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The value of warmth is heightened by the winter freeze
Blistering summer heat amplifies the comfort of a cooling breeze
If we do not feel the pangs of hunger, there is no value in satiation
Without frustration there is no sense of satisfaction
In a world sans lies, truth would have no significance
If life were devoid of sadness, happiness would be of no consequence
If failure was not a possibility, success would not have any substance
In the absence of darkness, how would light have any importance
If there was no war, peace and serenity would have no value
Without the presence of evil, being good would not be a virtue.
~~~ Jhanvi ~~~
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The first coming
Naintara Rathod (NT) is a vamp unlike any other. She has
class stamped all over her. Her language, her actions, her dressing style and her way
of carrying herself all reflect this and set her apart from the other vamps who
have graced the small screen. By her own claim she is descended from the
Rajputs themselves and is of noble birth. She also comes from money but that
does not stop her from being materialistic. She always addresses everyone as
"Aap" no matter whether it is friend as foe, young or old. She always wore
classy sarees and now-a-days sports classy western outfits.
She never refers to her as Naintara Khurana, she always says "Naintara Rathod naam hai humara" indicating that her own identity is not defined by her husband and that she is the most important person in her own mind. NT is a manipulator who will use anyone and everyone around her be it friend or family to meet her own ends. Her needs and wants take precedence over anyone else's.
Not much is known of her life before she married Dev Singh Khurana, younger brother of the heir to the Khurana fortune, Maan Singh Khurana. The story of how Dev and NT met and married is shrouded in mystery and remains to be explored. In some ways one wonders why someone who was a go-getter like NT would marry a pathetic loser like Dev? By her own admission, NT married Dev thinking he was indeed the heir to the fortune and received a rude awakening when she realized it was not him but his brother who stood to inherit everything. Given a choice she would have married Maan Singh Khurana (even now I think she fancies him) but that was not to be because Maan was a man who ran as far away from women as possible. Another point to be noted is that two strong personalities in a marriage will doom the marriage even before it begins. Dev-NT marriage was perfect in that regard because she was a dominant personality and Dev was a submissive one. It was never a marriage of equals and NT always called the shots.
NT is a fascinating case because she is very much a woman
but one who exhibits many masculine traits. It is this apparent contradiction
that makes her all the more compelling. She is cunning and calculative and
plots like a man, dissociating herself from the subject. But when it comes to
execution, the feminine emotional side takes over and she goes overboard.
Let us touch on the masculine traits first. Arrogant,
dominating and dictatorial, she needs to be the one in control which is why she
never got along with MSK. She bossed over her mother-in-law, even going to the
extent of abusing her physically. It was clear to one and all who wore the
pants in this family. NT ruled over her spineless husband, making him dance to
her will, to the point of getting him to commit bigamy and marry an innocent
girl. NT was forced to do this after her husband gambled away his fortune and
then hers too and ended up deeply in debt with some dangerous loan sharks. Worried
that her life style would be affected after her brother-in-law refused to help
and the loan sharks threatened to send them to prison, NT charted out a plan
wherein they would go into a village, have Dev marry an innocent girl and run
away with her dowry. She forced her mother-in-law and sister-in-law to
cooperate with them in their scheme and went ahead with the scheme in spite of
her mother-in-law's apprehensions.
But like any blindly overambitious person her plan had a critical flaw and she overlooked an important detail. She overestimated her ability to control her husband's actions and an innocent paid a price for her overconfidence. NT did not exactly get off scot free either and paid a price too but this was her own doing and so she gets no sympathy from me. It is common sense that if your husband is an alcoholic, you do not serve him a glass of wine and then leave him alone with the bottle. You know that once he gets a taste of the wine, your chances of keeping him from finishing the bottle are zip, zilch, zero, nada. Dev was a womanizer and NT allowed him to romance Geet to serve their purposes. Once he was hooked on Geet's innocence and beauty, he went all the way and consummated the marriage, even slapping NT when she tried to stop him. NT did not anticipate her inability to stop her husband. In the cold light of the day, Dev came to his senses and let NT think nothing had happened. NT chose to believe him behaving as a wife who will believe what her husband tells her. NT believed him not because she trusted him but because like any other woman she wanted to believe her husband and save her marriage.
Let us talk about her feminine side. In her own twisted way she loves Dev and craves her husband's love. Like any woman she is possessive of her husband and wants to be the sole woman is his life. This added to the fact that Dev is a womanizer has left her deeply insecure. In some part of her mind she was being a good wife when she made the audacious plan to save him from the loan sharks and pay off his debts. Though she knew it was a means to an end, she was hurt to see him romancing another woman. Dev wooed her back after he spent the night with Geet and let her think that he had created a smokescreen. Husband and wife conspired to leave Geet at the airport and run away with her jewels and money. They used the money to clear their debts and then life went back to normal until NT received a call from Geet saying she was pregnant.
The wife in NT could not bear the dual blow of finding out her
husband had cheated on her and that another woman was now carrying her
husband's child. She flew to India without her husband's knowledge and
confronted the girl and told her to abort the child. She figured that the
village girl would follow her dictates to avoid societal humiliation. She let
the girl believe that Dev knew about the pregnancy and this is what he wanted.
She then proceeded to call the girl's brother and let him know of the pregnancy
as insurance, figuring that would take care of the problem. She then returned
to her sasural and attempted to butter up her husband' grandmother to wiggle
her way into the family's good books again and be the only woman is Dev's life.
But it seems fate has a cruel sense of humor when it comes
to Naintara. Unbeknown to her the land that they tricked Geet into parting with
was bought by NT's own brother-in-law Maan.
Fate also placed Maan in the right place at the right time so that he
became instrumental in saving Geet's life when her brother attempted to kill
her. Maan and Geet parted ways soon
after but soon by another twist of fate, Geet ended up working as Maan's
secretary and became close to Maan. Dev followed NT to India and was reunited
with her. He knew she was mad at him and commenced efforts to woo her. But then
Dev saw Geet in Delhi he commenced a search of Geet, without telling NT. On the
other hand, NT also saw Geet and hired a detective to find her. Soon she
started suspecting her husband was still in touch with Geet and asked the
detective to follow her husband instead hoping that he would lead her to Geet.
In her zeal, she ended up destroying a surprise party that Dev organized for
her thinking he organized it for Geet
. To make matters worse her husband suddenly developed a conscience and decided to confess all to his brother. NT discovered Geet worked as Maan's secretary and decided to steal her file but was caught by Adi. When Adi told Maan about this, Maan called NT in and delivered a threat to stay away from Geet else he would make her pay. He would collect with interest for every tear that Geet shed. NT got spooked and ran away to Canada. This was not a flight following an admission of defeat but rather a strategic retreat to regroup and reemerge stronger.
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While NT was gone, things took a turn she did not expect in her wildest dreams. The one man that she feared ' her brother-in-law, Maan, fell deeply in love with Geet and accepted her in spite of her pregnancy. However, Dev screwed things up by telling Geet he was related to Maan on the eve of the engagement and Geet ran away. Maan left for some quiet time and so when Geet came to her senses and came back, she was greeted by NT who came back hearing about the engagement. NT poisoned daadima's mind against Geet and did not allow her back into the house. In her absence, Dev had become close to his college friend, Meera and NT left no stone unturned to insult the poor girl. Geet confronted Dev and NT in front of her office mates and everyone came to know of her tale. While Maan lay injured, NT went to KC and attempted to take over the business after telling daadi she would hold fort. But in spite of all of NT's attempts to stop her, Geet met Maan and in due time told him about everything. Maan handed over NT and Dev to the cops.
This time NT
manipulated daadima by accusing her of always
favoring Maan and daadima fell into the trap requesting Maan to bail out
that she could talk to him. This created a major misunderstanding
between Maaneet but
NT was in prison and unable to take advantage of it. But she falsified
documents and bailed herself and her useless husband out. Once out she
KC to try and harm Geet, but Maan and Geet had made up by then and Maan
protecting Geet. NT had used the power of attorney Dev gave her to
shares into her name and used this to become part of the office
management and infiltrate the security to get close to Geet. She took
into her confidence. She also convinced one of her friends to help her
Geet by telling her only parts of the story. The friend, Sweety, entered
office and tried keeping Maaneet apart by constantly being with Geet,
still found ways for them to spend time together. Sweety had no idea
that NT was
using her and would try to kill Geet. She thought NT was a sweet friend
who needed help.
NT used her friend Sweety to get Geet into a store room where she made a first attempt on Geet's life by getting a chandelier to crash down but Maan saved Geet. NT made another attempt to push Geet from the 2nd floor (1st floor in Indian terminology) after she got Sasha to take Maan away and manipulated Sweety into sending Geet upstairs. When she realizezd people were watching and could see her maniacal glee, NT pretended like she was trying to save her but let her go. Maan saved Geet and when NT insulted Geet, Maan ended up filling Geet's maang and accepting her as his wife. He also told NT in no uncertain terms that Geet was now his wife and any attack on her would be considered an attack on him. The whole turn of events left NT stunned.
After the duo left everyone turned to NT with accusing stares and NT tried to use the situation to her advantage. One thing became very clear as she tried to justify herself - she believed she was a victim and had done nothing wrong. As a result of that she felt no guilt and had nothign to repent for. For the first time NT tried to explain herself, not because she cared what the office staff thought but because she wanted her friend to believe her - someone whose opinion mattered to her was judging her and this warranted a defense of her actions. Notice everyone takes on Geet but no one dares say anything to NT because of the touch-me-not attitude she has around her. Unfortunately for NT, her friend had seen her true colors and called her on it. NT broke down and cried for the first time revealing the pain that she carried deep within herself ' the pain of being barren and unable to have a child and how she hated Geet because she was carrying her husband's child. Sweety told NT that she was disgusted with her and was ashamed to call her a friend. NT turned to Sasha and hoped she would understand her, but everyone was shocked and appalled by her actions and left her alone.
Desperate and alone, NT concocted a new plan. She pretended to commit suicide in Dev's presence and then blackmailed him saying that if he did not come back to her she would tell the police that the Khurana family forced her to take this step. Dev agreed to go back but then NT made another grave miscalculation. Giddy with the triumph of having gotten her husband back, she taunted Meera about her relationship with a much married Dev. But that backfired big time, when Dev found out about this he decided to divorce NT. Desperate NT called daadi hoping she would intervene and talk sense into Dev, instead Daadi refused to help and Maan warned her to stay away from the family. Fortunately for NT her brother Arjun landed in India. So now NT has a new pawn to use against the Khuranas. Arjun is not Maan-Geet's wedding planner and is planning to disrupt the wedding. On the side he is also planning on making NE fall in love with him and use him. But Arjun already is developing a soft corner for Geet and for NE and telling NT that these people are not as bad. So the story remains poised at an interesting crossroad.
Finally to sum up the characteristics of NT in one word - she is a psychopath.
See reference below (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychopathy)The prototypical psychopath has deficits or deviances in several areas: interpersonal relationships, emotion, and self-control. Psychopaths gain satisfaction through antisocial behavior, and do not experience shame, guilt, or remorse for their actions. Psychopaths lack a sense of guilt or remorse for any harm they may have caused others, instead rationalizing the behavior, blaming someone else, or denying it outright. Psychopaths also lack empathy towards others in general, resulting in tactlessness, insensitivity, and contemptuousness. All of this belies their tendency to make a likable first impression; psychopaths have a superficial charm about them, enabled by a willingness to say anything without concern for accuracy or truth. Shallow affect also describes the psychopath's tendency for genuine emotion to be short-lived and egocentric, with an overall cold demeanor. Their behavior is impulsive and irresponsible, often failing to keep a job or defaulting on debts. Psychopaths also have a markedly distorted sense of the potential consequences of their actions, not only for others, but also for themselves. They do not deeply recognize the risk of being caught, disbelieved or injured as a result of their behaviour.
Researcher Robert Hare, whose Hare Psychopathy Checklist is widely used, describes psychopaths as "intraspecies predators". Also R.I. Simon uses the word predator to describe psychopaths. Elsewhere Hare and others write that psychopaths "use charisma, manipulation, intimidation, sexual intercourse and violence"[verification needed] to control others and to satisfy their own needs. Hare states that: "Lacking in conscience and empathy, they take what they want and do as they please, violating social norms and expectations without guilt or remorse". He previously stated that: "What is missing, in other words, are the very qualities that allow a human being to live in social harmony".
According to Hare, many psychopaths are superficially charming, and can excellently mimic normal human emotion; some psychopaths can blend in, undetected, in a variety of surroundings, including corporate environments.
The write-up was done by me with pointers from Arpita. The words are all
mine and so is the order of thoughts. So any criticism should be
directed to me and me alone. So looking at it from that angle, if you like the post congratulate only me haan .....don't tell Arps I told you this....she will kill me
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Future of current track involving NT
What is Arjun's plan? Arjun told NT that it was their plan? So is this NT's plan and Arjun is just executing it.
Will NT lose again when Arjun realizes that all the garbage she fed him was fake? Will Arjun switch sides and turn against his sister? What will be NT's reaction.
What will be NT's reaction when she realizes that all the men in her life ' her husband, her brother-in-law (whom she coveted) and her own brother favor Geet over her.
Future of the character
Why did Maan hate women and what did NT have to do with it if anything at all?
She could come back to lay claim to Dev's child that Geet is carrying.
She could bring back Sameera to disrupt Maaneet's life.
She maybe the one who bailed Brij out and so she may bring him back again to create more trouble
She can charm a new man with her wiles and set him up as a business rival to Maan.
No reference to NT will be complete without a standing ovation to the brilliant actress who breathed life into the character - Karishma Randhwa . Karishma we salute your talent in bringing to life this complex character and playing her in a way that we love her. She is our most beloved vamp. A standing ovation to you.
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Star Player is testing whether they could go live at the same time or within the half-an-hour of airtime, but are NOT
Previous DENS with THEMES
Introduction on the SHOW's THEME
Potential Plot lines (MB)
Aesthetics (make up etc)
Brij and Yash
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After a long time there is an episode which has managed to successfully generate good interest and curiosity factor among the audience even without Maaneet romance..Today's episode reminded me of early HP days when we got to witness such nail biting drama...Story is picking in a very good manner and even if spoilers r posted on FB,one still wonders whether MC happens or not...so the curiosity factor still remains intact
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