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Beyond Every Border: Chapter 3: The Hero!

August 2017 New Delhi, India. Preksha tried several different western outfits to be taken on honeymoon with Varun. She had ordered a few dresses online and bought a few from GK 2 last night. Most of the tops and shorts were so trendy that her face lit up when she tried them and came out of the washroom. Manasvi gave […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 38: A Window to Soul

“But you smell so good!” “Why are we still smelling differently? Make me smell like you!” One word of assurance from her that he was smelling fine was enough to boost his confidence. It had been a tough call to get up from the living room and come inside to shower and change. Leaving her back there in the living […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 37: The Scent Of Love

“Its not love!” Nandini scrolled through the websites that masi had sent the links to, with a subtle shrug and a whisper, convincing herself, ‘Of course, it is not love!’ She chose a blog where the Chef had used a lot of pictures to illustrate the simple steps for beginners to prepare quick healthy meals for working professionals. The recipes looked […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 36: Not In Love

Nandini finally gave up trying to go back to sleep. She spent a long time in the bathtub, scrubbing and shampooing and preening herself, simply to kill time… wore a beautiful long floral skirt and baby pink ruffled top that made her feel like a princess… and settled on the couch with Dobby and the morning newspaper. Later, she read […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 35: I Need You

For the next two days, Manik remained immersed in work, going through the last minute details of the project before handing it over to the executive committee and the client, so that it could be taken ahead for final execution and completion. He would leave home early in the morning and come back late at night. He would eat either […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 34: She Is The One!

Nandini sent a message to him at lunch time — ‘Finished meeting three HODS of different hospitals… tired now… going back home!’ Manik replied back — ‘Great! How were the hospitals? You like them?’ ‘Loved them! Applied to all the places. They have openings. I hope I get it.’ ‘Awesome. I really hope you do!’ ‘I hope so, too. I’m dying […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 33: Beyond The Fears

The night may have ended with both of them sleeping side by side, her hand between them and his hand over hers, as softly as he could manage so as to not wake her up. But the next morning found them sleeping in each other’s arms. His strong muscular arms wrapped around her. Her delicate form curled up within his […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 32 : What Do You Call It?

“So, basically you are giving me the liberty of being ‘me’…” She chuckled and squeezed her eyes as she nodded, “Exactly!!!” “Then, why don’t I feel happy about it?” He had slightly murmured, walking behind her for the billing of their selections. She turned around to look at him again and grinned, “Did you say something?” He nodded to refuse, […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 31: Everything I Ever Wanted

“Sure, you are talking about our home?” “Of course!! You only said na, that I shouldn’t expect anything like that from you!! Or… should I??” He lifted one brow and smiled mysteriously, before coming up with a soft, husky whisper, almost lowering down towards her shoulder, “Expectations are the fixed frame, inside which, we bind others and ourselves too… and keep […]

Tangles & Ties : Chapter 58: The Measure of Care

Manik and Nandini got off the boat and walked in a particular direction, as suggested by Nandini. He rested his hands on his hips after walking for quite some distance and huffed. “Hey! Where are you taking me? Should I be alarmed that I have been officially kidnapped?” Nandini giggled while Manik dragged his feet behind her, making statements as […]

Tangles & Ties : Chapter 30: Breaking The Rules

Manik had asked Nandini to pick him from his office at 3 pm as he had sent his car for her. She finished visiting 3 nearby hospitals by then. All she had to do was observe the patients load and see OTs and OPD. She met the HODs of the hospitals, introduced herself and asked to be called for the […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 29: Sinking In

The early morning sunshine seemed to caress her cheeks, sieving through the creeks in the window pane, kissing her eyelids, coaxing her to open her eyes… Nandini frowned. It was too early to get up but sleep evaded her soon. The uneasiness of being displaced from her own world … and being in a new place, new bed had been […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 28: Not An Easy Drive

“I was wondering what would be more profitable to count, from now…” “Like??” “The number of times you leave me stunned with your spark or the number of dissimilarities between us?” With a slight tilt of her neck, she observed him, adoringly! He didn’t appear like he was going to leave her eyes for long. She wasn’t going to lose […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 27: Dissimilarities Galore

Dhruv gave him a weird, disbelieving look, evidently smirking with that, “Manik, you are an engineer, right? From IIT? And if I’m not wrong, you manage all your transactions, mails… even shopping… practically your entire life online??!!!” “Tch… Don’t try to become another Cabir, mannn!!” Manik was in no mood to entertain Dhruv’s jokes. He was already irritated. “I know, […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 26 : Thinking Of You

At the office of Phoenix Adlabs Pvt. Ltd. Manik entered his cabin and pressed the buzzer three times at one go, a signal to his subordinates that he was in mood of no-nonsense and commanded them in his room at the earliest with the work they had finished. The staff stood up from their seats and rushed to his cabin […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 25: We Gel Like No Other

“You want to do something to prove it?” “Yeahhhh!!” She nodded cutely. In a real serious tone, trying not to intimidate or force her, he requested. “Then stay with me in this room. Choose my room!” She grinned and teased him, “You missed a chance, Malhotra! You could’ve asked for something else… as I didn’t even consider the other room… […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 24: New Experiences

The plane was finally flying high in the sky, leaving the older avenues and hoping to kiss the new destination. Bangalore! Manik switched on his laptop and studied a proposal saved by him. He spent an undistracted hour with his laptop almost burying himself in it. Nandini logged into pub-med website and read the latest articles about preterm labour. She […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 23: The Deal Is On

Nandini stood in front of the washroom mirror for some time and blushed hard. Her face, her eyes, her cheeks looked different today. Even a long bath and thorough scrub couldn’t take away that squishy feel from her cheeks and her body. Each feature of her face held a distinct glow. If felt as if each cell of her body […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 57: You Capture My Essence

  After a long relaxing bath, Nandini took another fifteen minutes and she was done. She stepped out wearing smart casuals, as per the weather – suede tunic, woollen leggings, long coat and cowboy boots with a hat. She stuffed the necessary things for the day in her handbag and walked into the living room, only to find Manik sprawled […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 20: Slow Burn

She had earned that value and power to take that decision. He was going to wait as long as she wanted. And he was always going to protect her heart and her dreams… like a dream catcher… Nandini slipped into a rich red gown with gold sequined embroidery at the neckline with a fitted lace bodice, secured by a cinch […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 19: Like A Dream Catcher

Someone wanted to see how Manik’s tattoo must have looked – It’s on his chest – around 15 X 7 cm… something like this…. …………………………………………. She frowned, pretended to cry and closed the door behind her. They could hear ma and masi busy in their gossip, giggling like teenagers. Manik pretended to stretch his hands outwards, and lifted the sleeves […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 18: Sassy Secrets

Nandini was back to their room and was selecting the outfit to wear for the Grand Reception in the evening. It had to be a big formal function so the dress had to be the designer one, fit for the new bride. It was so confusing. She decided to take help from Meera. Just then, Manik entered the room. Manik […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 17: So Much Unspoken

The factory visit to meet the employees and distribute sweets to them, was followed by lunch and then back to Malhotra mansion. Manik asked his cousins, “Anyone up for a match of football?” His cousins jumped at the idea. They were nearly five boys of different ages… the girls were allowed too, so it made them eleven. Akhil and Gaurvi […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 16: Let The Feel Simmer

The second night was tougher than the first. The previous night was easier –  they had got married a few hours back, had been following rituals almost till wee hours of the morning, were tired like crazy and the hotel room in Mumbai was a closed space with no personal touch. It was a makeshift arrangement for his family to […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 15: Untamed Attractions

The plane finally found it’s destination. It landed smoothly at Lucknow airport, making the newly weds too busy to even talk… Relatives surrounded them and took them to Malhotras’ ancestral house. In a suburban colony of the small city, Malhotras owned a bungalow, with three floors, huge spacious ten bedrooms, large dining halls and living rooms, big garden at the […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 14: We Are All Broken

“Nandiniiiii…” He dragged the last part of her name in an irked chide. Next moment, he turned to her and asked in a very stern, terse, serious voice, struggling with himself and almost upset with her. “Is it so difficult to mind your own business?” Hurt – was a small word! His words pinched deep, like a stab! She was […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 13: Getting Used To You

“I will say that…” “That?” “We were busy?”   She replied with a mysterious grin and raised her brows to add to the effect, making him frown in anxiety, before he stopped her. Immediately he stretched his hand, held her elbow to bring her back from her track. Astounded all over again, gritting his teeth and glaring at her, he hissed, […]

Gratitude…

Thank you for the tremendous response to this blog and my stories. It means the world to me. I have nothing but gratitude for all the love and support I have received from my readers. I hope I keep writing without any hindrance, now that I have a place of my own 🙂 I want to do something for you, […]

Beyond Every Border: Chapter 2: Awkward Relationships

Thank you for the tremendous response to this story. I was skeptical before writing it as I wasn’t sure if it would be accepted. It is pretty intense and dark themed. I am overwhelmed at the love and support from you just the same way as you accepted and loved my previous stories.  Thank you! Love you all so much… […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 39: Forced, Is it?

Manik said, “Listen to me, this is not an arranged marriage. It is a compromise. A compromise that one bears all through his life, just because there is nothing else you can do once you are married to her. You can do nothing – no matter how different you are… no matter how much you hate everything she does… no […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 40: Never

He quickly ruled it out. “No, I’m not in love with you!” She smiled and turned her face away, as she closed her eyes for once. Then she turned back to him with the smile retained on her face. “Good! Because neither am I!” It would have broken his heart if he didn’t expect this reaction from her. But, somewhere deep […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 41: Time Is All We Have

She nodded, taking a long pause and then whispered, “Leave me alone.” He blinked once and then sighed before he spoke in one single word… low, measured, deep, “Never!” She kept looking at him. He did the same. When she didn’t reply to this, he held her hand and made her sit before him, facing him. Holding a strand of […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 42: Deeper Connections

“There is no dearth of time! You have an entire life to create and solve issues and no one interferes between two people unless they want it!” Almost mesmerized at his words, her eyes refused to leave him while he spoke. After the little quote about time, when he found her stuck on him and thinking deeply, he stopped speaking. […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 43: Such Is Life

Nandini wrapped Dobby’s leg in a bandage, set him in a basket, covered him, packed his food and settled him inside the building watchman’s cabin, who had agreed to take care of him till she came back. Every day, when she came home late, she would feel guilty for the puppy, but not anymore. She drove all the way to […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 44: Hold My Hand

When Nandini walked out of the HOD’s room at Hinduja, she was drained. Both mentally and physically. It was a challenging day. She had driven the car around the entire city, visited four hospitals and nothing had turned in her favour. It had been disappointing. To top that, the last offer was for Chennai. She had always wanted to go […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 45: There For You

Since morning, Manik was typing and sending emails, replying to allegations to him. Around mid-noon, he received a message from Nandini. It had now become an addiction for both of them to send and receive messages to each other, all through the day. She had informed him that she had attended an interview at Max hospital and was pretty satisfied […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 46: I Will Follow You

“It is based in Chennai!” Manik sat up straight on the bed to listen to her when Nandini outlined the details of the offer that was given to her, the work profile, promise of a consultancy post after an year or if she wanted to join the fellowship, then they would consider her first and will give her the priority. […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 48: Trust Me

“Awww… how sad, Manik Malhotra! You could neither be BRAVE, nor LUCKY! Nahi??” He didn’t know why but he found it adorable. Instead of pacifying her again, he laughed out loud, “On the contrary, I had entered the lioness’ den braced with a list of conditions for marriage. And she agreed!! Now, that’s what I call heights of bravery!!” She […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 47: My Universe Is You

“You promise?” “Without a trace of doubt… I’ll follow you wherever you go!” She was visibly elated when he said that. Her lips curved in a huge smile and then she grinned ear to ear. Her smile was precious for him. He could trade it for nothing in the world. “Happy?” He sighed, pulling her closer to him, unable to […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 12 : Partners in Crime

“No one messes with Manik Malhotra. Coz people call me fire. You have no idea how dirty it is going to turn.” “Bring it on, Malhotra. The fire is pitched against fire, this time.” This sentence made him lift a naughty brow with a lopsided grin. He smirked slightly. He was standing right behind her with her wrist in his […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 11: A Tease For A Tease

He chuckled, with another irritating tease, “Such things are not planned… Nandu…” One sentence from him was enough to make her cheeks burn. She closed her eyes tight and thanked God for the darkness inside the room as he couldn’t see her blushing. The room was immersed in darkness, with only a faint source of night light, somewhere from near […]

Tangles & Ties: 56: You Have No Idea

You can comment on any post without logging in, without writing any website name or even your email id… you can simply comment without writing anything… but I highly appreciate a name coz I remember them and love to interact with you, instead of an anonymous comment. If you are not able to ‘like’… forget it… I don’t write for […]

Hey :)

I think half of my life will be wasted solving the issues of this app and making it user-friendly 😀 All those who are not receiving notifications on emails even now … I’ll be adding their names from the backend… Kindly fill your email id here and send it to me   If you are facing any other issue, even […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 10: Two Souls Tied Together

With his assurance that he won’t let her fall, she was relaxed. She smiled and turned to flash that smile for him. He grinned. “Ready?” He whispered, taking a deep breath. Her heart was beating hard when she whispered back, slightly singing her response, “I think soooo…” “Let’s face it, then!” He chuckled. “Yeah!” She sighed. The wedding ceremony began […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 9: When Two Worlds Meet

They were two individuals, belonging to two entirely different worlds and were not yet ready to form one distinct Universe of their own. Marrying each other appeared to be a better prospect than a tiring routine of meeting a row of prospective boys and girls and letting their parents down every moment. At least, they had liked each other enough, […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 8: Marry Me!

Manik arrived by the afternoon flight, and reached Mumbai by 3:00 pm. The way he had boarded the flight in an emergency had Nandini panicking at the situation. The last words spoken by him that they will be getting married this week, added to it. She reached airport to receive him. Nervous & fidgety. When he walked out of the […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 7: Innocent Lies

“Don’t worry. It won’t reach that stage. You and me are never going to get married!” Nandini had spoken very confidently. Manik couldn’t stop grinning. He slightly bowed his head to thank her, “I’m really grateful, Madam! Thank you. Now, please pray to God that we don’t get married to anyone in this year… I mean, I plan to shift […]

Tangles & Ties : Chapter 6 : A Murk Called Marriage

{ If I had time and if I had my way, I would have replied to each one of you separately. I still try to do max… That is the extent to which I value each of my readers. Love you all. Thank you a just a small word before my love and gratitude…  Stay blessed! “Cool. But you don’t […]

Twisted Minds: Prologue

Hello People, This is one of those books which was removed from wattpad when it was still incomplete. Posting it on the blog for all those who missed reading it and those who were regularly reading but had to discontinue as I unpublished it This book is in Romance genre!! Please Note –  ~ This is NOT a fan fiction. […]

PLEASE NOTE THE PASSWORD : mature

The password is — mature The post does not ask for your login password at wordpress. That is needed for private site. This particular post needs password generated by me… that is – mature PS  : Also… please scroll down the comment section in the password protected post… I have mentioned the password almost 100 times there.

Beyond Every Border: Chapter 1: Scars of The Past

This is a strong themed story and may not go down well with a lot of people. I can only assure you that not even a word is over-exaggeration. In fact, I have downplayed the issues, keeping in mind the sensitivity of the topic chosen.  The laws, procedures, experiences are not my imagination or fictional… I have done thorough research […]

Test Post For Email Notification

This is simply a test post to know if you are receiving notifications on email… If you do, you must know that you have missed these three notifications previously posted today… A Few Announcements New Story : Beyond Every Border Beyond Every Border : Prologue   Let me know in comments that you received this post’s notification on email!! Thank […]

A Few Announcements…

I had to make this announcement post as I constantly live in a fear that readers will get irked by my constant notifications and leave me… So please, if it bugs you, switch off the notifications for this blog ( you can do that from settings!) This post is to prepare you for the same ( next few bombardments of […]

Beyond Every Border : Prologue

Why a new story?? — Because I am a writer, and an artist and have moods… hahaha!! Because this story has been nagging me strongly since few months… and vaguely since few years… I cannot ‘not write’ it… Also… whenever I write a light story, I crave to write an intense one… and when I am writing an intense one, […]

Introduction

  With all my other books coming back on this site, how is it even possible that Twisted Minds doesn’t come back :)) This book is my personal favourite for several reasons – 1. It belongs to a different genre than romance that I usually write. It is a mystery-romance with a lot of psychological stuff. 2. It is not […]

Tangles & Ties: 53: All of You!

I thought I will be able to manage so I didn’t inform anyone that I was shifting my home this week. Thank you for all your lovely wishes. Love you … I really assumed that it will be easy as I’m just shifting floors in the same house that I am currently living in. Previously I used to live on […]

Hello

You can turn off the notifications if you get bugged by notifications from this blog. Otherwise, please ignore my frequent irrelevant posts… as I’m reformatting few things… I have been trying to format the blog in a way that it becomes simpler to read and the pages are easily accessible to readers, once they increase in number. I’ve had people […]

Fire & Ice: A Word from the writer

I’ve decided to make available my first Manan ff – ‘Fire & Ice’ on this platform for all the readers who had missed it before when it was first published at wattpad.. I am skeptical about posting it as this story was plagiarised word by word on wattpad. Also, this was the first one to be sent for publishing but […]

I’m shifting home…

Hey there, I thought I will be able to manage so didn’t inform before but I’m just too stuck up as I’m shifting my home… too much work… Will update tonight… 💖💖💖

Tangles & Ties: 52: The New Abode

I’ve tried to reply to all of you on the last post. That is a small token of my gratitude. Can’t promise that I will always be able to do that, but whenever I can, I WILL get in touch. Never think that any of your message / comment was ignored. Also… most of the comments have username as ‘Anonymous’ […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 5: And We Meet Again

Thank you for all the love dearies…   Early morning 6:00 am, she called him. Their parents had been talking about their marriage quite seriously, she told him. “My parents and your family have been in touch, finalizing dates, discussing the wedding plans and all the other stuff related to it, trousseau, jewellery… etc…assuming that we will be saying ‘yes’…” […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 4: Slightly Damaged

All these older chapters are the unpolished, unedited versions of the book which were originally posted on wattpad. Exactly the same content, I’m posting here, without making any changes to the narrative.   She thought about it and was disappointed as she wondered aloud, “Yes. Arranged marriage is ‘exactly’ that… You sleep with someone you don’t even know properly… Yeahhh… […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 3: Sharing A Bit

Kindly switch off the notification button if you get bugged with constant notifications on email as I will be posting all 48 parts of Tangles & Ties one after the other, as and when I get time. Can’t thank you enough for all the love and support! “I am a Gemini and I’m a virgin.” *Cough… Cough* … He almost […]

Tangles & Ties: 51: Fairytales Are Real!

Apologies for posting so late. I wasn’t sleepy so I was writing and so I posted. I’ll try to post earlier …. thanks for considering my comfort too when asked to choose what you would love to read… rather how would you want me to post… It’s the same for me, actually… I’ll see how and when I am able […]

Tangles & Ties-50: Towards A New Journey

For the last few days, I’ve been trying to read hundreds of personal messages on my DM at various SNS, regarding the basics of registering and subscribing to this blog. Along with comments and questions on wattpad, and here at wordpress. I have tried to reply to everyone who had trouble logging in or who contacted me for the first […]

This site is FREE

Hey there everyone, This is something very important. Some people said that when they tried to create a WordPress account… they were asked to pay a fee. It’s extremely shocking for me and I have been telling people from day 1 that you are NOT supposed to pay even a dime. It will be a major let down for me, […]

Tangles And Ties: Chapter 2: Arranged Meeting

Manik threw a glance at his wrist watch. He was summoned within 10 minutes at Oshiwara. That was the time given by Nandini to him, if he had to meet her. He had hoped to fix an appointment for dinner, go back to the hotel to freshen up and change. But she didn’t leave him with much choice. He looked […]

Tangles & Ties: Chapter 1: New Beginnings

{Please Note that these chapters 1-48 are the same as the ones posted at wattpad. I’m grouping them under ‘previous chapters’ to avoid confusing with new parts. These are unpolished, unedited chapters in their first draft form with all the mistakes and glitches. You don’t need to comment 🙂 }   “I’m still clueless about what made you say ‘yes’ […]

Tangles And Ties: Chapter 49 – To Us

{ I’m beginning with a small chapter today as I am still trying to figure out, how this site works Kindly bear with me. I’m as clueless as you are and I chose this site for it’s safety and the number of readers it allowed. Never knew it was going to be this tough to post and navigate. No worries… […]

Thank You & Welcome!

Hello people, Thank You – I cannot express in words the love, the faith and the support shown by you all by joining me here… this is not my place… this is OUR place…It belongs to ALL of us!!! A hearty welcome to all of you – I know that it is a difficult and non user-friendly site. I was […]

Tangles & Ties : Blurb and Cover

Manik Malhotra and Nandini Murthy liked each other almost immediately when they decided to entertain the idea of marriage arranged by their families… But they are yet to understand that to get along with each other, feeling attraction and feeling love is one thing, but to spend life with a near-stranger is an entirely different business. One difficult situation is […]

Let Your Dreams Be Bigger Than Obstacles

Hello dear friends, I’m exploring different options to embark on a new journey towards my efforts at writing. Hoping to receive the same love here as well, like the one you gave me at the previous website holding fiction for me. I didn’t want to shift the platform. I was attached to the connect I had with my readers there. […]

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