Dressed in black, the darkness peers As the light takes on all the shine Yet, a small part of everyone's mind sits in fear Smiling pretentiously, and saying "Thanks, I'm fine!"
As mellow and charming as the sun might seem There's still a tint of agression it hides Like a million little schools of fishes swimming in the ocean While in the depths of it, a huge whale silently glides..
As quiet and calm as the beach may seem There's still some chaos it's trying to embrace And while you stand on its shore, in the awe of silence Amidst the waves crashing into one, you can hear its heartbeats race..
As beautiful and royal as the museums and forts look An eerie, dark silence engulfs them at all times Staring at the outside world in silence, But disappearing in thin air when the church bells chime..
Dearest Rishi Singh Shekhawat,
I haven’t always been a fan of love stories, but ever since I first saw you during the trailer release of Mismatched, I couldn't wait to meet you. Not to be cheesy, but I think it was love at first sight.
When you came and greeted Dimple for the first time saying, “Hello future wife!”, a part of me laughed, another wondered “who the hell meets someone for the first time saying that?!” ,and a third one just hoped for Dimple to like you in the upcoming episodes , being raised watching romantic Bollywood movies since childhood. The way you were so excited to meet a girl you thought is perfect just by a photo, that she doesn’t even need any makeup to be beautiful melted my heart in the very first episode.
Then, I got to know you better when I got to know about your family, how your parents got separated and how you think you've been born in a wrong generation, because "you're one of those guys jo abhi bhi 60s waale romance mein jeeta hai". Seeing your parents' marriage fall apart, you didn't abandon the concept of love, instead, you chased that feeling you've always longed, the feeling they call 'love'. That was one of the very first things which I'm pretty sure made not just me, but every girl watching the series fall in love with you.
Initially, I thought you will chase Dimple for a few days and give up on her, because even though people try to make everything perfect, some stories don’t always have a happy ending. After all, love can't always be sunshines and rainbows! But watching you two become friends while hunting for photos for your app, watching you hope that you get her as your partner for the same showed that you weren’t one of those who would back down just because of an embarrassing first day and first meet. You were the one who would stay.
Your first date, or as Dimple mentioned it, 'non date' was not what you'd thought it would be, but had a perfect silver lining when you guys kissed for the first time. It was so perfect, seeing that even though you guys got off to a bad start, you were headed the right way. It was one of those moments you watch in movies, where the audience hopes for the couple to stick around and have a happily ever after, no matter what happens after.
But, when you stood up for Namrata against Dimple, it showed me how much you valued your friendship and how big of a heart you had. The fact that you could sacrifice your love for your friend, with a heavy heart, tears in your eyes and having a lot more to say that just words in anguish, and still stand at the gate of the girls hostel for the last time , hoping you’d see her for the last time just broke my heart. I guess, somewhere I hoped you guys would get back again, because I guess we always search for silver linings even if the whole world is falling apart.
Rishi, you are one of those guys who stand alone amongst the crowd. In a world of guys like Anmol and Krish, who aspire to get any girl in bed with them by their toxic masculinity, you are a guy who proved that understanding , giving your love some space and letting it breathe is the way to a better relationship. You are a guy, who still listens to old Bollywood romantic songs. In a world where everyone thinks old Hindi songs to be “ye gaane remix mein rakhenge, to bhi sab so jaayenge”, you are like a slow, melodious Hindi ghazal, which soothes everyone's heart and paves whatever it's been through with love. Guys like you are hard to find , maybe because girls don’t see them, or if they do, they aren’t as patient and willing to wait as you.
You proved it in just six episodes that love doesn't always win or find its way, or maybe there always isn't a happily ever after, however bitter it may sound in a world of fairytale romances you lived in. Your fearlessness to stand up for your friendship showed that not everyone and everything is meant to 'fall' in love. Some things are meant to be saved and cherished forever.
Here's to a sweet, romantic boy who fell in love with a crazy , ambitious girl and to their imperfectly perfect love story! Always be the Rishi to your Dimple however difficult things may seem and don't change even if the world around you forces to sculpt your love into something it's not.
Till then, always be the “jab koi baat bigad jaaye, jab koi mushkil pad jaaye' in this world of item songs and EDM!
Loving you always,
Just this once I wish I wouldn't open up my heart to anyone. When a mere silence can suffice, If only I could just smile, nod along Not be this clumsy and just keep my words knit tight?
Just this once I wish I wouldn't wonder about things that come to my mind Random things, like why am I the way I am, what makes me Or fleeting moments of everyday life Like did I do it right when I smiled at that stranger? Or was it far too kind?
Just this once I wish I wouldn't get sucked up in this blackhole, that is my mind Which weaves each and every strand of thought I possess Some, which are a part of me, while others which feel like a distant, far-off land And yet, all of these play in the background on a loop and rewind
Just this once I wish I wouldn't wake up the next day with total oblivion What to do next? What's the purpose of life? What do we live it for? Or exactly whom? What if all of it isn't true at all? Just an illusion?
Some days I think I am too full of everything The others, I just sit still, gazing at the moonlight streaming through the window Wondering, if I'm the person I think I am Or am I someone else entirely, just feeling a bit low?