Originally posted by aardhan
Good chapter Anu, but definitely along expected lines, atleast for me.
I still liked the way your dealt with various relationships in their different convos and finally brought about the wedding announcement. This chapter was more like setting the stage for the future. Loved DBs advice to Nidhi to never look back and keep moving forward, and life always involves a certain amount of risk taking.
Also like the fact that she has rail-roaded Nidhi into marriage coz she knows that the more time Nidhi gets, the results could be negative. Just loved DB in this chapter, wise, practical, loving and intelligent, she saw an opportunity to get what she wanted and took it, knowing fully well that Khushi wanted it too and in time even Nidhi will realize that marring Ashu was the best decision of her life. An A+ for DB from my side.
Thank you Aarti.
Dadi Bhua knows Nidhi too well. SHe knows exactly how to handle her
But she does it out of love and concern.
Nidhi for the most part, realizes exactly what is happening, but not till later
The DB-Ashu convo, where DB clearly tell him that she is in his camp because of her two girls and she feels he is the best option for their future. She believes that he can make them happy but she still has her reservations and even she has not forgotten the pain Nidhi's went through. She is both practical and concerned.
Ashu told her he did not mind for whose sake she agreed, but he is happy that she is on his side. Here, I feel he should take more note, the confidence with which DB feels she can handle and convince NIdhi should raise a red flag to him. If she can do something that he cannot, then that may be a future problem. And she can also take decisions on Nidhi's behalf, as was clear when she confessed that she had already talked to the Panditji, now that is also a problem. He is underestimating her influence on Nidhi and Nidhi's dependence on her, he as a lot to learn here.
I am afraid, that you have let the cat out of the bag here.
Yep, Ashutosh will realize just how much of a dependence Nidhi has
built up on Dadi Bhua, soon after the marriage.
Dadi Bhua is also strong willed and perverse enough to
goad his patience to the breaking level. She thinks that she can be
complacent now that Nidhi is married. But she will also learn...
The next highlight was the Nidhi-Ranga convo. Ranga's concern and belief that Nidhi has to move on came through very nicely and at the same time he knew when to back off and allow Nidhi to ponder over things.
And ofcourse Ashu heard the entire convo. I can guess how he must have felt. Even though Nidhi expressed her feelings to him, it feels different hearing these things as a third person, puts the whole thing into a different perspective. It also brought home to him that Nidhi is sharing these thoughts with someone else, even though she loved him, meaning she does not trust him anymore, ouch! that should hurt. And hearing Ranga's describe the current Nidhi, who lives only for her DB and daughter, has forgotten the joys of life, and oes not even smile properly anymore ought to have hurt Ashu big time. The effect was he has backed off a bit and is now more determined to win her back. Like this attitude, where instead of taking it the wrong way this realization has actually spurred Ashu on, it has become a challenge for him.
Nidhi and Ranga do share a special friendship . Sometimes she prefers to go to him
even over Anji and Dadi Bhua. Over the years she has come to rely on his
advice and support quite a bit.
And you hit the bulls eye with your observation about Ashutosh's reaction.
After over hearing Nidhi, and Ranga, he is more determined than ever to get her back
and to try and take away her pain, while earning back her trust and love.
But, it wont be easy...
Lucky for him he has an ace in the hole...Khushi
Some of the old Nidhi is already showing up!! Loved how she tried to pull a prank on Ashu by asking him to go shopping with DB, so without realizing it Nidhi is already starting to enjoy herself... finally the D-DAy has arrived! Waiting to see what happens next and how Ashu is going to adjust to the new household and new responsibilities. And yes, the passing mention that Nidhi made to Ranga of Mallika coming, is I guess a clue,as to what or whom we can meet very soon...
Yes, it seems that Ashutosh has started to chip away some
of the layers. Hopefully we will get to see more of the old carefree, fun loving
Nidhi, in the coming chapters.
Sorry about the late reply Aarti.
Was off the forum, with a migraine.
Thank you for posting such an awesome and detailed review.
But yaar somehow you always manage to get the basic
jist of where I am heading. Not fair you are too good at analyzing
Thank you for the compliments and encourage you give me.
I really appreciate it.