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Posted: 24 August 2012 at 8:09am | IP Logged
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Posted: 24 August 2012 at 9:29am | IP Logged
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The juxtaposition with which Kashi and Pallavi treat their deceased brother's belongings - with reverence almost - completely lies in contrast with Arnav's, "I burnt them" way. Yet both feel their loss so deeply and keenly...the memories are still there for both, doesn't matter whether there are no clothes or photos to touch...to see.

There are too many ghosts - too many intangible yet once vital or important connections at that house, like everyone who tread there before the current inhabitants - everyone who had some role to play (even Anjali's eyes perhaps!)  - have left their imprint. No wonder Arnav feels their weight at the thought of being alone - it would scare me! Or maybe it's because Arnav is a man?! Is the house cursed?!! 

Another recurring theme: what is reality and what is the result of perception? The latter can be made to certainly feel real, especially if there is consensus (normally among one's peers or society at large) on that perception. Which makes me wonder how a rational man rooted in logic like Arnav is slowly finding himself mired in the myths, curses and sorcery of the house. Because I think he's slowly sinking into the quagmire of it...just my opinion.

Love how Arnav cajoled Khushi in to feeling the one emotion she feels most comfortable with! Now if only she can find her own slice of shantam...

ETA: sorry for the long comment and if it doesn't completely make sense - I felt like mentally spewing tonight, but I'm tired too! Sleepy

When is reality ever independent of perception.  Even when you try to isolate the two by the most stringent experimental methods, you still have to account for the fact that your ability to take in and process any experience is (whether it is as concrete as what a table feels like under your finger to something abstract as how you interpret the course of life), generally speaking, entirely defined by the parameters of your senses and your thinking.  Hence, it would be hard-pressed to make a case of how reality would ever be an entity completely separate from perception.  

But your point is well-taken... whose perception has merit ultimately determines many things. Even in your argument, there is this contradiction.  "Is the house cursed?"    and "how a rational man rooted in logic like Arnav is slowly finding himself mired in the myths, curses and sorcery of the house. Because I think he's slowly sinking into the quagmire of it...just my opinion."

How do you know which is which?  Is everything unexplained illogical?  How would you ever know except from your own experience?  And just because it's your own experience (and hence, your reality), does it make it other's experience (and thus, their reality)?

Just playing devil's advocate here instead of writing the next update Wink 

You guys keep discussing and maybe the next update will come to me reading all your wonderful debates... :)

-Devi

But of course! It's a case of the quantum mechanics conundrum on an everyday level: I see, or perceive therefore I alter the experiment Tongue! Reality is such a strange concept, with so many layers. It's amazing that any of us humans agree on anything. Reality and truth change with the passing of time, with age with experience - those words to me can never be as clear cut as laid out in the dictionary. On that basis, considering our understanding of most things in the universe is nebulous, how can the unexplained be illogical?

Coming back to that house I could totally see myself as Arnav being mystified, slightly amused and yet just a teensy bit worried/scared about that house...primarily because I think that house is helping him to become more like himself. Maybe he's not being sucked into it all, maybe he's just discarding the layers of protectiveness that he's put around himself since tragedy struck him at an early age...???

Whether that will make him still eager to buy the place and convert it into a retreat for the wealthy remains to be seen - it's only been a few days!

And don't worry - I'm replying to this post instead of working on my PhD - if that's not procrastination I don't know what is!

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Posted: 24 August 2012 at 9:39am | IP Logged
Originally posted by V323

Originally posted by moomin4455

The juxtaposition with which Kashi and Pallavi treat their deceased brother's belongings - with reverence almost - completely lies in contrast with Arnav's, "I burnt them" way. Yet both feel their loss so deeply and keenly...the memories are still there for both, doesn't matter whether there are no clothes or photos to touch...to see.

There are too many ghosts - too many intangible yet once vital or important connections at that house, like everyone who tread there before the current inhabitants - everyone who had some role to play (even Anjali's eyes perhaps!)  - have left their imprint. No wonder Arnav feels their weight at the thought of being alone - it would scare me! Or maybe it's because Arnav is a man?! Is the house cursed?!! 

Another recurring theme: what is reality and what is the result of perception? The latter can be made to certainly feel real, especially if there is consensus (normally among one's peers or society at large) on that perception. Which makes me wonder how a rational man rooted in logic like Arnav is slowly finding himself mired in the myths, curses and sorcery of the house. Because I think he's slowly sinking into the quagmire of it...just my opinion.

Love how Arnav cajoled Khushi in to feeling the one emotion she feels most comfortable with! Now if only she can find her own slice of shantam...

ETA: sorry for the long comment and if it doesn't completely make sense - I felt like mentally spewing tonight, but I'm tired too! Sleepy
 
 
 
Arnav didn't burn his sister's clothes because... well he wanted to. Some people feel grief too greatly, and grief reverts a man back to his baser instincts. Take me for example. When I am very sad, I close up, and generally make sure nobody comes around me when I am at my most vulnerable.
 
 
Similarly, Arnav's base instinct is that of selfishness. And this selfishness refused to let him see that his sister's eyes could actually help someone. That it was something his sister would have wanted, had she been their. Hence, he kicked up a storm in the hospital, with Kashi in line of sight. And it was in this fit of selfishness that made him burn his sister's clothes. Not because he wanted to be with her. To an extent, yes he wanted to die as well. But seeing that was not possible, he did the nest best thing. In his eyes, anyway. He made sure that his sister's memory remained untouched by other people.
 
Kashi and Pallavi, on the other hand treat their brothers clothes with a deference a devotee usually reserves for the deity.
 
You were right. Methods different, feelings same. Kind of like when Khushi and Mami wanted to avoid detection by the CCTV camera. Khushi was all practical and Mami... she well... she was mami.
 
I don't even know WHY I wanted to explain your point. Seriously, ignore if it doesn't make sense.
 
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I'm completely the same when it comes to sadness. I also know if anything happened to my sibling I would do exactly what this character of Arnav has done. I couldn't bear to look at clothes and belongings - to share anything with anyone. It would be highly disturbing as I can imagine it was for Arnav...

I just loved the way that both parties treat the memory of their loved ones with tender reverence, but deal with their loved ones' physical belongings in a different way. Just as with everything at KH, the sisters, as you said, treat their brother's belongings with devotion as one does with a deity. But then that is in keeping with the way most things are done in the house, so it's not surprising.

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Originally posted by moomin4455

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Originally posted by moomin4455

The juxtaposition with which Kashi and Pallavi treat their deceased brother's belongings - with reverence almost - completely lies in contrast with Arnav's, "I burnt them" way. Yet both feel their loss so deeply and keenly...the memories are still there for both, doesn't matter whether there are no clothes or photos to touch...to see.

There are too many ghosts - too many intangible yet once vital or important connections at that house, like everyone who tread there before the current inhabitants - everyone who had some role to play (even Anjali's eyes perhaps!)  - have left their imprint. No wonder Arnav feels their weight at the thought of being alone - it would scare me! Or maybe it's because Arnav is a man?! Is the house cursed?!! 

Another recurring theme: what is reality and what is the result of perception? The latter can be made to certainly feel real, especially if there is consensus (normally among one's peers or society at large) on that perception. Which makes me wonder how a rational man rooted in logic like Arnav is slowly finding himself mired in the myths, curses and sorcery of the house. Because I think he's slowly sinking into the quagmire of it...just my opinion.

Love how Arnav cajoled Khushi in to feeling the one emotion she feels most comfortable with! Now if only she can find her own slice of shantam...

ETA: sorry for the long comment and if it doesn't completely make sense - I felt like mentally spewing tonight, but I'm tired too! Sleepy

When is reality ever independent of perception.  Even when you try to isolate the two by the most stringent experimental methods, you still have to account for the fact that your ability to take in and process any experience is (whether it is as concrete as what a table feels like under your finger to something abstract as how you interpret the course of life), generally speaking, entirely defined by the parameters of your senses and your thinking.  Hence, it would be hard-pressed to make a case of how reality would ever be an entity completely separate from perception.  

But your point is well-taken... whose perception has merit ultimately determines many things. Even in your argument, there is this contradiction.  "Is the house cursed?"    and "how a rational man rooted in logic like Arnav is slowly finding himself mired in the myths, curses and sorcery of the house. Because I think he's slowly sinking into the quagmire of it...just my opinion."

How do you know which is which?  Is everything unexplained illogical?  How would you ever know except from your own experience?  And just because it's your own experience (and hence, your reality), does it make it other's experience (and thus, their reality)?

Just playing devil's advocate here instead of writing the next update Wink 

You guys keep discussing and maybe the next update will come to me reading all your wonderful debates... :)

-Devi

But of course! It's a case of the quantum mechanics conundrum on an everyday level: I see, or perceive therefore I alter the experiment Tongue! Reality is such a strange concept, with so many layers. It's amazing that any of us humans agree on anything. Reality and truth change with the passing of time, with age with experience - those words to me can never be as clear cut as laid out in the dictionary. On that basis, considering our understanding of most things in the universe is nebulous, how can the unexplained be illogical?

Coming back to that house I could totally see myself as Arnav being mystified, slightly amused and yet just a teensy bit worried/scared about that house...primarily because I think that house is helping him to become more like himself. Maybe he's not being sucked into it all, maybe he's just discarding the layers of protectiveness that he's put around himself since tragedy struck him at an early age...???

Whether that will make him still eager to buy the place and convert it into a retreat for the wealthy remains to be seen - it's only been a few days!

And don't worry - I'm replying to this post instead of working on my PhD - if that's not procrastination I don't know what is!

Ah, that brings back memories... When I was working on the lit review for my doctoral thesis, everything in the library (except my topic of course) was of sudden and unrelenting interest to me :)  No worries though... there is a light at the end of the tunnel  as distant as it may seem... :)


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Originally posted by -publicenemy-

Originally posted by moomin4455

Originally posted by -publicenemy-

Originally posted by moomin4455

The juxtaposition with which Kashi and Pallavi treat their deceased brother's belongings - with reverence almost - completely lies in contrast with Arnav's, "I burnt them" way. Yet both feel their loss so deeply and keenly...the memories are still there for both, doesn't matter whether there are no clothes or photos to touch...to see.

There are too many ghosts - too many intangible yet once vital or important connections at that house, like everyone who tread there before the current inhabitants - everyone who had some role to play (even Anjali's eyes perhaps!)  - have left their imprint. No wonder Arnav feels their weight at the thought of being alone - it would scare me! Or maybe it's because Arnav is a man?! Is the house cursed?!! 

Another recurring theme: what is reality and what is the result of perception? The latter can be made to certainly feel real, especially if there is consensus (normally among one's peers or society at large) on that perception. Which makes me wonder how a rational man rooted in logic like Arnav is slowly finding himself mired in the myths, curses and sorcery of the house. Because I think he's slowly sinking into the quagmire of it...just my opinion.

Love how Arnav cajoled Khushi in to feeling the one emotion she feels most comfortable with! Now if only she can find her own slice of shantam...

ETA: sorry for the long comment and if it doesn't completely make sense - I felt like mentally spewing tonight, but I'm tired too! Sleepy

When is reality ever independent of perception.  Even when you try to isolate the two by the most stringent experimental methods, you still have to account for the fact that your ability to take in and process any experience is (whether it is as concrete as what a table feels like under your finger to something abstract as how you interpret the course of life), generally speaking, entirely defined by the parameters of your senses and your thinking.  Hence, it would be hard-pressed to make a case of how reality would ever be an entity completely separate from perception.  

But your point is well-taken... whose perception has merit ultimately determines many things. Even in your argument, there is this contradiction.  "Is the house cursed?"    and "how a rational man rooted in logic like Arnav is slowly finding himself mired in the myths, curses and sorcery of the house. Because I think he's slowly sinking into the quagmire of it...just my opinion."

How do you know which is which?  Is everything unexplained illogical?  How would you ever know except from your own experience?  And just because it's your own experience (and hence, your reality), does it make it other's experience (and thus, their reality)?

Just playing devil's advocate here instead of writing the next update Wink 

You guys keep discussing and maybe the next update will come to me reading all your wonderful debates... :)

-Devi

But of course! It's a case of the quantum mechanics conundrum on an everyday level: I see, or perceive therefore I alter the experiment Tongue! Reality is such a strange concept, with so many layers. It's amazing that any of us humans agree on anything. Reality and truth change with the passing of time, with age with experience - those words to me can never be as clear cut as laid out in the dictionary. On that basis, considering our understanding of most things in the universe is nebulous, how can the unexplained be illogical?

Coming back to that house I could totally see myself as Arnav being mystified, slightly amused and yet just a teensy bit worried/scared about that house...primarily because I think that house is helping him to become more like himself. Maybe he's not being sucked into it all, maybe he's just discarding the layers of protectiveness that he's put around himself since tragedy struck him at an early age...???

Whether that will make him still eager to buy the place and convert it into a retreat for the wealthy remains to be seen - it's only been a few days!

And don't worry - I'm replying to this post instead of working on my PhD - if that's not procrastination I don't know what is!

Ah, that brings back memories... When I was working on the lit review for my doctoral thesis, everything in the library (except my topic of course) was of sudden and unrelenting interest to me :)  No worries though... there is a light at the end of the tunnel  as distant as it may seem... :)



So this is how smart people talk. 
I feel dumb.Stern Smile

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Posted: 24 August 2012 at 5:33pm | IP Logged
it's getting creepy how much i'm stalking this ff LOL

but really, i don't think i'l gett tired of saying this, i love your writing style, you just have a way with words.

great updates as usual, aww i really liked the exchange about siblings. i could feel the anguish Cry.
n the way you got the emotions from the previous chapter in there too..rudra and mr shantam LOL

i really like pallavi, a beautiful chracter with such grace yet strong and level headed aswel.  and hope she can find happinss again.

 the relationships that kashi and arnav share with nalan is so nice to read about , he's such an adoreable cupid.

so far  have actually gone back a few times and read my fav chapters. and im even contemplating doing that with lavender in my long weekend Big smile

thank u for spinning such a magical ff Clap

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Posted: 24 August 2012 at 7:59pm | IP Logged
Wow, beautiful chapter. I definitely wasn't expecting anything like this after the Previous chapter where Arnav was reading to Nalan but I thought it was really good and well-written. I liked how you portrayed her...she's an amazing actress and can pull off any emotion other than fear. She's also angry and she does have a lot to be resentful of...
Also, I liked how in the previous chapter Nalan didn't want any clothes as he had too much respect for his mother...it was also sweet how Arnav understood that so easily.
Eagerly awaiting your next PM! Thanks for such an amazing story

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