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बेग़म एक हुकुम की उर्फ़ ब्लैक क्वीन – भाग ३

झालरों की जगमगाहट दूर ही से बता देती थी कि ये शादी के उत्सव की चकाचोंध है। पूरी गली के सर पर पंडाल तना था। अप्रैल की चढ़ती गर्मी में शादी थी। उदास सी शाम हल्के-हल्के हाँफ रही थी और ऐसा लगता था जैसे आंधी आने के आसार हों। किसी ने आवाज़ लगाई, अरे भई राजू जल्दी-जल्दी जाओ कल के लिए जनवासे का इंतजाम देखो। भई जितेन्दर कहाँ है अब? पता है किसी को। अरे गोल कमरे में पत्ते खेल

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Movie Review: Alone: Disaster adaptation of Thai Film “Alone”

Cast: Bipasha Basu & Karan Singh Grover. Directed by: Bhushan Patel First Take:  India’s quest for a good horror flick sadly continues. Based on a Thai film going by the same name, that has won numerous accolades at different festivals; it’s a little difficult to digest such a shabby adaptation. Mind you there is already an Indian attempt made on the original subject called ‘Charulatha’ where Priyamani essayed the role of the conjoined twins. Story:

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बेग़म एक हुकुम की उर्फ़ ब्लैक क्वीन – भाग २

जुगनू या पटबीजने बरसात के गहरे अंधेरों में बहुत चमकते हैं। बीजना (हाथपंखा) हिलाती हवा इन्हें चौखाने या चारखाने में बँटी रात में इधर-उधर फ़ेंक देती है। ये गिरते हैं, भीगते हैं, फिर उठ कर जगमगाने लगते हैं। तांबे के रंग सा दिल जब उदासी के गहरे खून में डूबता है तो फिर न संभल पाता है, न धड़क पाता है, न जगमगाता है। दिल की नसें हमेशा की तरह खून की आवाजाही बनाये रखती हैं।

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बेग़म एक हुकुम की उर्फ़ ब्लैक क्वीन – भाग १

ताश के पत्ते की गड्डी की तरह जिंदगी ने उसे फेंट कर जोकर सा बाहर फेंक दिया था। ये लड़का जो किसी भी खेल में किंग मेकर की भूमिका निभा सकता था, जिंदगी के इस अजब खेल में जोकर बना मैदान के बाहर पड़ा था। इस खेल का नाम प्यार था,और वो इस खेल में बुरी तरह हार चुका था। उसने तो अब तक यही सुना था कि प्रेम में प्रतिद्वंदिता नहीं होती, पर सामने वाला पक्ष

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That girl with the red scarf: 2

Continued from Part one here But for the entire humanity, “I am a rape victim” was what she said. I stood cold and just could exclaim a loud “what”, which testified her fault.  She left after that. The tears that rolled out this time from her eyes were crying out loud. “It was not my mistake and I am a victim not the reprobate”. I stood blank thinking about her, what was she expecting? May

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A budding romance

“Rahul… Naam toh suna hoga” said he, holding his hand for her to shake.  She let out a tiny smile and took his hand. An SRK fan. This one will be fun to talk to. “Simran”, she said. “Really?” “Yes really. I was born in the 80s and my granddad named me Simran much before Aditya Chopra had even thought of DDLJ” And that’s how it had started… Simran met Rahul at Madras Cafe in

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Hum Gundey hai…

It was a month end. Time to collect payoff. A busy day had almost ended. He was playing his favorite 3 patti, listening to radio with his business partners, Sahil and Boxer Chotu. This dark, dingy and smoke-filled garage, with a bulb, a table and few chairs was the place where the  monthly collection got stacked up. The lone bulb lit up their faces partially. The money coming in will be used to keep top

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She replied : “Engagement ka kya hai, wo to kabhi bhi tut jaata hai”

Papa: Beta, don’t call or interact with that Girl now…its all over. Kumar: what happened dad! please tell me… Papa: Nothing son, You just focus on your career, Girl’s father is not responding.. Forget that you were engaged with anyone, we would find the best one. Kumar didn’t say anything for just a minute…after a minute he said: Okay! He went back inside the room and all memories boomeranged in his mind. 4 months Back,

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That girl with the red scarf

Scarfs are unusual in summers and that too at a metro station in the morning rush or was I wrong again about girls? My daily monotonous journey to my office was getting motivating for this first time. I started coming early to catch the metro but ended up late almost every time for the office. I had to see her daily no matter what. Waiting for her was becoming like a monologue but a brilliant

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Movie Review: Happy Ending: You’ll be happy when it ends

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Govinda, Ileana D Cruz, Kalki Koechlin & Ranvir Shorey Directed by: Raj Nidimoru & Krishna DK. Disclaimer: let me say this again, Govinda is a terrific actor. Even in his obnoxious number 1 series he was brilliant. It was only a matter of time that he would make a strong comeback. One Govinda is better than the entire cast put together. Plot: Yudi Jaitley, Los Angeles-based one-book wonder, his bestseller has

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