Loving in Chaos – Simply Indian Story

“I’m not feeling romantic, how can I write a love story?” Gaurav murmured.
He was newly hired as a storyteller in a leading magazine. His job included writing fresh, engaging stories every weekend. “There was nothing complicated in coining a murder mystery and even science fiction. Now that Valentine’s Day is approaching, the Editor wants a good LOVE STORY! The romantic corner of my heart doesn’t seem to beat.” Gaurav was unsure about his updated biological pattern.

Loving in chaos
Loving in chaos

Raj finished his glass and smirkingly suggested,” There’s nothing difficult in writing a love story, Gaurav. Listen to romantic songs, watch romantic movies and you’ll get loads of ideas, believe me. And seriously, think of making a girlfriend. You won’t find such tasks complicated.” Raj laughed and kick-started his bike.

Raj was Gaurav’s close office buddy who never failed to give sensible suggestions. Little did he know that Gaurav was once deeply in love with the most beautiful girl in his university.

He met Farah for the first time while casting for a stage play at the university. As the head of the Student dramatics society, he used to plan and execute the plays to be showcased on the institutional stage. Many students would approach him to get an opportunity to be on the stage. Farah was NOT one of them. She had been in the mind of Gaurav since her first day at the university. He was quick to offer her the role of the heroine in the annual play and somehow, Farah couldn’t say no. Gaurav had always admired Farah from afar, but it wasn’t until they started working together on the play that he realized just how much he was drawn to her. As they spent more and more time rehearsing, Gaurav found himself falling deeper in love with Farah. Her beauty and talent were undeniable, but it was her kindness and warmth that truly captivated him.

Rataan Lambiyan Lambiyan starring Sid-Kiara

As the play drew to a close, Gaurav expressed his liking to Farah. She hesitated in accepting Gaurav’s love because he was a Hindu and she was a Muslim. She knew that their families and the society around them would never approve of their love and that they would face countless obstacles and challenges if they chose to be together. Despite this, she could not deny the feelings she had for Gaurav. He was kind, loving, and always treated her with respect. Over time, she realized that their love was too strong to be ignored, and she decided to take a chance on their relationship. She knew that it would not be easy, but she also knew that their love was worth fighting for.

Pehli Nazar mein by Atif Aslam

As expected, Gaurav and Farah’s decision to be together was met with resistance from their families, especially from the orthodox members who could not tolerate the idea of inter-faith marriage. They argued that it was against their cultural and religious values and that Gaurav and Farah’s union would bring shame and disgrace to their families. It was the question of Gaurav and Farah’s lives but destiny had something else in store.

Despite the opposition, Gaurav and Farah stood by their love and refused to back down. They tried to reason with their families, explaining that love knows no religion and that they were willing to respect each other’s beliefs and practices. But their families remained firm in their beliefs, and the couple realized that they had no option left to convince them.

Farah had to quit the university without completing her graduation. Her parents didn’t want to tarnish the name of their family by involving in inter-cast marriage. Before leaving, Farah asked Gaurav to promise to forget their love story and marry a good girl of his religion. It was the end of the world for Gaurav. He accepted that as his destiny and couldn’t love any other girl after Farah left.

Hamari Adhuri Kahani

Five years passed. Gaurav’s heart was pointless after losing the love of his life, Farah. He couldn’t write a word related to the expression of love. As a content writer, he was expected to write on any topic on any given day. On Rose day, Gaurav received a call from an unknown number.

Hello, Gaurav!” The voice on the other end was familiar, yet he couldn’t quite place it. After a few moments of hesitation, the caller finally gave her introduction as Farah!

Gaurav was shocked to hear from her after all these years. He had spent countless nights thinking about her and wondering what might have been if they had been allowed to be together. Now, she was on the phone with him, and he couldn’t believe his luck.

Farah explained that she had left town after their families had objected to their relationship. She had moved to a different city, where she had started a new life for herself. But, as fate would have it, she had returned to their hometown for a family emergency and decided to reach out to Gaurav.

Gaurav and Farah met later that day, and it was as if no time had passed at all. They talked for hours, catching up on everything that had happened in their lives over the last five years. They laughed and cried together, reliving the memories they had shared.

As the night wore on, Gaurav realized that his love for Farah had never really gone away. He had tried to move on, but his heart had always belonged to her. Farah, too, confessed that she had never stopped loving him.

At that moment, Gaurav knew what he had to do. He took Farah’s hand in his and asked her to marry him, regardless of what anyone else might think. Farah agreed, and they made plans to start their lives together once again.

As a content writer, Gaurav had struggled to find the words to express his feelings about love. But now, he knew that he had finally found the ultimate inspiration – his love for Farah. He would write a love story that would inspire others to follow their hearts, no matter what obstacles they might face.

Gaurav and Farah’s love story had come full circle, and they knew that they were meant to be together. They had defied the odds and proved that love could conquer all.

Mere haath mein Tera haath ho ..from Fanaa

Today, Gaurav is an established romantic novelist. Interestingly, he runs a side business of relationship help. Heard that his friend, Raj has been the most visited customer for the last couple of years 😉

This story is written for StorytellersBloghop Season 3, hosted by MeenalSonal and Ujjwal Mishra


21 Comments Add yours

  1. BookVue says:

    Such a sweet love story! Gives the reader hope.

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  2. A nice take on the theme, in fact I was waiting to read such s story from our storytellers and am glad that I got it now. A very refreshing start of the story was one of the best things that I loved. You have written the story in a simple yet catchy style. Loved it.

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    1. A simple love story told straight from the heart. Wish we can grow beyond religions.

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  3. romila says:

    infact this is really a simple indian story with lots of chaos, you kept it to the title very well.

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  4. Inter faith romance has a beautiful story but a sad end to most of them due to societal obstructions. Your story gives a reader like me hope that if Love is true, come what may, Love will surely triumph.

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  5. Love surely conquers all. Patience and unconditional love are truly important in life.

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  6. In a world that has begun to live on polarisation, your story holds so much importance. It is so about living life love sized, instead of divisive.

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  7. Harshita says:

    Aditi, I can’t believe our stories turned out to be so similar!! I loved your take on second chance love. It was so simple and heartwarming!

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  8. A lovely piece, Aditi! Love is beyond caste, creed & religion, it is the greatest force that unites! And your story shows that.

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  9. People might say that inter religion marriages are common. But in this era as well there are families that are orthodox and snub relations that are beyond the religious norms

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  10. PebbleGalaxy says:

    Wow! How beautifully this story portrays how love knows no bounds, religion, or cultural differences. It highlights the challenges that individuals in interfaith relationships face, but also the immense strength and determination it takes to pursue love despite such challenges. The story is a reminder that we should all be more accepting and open-minded towards love in all its forms.

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  11. The story of love of a content writer written to perfection . And I liked the fact that he became a romantic novelist from being unable to pen a love story.

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  12. Monidipa Dutta says:

    I loved that Gaurav and Farah ended up together. In very rare cases this happens and it truly gives hope.

    Lovely write up.

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  13. MeenalSonal says:

    Often, we find inter caste marriages are not readily acceptable in many communities. Glad that Gaurav and Farah listened their heart and stood firm. A great read!

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  14. Mummasaurus says:

    I love the underlying humor. The concept of a content writer not finding words for his own feelings hits home.

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  15. Disha says:

    Love gives you strength to conquer against all odds. I loved how beautifully you have woven a story around a sensitive topic. It’s true that love knows no religion. It’s above all.

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  16. salvonimity says:

    All’s well that ends well. A very well-written story that hits right at the heart of the socities prejudices.

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  17. Anushka Bhartiya says:

    A fun story to read! Gives you hope and a reminder that love can come back unexpectedly ❤️
    Well written 🙌🏽


  18. Love finds you in the end, the story is beautiful. As you have rightly titled it – Simple Indian Story. It had all shades of Indian love and spice that makes our love stories special.


  19. Pooja Jha says:

    You have written a simple story in a very beautiful way, I am sure many folks can relate to this inter faith marriage love story.


  20. This is such a sweet and poignant tale of love that can be adapted into a movie. Even though we keep saying love has no boundaries, in reality, it is seldom implemented. I am happy that you have brought out this shade of love in your story where you have given a happy ending too!


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