Tangle & Ties: Chapter 87: The Turmoil

It’s the last day of 2019 and I can’t help but reflect on the year that passed by…

Whatever happened, good and bad, that includes this blog too… We are all fine as long as we know how to find ourselves back through the chaos.

I thank each one of you for joining this blog, for having faith in me and for staying by me through thick and thin. We all make mistakes, I do too… if I have hurt any of you, please forgive me… I am immensely grateful and indebted to you for being there…

Thank you!!

Love you all… Stay happy… Stay blessed… 

Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year!

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Manik was left broken and disheartened. He didn’t know how to react. Nandini was scared to talk to him. She went near him and touched his arm, before she spoke in an extremely saddened voice “Manik, I’m sorry! So…so…so….sorry!!”

He didn’t reply to her. He was too numb to speak anything.

………………………

He had tears in his eyes and remorse that was so profound that he couldn’t find an outlet to shed it off. Nandini had tears in her eyes too. Still, she tried to talk to him. She apologised again but Manik wasn’t even listening. He felt so broken.

He stood up to go inside when Nandini stepped before him and blocked his way, “Manik, I know that explanations and justifications are not your thing. You have always said that so clearly. But you should have spoken today. They wouldn’t have listened to me. But you should have stopped them. Why didn’t you talk to your ma?”

He replied in a bitter, angry tone, “Please don’t tell me how to behave with my family. Because of you, I’m facing what I was always afraid of. I was scared of this traction in relationships that you enabled in just two days!”

She had never seen him so angry at her. Never. She couldn’t speak for a moment. Then, with trembling lips, she murmured, “I was talking to you. I didn’t know that they would overhear it. You are aware that I kept quiet every time your mom insulted me. I could have answered back. I didn’t because I know how to keep a person’s respect. You spoke about my inefficiency before everyone, however good intentions you had, it was still an insult. I kept quiet even then… and you are blaming me? This wouldn’t have happened if your relationship with your family wasn’t tangled. ‘You’ are to be blamed Manik…not me… I just spoke what I felt….without meaning to hurt anyone…”

His temper raised, “Yeahh??!!! My fault, right?? You come from nowhere and disturb all the balance I had maintained for years, expose all that I ever shared with you before my parents and say that it’s ‘me’… who needs to be blamed…”

Breaking down in tears, she said, “I didn’t do it deliberately… and you know that! I didn’t let your secrets out. They overheard it. It would have never happened if ‘you’ had listened to me…”

“Listened to what???” He nearly roared, “That my mom is crazy and she needs treatment… do you have any sense… how can you even talk like that?? But why would you try to understand. It is important for you to be right. Always! All the time! No matter how much it hurts others… no matter how it breaks close relationships…”

“You know that I am not like that!” She whispered through her dried lips.

“I think, I don’t even know you, at all. I hate to accept that I thought you were kind and considerate. You are not the angel that I was assumed you to be… you destroyed everything… you destroyed my relationship with my parents and family… I hate it that I allowed myself to fall in love with you and share my innermost thoughts with you… I hate you… and I haven’t hated anyone in my life, more than this… I don’t need you in my life… just go…”

She was stunned. She couldn’t speak more on a choked throat and constant hiccups. She had never cried so much in her life. All her tears till now, before marriage, had been silent and quickly covered by a smile to make her parents relieved that she was not sad. She had never let her ups and downs hamper her happy-go-lucky, fun-loving and talkative personality. She knew how to win over the situation. After marriage, there had never been a situation that she had to cry so much.

But today, she didn’t know how to deal with it. Her tears rolled down in a regular stream and she didn’t know how to stop them without being shattered. Manik didn’t stop her too. He walked past her and went inside.

He had just told her that he hated her… he didn’t need her in his life… and she had to go…

Nandini wiped her tears and followed him inside the bedroom. Manik was sitting on the bed with his face lowered, his hands resting on his knees, curled in fists as he tried to control his rage. His face was so hardened and lost that she didn’t know how to gather courage to talk to him.

But she had to…

She whispered, “Manik, we need to talk…”

“Didn’t you hear what I said, outside? Just go… leave me… I don’t need any more pain in my life…”

“Okay… I’ll go!” She stepped closer by the bed and tried to stammer without breaking down, “I won’t stay more… now that you have decided that you don’t know me at all… that all the understanding of the last four months was false… you are blaming me for destroying you and your life… so… I don’t want to impose me on you …anymore… but…”

He stayed quiet at this. He was so angry that he neither listened to her nor he wanted to understand her. He closed his eyes, waiting for her to finish what she wanted to say.

She knelt down on the floor before him, right where he was sitting on the bed, “Just give me two minutes…listen to me…and then, I won’t speak more…”

He kept his eyes closed and face lowered, with a tough grimace on his face, tears on his cheeks.

She continued, “Don’t get agitated, just listen to me once… My chacha, my father’s younger brother, had a bipolar disorder. He was a very happy, effervescent personality with so much of life in him, but he would suddenly undergo bouts of depression without a major reason. No one really took him seriously, until he committed suicide one day… no one knows the reason. No one tried to know him. They just assumed he was like that. I loved him so much. He was my best friend, and even today I feel guilty that I didn’t even realise that he was suffering… I could have stopped it, I used to feel… but then I read about it… read a LOT…a LOT… you cannot stop suicides if a person is having psychological issues because that is a tendency deeply ingrained in serious cases. Only medical treatment can help…”

He clenched his jaw and opened his eyes to look at her. She was relieved that he was now, at least listening to her. She added more, “I’ve had a distant senior in college who was depressed due to family issues, two pregnant patients at different times of life who had MDP… all of them committed suicides. You don’t know so much because you don’t see such people every day… so it looks like a one-off case when you read about it in newspapers… but we see such patients frequently. Some get help…some don’t… I’ve had a bad history in the family… so I was scared…I didn’t want your mom…”

“Nandini…” He started to scold her again but she interrupted him.

“Listen to me… please… please… 2 days were enough for me to see the symptoms… I haven’t wasted 10 years of my life in hefty books and patient care…I ‘know’ what I am talking –  she was happy the first day, then she started feeling distressed when she found that you were close to me… she hadn’t expected this connection in four months time… so she began to feel insecure and so her statements changed the very next day. Her attitude toward me changed. You would argue that it is normal for any mother-in-law and I was thinking the same, but her restlessness was not normal. I had a doubt when she taunted you for being close to Meera masi after you defended me. Normally, an evil, difficult person would hide the contempt but she couldn’t. Then, papa said that they can’t say anything to her, and that was what confirmed my doubt. He said that twice they tried to correct her and she landed in hospital ICU with high blood pressure. Manik, I know that your mom suffers from low blood pressure and dehydration most of the time. There are very feeble chances of her getting high B.P. after a depressive or low episode. There are very high chances… and my sixth sense says that… she had tried to commit suicide…”

“What nonsense?!?!?” He glared at her.

She nodded, “Maybe, they didn’t tell anyone to protect their reputation… how would you know? You were always away… I mean — I’m not sure, that this happened… but my clinical acumen and your mom’s history says so…your dad has always been a busy man and you were always distant from them… she had support in Gaurvi di who got married and now has her own family… Trisha is busy in her studies and I observed her, she is a baby… she might not have ever realised that your mom needs a person to share her issues… Your mom has always seen life as responsibilities and household work… she doesn’t have a life beyond this… so nothing to look forward to… It is not necessary that there are clear-cut reasons all the time… some people are depressed for no obvious reasons… It is very hard to notice for family members because you all have seen her like that… know her well… you don’t expect or imagine anything THAT serious… I could quickly notice because I have seen my chachu and patients like her… her responses, behaviour, her words, her emotions, and her history – nothing is consistent… why I needed to push you to think about it because you were not even listening to me… I was scared that this issue was an old history of a psychiatric problem… I could see her getting depressed every moment, trying to cover up some way or the other… I didn’t want her to…”

He didn’t know what to say, except to notice that even after telling her to leave him and go, she was not pleading him to be with her. She was least bothered about that. She was firm on her stand and was still talking about his mom.

He softened a bit, “Listen, Nandini…”

“No…no…no… you listen…why I am saying so much… these people need just one trigger and this was a huge one… If you are feeling so let down, imagine what your mom must be going through. She must be shattered and hopeless… even if she is not bipolar, she will feel lost. You should stop them. BUT if she is one… and we can’t take chances… then, she will try to commit suicide again. Very soon.”

His heart was pacing hard. His throat dried and he couldn’t speak anything except that he was staring at her with a painfully clueless look in his eyes. He was still stoned when she stood up and held his arm to make him get up, “Go behind them. They have gone to the airport. I don’t what you are going to explain to ma…but you have to do it…don’t turn it into a regret of a lifetime… it is better to be safe than sorry…”

He couldn’t speak after this. He didn’t know why he was listening to her and whether she made any sense, except that her words stayed with him…

It was better to be safe than sorry…

He picked up the car keys and waited for her. She didn’t need an invitation to be with him. She did it instinctively.

They drove at a slightly quicker speed, reached the airport and almost went running inside. The visitor’s lounge was not very crowded as expected, in the late afternoon. After a thorough scan in all directions, Manik found his dad coming from the help desk of Indigo airways.

“Dad…” He rushed to them.

Manoj lifted his specks to set properly on his nose, almost in shock, “Manik…Nandini… what are you doing here?”

“Dad, where is mom?” Manik asked panic-stricken.

“There…” Manoj pointed towards a corner where Gaurvi, Trisha, and Latika were sitting with their luggage. He said, “There is no flight to Delhi before 7 pm. So we are waiting there.”

Manik nervously wet his dry lips running his tongue over them, and went to talk to his mom, who was leaning on her folded hand, settled on the armrest of the chair in the waiting lounge.

Gaurvi and Trisha were surprised too. They stood up when they saw Manik and Nandini at the airport.

“Mom…” Manik knelt down on the floor before Latika and touched her to wake her up. She didn’t respond. Not even, when he shook her again, “Mom…”

Gaurvi said, “Mom was very tired, so she took her medicine and slept.”

“Which medicine?” Nandini asked.

Gaurvi shrugged, “She doesn’t have a medication of her own. But she takes papa’s medicine when she feels her blood pressure is fluctuating.”

“What?!?!” This time Nandini was very furious, “Which medicine? Show me… how can you be so irresponsible… why do you allow her to do self-medication? You are NOT supposed to treat yourself…”

Gaurvi quickly picked up Latika’s purse and took out a strip of tablets, “This one…”

It was Telmisartan 40 mg. Nandini said, “She can’t be taking these … she is hypotensive and dehydrated with low water intake, all the time…”

Manoj took the strip from her, “But… in the morning, it was a complete strip… we bought it yesterday only…”

“That means, she has taken them all??” Gaurvi was speechless.

Nandini quickly checked the pulse and said, “It’s feeble but the pulse is there… she needs to go to the hospital…

Manik was on his toes by now, running to get a wheelchair to take her out and to a multispeciality hospital nearby.

She was immediately taken in the Emergency Room for gastric lavage and the treatment of overdose of medication started.

Nandini consoled nervous and apprehensive Trisha and Gaurvi. When Manoj came to her to thank her, she said, “Papa, I just want to know that last time you had a fight with ma after you corrected her, why was she admitted to the hospital?”

Manoj looked at Manik and then Trisha and Gaurvi, before replying in a sober tone –

“She had tried to commit suicide.”

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That brings us to 1 year of Tangles & Ties…
I started it on January 1st, 2019… so It’s a T & T anniversary tomorrow 🙂

Thank you … each one of you … for bringing it this far…

169 Comments Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    So nandini was right again….manik needs to be thankful….we in ego or anger hurt the most important person of our life sometimes and don’t even realize…

    1. Manita V says:

      True. Whenever we speak without thinking, we end up hurting the loved ones…

  2. Anonymous says:

    eager to read the next part dear

  3. Anonymous says:

    When are you posting Fire and Ice? Eagerly waiting

  4. Part 87 – That was shocking. What nandini said about how it could be serious and how she lost her uncle was really shocking. Thank god at least manik listened to her for those two minutes and acted wisely and very fast. Otherwise what would have happened? Nandini was very right that she could commit suicide very easily and she did the same.
    His anger was justified. But his words were so painful that hurt very badly. I thought they would get separated when nandini said that she will leave and he didn’t try to stop her. I really appreciate nandini for her patience to talk even after getting insulted by manik and his family repeatedly.
    And now manik will know how wrong he was in judging her. She was only concerned for his mom all the time. Hope he will apologise to her for not listening to her and being rude to her.

    Madhuri53

    1. Manita V says:

      Manik calls Nandini impulsive but he is more impulsive and impatient than her!

  5. Dharani Devi says:

    Hey di..When will you start updating Beyond Every Borders??Eagerly waiting for that tooo…between you are doing an awesome job😍✌💜

    1. Manita V says:

      I will start updating Beyond Every Border only after Tangles & Ties ends. At present I am trying to focus only on one book at one time 🙂

      1. Dharani Devi says:

        Oh okay diii…waiting for that😍😍😍✌💜

  6. Manita V says:

    Dear everyone,

    A Very Happy New Year to all of you.

    Thank you for all the lovely, overwhelming comments. I read them all but I couldn’t reply to anyone as I was tied up in something really important.
    I will not be able to update today as I just reached back home.
    I will reply to everyone tomorrow and will update too…

    Love you. Take care 🙂

    1. luckysri83 says:

      Hello mamta! A very happy new year to you too…

    2. chandrasan says:

      No problem di, take rest and take your time.

    3. Dharani Devi says:

      Happy new year to u too and your fam✌

  7. Chendubundu says:

    This was so gut wrenching update!! It must have been so hard for you to write it too!

    Those words Manik said to Nandini that he hates her and asked her leave – I know he is under distress and angry and uttered them…but once things settle down a little, and he understands the gravity of them, he will breakdown! Poor Nandu…even though she was shattered to hear what Manik said, she held her ground to help Latika out…Her calmness in thinking thru the situation has helped her convince Manik that Latika could be in danger, and how right she was.

    How lightly we take any mental health in India. People equate anything related to mental health as bad and they aren’t ready to get help either for themself or for a friend or a family. Growing up, we always joked around about being ‘pagal’,’mental’,’screw dheela’, but now I know how wrong we were thinking about such things so lightly, I feel very bad. Living in US has taught me lot of things, one being accept yourself and seek help if needed, there is nothing, NOTHING, to be ashamed of. We should be proud of it infact.

    I have seen close family and friends suffer from different psychological issues – Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Depression, PPD. I have seen how different people approach the situation differently. The people who embraced the problem and were willing to talk to doctors, therapists, counselors were having steady and balanced life so far. The people who didn’t want their reputation effected are the ones suffering now – how I wish they took their kid to the doctor, therapists while there was still time…now that the person’s parents are no more and is in late 50’s, they do not have any support system. The siblings take care, but for how long? They can’t even do basic daily chores by themself.

    How I wish talking about mental health isn’t a taboo anywhere…

    Best!

    1. Manita V says:

      Each word that you have written is powerful and important.
      Hope we get the similar clarity regarding psychological disorders in India as we have in foreign countries like the US and UK.

  8. gauti reshsha says:

    R u updating today di..

  9. di will u update today

  10. Rupali says:

    You write amazingly well.. Loving the stories 😍😍 I am so waiting to read what more is instore for us 😍 and also, where can Spark and Spice since the start??

    1. Anonymous says:

      Read*

    2. Manita V says:

      Spark and Spice is offline and now being edited. Not online currently… sorry 🙂

  11. sara says:

    First and foremost, Many many congratulations for completing an year of writing such an amazing story. I just couldn’t believe that this story completed one year. Time flies so fast…..yeah i remember…how crazy fan i have become of this story…i’ve never loved any story like this crazily before…nowadays i reread this story again whenever i got free time. And also about update its fabulous. I don’t know how to describe in words it is so intense but in-short its mind blowing. A very happy new year didi..!! May love be in your hearts, happiness in your mind, smiles on your lips and sense of fulfillment in your eyes! Happy new year didi once again.

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you for the lovely wishes… they are so so valuable for me…
      Wishing you the same
      Love ya 🙂

  12. manini20 says:

    This was unexpected turn…it was rollercoaster ride in last few updates…the psychological problem u have described in simplify bt impacting…..suppppprbbb update……we don’t think manik is to b blamed for all of this situation happening…
    Bt yes communication is one of the most powerful tool to grow any relationship…and manik nandini did have tht kind of communication…bt he didn’t have wt his family……thank u for this wonderful update and waiting to read more and more…

    1. Manita V says:

      You are right. Communication is the key… somehow Manik developed it with Nandini … all thanks to Nandini’s transparent personality… otherwise he is not someone who would go close to anyone… not even his family…

  13. gauti reshsha says:

    This is the bestest gift i got this new years reading all these updates together as i was not here for longest…. thankyou di for giving me this pleasure and joy..i can’t describe how happy I am…also heartiest congratulations for all of us in 1 year of this tt journey..i cant beleive how this 1 year passed away..seems its yday i saw the promotional video of tt and how i connected with you and your stories..how much you n ur stories are impacted in our lives and how you bring happiness to us ..this is you…be the same..never change and thanks for tt and being there for us always..i am speechless about all the updates which i read after the gap…u r like Mani Ratnam sir..such unpredictable and lovable love stories what you write for us…manan always in these stories and combination of you makes it a huge success…we love you loads di..happy new year 2020.happy tt first anniversary too…

    1. Manita V says:

      Yes, it has been an eventful year Priya. I remember your long reviews after every update and you telling me how you got attached to the story.
      Time flies soon.
      Please… you’ve compared me to a legend… I am a very amateur writer who has been telling stories in her own way. Hope someday I reach even a trace of grandeur that MR sir has in his stories.
      Thank you for all the love
      Happy 2020

      1. gauti reshsha says:

        You are fantabulous…need to get into creative side soon..as i have always told you this..n u r the best..

  14. Shygal9 says:

    Yeah I remember..how crazy fan I’ve become of this story.. I”ve never loved any story like this crazily before.. If it would have been on Wattpad it would have broken record of Spark and Spice definitely. 💕

    1. Manita V says:

      Awwww… thank you
      It’s T&T loss… it didn’t see the craze S&S and Fire& Ice enjoyed at Wattpad… But no worries… The story is happy in it’s own place and very satisfied with the readership 😀

  15. Isha says:

    Will you be updating today?

  16. sumaia sara says:

    I really didn’t expected this twist and turn nor did I expected a outburst like this from Manik,He was angry and hurt but still it didn’t really justified what he had told Nandini.
    Nandini was really sensible and mature through in last chapter she did a blunder by specking without notice her surrounding but in this chapter it surprised me that how she calmly explained to Manik through she was hurt.
    I really can’t wait for next chapter to see Manik expression knowing Nandini had prove right about Latika,it will be one hell journey for Manik to make her mother agree for her treatment.

    1. Manita V says:

      Yes, mental health issues are a taboo even now and it is difficult to explain the patients and family both that they need treatment.

      1. sumaia sara says:

        In most of asian countries people take mental issue as bad thing like a bad disease,I wish some people have aware that it normal to go through mental break down,As Nandini told Latika became alone after all of her children hot settle down in their life and also after crossing a age many adult facr this issue.So I hope Latika will understand this and will take help.

        1. Manita V says:

          I absolutely agree with you. Sometimes, relatives and family avoid depressed people calling them clingy and attention seeling… while all they need is someone to understand their issues.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Congrats for completing one year of T&T.Loved the update,it was too good.

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you dear 🙂

  18. Rajni Singh says:

    It was awesome…
    Congratulations for completing an year for this wonderful story…
    And a very Happy New Year to you and your family…stay blessed

    1. Manita V says:

      Wish you the same dear. Thank you for all the love and motivation for the story!

    2. Manita V says:

      Thank you so much. Wish you the same… Happy new year to you and your family.
      have a great year ahead …

  19. Unnati Limbachiya says:

    Happy New year
    And happy anniversary
    I m speechless really u rfeb writer
    Thank for sharing this information i

    1. Manita V says:

      I’m glad it reached people. Thank you.
      Happy new year to you and your family.

  20. Bidisha Mohanty says:

    Woah !! Such an amazing and unpredictable update . Loved it. Also congratulations to you,us and Tangles and Ties.All three of us have tangled so beautifully with each other that it feels much more than a year.Cheers .

    1. Manita V says:

      Yes… Congratulations to all of us for the beautiful T&T year… Cheers!!!

  21. Congratulations for completing an year of writing such an amazing story. This update was too good. I loved how even after Manik being so harsh on her, Nandini didn’t give up and acted accordingly in the nick of time. Though Manik’s words will create a deep impact within her, she proved to be there for him despite that. I hope Manik’s takes efforts this time and showers her with the love and care she deserves.

    1. Manita V says:

      Manik sometimes loses the grip on his words and emotions. He needs to realise that he was wrong and should apologise.

      Congratulations to all of us for one year to T&T 😀

  22. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations for the anniversary & A Happy New Year… i just couldn’t believe that this story completed one year time flies so fast…. Coming to the update manik really crossed his limits and the words he used will forever be imprinted on her heart 😞 and Nandini has such a golden heart despite of manik’s harsh words she still was there to help his mom…don’t know what will happen but i really hope she won’t forgive him so soon…thanks for the update

    1. Manita V says:

      Thanks for reading and liking it.
      Happy new year to you and your family 🙂

  23. Anonymous says:

    Happy anniversary T&T. This story and writing skills are very interesting.

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you dear!!

  24. piya66 says:

    Happy new year di 🌠

    1. Manita V says:

      Happy new year to you too sweetie…

  25. pixiepari says:

    Happy anniversary to all of us….happy new year di….
    I never thought that this story will take such a turn….hats off to nandini who acted as a doctor first instead of as a wife…this shows how strng she is…

  26. Anonymous says:

    wish u a very very happy new year 😊🥰🥳

    1. Manita V says:

      Happy new year to you to dear!!

  27. chandrasan says:

    I have always wished u in ig still, wishing in ur blog is always spl. A very happy new year di ❤ have a wonderful year ahead with loads of love, happiness, success, crazy and amazing idea to write different stories 😍❤

    1. chandrasan says:

      Already *

    2. Manita V says:

      Happy new year to you sweetheart and wishes for your family. Loads of love…
      And everything your heart desires…
      Take care 🙂

  28. chandrasan says:

    Congrats for T&T and this book is very spl and close to me 😍😍❤❤ I still remember, I was suggesting this book to my ofc colleagues. I can’t imagine it’s been a year damnnn ❤

    1. Manita V says:

      Yeah… I remember you telling me that you were promoting my book in your office… haha…
      soooo sweet of you!! Thank you 🙂

  29. chandrasan says:

    Thank u so much for writing abt depression and the feeling that person goes through. We tend to ignore all these small gestures and we take it so casually but it’s serious. We should spread more awareness abt this. Thank u di for putting this here in T&T ❤👏👏

    1. Manita V says:

      True… Awareness and communication are the keys here… Hope I am able to do my part and spread it …

  30. chandrasan says:

    Nandu baby is right, his mom did committed suicide now pls ask manik to bang his head in nearby wall 😑😑 he deserved it. Nanduuu she was explaining everything with so much care and love❤ my mature nandu.

    1. Manita V says:

      haha…yes… the nearby wall is waiting for Manik…
      Careless fellow 😛

      1. chandrasan says:

        Don’t let him go with this behavior di 😠 nandu’s reaction bohat hard honi chahiye! She should implement his own concern towards her “DON’T BE UNDERSTANDING” 😂😂

        1. Manita V says:

          Keep reading… there is a lot in store…
          There is a limit to be ‘understanding’… which Nandini already is…

  31. chandrasan says:

    Di what an update! U made me cryyy 😭😭😭 I was feeling bad after reading manik’s harsh words and it made me cry… We are not used to it and my manik! How can he say such things to nandu 😤😡😡 i so want to punch him idiot. He should have asked her to give him some time instead of uttering non sense.

  32. Deepa says:

    Nandini ne apni parvah na karte hue sirf manik ke bare me socha ye sirf nandini hi kar sakti hai. Manik ne gusse me Kya kuchh nahi bol Diya manik ko. Latika thhik ho jayegi par manik ko bahot muskil hone wali hai usne nandini se bahot kuchh aisa kahe Diya Jo ko bhi ladki sunana na pasand kare. Very emotional part nandini ki himmat ko Salam karne ka man karta hai.

    1. Manita V says:

      Nandini shant dimag se sochti hai aur Manik mein patience nahi hai… esp jab woh gussa hota hai

  33. Diviya says:

    About this update wow what an unexpected turn it was. Also loved the reality touched about mental illness. Really amazing I am angry with manik for his outburst same time I can understand his pov and I know you will make everything fine also loved how nanduu handle all things she is really amazingggg Loving and looking forward next update.

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you sweetie… glad you loved it 😀

  34. Diviya says:

    And congratulations for 1 years anniversary of TT and thank you for this wonderful story and new version of manan and keeping them active in between us. And this story is so spl and so relatable thank you for making me learn many things from this story✌️♥️

  35. Diviya says:

    First happy new year doc♥️✌️ I wish God make all your dream become true and stay happy always❤️ love uuu

  36. Ruchi Garg says:

    Always loved your work… You are an awesome writer.

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you Ruchi… lots of love to you

  37. Anonymous says:

    Happy New year !! Nice update !!

    1. Manita V says:

      Happy new year to you dear and thank you!

  38. Prabha Returi says:

    Amazing update Manita! What a beautiful way of writing. Things we assume as traits of a person can speak volumes of some inner turmoil which one tends to overlook and the way you explained it is absolutely Wonderful! Thank you for a great New Year Morning update.
    Happy New Year💐

    1. Manita V says:

      That’s true Prabha… It’s time we stop normalising the behaviour that can be a trigger for a depressive and anxiety episode.
      Happy new year to you and your family.

  39. Nishi Purani says:

    Whooooo!!!! Mind blowing chapter. Particularly the way u protrait nandini. Really i love the way she make manik understand her point.

    By the way, Happy New Year di.

    1. Manita V says:

      Happy new year dear Thank you for liking the story 🙂

  40. roselein mandala says:

    Happy New Year !!

    1. Manita V says:

      Happy new year dear!!

  41. Aruna K says:

    Happy new year dear

    1. Manita V says:

      Happy new year to you too!!

  42. susiisami says:

    Thank you for this year end gift..
    Wishing you happy new year

    1. Manita V says:

      Happy new year to you too 🙂

  43. Himabindu says:

    Happy new year 😀🎉🎉 chapter was awesome.. 🖤

  44. Aayushi Pithwa says:

    Happy New Year dii…
    May this yr brings joy and happiness fo you and your family…❤️❤️❤️

    1. Manita V says:

      Wishing you the same dear!
      Happy new year to you and your family…may you get everything you wish for … Amen!

  45. luv_u_zindagi says:

    Happy New year to you.. I don’t understand that why I feel so connected to this story. Actually I have read it 3-4 tyms from startingand I have the same enthusiasm while reading it. It’s the magics of ur wordd. So congratulations to you and tangle&ties for the first anniversary ❤

    1. Manita V says:

      This is the best feeling for a writer when readers say that they feel connected to the story. So thank you so much.
      Congratulations to all of us for coming through an year with T&T.
      Happy new year to you and your family.

  46. mallickimcl says:

    Happy new year 😘 awesome update….. This will always remain my favorite book… I m trully obsessed with this book 📙
    You are a great writer who knows how to portray each and every emotion beautifully and truthfully 😍

    1. Manita V says:

      Happy new year dear!
      Thank you for all the love and support to the book. It means a lot!!

      1. babykins ria says:

        😘

  47. someone16sh says:

    Happy New Year Di. ❤️💌

    1. Manita V says:

      Happy new year to you too dear!!

  48. Isha says:

    Congratulations on the one year anniversary!! This story has become way more than fanfiction for me;it has become a part of routine..My hands automatically move to check your story update along with other messages n all. Literally the best story I have come across, the story gives a better insight to be a better human,to face difficult situations and HOW TO LOVE❤

    1. Manita V says:

      I’m overwhelmed. Thank you and lots of love to you 🙂
      Happy New Year!

      1. Isha says:

        Love and hugs to you too and happy new year;may God shower you with all the love

  49. rajirath says:

    Hi Manita
    Wish you a very happy new year.
    Just wanted to say this about your stories
    “Want to read all day and everyday .please dont stop writing.”

    1. Manita V says:

      I won’t stop writing. Thanks for reading …
      Happy New Year :)))

  50. MaryaanQ says:

    I have been silently reading the turn of events on this sorry but it struck a cord today! However, I cannot really articulate what I am feeling right now in words. All I can say is thank you for writing what you wrote.

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you for reading. Thank you for writing back.
      It means the world to me.
      Happy New Year 🙂

  51. kshamaapurva says:

    Happy 2020 Dr. Looking forward for many more chapters…. I was busy and logged in yday. 3 chapters together was a good treat… can’t wait for next one.

    1. Manita V says:

      Yes, many more chapters and many more stories in the coming year …
      Happy New Year 🙂

  52. Anonymous says:

    first of all, hats off to nandini for being the mature one here. Even when manik was saying hurtful things in the flow of his emotions, she kept her cool and thought about him and how this would affect him if something happened to his mother. She took care of him even when he pushed her away — that’s true love right there. On the other hand, what he said to her was very very hurtful — it can be just as hurtful as a physical slap in the face. I hope he realizes how much he hurt her and she doesnt let him off the hook as easily as she did the other times
    he said hurtful things. Its good be understanding, but understanding must come from both sides — especially the person who did the hurting.

  53. Lopa says:

    Happy happy new year to you Manita and your family. Lots of love and happiness ❤️💕

    Coming back to the update. Am shocked, tensed and what not. Within small span of time someone has tried to do suicide.. That to for family problems.

    I have gone through loneliness, depression but it went to the suicidal level. Like nandini said you should be able to know what wrong is happening with the person.

  54. Anonymous says:

    It’s amazing and most sensitive issue which people in our country don’t talk about it and also doesn’t take it serious.
    I love Nandani maturity

  55. Kirti says:

    Myyyyyyyyyy Goodddd!!!
    That was painful ☹️☹️…
    However I feel Manik’s outburst was a bit more than necessary..
    I have seen many people specially men losing their mind in anger or frustration or emotional turmoils.. and I always felt it’s wrong.
    No woman deserves this kind of words..
    Though I appreciate Nandini for being mature this much(I have seen women like her too).
    I yet feel whatever Manik said in heat of moment was wrong and dangerous..
    However I am really liking the story now 😍😍..
    It’s the Best ❤️❤️

    PS: Happy New year 🤩🤩

    1. Kirti says:

      One question-
      Do the harsh words said in the heat of the moment (like Manik said to Nandini that he doesn’t want her in his life) affect the person deeply??
      Can those words lead to depression???
      Asking because I have a lot of people around me who are harsh in anger, or sometimes cross the limit.. Though I have patience necessary for that, but what should a normal person do to avoid getting depressed because of this???

      1. chandrasan says:

        Yes, that was really really harsh! This is where their relationship is been tested and manik was wrong. Coming back to ur question, it would be difficult for us if a person show their entirely different side which we are not used to it. We can’t understand and we would feel bad too. In this situation, before we react in an impulse it’s better to stay calm and understand the other person’s pain. Ppl won’t get depressed with one act, if manik is repeating this kind of behavior and hurting others on regular basis then it might lead to depression. If it’s occasional then it’s understandable.

      2. Manita V says:

        The answer to your question lies in further updates Kirti.
        Yes, harsh words may lead to depression and no one has the right to hurt others even if they are very angry. To avoid getting depressed, instead of understanding the situation, the normal person needs to let out his feelings and let the other person know how hurt he/she is.

        1. Kirti says:

          Ohhkaayyyy
          Then I am waiting more 🤩😁
          And yess my mom says the same, “You need to let out your feelings when you are hurt or upset or sad”😁

          1. Manita V says:

            Your mom is right. There is no point in suffocating yourself while others are oblivious to the hurt they caused you.

  56. Shanayagold says:

    Diiii….It is really a good episode on the importance of mental health. It is big issue now a days… And it was really awesome of you to bring them into light. And loved the way nandini explained manik….😍😍😍

    1. Shanayagold says:

      Happy New Year Diii….!!!! And Congratzzz on completing one year of T & T….❤❤❤❤

      1. Manita V says:

        Thank you… Congratulations to all of us for a journey called Tangles and Ties.
        Happy new year to you too :))

  57. Aashna says:

    happy new year…may this year brings u all the happiness 😘❤❤

  58. Aashna says:

    wow… amazing

  59. Anonymous says:

    awesome 🤗

  60. Anonymous says:

    What a great update…so damn everyday life and situation….i love the how u have potrayed the characters completely raw, real and not one’s without flaws or who never goes wrong….happy new year to you and cheers for the tangle and ties

  61. tomboy140675 says:

    Awesome end to a beautiful year, cant wait for the next update

  62. stelitoes11 says:

    Wonderful update loved it

  63. Madhuri says:

    My god, already a year to this marvellous piece of work. Congratulations to you and a very happy new year.
    Interesting turns of events.

  64. kalpana devi says:

    Happy New Year dear in advance. I wish u this New Year bring a very happy and prosperous life.

  65. kalpana devi says:

    First of all Congo’s dear for one year anniversary. Today because of this story I came to know about depression and it’s stages. I really liked nandhini more in this chapter because even after manik speaker very rashly towards her then also she didn’t left his hand she thought only about his mother. I know anyone in his place will behave like that only. I hope everyone understands nandhini more now.

  66. Tanvie Sharma 🌼 says:

    How’s Manik gonna face Nandani after all this chaos? Nandani is literally a selfless woman. She understands manik. She always knows manik’s condition without him speaking about anything but Manik needs more time to know her and trust her even 🙂 though whatever he spoke was out of impulse.
    Suicide thing was really shocking.
    One thing I know MANITA DI…… that we always complain about this and that in your stories but as story keeps unfolding we get to know the reasons behind it. Like I was complaing that why no one in manik’s family stops latika and tells her that she is wrong especially her husband. But now I know what was the reason.
    Similarly, I found people complain ing about Nandani being stubborn and how she keeps on pestering Manik about her mom. I think now the reason must be clear to everyone that she didn’t want manik to ignore latika’s condition which might leads her to take that step as she has seen in her family. She has lost someone close to her and also seen other people loosing their loved ones.
    Thank you so much for the update!! You are an amazing writerrrr….human being and doctorrr….happy new year…stay blessed… Iots of love to you!!!

  67. Shewani susan says:

    My hearty congratulations Di. Wish to see you with more of your works. Love you.. 😘😘😘😘😘

  68. Moxha Nahar says:

    I dont know what i should be saying… i really want to be like nandini here… who did not get offended by Manik’s temper, rather discussed important thing, so that eventually manik understands the emergency situation and comes around..

  69. Pooja says:

    1 year😳 the time really flew..

    This update goes to my one of the most loved chapters .. the reason being you bringing out the importance of mental health which is something that we ignore a lot but also something that should be regarded with very high importance.. there are so many points here that we tend to ignore in real life.. me being a layman when it comes to medical things , really don get to know these symptoms and regard it to just some mood swings.. I am glad that you are bringing it out so beautifully through ur story.. thank you for always doing it and making ur stories more realistic than just a fiction

  70. DBRSR1822 says:

    Congrats diii..to one year completion of this book….thank you soo much for all the love, care , concern and also these books you have written understanding our sentiments irrespective of facing many difficulties. Thank you soo much for being an inspiration for me and many others here…I genuinely pray to God that the coming year would be positive filled for you and in case of any difficulties, may God give you the strength to handle it too…thank you dii for all the good words you have given us LOVE YOU LOADS…HAPPY NEW YEAR

  71. Ruchi says:

    Congratulations on one year of T&T and a very happy new year!! I am not at all surprised with Manik’s reaction actually..it was expected he will use her as an outlet to his grief and confusion..kudos to her being so hurt she made him understand her POV..I would say her family is more responsible for neglecting this sensitive issue for so long..and who allows someone to take medicines like this!! That is so stupid! I hope Manik will work for Nandini’s forgiveness now..and hope she remembers the promise made to him about listening to his POV..on new year Eve..hey today is new year Eve ! 😃 Coincidence?

  72. Muskan says:

    Kudos to you dii for this amazing story with such a unpredictable , logical and realistic approach. Till last update I was not liking Nandini attitude the way she was forcing Manik but now this update made me realise , Nandini already new gravity of situation she knew how urgently Latika needed to be treated. Way you have portait Manik and Nandini characters is just wow how deeply thought and bought so beautifully.

  73. NICE UPDATE happy new year di. may god keep us connected.

  74. lovelyrashu says:

    Amazing update , glad that manik listened to nandini despite of them not being on positive terms. Hadn’t seen this coming that Latika had tried to commit suicide. It was manik’s father sheer carelessness that she wasn’t given proper treatment for her depression.

    1. Ruchi says:

      I think it was the full family in Lucknow.. secondly they don’t even tell Manik about the first instance of suicide..what attitude is this..even if he was living far away he has a right to know.

      1. Manita V says:

        True. Manik should have been told about such a BIG thing…

    2. Manita V says:

      I agree. Manik’s dad was careless about the entire behaviour of Latika and he did nothing to help her.

  75. hinuthakkar11 says:

    I expected Manik to be so angry but I seriously didn’t expect him to tell her to leave him and he hates her and blah blah🤷🏻‍♀️😠hadd hai mtlb!!
    This was seriously too much!!!
    And Nandini being Nandini mann what a girl she is even though her marriage was at stake still she was trying to make him understand bcz she didn’t want him to lose his mom just bcz they didn’t realise the situation…hats off to her❤️
    And everything she said was so so true!! And generally people knows u can’t take medicines on your own and her family let her take the medicines just like that🤦🏻‍♀️when will people understand the situation!!
    Now Manik will understand what she was trying to do😒

    1. hinuthakkar11 says:

      And congratulations dii for completing 1 year to this book yeyy🤩💃🏻💃🏻one of my most most favourite books❤️❤️

      1. Manita V says:

        Thank you!!! Congratulations to all of us for having reached this far!!

    2. Anonymous says:

      Where is chapter 86? I couldn’t find

    3. Pratiksha P says:

      Hey ! He would be angry right? And people have no control of what they are saying in anger. Put yourself in his spot and see.. I think his reaction was SOOO well written kudos to Dr. Manita. People get violent when they are angry but he didn’t… the verbal outrage was very natural.

      1. hinuthakkar11 says:

        Yes i know he definitely would be angry but the way he said those things like leave the house,leave him, using the hate word wasn’t appropriate that’s what i m saying…ik in anger people don’t know what they say and we know how manik is but i didn’t like it..no matter what u can’t say your partner that you hate them or ask them to leave them just bcz situation is not good…

        1. Ruchi says:

          I kinda think his outburst was natural..I am sure we all have said nasty things to our parents out of anger and then apologized immediately as well.

          1. hinuthakkar11 says:

            His outburst was natural but his words were not at all right na that’s what i am saying…just bcz something happened u can’t say those things to your partner or anyone whom you love…and bcz of the anger many relationships get damaged which is not good…

            1. Ruchi says:

              I agree..the words he spoke were too harsh to her..hope they don’t stop communicating..uff it’s gonna be so hard reading future updates..I think I will be pausing on this story till multiple chapters are uploaded and things start to look better… otherwise I keep thinking about the storyline all the time

              1. hinuthakkar11 says:

                Yeah situation will be too hard for them..but we know manan no matter what they will fight back so let’s see how they gonna fight back and specially Manik bcz he will have to work so hard on this…the crack in the relationship happened due to his anger now he has to mend that crack only and make their relationship more stronger!

                1. Manita V says:

                  Yeahhh!!

  76. Anonymous says:

    Happy new year

    1. Manita V says:

      Happy New Year to you too!

  77. Asha says:

    Thank you so much di. Wish you and your family the same.
    OMG she is a patient of BPD. Thank you so much di today I got to know about this disease and their symptoms

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you. I’m glad I am doing my part by spreading awareness.

  78. Anonymous says:

    Nice chapter. Happy new year

    1. Manita V says:

      A very happy new year to you too!

  79. Priyanka Biswal says:

    Nd about this part i did not knew this type of case really exits, every time i learn some thing new 4m this .. nd i really hope maniks mom will fine soon, ofcource she will, nd our manan plz jaldi se khus ho jao, i knew ye manik ka gussa hi hai bas wo sab kuch mean nahi karta bttttt it hurts man.. hope 4 the best.. we truley trust our writer didu🤩🤩

    1. Manita V says:

      Aww… thanks for all the trust… Muahhh !!

  80. Priyanka Biswal says:

    Nd a very happy new year didu, my best wishes nd all the love nd prayers to u😘😘.. i really hope nd pray this year brings u so so so much happiness ,good helath lots nd lots of positive nd all those tiny tiny lil things u want…. nd may u continue to write amazing strys forever nd hamesha❤❤❤

    1. Manita V says:

      All the wishes sent back to you and added with more… Happy new year… have the bestest year ahead!!

  81. G says:

    Loved it totally!

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you 🙂

  82. Priyanka Biswal says:

    Oh my God its been 1yr, ahh i did not realise that, it feel it started some days ago or something, i clrly remember that i jst clicked spark nd spice nd i finished the stry with in some few dys then i checked ur id then fire nd ice nd then i read all strys 4m ur reading list then it came the beautiful one tangles nd ties.. even today it feel so fresh so raw.. how much i love this one i cant even expain.. nd u can never hurt any one im so much sure about that.. u jst bring some magic in our life by these strys of urs.. so thanku 4 that , 4 making me smile, every time i saw a notification i hv a big smile on my face.. so thanku 4 that

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you for loving all my stories and being with me through thick and thin. It means so much to me that it is hard to express.
      Stay blessed dear 🙂

  83. Mspagal says:

    She was right and i want Nandini give punishment to manik md it’s so beautiful

    1. Manita V says:

      Yes. he deserves that …

  84. Sudha Tammana says:

    Looks like seeing my mom on Web just she is much more physically much more violent with me resorting to physical abuse burns etc but it’s true such people really need help

    1. Manita V says:

      My wishes and prayers for you and your mom, Sudha. Let me know if I can help in any way.
      Stay blessed.

  85. Aasma says:

    Omggggg nandini was right, the mom is like that, there’s nothing wrong with feeling low but you always need to try and get help, that sometimes is the only way out in situations. I can’t wait for manik and the mom to have a heart to heart talk!

    Can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store for yourself for everyone, I hope dreams are fulfilled for everyone! Love you always mani!
    X

    1. Manita V says:

      Love you too….Aasma… Happy New Year!!!

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