Rab ne Bana di jodi



It was the night of the first full moon of the year. Dusk had just fallen and everything at Shantivan embodied its name. Peace and serenity enveloped the mansion and its surrounding gardens.


He stood gazing out across the expansive lawns. The lights had just come on and the lush green grass glistened after its evening watering. This was his favourite time of day. A time to pause and reflect on the day gone by. And a time to get his fill of her with no interruptions.


She spent the day darting around with nary a pause. Giving him tiny, unsatisfying glimpses. Her brocade and her gotas and her Pom Poms dangling along merrily as she whizzed past. The tinkling of her silver jewels announcing her arrival long before she came in view and lingering long after she disappeared from view. His heart beating in sync with the sound.


It wasn’t long before the moon rose to hang low over Shantivan. Bathing it in its silvery light. He waited with bated breath for her. He knew she’d be there soon. Taking dainty steps to revel in the coolness of the grass. Her milky skin glowing in the moonlight. The elegant arc of her neck turned up to pay homage to the elements. Waiting for the appearance of the stars to twinkle down on her. Their twinkling, their homage to her beauty, his lovelorn heart was convinced.


She was here. His senses went on high alert even before the wind whispered of her arrival. It was uncanny how it happened. Every time. It was no wonder they said Rab ne bana di Jodi whenever they spoke of him and her.


As he gazed at her, the brown in his eyes melting, he reflected on just how much she had come to mean to him. The journey from indifference to awareness to faraq was sprinkled with myriad memorable moments. And now she was as important to him as the breath he drew. It mattered a great deal if she was there or not. An unwelcome thought crept up catching him unawares, making him shiver.


What if… what if… he lost her. No, no. He couldn’t allow that to happen. He had to make her his. For hamesha. He would take steps to do just that. Today. In fact, now.


He strode up to her and dropped down on one knee. Undaunted by the blank expression looking back at him, he spoke softly.


“Will you be mine for hamesha? Tumhe toh pata hain tumhare bina meri saansein ruk jaayengi.”


He looked deep into her eyes searching for an answer. Fortified by what he saw, he decided to make matters official immediately.


Allowing the wave of impetuous courage, some would say foolhardiness, to carry him inside the mansion, he knocked on the slightly ajar door of the matriarch of the house. Entering when she called him in, he reminded himself that Jab pyaar kiya toh darna kya. Ignoring the mocking voice of his subconscious telling him that  love can reduce anyone to anything, he stepped up to her and bent his head slightly.


“Naniji, I have come to seek your permission for a proposal.” He hesitated as the old eyes looked at him quizzically.


“I seek a forever with L.. L..Laxmiji.” HP blurted out in a rush. Adding defensively when he saw the dawning horror on her face, “The Fangirls on IF said ours is a match made in heaven!”


Nani shook her head in despair. She would have to have a word with Chhote to try and curb the outrageousness of his fangirls.



I wrote this for a Valentine OS / Drabble competition on IF. Their theme was ‘Proposal’ with ‘characters from IPK’. So, this popped up in my head. If not the spirit, I stayed true to the letter of the law 😉 I was inspired by a gif I had seen years back. Here is the link: https://i.imgur.com/9LcNk.gif



130 thoughts on “Rab ne Bana di jodi

  1. 😈

    You won, oh yeah you won… dhinka chika dhinka chika 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻

    Congratulations, my Love, so so so happy for you, winning on writing a sick piece that had me rolling on the floor. One wicked dimaag you have there. Rab ne bana do jodi will always hold a whole new different meaning from now on…. baaaa baaaaa

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  2. Congratulations Ruchi!!!

    This cute little OS surely made me laugh out loud in the end.
    All through I was so sure it is Arshi and never thought this is what you had imagined. Superb !!!!!

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  3. Oh my god🤣🤣🤣🤣 only u can write this romance between desr HPji & Lakshmiji with such emotions.. uff..& all d fangirls need this recognition, aakhir ye jodi rab se zyada humne banayi hai.. Winner toh aapko hi hona tha👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼.. belated hua toh kya hua happy toh hai hi, Happy Valentine’s day ruchiji🥰🥰 & keep on writing romance like this😉

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  4. Congratulations Ruchi on your win.

    OS was Hillarious.
    Really had a good laugh.
    What a proposal coming from HP to Laxmi and she didn’t disappoint him.
    Nice inspiration Ruchi. It was one crazy and funny Gif.
    Happy Valentine’s day.


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  5. Woah! Say what, is that you Ruchi dear! I had resigned myself to only reading your writing on Jigs updates! 😜. Bhellcome back with open arms. and i will be back to write some more after reading the one shop. Muah! ❤💖❤

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  6. 🤣 🤣🤦🏻‍♀️ Aisa bhi koi karta hai hum fangirls k sath. But so well played. I mean written. Didn’t think that HP and Laxmi would be the protagonists at all. Now don’t blame me if Laxmi comes to my mind every time I read about milky skin 🤣🤦🏻‍♀️

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  7. Whotthe!

    That was one heck of a turn there my friend. How merrily I walked down that path you led and then the goat…. Ha ha ha ha….

    Loved it Ruchi – (although the thought of the wind whispering her arrival was your nod to rabba-ve?)


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    • Thank you, dear Mirabell ❤️

      All roads lead to ArHi in our heads, so I thought a little detour would be fun 🙃

      Practically blasphemy I know, but yes, the wind whispering was Rabba Ve 😉


  8. 😉😁

    Rooh congratulations…

    Hello hi bye bye…e ka hui gawa sasuma…aapan HP Laxmi sang naina ladaai baithe!!!!!
    Kaisa yeh ishq hai….gazab ka risk hai😉😄

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  9. My dear Ruchi ,
    No wonder you won , congratulations 🎈🎊🍾🎉
    This OS was so out of the box 👏👏👏take a bow
    Only Arshians have the unique skill to love , mock, critique, cry , fight & makeup discussing
    the characters from our beloved show IPKKND ❤️💕😬

    Long ago I saw a gif
    What you expect :
    a pic of smoldering ASR & totally under his spell, sharamafied Khushi
    gawking at his lips 👄
    what actually happens :
    Barun & Abbas sleeping on the 🤢🤩sofa (between shots on the set )

    This was late at night , me stealthily reading IPK episode reviews on Myeduniya
    under the blanket
    I laughed out so loud , woke up everyone & they thought I was watching / reading
    unpardonable stuff🤢

    I have read about Nani ji & Lakshmiji’s secret rendezvous
    but this one takes , let alone the cake , the whole bakery

    HP & Lakshmiji had the same vibe as Arshi , thanks to the pankhi in you
    from the anklets , goat’s gotas 🤩, pompoms, delicate neck , ( ASR had a thing for KKG ‘s neck & sensitive mole ) his brooding contemplation 👌
    The garden, chewing ( kh was always munching ) , poolside , stars, proposal, who would have thought it was HP & meh 😑 meh

    HP did the honorable thing by seeking naniji ‘s permission ❤️😍

    Poor HP, he has been working his a** off all his life for Raizadas
    He deserves a happy ending 😬🤩🥰

    Thanks for the laugh , dearest Ruchi

    Happy belated Valentine ‘s Day 💕🎈❤️🎉🍾

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  10. I swear “we” used to see a guy walking his goat in the neighborhood downtown when is girls would be out on one of our girls night out ….now I get it!!! It is HP and Lakshmiji. I am new to the ipkknd train – discovered it in 2019 so totally missed the connection. 😜😜😜😜

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  11. The price and you now that is Rab ne bana di Jodi Ruchi💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻🎊🎊🎊🎁🎁🎁
    I am so sorry i have been MIA lately from all platform and so missed this. Congratulations Ruchi for your fabulous shattir dimag and writing yet again something that is out of the box.
    This reminded me of OS that you wrote about Anjali. Both the genre is opposite yet has the signature of your all over.

    This drabble made me laugh like crazy and am sure you must have enjoyed it writing.

    More the reason why you must write 😀😀

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  12. Milky skin..gottas n pom poms..
    Faraq padta hai…for hamesha .. saansien ruk jaien gi…
    Fangirls say..Rab ne bana di jodi..
    Who even in their dream can guess they r not Arshi…
    I swear I knew it right there..
    Oye..the gif ..
    Lolololololol !!!!

    Congratulations Doll..

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  13. Congrats Ruchi! So sorry I missed seeing your email. This one was truly wicked and hilarious ….and you are brilliant. Please write more. Lots of love.

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