher grabs the cold drink with her, and Gauri stops her and pours the entire cold rink on her head. Roshni sees it all. Gauri assures Zara that nobody in this college would ever dare to insult her.

Zara is discusses with Gauri how the boys were not able to find anything yesterday and she is sure they won’t find anything today either. Roshni joins Gauri and Zara. Gauri question Roshni f she is going anywhere. Roshni tell her that she is going to meet her friend who is visiting Bombay. Roshni ask Gauri if they found anything about the pills.
Gauri was about to share the information when Zara says she doesn’t want to talk about all this and asks them to stop. Zara says she knows why all this is happening to her. Gauri asks Zara to stop talking about destiny and karma and all that, as it is all rubbish.

Roshni leaves to visit Ankita. Nikhil calls her and says he can still join her. Roshni says she could handle it by herself and as if she they should be more careful as she is afraid shivani might get doubtful about them. Nikhil says shivani is very lame and will never understand anything. Roshni tells Nikhil to not considered everybody except him duffer and be careful. Nikhil asks her to calm down and tells Roshni to keep his posted.

Shivani is searching for Roshni’s fb page and tries to find something. Shivani says she will surely find out what is going on between Roshni and Nikhil. Roshni reaches Amrita’s house, where she is followed by a dog. She jumps into the house through the window. She sees Amrita’s photos and the trophies that he had won before she sees amrita. She is shocked to see Amrita’s state. Amrita is very pale and lifeless. Rosin apologizes to Amrita for entering her house in this manner and asks her if she could make the dog stop as she is very scared. Roshni once again apologizes for entering in the house, and tells her she needs to talk to her. Roshni introduces herself saying she is from regent college.
Amrita does not react to anything. Roshni tells her that she needs to ask something about her roommate Neha. She tells her that its very important to know who was blackmailing Neha, she assures her that she would not involve her name in any of this. Roshni questions Ankita , is she noticed anything that was bothering Neha or troubling Neha.

She tells Ankita that Neha is no more and it’s very important for her to know what had happened. She requests her to talk, when her grand mom enters and inform Roshni that Amrita cannot talk or hear anymore. Roshni is surprised. Yudi, Nihaal and Roy get the footage. They show it to Zara and Gauri; they find out that Nikhil had bought all those medicines. Gauri gets furious; Nihaal says lets teach him a lesson. Gauri asks Nihaal to stop and wait for the right time. Roy tells everybody lets show this to Dean, they can teach him a lesson once he gets kicked out of college. Gauri says we will gain nothing out of it. He will get a fake prescription and save himself, on top of it they will lose the advantage as he would know that the gang knows everything. Gauri says we will have to make some strong plan but be very careful to trap Nikhil. Zara question why would he do this to her, as he doesn’t even know her that well.

Aunty tells Roshni that one day Ankita came home unexpectedly and locked herself in room. She started throwing things and screaming, in this chaos she tripped and fell of the stairs, and lost her sense. Roshni apologizes to disturb them and ask her leave. As she is about to leave, grandma stops her and asks she was here to talk about Neha right?
She tells that whatever happened to Amrita was after hearing about Neha’s death news. Dadi says amrita use to always talk about Neha over the phone. Dadi takes Roshni to amrita. She signs to Amrita and tells her that Roshni is Neha’s younger sister. Amrita is happy to see her. Amrita signs and tells that she knows something about Neha that she has not shared with anyone. She says someone was blackmailing Neha. Roshni says she know that and wants to know who was behind all that.
Ankita says that guy asked Neha to come to his room at night if Neha wants him to delete the video. He blackmailed her for many days but Neha was very strong and didn’t budge. However Ankita was scared of all this and hence she left the college and came back.

Shivani enters into Nikhil’s room and tries searching. She finds his license and is surprised to find he is from Nagpur as Nikhil ha told her that he is from Pune. She also remembers that Roshni is from Nagpur. He is searching in his belonging when she comes across a picture of Nikhil, Roshni and Neha.


— Urmi Parekh —
Pics credit Facebook….

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Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Paanch

 

Angel [ A tale of Life, Death and Love ]


Gabriel and Samrat…..Samrat and Gabriel…..Read on for the next part of the story

Chapter : 4


“I remember the entire meeting so clearly Sammy. The room was packed to the fullest. Saabji himself was present. But no Rana or that boy in sight.

Then the huge door opened. First entered Rana. You just can’t help feeling his presence and force of personality. He is someone who commands awe and respect. Then entered that boy.”
“No! Bhanu pratap paused.

“Calling him boy is uuummm !he paused again “wont be correct. He would be 21 at that time. Technically just a little above teenager. Not in the category of being termed as a Man. But when he entered all everyone could think of is that: How can someone grow so much in such a short time. By growing I don’t mean physical growth, which off course happened. From 5 feet 6 something inches he now stands at close to 5’11. He was not all muscles unlike lot many of our guys.

He was lean like a blade. A deadly blade I would say. Dark black hair. Not long; no parting just smart style. Slight stubble. Not scruffy. Nopes not scruffy at all. That stubble suited him. A slight cleft at the chin. And that smile; the smile which is always slight. Just a little twist. Black eyes. Not big in the sense big but intense eyes. The same eyes of that 17 years old who could look at you and see through you. The eyes that spoke. A face that won’t be called handsome or beautiful in traditional ‘in your face beauty’ sense but a face that would captivate you. A face that you wouldn’t forget in hurry.

But all this physical appearances aside what struck us all is that change in the ummm!!”
He paused again lost for the words.

He was lost for a couple of seconds and Samrat was waiting with barely disguised irritation. Irritated with the serenading of that man by his beloved uncle and irritated with himself for no real reason.

Finally Bhanu pratap shook his head and went on.
“For the lack of better word i would say what struck us all is that change in the aura around Him. There was a boy 4 years back, a cocky , confidant and fearless standing tall in front of men superior in age and experience. And now there is a Man still cocky, confidant and fearless standing tall among older and experienced men. The only change now is the sheer power that he was radiating. The force of personality, the raw power, that intensity of stare you have to see it to believe it.

There was only Rana before who could radiate such an aura of power. Not even your father!”
He suddenly stopped and stared at Samrat. Then he wagged his finger and said half jokingly and half sternly “Don’t you tell this to your father!”


Samrat gave an imitation of smile.

Bhanu Pratap smiled and continued.
“There was only Rana who had that sheer physical presence which dwarfed everything and everyone around him. But now looking at the Boy turned Man we felt that He won’t be dwarfed by anyone or anything. When he is around He will command your attention whether you like or you don’t. There are men who demand power and awe being loud and there was this Man who would command power and awe just by his physical presence with no word spoken.
That was the change which left us all wondering: How could anyone change so much in such a short time?”

Samrat’s handsome face was turning ugly due to the sheer hatred that he was feeling but Bhanu Pratap lost in the past failed to notice his nephew’s changing expressions.

He then suddenly looked at Samrat and said
“And that was the day when the boy earned his code name which stayed on as his only name.”

With Great difficulty Samrat arranged his facial expressions to show curiosity and asked in such a tight voice that hurt his throat.
“Really! How Uncle?!!”

Bhanu Pratap mistook his nephew’s expressions as eagerness to know the tale. He smiled broadly and ruffled Samrat’s hair again.Samrat bent his head down to hide his expressions from the kind but all knowing eyes of his uncle.
Bhanu pratap then said lovingly

“From a little handsome boy in pajamas who would go ‘Stories! Uncle’ and wont sleep till he heard all the stories of prince, dragons, monsters well past midnight to the Handsome young man sitting right in front of men listening to the old man rambling about past… you haven’t changed a bit Sammy. You are still that sweet, curious and beautiful child of mine”.

This time Samrat could manage a real smile. He looked at the man whom he loved and who reciprocated his love ten folds back and give a sweet and genuine smile.
“Uncle! Don’t call me sweet. It doesn’t go with the image that I maintain. My girlfriends prefer calling me Hot, Dude and all that.”


Bhanu Pratap grimaced.
“You and your girlfriends. I have never seen you going out with the same girl twice.”

“Nayy!!” disagreed Samrat.
“Twice i can manage. It is the third time that i give up.” and he gave that handsome and charming smile of his that he is well known for.

Bhanu Pratap shook his head in amusement. Try how hard; one could not get angry or disapproving looking at Samrat’s disarming smile. Charmer! His nephew is a born charmer. No wonder he is surrounded by all those girls. So many of them that he wonders if Samrat remembers the name of any of them. May be terms like Honey, Darling and all such nonsensical endearments invented by some one just like him.
He smiled again.
Both Uncle and nephew allowed that light moment to stay on for longer smiling at each other. Then Samrat brought himself back from the pleasant conversation to serious one to finish the unpleasant task of knowing about the Man, he would rather not know about but couldn’t help hearing about him more. So he asked the older man
“OK then! What happened in that meeting that day?”

Bhanu pratap took a moment to regather his thoughts, then took a deep breathe and continued.

“So that Boy turned Man entered right behind Rana and we were all dumbstruck to see that sheer presence of him which left us wondering that he looks so much like Rana himself. Same strength of character that shows, Same Aura of power around then, same command for respect from the people around. Actually we all started wondering that who is the better Titan among the two Titans standing in front of us. Rana has years of experience behind him. No One can stand up to him. But the younger Man standing next to Rana looked like he won’t stand down for anyone. He will take anything and anyone head-on.

There was a pin-drop silence around. No one could think of anything to say. Then Saabji broke the silence. He said in that booming voice of his.

“Welcome Rana! Long time ha! So you think your Boy is ready”

Rana gave a sideways look to the Man standing next to him who incidentally was looking supremely bored and gave his rare smile and said.
“Yes Saabji!”
“So you think he is ready for claiming the kill?”
There was no hesitation in Rana’s voice. Actually I detected a hint of pride in it. His reply was.
“Absolutely!”
Saabji smiled; a big smile. He looked straight at the Man standing next to Rana and asked directly.
“I am giving you a job. You think you can do It?”
That Man gave a nonchalant shrug and said
“Off course I can do it. But the question is Will I do it?! So tell me about the job first.”
That voice! As a boy we have not heard him speaking much but now hearing his voice is a shock. What a voice!! It resonates. A deep, rich voice.

And What an answer! We thought: Now that is a direct snub or challenge to Saabji. How will he take it? To our utter surprise his smile broadened. He looked at the Man with something akin to pride and said
“You will do it! No Doubt! Actually I think you may want to do it. It suits your style.”
The Man did not answer back instead he gave a look that said “Fine! Go ahead. Tell me about the job.”
Saabji took a file and slid it across the huge mahogany conference table in the room. It halted right in front of the Man. He reached for the file with his long fingers picked it up and turned it open. He then twisted his head slightly left side downwards and gave a smile.

“Done!”


No other word said.
We all were looking at him and Saabji they way we would watch a tennis match. Back and Forth.
Saabji smiled again and said
“I thought so.”
Then finally Saabji realized people around him have stopped breathing in anticipation and are barely able to handle the suspense. He then decided to enlighten us all.

“The Kill is ” Jogi”.
We all sucked our breaths in as one. You gotta be kidding me. JOGI!!!

“And who the hell is Jogi?” Samrat chipped in unable to sit silent for long.

“Jogi! Bhanu Pratap replied wide-eyed “is the arch Rival of Saabji himself. Equal Ranking in our underworld.”

“You mean this Jogi guy was equal to Dad. I mean someone was actually in the same footing as Virendra Thakur in underworld.”

“Yes!” agreed the older man “More or less equal”.

Samrat nodded his head in awe. Then suddenly struck by a thought he pipped up.
“But why did Dad give the contract on Jogi, his rival to a rank new comer. Why did he not try to finish the other guy off before? I thought Dad hates competition.”

Bhanu pratap gave an approving look to Samrat.
“Good Samrat! So you do know your dad. And i am glad you asked me why Saabji had not issued a contract on Jogi’s life earlier.
Now what makes you think that Saabji didn’t do that?” He raised his eyebrows and asked.

Samrat was confused.


“But i thought…” then he trailed off.

“Nayy!” explained his uncle.
“Saabji never looked upon any competition kindly. He is the God of our underworld and that’s exactly how he wants it to be. One God One Rule!
Yes he issued contract on the head of Jogi. But Jogi was not Saabji’s direct rival for nothing. He was powerful too. Strong, Smart and above all always prepared. He had more protection than the Royal family of England. Always surrounded by toughest and the meanest bodyguards. And his house put a fortress to shame. It was that strongly protected. To kill that guy you have to be a ghost or God himself. Many people accepted the contract. Our best shooters, assassins from other parts, contract killers. Some for money; some as a challenge. No one won. A lot were killed. Some guys who failed where shot by Saabji himself.

Samrat sucked his breathe in.

“And then there were stories, gory horrifying stories of what Jogi did to the killers who dared to accept contract against his head. Stories like he personally peeled a guy like onion, or beheaded a guy and kept his head as trophy in his conference room. Trust me Sammy after a point of time nobody would want to touch the money no matter how obscene the amount is to bring in the death of Jogi. No one! We all fear Saabji; off course we do. But we fear our death more. So Saabji waited. Waited for that someone who would not only take up the contract but honour it and finish it.

So entered the Man.”

Samrat sneered
“You mean dad actually trusted a nobody from nowhere, someone who never claimed a kill before to go ahead and finish off this Jogi guy. You gotta be kidding me uncle.”

Bhanu pratap’s expressions were stern.
“Sam! To till date Saabji can be accused of lot many things but error of judgement is not one of them. He a good judge of people and Rana!” he paused.
“Rana is the best one around. So if he says the Boy or rather i should the Man is ready that means he is more than capable of handling anything throw at him. Anything!”

Samrat didn’t bother to hide his sneer.

Bhanu pratap ignored his nephew’s expressions and went on with the story.
“So the Man smiled a slight smile of his and said ‘Done’ and Saabji accepted that He would carry out the contract on the head of Jogi. We all were sceptical. No one wanted to openly question Saabji or that Man but come’on we are talking about Jogi here. The man who is talked about as someone death fears. How could a Man of just 21 years of age with virtually no experience behind him think of actually killing Jogi. Preposterous! In the hindsight i think we all were in awe and may be a little jealous for the trust shown by Saabji on the Man, who as you rightly pointed out is a nobody from nowhere. And none of us wanted to think about the Man actually succeeding in this mission. We all failed and failed for years and now a Boy who just turned into a Man would succeed. Were would that leave us? Naahhh it was pretty shameful to imagine the situation. Being shown up isn’t exactly a pleasant experience. No one wanted to experience that. But then who would say it to Saabji ‘No sir I will take the job’. No-Win situation. So some of us tried to extract a little mileage from the situation for ourselves by trying to be helpful. So some of the members of the conference stared chipping in with their inputs.
You know Joshi, the pudgy guy who is thought to be The Brains of most of our operations.


Samrat nodded his head in affirmative.

“Yes the same guy. He tried to act all helpful. To be fair he has the knowledge of everything that goes around. He can tell you about anyone and anything. So he very brightly chipped in”.
Bhanu pratap imitated the whiny voice of Joshi.
‘I know exactly how to bring Jogi down.’
We all including the Man looked at Joshi. Seeing that everyone is paying attention on him he went on full flow.
‘You can not attack Jogi at his house. You would need a cavalry. His car is bullet proof and can’t even sustain damage by a small bomb. He body guards are the bloody best. He never uses the same route for his journey to any usual haunts of his. So…’ He paused for the effect ‘So the only option is school.’
We all were confused. Come again School! What school?

Joshi smiled broadly and said ‘Jogi parades as a philanthropist and donates to all charitable organisations. There is this school he is the trustee of. He will be attending some awards function for children there. Being a school we don’t think there would be his usual tight security around. Lot many children and their parents. More public much better for us. Our guy! He paused and looked at the Man and said barely hiding his pleasure and pride at himself ‘can blend in among public there. All he has to do is enter the auditorium, shoot the devil (he smiled) and shoot around, create general pandemonium and when the guards are busy can simply walk off from there.
Joshi finished his plan which incidentally we all thought was excellent and looked around in pride giving a broad smile.

Then he happened to notice the stare of the Man. A look which clearly showed the disgust and that too with such an intensity that Joshi’s smile faltered.
Saabji listened in to the idea of Joshi with total concentration. Then he looked at the Man and asked him calmly.
‘What do You think?’
The Man replied in a voice that was chilling
‘No! Jogi will not be killed in the school.’
Joshi added defensively ‘If not school were else do you plan to kill him. It is impossi…” His voice trailed off under the glare of the Man.
Shooting in front of hundred of kids, creating stampede, hurting bystanders unnecessarily…Nayyy!! I think i can do better than that.”

Joshi clammed up. He didn’t want to risk saying anything further.
But another man made the mistake of questioning the Man.”

“Who?” Samrat asked curiously.

“Apte!” Bhanu pratap smiled.

“Apte dada?” Samrat asked incredulously.

“Yes!” reiterated the older man. “Our Apte, the right hand of Saabji.
He asked the Man .
‘And How would you kill Jogi?’
And then the Man gave a reply which no of forgot to till date.
He said ‘You tell me whom to kill and I will do the job. I won’t ask you why should I kill and I would prefer if you don’t ask me how would I kill.
Why is none of my concern and How is none of your business!”

Samrat listened in wide-eyed.

Bhanu pratap chuckled.
“You should have seen Apte’s face there. Anger, smarting at insult, disbelief.. Pick any one one and you could see it on his face. All we could do is stare and Saabji just smiled.


Samrat had the nagging doubt that he had to clear up. So he asked.
“But Uncle! The shootout in school sounded good. Why would the Man reject it. Or” he added with a sneer “he wanted the credit of planning entirely for himself!”

Bhanu pratap looked down at his nephew.

“Sam you really don’t know much about the Man. So listen in. In our world some of us believe in Honour Sam. Rana and your Dad never did anything which wasn’t allowed by their conscience. Some follow the code of honour some don’t. But you look at that Man and you would be left in no doubt that this one would rather fail than give up on honour. Shooting in front of kids, in front of the family of the victim or hitting innocent bystanders are somethings that are not respected. Off course we don’t condemn anyone as long as the job is done but the way job is done speaks volumes about the one performing the job. That Man was and still is the one who followed these codes of honour.

To till date he never killed anyone other than the person he is supposed to kill. He would hurt without remorse or compassion if someone is unlucky enough cross his path but No! He never believed in indiscriminate killing. So you shouldn’t be surprise that he dismissed Joshi’s idea with such contempt.

Samrat flared his nostrils but didn’t reply. He could find nothing to say. He merely looked on and the older man continued.

“So then Saabji smiled and said ‘Alright! Your game! Your rules! I want the job done. I want that Jogi to die. Not hurt just dead. We clear!’
The Man merely inclined his head slightly and nodded.
‘You can get on the job whenever you are ready. No questions will be asked. You will be on your own.’
The Man smiled at that and then asked insolently.
“Can i leave?”

He probably would have walked off if Saabji said No!” chuckled Bhanu pratap.
But the very moment Rana spoke.
Have you heard Rana speak Sammy” he asked but before Samrat could reply he went on.
“Rana has this deep booming voice with with he said
‘Wait Boy!’

The Man looked at Rana, all expressions of insolence gone from his face.
Rana then said
‘Before you leave for the kill you need a code name.’
Now that surprised the Man. He looked at Rana with a perplexed expression. I think being called Boy for so long he must have never felt the need of actually having his own name. So he looked on.
Rana announced
‘Hereby You will be called and recognized by one name’.
We all held our breaths again in suspense and anticipation.

‘Gabriel!’

And then the Man smiled. What a smile! It just lit up his eyes and transforms the face into fine looking innocent young lad. Illusion! Fine looking; yes. Innocent: No! He nodded again this time in what i think can be termed as joy and happiness or may be satisfaction.
I don’t think anyone else in the meeting, barring me, got the significance of that name. I guess everyone thought ‘Gabriel why Gabriel! Or may be Nice name’.But no more than that. I am sure about that.”

“Ok!” Samrat asked out of curiosity; he has always been curious about that name. “What is the significance of that name? Isn’t that the name of an angel? Why would be He(Samrat grated on that word) be termed as an angel?”.


Bhanu pratap gave a smile which hid a hint of pride in his knowledge and power of guessing and deduction.
“Gabriel is an angel. Actually he is an archangel meaning high ranking angel. Archangel Gabriel has a remarkable position as one of the few cultural figures who plays an important role in more than one major religion. He is referred to in the Old Testament as appearing to Daniel. In Christian tradition he appears to the Virgin and to Zachariah. In Islamic tradition he is renowned for dictating the Holy Koran to the Prophet Mohammad. In fact Gabriel defines most people’s idea of what an angel is. The most potent image of Angel Gabriel is that he announced the impending birth of the Messiah to Mary. He is thought of as an angel of mercy. Virtues like great, might, strength, power are associated with him.”

“Well! How sweet!” mocked Samrat. “Angel of mercy! What a perfect code name for a killer. This Rana guy sure had a wicked sense of humour”

“I am not finished yet Sam!” Bhanu pratap said severely in such a tone that Samrat flinched. His uncle used that tone rarely and only if he thought Samrat should pay attention to what he is saying. Samrat nodded his head.

Bhanu pratap continued.
“However in biblical tradition, he is sometimes regarded as the angel of death, the prince of fire and thunder, but more frequently as one of God’s chief messengers. He is termed as the angel of resurrection, mercy, vengeance, death and revelation. Judea-christian lore he is named as the angel of death”.

Samrat forgot that he has been holding his breathe for long. When his lungs screamed their protest he realized to breathe in.

“Angel of death!” he said in awe.

“Exactly!” Bhanu pratap said with a short wag of forefinger.
“That’s why Rana named that Man ‘Gabriel’ and I couldn’t think of any other name which would have suited him so perfectly.
Or maybe i could” he added after a short pause.

“And what is that!” Samrat snapped.

“Azreal!”

“And who is he?” Samrat asked curious despite himself.

“In Islam theology, Azreal is the Angel of Death who is forever writing in a large book and forever erasing what he writes; what he writes is the birth of the man and what he erases is the name of the man at death. It would have been a great name for that Man.
“No!” he paused and then corrected himself “No! I think Gabriel is more apt. Because he never bothered himself with the history of his kills or targets. He just goes ahead, finish the contract, claim the kill and that’s it. Chapter closed for him. So maybe we can say Saabji is the one who writes down the fate and the death of the victims. And Gabriel is the one who plays the part of angel of death.”

Bhanu pratap stopped narrating to allow Samrat to absorb the moment. The silence was so loud in that room that it could be heard.

After what seemed like ages the older man reverted back to the tale.
“Saabji then dismissed the meeting with hi usual waving of hand and we all dispersed. The Man walked off the room looking taller than the tallest person present there and Rana followed Saabji when he was signalled at by Saabji. ”

“That’s it! Samrat asked incredulously “Meeting dispersed?”

“Yes the meeting dispersed” asserted Bhanu pratap. “What else was there to discuss anyways? Contract was given and contract was accepted. Finish! End of the story.

“So this Man” Samrat struggled with the name “Gabriel finished the job?”

“Off course He did!” The older man shrugged and said that in a tone which clearly meant that he thought the question was stupid.

Samrat pursed his lips and tried not to glare at his uncle.

Bhanu pratap went on.
“It is a saying in our underworld. If Gabriel took the job, the job is done. So think before giving him a contract because once he accepted the contract he won’t give you the time to think again. He goes, hits, kills, and comes back. No fuss, no mess, and no bloodshed of innocents. Just a dead body left behind. In our language we call it a clean kill. If it is not clean rest assured it is not his handiwork. And name is synonymous with Cleans Kills.”

Samrat could taste the bitterness of bile rising in his throat. He wanted that name, fame and reputation for himself. Wanted it so badly. But one thing he never tried to understand that mere wanting is not enough. You need to EARN it.

“Uncle! Get on with the story” He snapped completely annoyed now.

Bhanu pratap was not offended at the tone used by his nephew. He always understood Samrat’s many and varying moods. So he raised his palm in a gesture of peace and said
“Ok Sammy lets get on with the story. So what i was saying is that the question is not whether the job was done. Off course it was done. The question should be how it was done. And that my boy is the story legends are made off.”

“So the meeting dispersed and we all went off back to our daily lives. Life went back to normal or as normal as it could be in our world. Then three says later our world was rocked. Equations were changed, myths shattered and announcement of arrival of the best among the bests Assassin was made and that was some arrival Sammy! What do you youngsters call it! Oh yes! ‘Arrived with a BANG!’ Yes that’s it. Arrived with a BANG! For three days later early morning we all looked at the headlines of the leading newspapers screaming that ‘High profile leading businessman Jogindar Singh dead!’

Bhanu pratap stopped the tale. He said nothing for a full minute.

It took a moment for Samrat to react then he said bemused
“That’s it! Just a newspaper news. Just an article announcing Jogi is dead and no idea about the killer. What the..?” He swallowed the expletive looking at his uncle and then choked out “That’s it. I mean no nothing how he died and how that that..” he struggled “Gabriel killed him?” then added nastily “if he managed to kill Jogi at the first place that is. You guys have no idea how the murder was done and by whom ha?Are you saying that you don’t know the story?”.

“And who says that we don’t know the story” Bhanu pratap replied calmly stressing each word. “Off course we know the story. Everybody knows. Stories like that are written in golden ink in the history of our underworld. So yes everyone knew the story. Heard, talked and wondered about it for years to come.”

“So would you be kind enough to TELL the story please!” Samrat voiced in thinly veiled sarcasm.

Bhanu pratap raised his eyebrows, then smiled lightly and started telling the story.
“Joshi was right. You would need a cavalry to attack Jogi at his house. He is surrounded by the best of the best security personnel and he is suspicious of everything and everyone with a good reason i must say so. He is always on guard. So where would one attack him and most importantly how should one attack him! You get only once chance in jobs like this. No errors and no corrections. Hit, Kill and Run. That was the only thing to do and that was the thing He did.


“He? It was Gabriel!” Samrat asked but it was not a question. He knew the answer.

“Yes!” affirmed Bhanu pratap “It was indeed Gabriel. Who else could be a ghost and devil rolled in one. So yes Sammy Gabriel is the guy who conquered the quest which left so many lesser mortals dead by the sideways. Now would you like to know how he did it?”

Samrat gave a short annoyed nod.

“Jogi always travelled in his armoured car with two jeeps covering him. One in front other at the tail end. Toughest and meanest guards in both the Jeeps and two best guards travelled in the car with Jogi himself. On guard was the driver of that car. Jogi at times travelled along a forest way to reach for the city. A road surrounded by thick forest on both sides. A dangerous forest. That fateful day he was travelling by the same road. I guess was eerie calm place that day. And then the mirage of calm and peace was shattered.
Unseen and unknown to all the poor souls present there; bang came a blast and the jeep in the front went flying in the air. Screaming, burning and exploding and crashed right in front of Jogi’s armoured car. That car being a toughest one survived with out a scratch. Bodyguards poured down from the remaining jeep and started to fan off.

The two guards with Jogi stayed back in the car. It was their job to protect him at any cost. Rest all can wait. So they said put. The others moved out. Generally when a bomb is planted, the bomber stays back to check out his handiwork and this bomb was a remote controlled one. So the bomber surely is around for he has to press the trigger when the target arrived. That was a good thinking but may I add proved unfortunate for all. They entered the forest area and there He was waiting. The devil or angel of death whatever you call him. Gabriel! A predator deadlier than all the predators of the jungle at that time. And he started hunting. Hunting the unsuspecting men searching for him; One by one.

Sometimes with gun, sometimes with knife and then with bare hands. By the time the deadly game of death reached its near end no one was left standing. Only he was left. Standing tall and dangerous as ever.
Those guys of Jogi are trained to take any man anytime but then who is trained to take on devil himself. Poor b*****ds! And when none of the guards came back the guards in the car started worrying. Best course would have been starting the car and running the hell out of there. But I think they were frightened and confused. They have never seen or heard such a silent and complete unknown danger anytime before.

So when they saw a man wearing a same all black gear as them his face smeared with blood they thought it is their own man coming. And so when he knocked on the window they rolled it down. Their last deed of the day. The man was Gabriel and he shot them point blank. They had no time to even register surprise. Jogi meanwhile in the backseat was reaching for his gun and then he made the mistake of looking into the eyes of the killer standing out and looking straight at him. And then all he could do is stare in horrified fascination too paralysed with fear to react. Then same way a deer would look into the eyes of a lion knowing that the death is near; death is coming. Then Gabriel fired. A bullet which took half the forehead of Jogi, his brain, blood and yes his life. A bullet which announced the arrival of the best of the best killer in our world. A bullet which wrote his name as the Angel of Death. Jogi died and Gabriel was born.”

Samrat was expressing myriad emotions none that he could define with clarity. So he said nothing. Just kept on looking mutely at his uncle.

The older man went on
“That was the day the man called Gabriel packed his bags and left the mansion. Saabji paid him handsomely. He even requested him to stay here or near by. But he choose to live on his own and away from this place. From that day he was on his own. He comes here when called for a job. He accepts it if he likes or throws it back on the face if he doesn’t. His game; His rules. One style: Clean kill. And the reputation that lived on: If you give a job to Gabriel; It Is Done.”
He now is the highest paid shooter not many can afford. And even if someone is able to afford him he may just refuse the job if he doesn’t like the look of it or if it is not challenging enough.
You know Sammy! In the underworld every shooter has a code name. Nothing unusual about it. Example Sasha, Victor, Atif, Krish they all are professional snipers and they go by their code names when on job. Say Victor is known as Viper. That’s how it is done. Code name on job and own name outside. But Gabriel is the unusual one here. He goes by only one name. Just one. Gabriel!”
He is the bloody best and he knows it. Our whole world knows it. It is that unwritten rule here; there is nothing he can’t beat. And there is no one who can beat him. When he comes just Give Him Way.”
And then Bhanu pratap stopped. The tale was finished.

Samrat was sitting holding his his whiskey glass so tight that his knuckles turned white. The fiery liquid untouched and sitting flat in the glass. There was a total silence in the room. Bhanu pratap said everything and Samrat could find nothing to say. The silence continued for what seemed like an eternity.
Then Bhanu pratap cleared his throat and exclaimed
“Oh my! Look at the time Sam. Didn’t realize it was so late.” Then he smiled “just like old times eh? Past midnights and our story telling sessions won’t end” he gave a laugh which sounded a little strained. Maybe marathon narration took toll or may be he found the silence of his nephew disturbing.

To break the oppressing silence he then said
“Right Sam bed time!”

Samrat looked up at the older man with blank eyes as if he is lost in some world of his own.

Bhanu pratap reiterated with a smile “It is late kid even by your standards. So off you go. Hit the bed and sleep well. See you in the morning”.

Samrat nodded and go up from bar stool and stared walking towards the door on automation when he was stopped by his uncle’s voice.
“Goodnight Sammy!”

Samrat did not even try to smile. He just nodded and went off leaving the older man staring at his back in worry and concern. He walked off to his room as if he is sleepwalking. His legs took him to the room on their own. Samrat was way too lost in his thought to register the way. He entered his room. A huge room brightly coloured with the pictures of pop icons and cars and bikes adorning the wall. A room fit enough for a prince with a splendid view through its bay windows. The wall on one side of the room was completely covered with huge mirrors. Samrat sat down on the king size chair in the room and reached for fist sized crystal paper weight from the dressing table. He stared staring at the rainbow colours being reflected by the crystal’s facets as if he is mesmerized by the play of colours. He was not. He was just lost in his past. He remembered what his uncle asked him back downstairs near the bar.
“Sam! You ever met that Man or heard about him? I never asked you.”
And he remembered his own reply
“No! I never met him. Just heard about him in whispers”.

He lied.
He met that Man.
He talked to him, he heard of him and he hated him.


Samrat kept gazing at the crystal as if he could see his past right in the reflective surface of the crystal in his hand. In a way he really was seeing his past, for today the past just wants to comes to the present and meet up with that 16 years old boy of yesterday who is now 26 years old young man gazing at the crystal and remembering that yesterday.

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To be Continued….
— Candy Lemon [Nimmi] —

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2014 in Fiction Corner

 

Paanch – 8th and 9th January updates………


The week that was…..


Roshni is going thru the old newspaper and takes the note about the writer who wrote about Neha’s accident, journalist Preeti Puri. Next day, there is an article regarding Zara’s suicide attempt. It is later showed that Roshni had called journalist Preeti and told her about the entire incident. This news shocks Zara and the college authorities. Dean calls Zara to question about the news. Zara denies but Dean asks he to go to a counselor if she needs help as suicide attempt is an crime.

Dean also reminds Zara about what happened last year to be careful about these things; Roshni enters the room at the same time. Dean has called Roshni to know the truth. Roshni sticks to her earlier statement about some guys drugging Zara at a party. Dean however tells Roshni if she is being pressurized in any way to lie. Dean is not ready to believe that the newspaper article is wrong, to which Roshni says that newspaper people twist the truth the they want, they present a accident as suicide and suicide as accident. Dean asks Roshni to give everything in writing for college records. Avasthi takes Dean to one side and says that he was scared if this was just a repeat of last year’s case.

Zara gets tensed hearing all that and just leaves the room in haste.


Roshni goes and checks on Zara, and questions her why she ran away from the room. Zara tells her that she wanted to practice for tomorrow’s competition. Zara thanks Roshni once again for convincing Dean and also giving the written statement, as she was scared that deans argument about matter of life and death would have made Roshni question her decision. Roshni says life and death are not same things. She says you are alive Zara and I lied to save your life, but if somebody is dead and you lie to cover up the truth , then it is definitely a crime and the culprit should be severely punished. Zara is nervous to hear this from Roshni.

She questions Roshni if someone is hurt or sad before death, then do their soul not rest in peace? Roshni question her why she is asking her that. Zara starts to tell her about Neha’s case but at the same time Roy comes into the room and Zara stop talking. Roshni and Roy plans to take Zara out to lunch.

Roshni is working in chemistry lab and Nikhil is teasing her that she is definitely going to blow the college. To which Roshni says, she has that plan but not to blow the college but only one person. Nikhil warns Roshni to not do anything dangerous. Roshni assures Nikhil that she will inform him once the plan is finalized. Gauti comes to the lab and sees Roshni so he asks Nikhil to move his slot after 2 hrs and leaves.


Roshni stops Gauti and asks for his forgiveness once again, but Gauti is still upset with Roshni and leaves from there. Nikhil teases Roshni and tells her why she doesn’t invite him for dinner. Roshni says she wants to keep Gauti away from this revenge plan. She also says that he is very sorry to hurt shivani and Gauti because of her plan.


Nihaal is apologizing to Zara again and explains that she took it all wrong. He is pestering Zara but Gauri comes to her help. Roshni, Zara and Roy meet for lunch. Zara is still stressed. Roshni says it would have been great if others would have joined in also. To which Roy says that Yudi and Gauri are couple and they already had plans and Zara might have got more stressed with Nihaal’s presence. Roshni is surprised to hear that Gauri and Yudi are couple. They all read the fortune from fortune cookies.

Roy gets “speak your heart out”

Zara gets “Good deeds and Bad deeds come back, so be good”. Zara is nervous and remembers all that she did to Neha.

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Roshni tells Zara that she looks very nervous and is afraid about how she will perform in competition tomorrow. Roshni suggest that she should take some anti-anxiety pills. Zara denies and Roy tries to ask Zara if he needs anything to feel good. Nihaal enters and says Zara needs me. Zara also hugs Nihaal and says she needs him and is very nervous with everything that’s happening.

Nihaal takes her with him, Roy is disheartened. Roy is upset and is very drunk. Roshni comes and checks on him. She says that Zara and Nihaal have patched up but she does not think if Nihaal is a correct boyfriend for Zara. Roy gets upset and says never say anything against friends, never betray them and never try to take their belongings.

Roshni questions Roy if he has ever desired something that belongs to your friend. Roy gets annoyed and tells Roshni to stop asking such stupid questions. Roshni again tells Roy to give the anti-depressant pills to Zara as she is very worried about her performance tomorrow.

She finally convinces Roy to give her the pills by using the friend and boyfriend card. Zara is practicing when Roshni comes in her room. Roshni says she is happy to see her so relaxed, and she is sure that is because of Nihaal’s magic. Zara denies and says it all because if Roy’s anti-depressant pills. She is finally able to concentrate on the singing and feels very confident. She also shares that music director Manjit Singh is part of the judges panel and her life would change if she could impress him. Roshni manages to take the pic of the pills.

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Nikhil and shivani meet in cafeteria and Nikhil goes to grab food for them. Roshni calls Nikhil, and tells him to check his message as she finally has a plan. However shivani has answered Nikhil’s phone at that time and recognizes Roshni’s voice. Shivani gets suspicious.

Roy is taking Zara’s pics and says that he is so happy because she has forgiven him. Zara questions if every mistake can be forgiven to which Nihaal says if you do small mistakes then yes, but if you do something major that can cost someone’s life then you surely get punishment. Zara gets nervous hearing it from Nihaal. She tells Nihaal that even they should be punished then for Neha’s death. We made her suicide into an accident, we should surely be punished.

Nihaal is shocked to hear Neha’s name from Zara in this way. Zara asks Nihaal if whatever they did with Neha is going to come back to them, showing her newspaper article. Nihaal says don’t think so much, as it is just a coincidence. He also reminds Zara that the group ha decided to never talk about this incident again, so why is she even mentioning it. Nihaal tells her that chapter is closed and she would not discuss with anybody again.

Shivani, Nikhil and Roshni are in Roshni’s room. Shivani questions Roshni why she sends photos to Nikhil and what is the relation between them. Also questions Nikhil why he has saved Roshni’s name as chusa in his phone. Nikhil makes up some story and tries to be funny. Roshni tells shivani to check the message and pic. It is a perfume bottle. Roshni tells shivani that she had asked Nikhil to buy it for you, as she wanted to gift her and apologize once again for whatever happened.

Shivani gets convinced and tells Roshni that if she really wants the earlier friendship back, then she has to gift her a spa session. Roshni agrees and they both share a hug. Roshni tells Nikhil to be more careful with his phone going further as she was able to save them this time around. Nikhil asks Roshni her plan. Roshni tell Nikhil that she wants him to buy the pills and few other things for her. Nikhil questions her intentions. Roshni shares an incident with him, where Zara had inserted some sharp object in Naha’s throat to threaten her and Neha was not able to talk for 10 days due to infection.

She says that this group took away her most precious belonging so she will take revenge by taking away their most important thing, and for Zara it is her voice. She has researched about a drug that works like medicine if taken in right proportion; if 200-250 mg is taken it freezes the throat and if 500mg is taken then the voice is permanently damaged.
Zara is practicing before the group. Everybody is very happy and confident that Zara would definitely win. Zara thanks Roy for the pills as she is feeling very relaxed. Roy tells her to take 2 more half an hour before the performance and she would get rid of all the stage fears and nervousness. Roshni takes the replaced pills bottle to meet Roshni right before the performance to exchange the bottle. Zara is nervous and shares with Roshni that she is scared about what the fortune cookie said.

As unexpected events are happening with her since last few days, Zara is very nervous as she remembers the way she had tortured and harassed Neha. Zara tells Roshni that she has also done some bad deeds and she is afraid if her bad deeds are coming back to her. Zara again brings up Neha’s topic and says that she had bullied her a lot , as it happens everywhere between seniors and juniors.

Zara said even she was bullied a lot by Gauri and her gang in her first year but then they became friends and when she reached second year then she also started bullying her juniors. However Neha was very brave and bold, so even they got tougher with her. They thought it was all part of fun and game but Neha use to get very harassed and upset because of all this and after few days she died. Roshni asks how, to which Zara quickly said that it was an accident and it had nothing to do with the gang. However she feels that she should have told her sorry and tried to patch up with her at least once.

Zara says if I were to believe the fortune cookie then till I say sorry to Neha, nothing good will happen to me and she probably might even not win the competition. Zara hopes that Neha forgives her and ask an apology from her. Zara thanks Roshni to be a good listener. Roshni had managed to replace the pills. Zara is performing well and Nikhil is wondering if Roshni replaced the pills or not.

Gauti had forgiven Roshni and he was sitting next to her for the event. Roshni is wondering loudly if an apology out of fear is genuine. Gauti ask Roshni if she said something, to which Roshni ask Gauti that she was thinking how he forgave her as he was still very upset with her yesterday. Suddenly Zara loses her voice and everybody is shocked. Zara is not able to say anything and judges gives her a zero for her performance.

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Roshni says to herself that she could not forgive her because she is still lying about the incident that it was an accident. Zara is all shattered and all she can think about is the saying “Good deeds and bad deeds come back”. Roshni is determined and says these 5 don’t deserve any kind of forgiveness from my side.

Precap:
Doctor says that Zara’s throat has severe swelling and even vocal cords have been damaged. Roshni thinks that she should replace the bottle before anyone notices. Gauri says what if someone had replaced the pills. Yudi threatens the pharmacist and ask him who bought those pills from him.


— Urmi Parikh —
Picture Credit : Paanch FB Page.

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2014 in Paanch

 

Paanch – 5 Wrongs make a Right


Written Updates of Jan 1st and Jan 2nd episodes :


Roshni goes to check on Zara and finds her in a bad state, she had tried to suicide and had probably done drug overdose.

Roshni is scared and takes her to hospital. She does not want Zara to die, as she was there to take revenge with these 5, and not their lives. Roy feels guilty as he had hidden drugs in Zara’s room. Nihaal and Roy have an argument for Zara and Yudi blames them both for Zara’s condition. Gauri comes their and questions Roshni about the mail. Yudi tells everybody that Nikhil has found out that the mail was sent by Roshni. However, once again Nikhil had saved Roshni by changing the text of the mail.

The mail actually read about Roshni requesting dean to give Gauri one more chance in college elections. Doctor tells Roshni that this is a police case and he needs to know all the detail. Roshni lies that she and Zara had gone to a party where some boys offered a drink that Zara accepted and started feeling sick. When she was dropping Zara, she got unconscious and had foam coming out of her mouth, so she hurried her to the hospital. Gauri is annoyed to see that Roshni is being very helpful to which Roshni says that the truth would have put Zara in trouble as it would be a suicide case and also there will arise the question about how did she get hold off drugs in the college. Roy and Nihaal hug Roshni for helping them once again.

Even Yudi shakes hand saying they thought very wrong about her. Gauri also offers her handshake, Roshni is happy that she was being accepted. Roshni thanks Nikhil for saving her once again. Gauri tell Gauti to not be emotional about Roshni as she is a tough girl and not her types.

Zara and Nihaal have an argument and Zara breaks up with Nihaal. Gauti tells Roshni that he knows she is friends with the gang now, but he advises her to not to be like them and not to change herself.
Gauri invites Roshni to the pj party in her room and tells Roshni that they have decided to make her a part of the group.

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Roshni is glad to be finally in. Gauri tells Roshni to prove her loyalty by changing her innocent self and being fearless Roshni. They have called Shivangi also. Gauri tells Roshni that Shivangi is her target; she has to prove her loyalty by punishing and torturing Shivangi and locking her in a box.

Roshni remembers that the gang had also locked Neha di in the same box. Shivangi pleads Roshni to not do that as she is afraid of dark. Roshni pushes Shivangi into the box and locks her in. Roshni is upset for doing this as she didn’t wanted to be like the group but had to, to win their loyalty.

Nikhil and Roshni have an argument. Nikhil tells Roshni that she has become one of them and this revenge is going to destroy her. He tells her that he is leaving and she is all alone from now. Roshni apologizes to Shivangi but Shivangi is very hurt and also afraid of her, as Roshni and Gauri are now friends. Gauti comes in with a cake and wishes Roshni happy birthday. She tells Shivangi to give the gift of forgiveness to Roshni and manages to calm her down.

Roshni and Shivangi hugs each other. Roshni ask Gauti why he got the cake, as he knows it’s not her b’day today. Gauti says today is birth of a new changed Roshni, dangerous roshni, so she should always celebrate this date. Gauti tells Roshni that she also wanted to be as powerful like Guari and hence she use to be around them and help the gang all the time. She is upset with Roshni and tells her he does not know her anymore, and goes from there. Roshni is sad to see Nikhil, Shivangi and Gauti upset with her and leave her alone.

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Roshni talks to her dad and decides to go back home. She leaves a sorry note and gift for Shivangi and leaves with her bag. She goes to Gauti room to leave a good bye gift, but Gauti comes there and out of surprise Roshni drops Gauti’s books and some pics flew out of it. Roshni is shocked to see Neha di’s photo’s in Gauti’s book. Gauti tells her that he loved Neha.
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It was a one sided love story. Roshni is shocked to hear this detail. Gauti says that he failed last year because of Neha’s death. On the other hand Nikhil goes to the dean to give his resignation but he comes across some information regarding Neha’s case, that how entire case was changed due to political pressure. Gauti tells Roshni, that she made him remind of Neha, as Neha was also bold and had challenged Gauri the same way.

Gauri had challenged Neha to kiss Gauti one time but she refused it, and Gauti admired Neha for her courage. He says her death was a case of drug overdose; however he is still trying to figure out why Neha took drugs that night. Gauti tells Roshni that this is the reason why Gauti requested Roshni to not change herself. Roshni walks out of the college with her bags, when Nikhil calls her.

Nikhil tells her that she was right. Neha’s case was not an accident and college authorities know about the same. But due to political pressure everybody lied and they made it looks like an accident due to drug overdose. He said he has heard few gossips from the staff but nobody knows exactly what happened that night. Nikhil tells Roshni that he is sure there would more evidences against them too. He tells Roshni that the game is on..Roshni goes back to her room more determined and strong.


Precap:
Zara is reading a horoscope, which says good deeds and bad deeds come back ,and she is nervous to read that. Roshni tells her that she should take some anti-anxiety pills to feel better. Roy says that he has some pills for her. Roshni takes the bottle to Zara’s room and take the pic of the bottle. Roshni calls Nikhil and tells him to buy the bottle as she has some big plans, However Shivangi has Nikhil’s phone and she hears it all..


— Urmi Parikh —
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Posted by on January 7, 2014 in Paanch

 

Paanch – 5 wrongs make a right


Kahani aab tak….


The show starts with self dialogue from Roshni, about her path , her courage and her determination to take revenge for her elder sister Neha.
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Neha di was a very strong fearless and confident teenager. She had courage to follow her dream. But she fell prey to bullying by her seniors in Regent college. The gang of 5 people harassed her and tortured her so much that Neha was broken and she jumped from her college terrace. Roshni was very close to Neha di, actually Neha di was her support system, the one who always protected her. Roshni knew this was a suicide as Neha di had shared about the problems she faced at college. However, college made it sound as an accident and case of drug overdose. As the people involved were politically powerful, the case didn’t get justice ad was closed without further investigation.
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Roshni decides to study away from home. For her dad and very close friend cum neighbor – Nikhil, he was going to Alaska university for her further studies. In reality, Roshni had taken admission in the same college as Neha di, Regents college in Mumbai. She asks for the same hostel room as her sister, room no 113 . Her only motive was to find those 5 seniors – Gauri, Roy, Zara, Yudi and Nihal, and teach them lifetime lesson and take revenge.
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On her first day itself Roshni comes to know that Gauri is contending in college student elections for General secretary and Roshni decides to take advantage of this chance to get face to face with the gang. It is very important for Gauri to win this election as this is her final year in college. Roshni decides to give the first blow to Gauri.

Roshni cuts the rope for Gauri’s banner and it falls amidst the student during one of her campaign. Same night all the fresher’s are asked to come in the backyard ,where Gauri and gang welcome fresher’s, only to have fun by ragging them. The gang divides the fresher’s by colors and Roshni comes under Gauri’s power. Gauri dares her to burn the Rope of opponent Rajat’s election banner, which Roshni completes confidently.

Roshni manages to put sleeping pills in Gauri’s water bottle the night before filing the nomination for election and also locks her room from outside. Hence Roshni is not able to reach the nomination ground in time to fill the election form and is disqualified from the election.
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Gauri and the gang is furious and wants to find out who did this to Gauri. The gang tries to get Gauri’s nomination filled but the management does not listen to their request. Roshni is happy on gangs 1st loss. However, while locking Gauri’s room, Roshni drop her Swiss knife outside Gauri’s room. Gauri finds the knife and calls the fresher’s once again, to find out where the Swiss knife came from.

Roshni is attending the oriental class by Dean where Gauti enters in late but Dean ask him to stand out and also reminds him that he should be more serious towards his studies as he is repeating this year . Roshni is also removed from the class as her phone rings in the middle of the lecture. Gauti introduces himself but Roshni ignores him.

The gang lines up the fresher’s in the canteen with help of Mishraji (college administrator) and Gauri shows the pen knife. Roshni is scared to see the pen knife in Gauri’s hand. The gang decides to punish them all, & ask them to either keep their face on Ice for 5 mins or put their hand on burning candle. Roshni denies following their instruction and it pisses the gang. Yudi and Zara tries to force Roshni however Gauri stops Yudi and lets the fresher’s go.

Mishraji comes to Roshni’s room later that night to inform that there is a loose leopard roaming in the college compound and warns them to not go out of the hostel. In the middle of night someone knocks Roshni’s room, Roshni opens the door to find nobody, however suddenly someone ties her and takes her away in the forest. Roshni is left in the middle of Forrest in a pit with her hands tied. She is calling for help, when Gauti comes from nowhere to he rescue, he pulls her out and calms her down. The gang comes there and asks Roshni if she understood the result of not following their order. Roy tries to lock Roshni in the cage set up for leopard. Gauti talks to Gauri and she lets Roshni go for that night.
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Next day Roshni goes to thank Gauti. Gauti warns Roshni to be away from the gang and also tells her not to challenge them as they don’t like to hear no. Roshni inquires, how Gauti knows so much about the gang, where he says, Gauri is her Elder sister. Roshni is shocked to see that Gauri and Gauti being siblings are so different. Gauti informs Roshni that he dislikes the gang and is no part of it. Roshni thinks that she can enter the gang by getting closer to Gauti, and hence she starts finding ways to be good friends with Gauti.

Next day, Roshni overhears Roy’s conversation, where he is asking someone for some delivery on the college mail box. Roshni gets suspicious and makes a plan that will make her enter the gang. She reaches the mail box before Roy and takes the packet. She finds out that the packet had drugs. Roy does not find the drugs and gets scared. Nihaal, Yudi and Roy all are stressed as the drugs go missing, they are also afraid of Gauri as she does not like them dealing with drugs. Roshni calls the police and gives them information about drugs in Regent College and also about the dealer who just made the delivery. Roshni sees Gauti in her room and purposely pinches the packet, so that she can leave a trail of drugs in the corridor.


Roshni goes into the washroom and flushes the drugs. Gauti follows the trail and questions Roshni about the drugs. Roshni tell him the story and says she flushed it away as she didn’t want it to be spread in the college. Police comes to the college with the drug dealer, the drug dealer gives Roy’s name to the authorities. Police along with Dean goes to Roy’s room and search, but they don’t find anything.

Police leave the campus saying they had wrong information. Whereas the boys are thinking who took the packet. Gauti informs Gauri and her gang, that they should thank Roshni as she saved them by flushing the drugs. Zara searches Roshni’s room to verify Gauti’s statement and finds the pocket knife case. Gauri and gang are waiting for Roshni and question her about the swiss knife. Roshni, was one step ahead, she takes another identical knife out from her bag, and puts it in the case. She tells the gang to not mess her room and act inappropriately with her, the gang leaves.

Gauri invites Roshni to a party. Gauti won’t be attending the party as he has to get ready for his boxing match tomorrow but he asks Roshni to be careful. The gang challenges the freshers to play Dare devil game, where if the fresher gets successful, he/she becomes the part of the gang. Roshni accepts the challenge.
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The gang blindfolds her and asks her to walk on the railing, and then directs her to jump from the top of the building into the swimming pool. Roshni performs the challenge and Gauri is not happy about it. Gauri gets suspicious about Roshni and ask Mishraji to find all the detail about her. On the other hand, Gauti is having tough competition in his boxing match.

Roshni notices that the opponent is not playing fair and in turn applies an ointment on Gauti’s gloves because of which the opponent loses his vision and Gauti wins the tournament. Gauti however does not like what Roshni did and was not happy as he won due to cheating. Roshni told Gauti how the opponent was cheating the entire time and Roshni just made the play even. Gauti understands and apologizes for doubting her. In the mean time Mishraji, enters dean’s room and gets all the application information from dean’s computer.

He also calls Roshni’s house for further inquiries. Mishraji gives all the details to Gauri. Once again Roshni is saved because Roshni had given Nikhil’s home address and phone number on her admission forms to be careful. Hence Gauri is not able to find complete truth about Roshni’s identity. Roshni tries to contact Nikhil, as she is worried that he knows about Roshni’s truth, but cannot get in touch. Roshni and Gauti are having dinner at a stall outside college, where Roshni sees Nikhil. Nikhil tells Roshni to come back home, as the people she is dealing with are dangerous and very powerful. He tells Roshni that Mishraji had called his house to get information about her. Roshni comes to know that Mishraji is helping the gang and she has to get rid of him soon. Nikhil decides to not leave without Roshni, and gets a job in the college as lab assistant.
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Dean has kept a surprise test for third year students. The gang is worried as they are not prepared and have no time to prepare either. Gauri and Yudi ask Mishraji to steal papers for the exam, and give him handsome money for the same. On the other hand, to be mare safe, Roy and Nihaal call Shivangi ( Roshni’s roommate) to their room and threaten her to make chits for the exams. Gauri and Yudi come in their room and tell them about Mishraji getting them the papers. Shivangi hears everything, Gauri threatens her to keep her mouth shut or else they will get her naked and parade her in the college.


Shivangi is very scared but after Roshni’s much asking she tell her everything. Roshni takes this opportunity to get Mishraji caught red handed. Roshni follows Mishraji as he steals the paper from dean’s office. She enters into Mishraji’s room to take the photo of the paper and sends an anonymous email about the paper leak by Mishra. Dean gathers all the third year students and checks them for paper. They also catch hold of, Mishraji. Dean, ask to see the CCTV footage, to verify everything.
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Roshni gets worried, as she had not thought about cctv, and there was a possibility that she would also be caught. However Nikhil was following Roshni and hence edits the footage and deletes Roshni’s part. Dean questions Mishraji for such an act and demands an explanation. Mishraji takes Gauri and gangs name for bribing him to bring the papers. However, the gang manages to assure dean that Mishra was lying. Dean throws Mishra out of the college and gets him arrested. Roshni is successful in getting rid of Mishra, this was also a big blow to the gang. Roshni is sure that Gauri will not be at peace with Mishra’s arrest.

Roshni comes across an old graffiti, which has Neha di’s number. She remembers how someone had made this graffiti and hence Neha di had to go thru a lot of humiliation from all the guys calling her to know her rates. Neha di was very upset and embarrassed due to this situation. Roshni decides to find out who out of the 5 would have made this graffiti.


Gauri is upset because the result comes out bad, she passes at 35% but ever body else on the gang have failed. Gauri threatens Shivangi and she comes to know that Roshni knew that Mishra was going to get paper for the gang. Gauri gets suspicious and decides to get to the bottom this. Gauri overhears that Dean had received an anonymous email about the paper leak. Zara and Nihaal are dating each other and Zara shares her excitement about a music competition where the winner gets to make his own album.

Gauri sends Zara to check Roshni’s emails and phone to see if she can find any evidence. Even Roshni is trying to indirectly find out from Zara, about who of the five is good with paintings and graffiti. Zara manages to check Roshni’s laptop but before she can check Roshni’s phone, she gets a call from the competition people that the auditions were preponed and she only had one day to prepare. She leaves without checking Roshni’s phone and Roshni is relived. Roshni gets suspicious about Zara’s actions and deletes everything from her phone before anybody gets hold of anything. Zara is practicing where Gauri comes in angry as Zara ignores her phone calls. She gets angry on Zara for not following her instruction and getting busy with practice. She gets mad and breaks Zara’s guitar.


Roshni and Gauti hear the noise and checks in, to see Zara devasted and heartbroken as she cannot participate without the guitar. Roshni tries to find out why Zara and Gauri have such a huge fight. So Roshni follows Zara to find out more. Zara is talking to Nihaal requesting him to get her a guitar from anywhere as she needs it badly. On the other hand, Nihaal goes and bys a new lens for his camera instead o the guitar. Roshni hears their conversations and at the same time she sees that Zara was making graffiti on the wall. Roshni understand that Zara was behind Neha di’s humiliation and that obscene graffiti.


Gauri somehow manages to get dean’s phone and finds that dean had received the email from a well wisher. Roshni gifts Zara a guitar as she tries to get close to her to take her revenge. Yudi reaches out to his hacker friend to get details about the person behind this well wisher email account. His friend recommends Yudi to take help from Nikhil as Dean account is very secure and he cannot hack it himself. Roy thanks Roshni for helping Zara and getting a guitar. It seems as Roy has liking for Zara but he hides it as Zara and Nihaal are dating each other.

Roshni calls Nikhil to meet him at canteen to treat him for helping in Mishra’s case. However, Gauti comes there and all 3 go to canteen together. Shivangi comes there and talks about an free photo shoot organized by Nihaal for females interested in modeling. Roshni finds out the place where the photo shoot is happening and makes an excuse and leaves from canteen. She reaches the photo shoot destination and finds out that Nihaal is taking extremely bold almost porn pics of the girls under the pretext of photo shoot.

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Roshni finds out that Nihaal mails the pics to the girls once its ready. She request Nikhil to hack Nihaal’s account and get those pics, but Nikhil refuses to help her anymore. Gauri reaches out to Nikhil and gives him money to hack the well wisher email account. Roshni traps a girl at the photo shoot and tell her that if she wants to talk to Nihaal, she can wait for him at the college hostel.

The girl agrees and reaches the hostel for the photo shoot. Nihaal gets trapped in Roshni’s plan and gets busy in the photo shoot instead of attending Zara’s audition. Roy and Roshni are at the auditions to support Zara. Roshni questions Zara about Nihaal’s absence and lets her know that she saw Nihaal entering the hostel. Zara goes to look for Nihaal and finds him getting close with the girl. She is heartbroken and gets mad on Nihaal for betraying her. Nikhil tells Gauri that the secret well wisher is Roshni.
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— Urmi Parikh —–
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Khelti Hain Zindagi – Aankh Micholi – Concluding Episodes


The weeks 16th December 2013 until 3rd January 2014


Prabha devi and her daughter Riddhi continue their mental torture ob Aami…primarily in absence of Sanjay and Shruti. Aami…a being child never understands their plan and reacts …these results in huge trouble in the family. Sanjay misunderstands Aami & scolds her for misbehaving with his mother.

Aami wants to tell all these to Shruti but Khushboo stops her from doing so. Shruti is very much disturbed because of her mother’s ill health . Baa is also a reason for her tension. Khushboo stops Aami because they don’t want to bother their mother with all these problems. Children keep on facing ill treatments and abuses from Prabha and Riddhi.

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Shruti returns home and comes to know about Sanjay’s parents marriage anniversary and decides to organize a party for them. Sanjay is very happy to see that Shruti has taken this initiative and she herself is looking into every details to make the party a successful one, though in a very short period. Shruti tries every possible things to make Prabha happy and to win her heart.

But Prabha has become blind in her anger and hatred ….she does everything to hurt Shruti and to damage her relationship with Sanjay. She masterminds plans in such a way that Sanjay..his father ..all other members of Mehta family and the guests present in the anniversary party get disappointed with Shruti..taunts her..humiliates her.
Mother-daughter duo creates many more situations for which Sanjay and others misunderstand Shruti.. she feels alone and deserted..this gives Prabha and Riddhi immense satisfaction and a feeling of victory.

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In the mean time…Yogesh, Riddhi’s husband, sends a divorce notice because Riddhi is neither picking up his phone nor ready to discuss the issues those are creating problems in their marital life..thus he thinks that they should end their marriage. Riddhi is shocked to get the divorce notice. Shruti makes her understand the value of a relationship and she realizes her mistakes. She decides to go back to her husband Yogesh . Her this decision irritates Prabha a lot but all other family members support her.

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Now..Prabha is in search of a big issue that will permanently force Shruti to leave Mehta house along with her two daughters. She gets a golden opportunity when she comes to know that Harsh, Shruti’s first husband had Aids. She makes it a big issue and humiliates Shruti a lot. She demands HIV test of Shruti as she claims that she’s sure that Shruti has aids and marrying Sanjay is her plan to hand over her daughter’s responsibility to him. Prabha’s in human behavior hurts Sanjay very much. He says that he don’t want any proof but Shruti says that she’s ready for the test.
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Prabha goes to collect the report and the report says Shruti is HIV+. This breaks Shruti …unable to handle this blow she leaves house. Sanjay is very much worried about her and he makes it very clear to his mother that he’ll never leave Shruti alone. Ultimately he finds her and convinces her to go to a doctor for further treatment. In that clinic they come to know that earlier report of Shruti was wrong..she is not a HIV patient. On querying the previous clinic they come to know that the lab assistant has tampered the report because Prabha paid him Rs.20000 for the job.


Shruti gives up and decides to leave Sanjay and his house forever. She doesn’t want to damage mother-son relationship any further and thus takes the decision of going away from Sanjay’s life. Sanjay,who loves Shruti immensely can’t think of a life without her. He pleas Shruti repeatedly and tries to stop her but Shruti remains firm in her decision.


Finally Prabha realizes that breaking Shruti’s relationship with Sanjay, ia actually breaking bonds with her own son. She also realizes Sanjay-Shruti is made for each other and together they’ll lead a very happy life.
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She stops Shruti and also apologizes to her.

Aami also accepts Sanjay as her father when she realizes that he has supported and rescued them from all problems and has done everything that Harsh would have done.

The show ends on a happy note as the Mehta family gets united once again.
Sanjay-Shruti ‘s true Love overcomes all obstacles and they live happily ever after.
La….la….la…la…laaaaaaa……Alls Well that ends Well……

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—- Sharmila GuptaSen —

 
 

Ek Boond Ishq….Kuch hamari zubaani…..


The two weeks that were…………


Mrityunjay apologizes for his harsh behavior towards Tara to which she asks him to tell the truth but instead of telling her the truth Mrityunjay takes a vow of silence. Tara tries her best to break his vow but fails. At last she burns her duppatta and while saving her Mrityunjay’s vow breaks. She says “khushi iss baat ki hai ki tumse mujhe aag mein jalte dekha nahi gaya” and giving him an indication that she could go to any extent for him.


On the other hand Raghu kaka is waiting for the recovery of a mysterious girl who seems to be against Rudra. Rudra plans to kill Jairaj in a rally.

Tara decides to keep Karva Chauth for Mrityunjay and informs him about the same. Mrityunjay refuses to come to break her fast and goes to meet his Dadu who had to be admitted in hospital due to bad health. In the hospital Mrityunjay keeps day-dreaming of Tara.

He refuses to go back to her but his heart is lost in thoughts of Tara. From the nurse he learns that Rudra is going to visit the hospital so he takes away Dadu with him.
Back at home Tara gets ready for Karva Chauth and witnesses someone with a gun in her room near window. She gets scared and keeps wondering who was there in her room in the house.

Later it’s revealed that Fahim Chacha was holding the gun.

He wonders does Mrityunjay know the meaning of the letter “K” written on the gun. He hides the gun in shoe box when he hears the sound of Jairaj’s footsteps.


Meethi and Vasu ask Mrityunjay to come home to break Tara’s fast and he asks them to decorate the stable. Meethi and Vasu take Jairaj with them to stable and decorate it as asked by Mrityunjay. The decorations were quite similar to the one Tara did it on Diwali. Now the stable is no longer Ujda Chaman.

Since Rudra’s men were after them he thinks that his stable would be the best place to hide Dadu for the time being. So he goes back to the stable where Tara was waiting for him. In the presence of Jairaj, Meethi and Vasu he open’s Tara’s fast and also accepts her as his wife. Later he asks Tara to go back to Shekhawat mansion and promises her that he’ll come there soon. Tara goes back with Meethi and Vasu.


In the house Nirmala taunts Tara for coming home alone. She says she was alone even during her grihapravesh. Tara feels sad about it but Jairaj supports Tara by saying husband-wife are not side by side always…even during phera sometimes husband is in front and wife is at back and vice versa. Mrityunjay comes back home after hiding dadu in the stable.


Tara thanks him for breaking his fast and Mrityunjay asks her to take rest. In their room Mrityunjay keeps pacing up and down. Tara asks him what is that he is thinking. She tries to make him talk and starts talking about his future.

She says that she knows palmistry and he has a long life but Mrityunjay says “dhyan se dekho yeh jeevan rekha fasi ke fande pe jaake rukti hai”.

This makes Tara sad and brings her back to the harsh reality that her husband is facing death sentence. After gathering some strength she says now that I’ve kept Karva Chauth for you, you’ll live longer. She sleeps after this and Mrityunjay goes back to stable.


In the morning she doesn’t find Mrityunjay in their room so she goes to stable in search of him. Mrityunjay misleads her so that she doesn’t find out dadu. He asks her to bring water for him. Tara goes back to take water and he takes away dadu from there. When she comes back and doesn’t find Mrityunjay in the stable she gets angry with him. Meethi and Jairaj also come there in search of them.

When Mrityunjay comes back Tara confronts him for fooling her and demands sorry from him to which he refuses. Both fight with each other and when Mrityunjay refuses to say sorry Tara refuses to go back to the house.


Rudra asks to deliver a parcel from one place to another. He keeps wondering what’s there in such a heavy parcel. When he reaches the place to deliver the parcel he finds out the baba who visited Shekhawat mansion few days back. After Fahim’s departure baba opens the parcel which had rifle in it to shoot Jairaj.

Jairaj asks Mrityunjay to pacify Tara and bring her home. He gives him a tip to make Tara happy. Mrityunjay comes to the stable with chaat. Tara pretends that Chaat is not delicious and directly confronts him to say sorry. Both fight again and Jairaj feels sandwiched between husband-wife’s fight. Things were back to square one. Neither Tara went home nor Mrityunjay said sorry.


Nandini finds some Rakhi in Yug’s room. She asks him about his family and sister but he avoids the topic.
Back home Jairaj stopped talking to Mrityunjay. Meethi and Vasu try to make them talk but fail. Night falls but Tara doesn’t come back home. Mrityunjay feels restless and goes to stable. He doesn’t find Tara there and speaks his heart out to Mariya (the horse).

Tara who was hiding in the stable itself feels touched and forgives him. Both start walking side by side and collide with each other. Tara says “jab humare raste baar baar takra hi rahe hain toh kyu na hum bhi rasta ek saath tay Karen… humare yeh ghar ki taraf badhte hue kadam agar hum ek saath aage badhayen toh kaisa rahe…” and holds his hands.

Both come back and Meethi-Vasu ties them with a thread and then asks them to go to their room tied like this. Nirmala notices them and tries to remind Mrityunjay of his promise and he immediately frees himself.

Yug burns some pics of Raghu kaka and the mysterious girl with a flower. Nandini is disturbed by mosquitoes so she comes to Yug’s room and asks for some mosquito repellent. He stops her from seeing those pictures.
Mrityunjay helps Tara in freeing from those threads. Tara misses her mother and calls her but her mother refuses to talk to her.

She shares her pain with Mrityunjay and he asks her why you didn’t go with her mom. Tara says that she knows that he is innocent and she can’t let her innocent husband go to jail. She reveals to him that she saw the plane ticket and has met Raghu kaka. After hearing her talks Mrityunjay decides to talk to Tara’s mother.

At night Mrityunjay had a bad dream in which Tara is chocked to death. Tara tries to comfort him and reads Hanuman Chalisa for him. On the other hand Aaradhna feels worried for Tara. Next day Fahim and others plan to celebrate Christmas. Mrityunjay goes to the stable and takes out the pearl which Tara gave him. He recalls the moments he spent with her and looks at the ray of light coming from a little crack of the wall.

He confesses this pearl belongs to you… mine pearl is you which I’ve got. He says I feel scared to lose you. Now I want to live with you as if it is last moment of my life. This was one of the beautiful love confessions I ever saw on television.


Jairaj, Meethi, Tara and Vasu come to the stable and decide to celebrate Christmas there as Nirmala has refused to give permission to celebrate in the house. Night falls and they celebrate Christmas near bone fire and enjoy. Everyone puts his/her wishes in little socks and puts it on Christmas tree. Destiny plays another game as they become each other’s secret Santa.

Mrityunjay wishes that Tara gets her pearl back and Tara wishes that her mother reconciles with her. Tara reads Mrityunjay’s wish and says I already have my pearl with me because you are my peal and I’ve got you. On the other hand Mrityunjay decides to fulfill Tara’s wish.


Next morning Mrityunjay goes to meet Aaradhna who takes a promise from to leave Tara and go to jail in lieu of accepting Tara once again. Mrityunjay promises her to follow her wishes. Tara writes a letter to Aardhna and hopes that her mother will forgive her. Mrityunjay decides to go back to jail.

He was talking to someone on phone and Tara hears the conversation. She confronts him and asserts her determination not to let him go to jail no matter what happens.

Rudra’s men plan to kill Jairaj in the rally. Entire family gets ready to leave for the rally except Mrityunjay. Both Tara and Mrityunjay feel as if something bad is going to happen.


— Mamta Kumari —

 
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