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Prostitution is one of the most widespread businesses in the world. While some women take it up due to their circumstances, many of them are forced into it, against their will. Gudiya is a fictional story of one such Indian girl, who is forcefully dragged into the gutters of this poisonous business, and she is trapped in Thailand. Meanwhile, a reporter from India, Jay Parekh, who recently broke up with his love interest – Mahi, visits Thailand to cover a documentary, finds Gudiya and vows to help her. Mahi is also in Thailand on some business purpose. What will happen when the paths of three of them will cross?

Chapter 1

gudiya congrats

Channel ‘R-News’ started off as a small time, local news channel, providing aid to local people and assistance to journalists, to polish their talents. Jay Parekh joined Channel ‘R-News’ when it was on a steep downfall, precisely 6 years ago. It was entirely Jay’s hard work, that paid off and the channel was now among the top news channels and advertising agencies of the country. It was no more confined to just local boundaries of Mumbai. Channel ‘R-News’ was now a company, and Dixit Kumar, the CEO and the owner of ‘R-News’, had broader plans to extend the name from India, to worldwide.

Jay was now a news reader, instead of mere journalist covering up petty thefts here and there. He was a renowned journalist, rather a personality in the country. His words were regarded as firm statements that could make or break any news. His brownish skin tone, straight, flowing hair, deep black eyes and a French cut beard had made the ladies go gaga over him. But he was waiting only for one, Mahi Sharma.

Mahi and Jay’s love story was since college days, the days when they were studying journalism together, 6 years ago. Call it destiny, or choice, that Jay chose Channel ‘R-News’, over a fashion magazine that Mahi was now the editor of. Mahi forced him so much to work with her, but Jay always wanted to step into the real world, instead of covering some Bollywood stars and generating good-for-nothing publicity, he thought.

Jay and Mahi, both were in their late twenties now, and both were still single. Mahi could not date any other guy, for no guy could match-up Jay’s level, she thought. And Jay couldn’t date any girl, for no one was as beautiful as Mahi. According to Jay, it was either Mahi, or no one, and he was living with his word, till today.

‘Outstanding, just outstanding; I have no more words of appreciation today, Jay!’ said Dixit Khanna, the CEO and major partner of R-News.

Every one clapped around, and praised Jay for uncovering the truth of a corrupt politician in such a contemptuous, yet smart way.

‘Thanks Dixit. It’s a part of my job.’ Jay collected his files with a smile. He was never fond of appreciation, or praise.

‘Listen up, Jay. We have a task for you.’

‘Ya, sure.’ Jay looked at him with amazement.

‘You are going to Thailand next week. There’s a documentary that we are planning to air.’

‘Alright, I guess I can pull it off. What’s the subject? Poverty?’

‘No, it’s something that no-one has uncovered till now.’

‘What?’

‘It’s about prostitution prevailing in Thailand.’

For a moment, Jay was silent. He was doubtful on whether he would be able to do it or not.

‘You can’t say no to this project, Jay. You are the only one, I have faith in, and you are the only one, I can trust upon. Don’t worry, the police officials of Thailand will co-operate with you, we’ve made all arrangements. There is no danger involved…’

‘Fuck danger! I’m not worried about that.’

‘Then what?’ Dixit was confused, seeing Jay in sweat.

‘Its…leave it. Better not talk about it.’

‘Oh yes! Why not? Leave it, leave everything, just like you left Mahi.’ His words pierced Jay’s chest like a sharp sword.

‘What the fuck did you say?’ Jay held him from his collars and pushed him aside. His whole life flashed before him.

‘Leave it, Jay. You won’t understand; neither me, nor this company, and neither Mahi. She still loves you, don’t you get it?’

‘It’s my personal life…’

‘Which is now destroying so many other lives, right? You signed up for us, damn it. You can’t just walk away?’

‘I signed up for news-reading and reporting, not any damn documentary!’

‘This documentary is a part of reporting, there are so many Indian girls trapped up in Thailand and other countries, as sex workers…’

‘So?’ Jay adjusted his spectacles that had now slid down his nose.

‘What did you say? Is this your attitude? Is this the way you treat Indian women? They’re in trouble. And we need to highlight their story!’

‘What difference will it make? We will show it up as a documentary, then what? Will it guarantee their freedom? Will it guarantee a help to them? Showing them as a victim is the worst thing, and that’s the only reason I left Mahi, because I don’t wish to be a part of some fucking magazine that cannot solve any problem of the society, but simply highlight useless issues that do no good.’

‘Listen, we are news reporters, our job is to bring hidden crimes and stories into limelight, and not to help anyone! This is your last call, Jay. If you don’t wish to continue this documentary, then there is no need to continue here.’ Dixit folded his arms in despair.

‘What? You’re throwing me out of job? Kicking my ass won’t gain you any fortune, Dixit. You also know that.’

‘Then why the hell don’t you sign it up, and do some good. Not to the society, but to this company, to me, and above all, to yourself! Life gives us one chance, and sometimes, it turns out to be the biggest adventure of your life. Who knows this experience may change you forever?’

‘Fine…’ Jay reluctantly agreed, and signed up the papers without even reading them.

‘Excellent! Sudhir, finalize the tickets and all the arrangements for Jay and the crew to go to Thailand. Bon-voyage, my friend!’ Dixit hugged Jay and wished him good luck.

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  Comments (37)

  • pratikshya..

    August 2, 2013

    nice story..wan 2 read nxt part..:-)

    • Mehek

      August 2, 2013

      All chapters are uploaded here only, dear. Just click on the numbers to move on to the next chapters 🙂

  • syed mofassir

    August 18, 2013

    d story is well written…..an inspiring one…
    if I get a chance to help one such victim of dis hellish bussiness I would do anything 2 pull back from dis cruel prostitution…

    • Mehek

      August 18, 2013

      Thank you very much 🙂 if the government is supportive, scenario can be definitely changed.

  • harsha

    August 25, 2013

    whatttaaa story Mahi.. got tears.. hatsoff girl !! god bless.. keep writing 🙂

    • Mehek

      August 25, 2013

      Thanks a lot 🙂 and my name is Mehek, not Mahi 🙂

  • savita

    August 25, 2013

    gr88888 work dear…..really awsm…..touchng story….n d bitter truth also..,,,

    • Mehek

      August 25, 2013

      Thanks!

  • swati

    August 26, 2013

    this story brout tears in my eyes…we spend thousands a day nt caring sumone sell der body just to get their meal…wish cud help atleast one of them releasing them from such hells..:'(

    • Mehek

      August 26, 2013

      thanks dear 🙂 There are still some people who selflessly help others 🙂

  • Hemal

    August 27, 2013

    Very nice and touching story.
    We r very busy in our own materialistic and selfish beings that we r not able to see the sorrows of other people which r far more realistic than our.
    It is situation which jay faced that will bring us to our real senses and we will think of helping others.

    • Mehek

      August 27, 2013

      Exactly! But nowadays, nobody has the time to do anything for anyone. Even if we see a poor beggar on traffic signal, we’ll prefer to drive fast and ignore him, instead of donating some money, which maybe nothing to us, but everything to that poor soul! 🙂

  • manpreet

    September 29, 2013

    just finished this whole story at once… its really gud… touching story…. now i’m just going to buy ur book ,which i’ven’t read yet… 🙂

    • Mehek

      September 30, 2013

      Thanks! I hope you like Chained too, happy reading 🙂

  • neha

    October 8, 2013

    Ausm story ….infact felt like i ws experiencing it live…….
    .congratulations …to u uuu n tq u for writing it……

    • Mehek

      October 8, 2013

      Thanks a lot 🙂

  • dawn

    October 9, 2013

    Amazingly beautiful!! 🙂
    Gonna read all the stories of ur blog tdy!! 🙂

    • Mehek

      October 9, 2013

      haha 😀 Thanks… 🙂

  • Samayita

    October 11, 2013

    awesome………touched my heart!! :'(

    • Mehek

      October 14, 2013

      Thanks dear 🙂

  • Samayita

    October 14, 2013

    u rite awesome lov stories!! cn u rite a few more..?

    • Mehek

      October 15, 2013

      Of course why not? 😉 let my exams be over I’ll be back with a lot more 😀

  • shubhangi

    January 27, 2014

    Your writing is so damn captivating….really looking forward to read your novel CHAINED…. 😀

    • Mehek

      January 27, 2014

      Thank you dear 🙂

  • Pranjal

    May 12, 2014

    awestruck.. !!
    I was actually living the story.. you narrated it so so beautifully.. as if I know the characters.. gudiya.. jay.. mahi..!
    the way you described every situation from Bangladesh to Thailand.. n graveyard to taj mahal.. it was beautiful… its 4 am.. m habing my external vivas tomorrow… n al I am doing is reading dis story.. 😀
    your writting is really addictive.. 🙂

    • Mehek

      May 12, 2014

      That’s the nicest compliment I’ve got for Gudiya, there were more critics to be honest! But thank you 🙂 And do study, don’t screw up your exams. The stories are going to stay here but your exams will pass away…All the best!

  • Prachi

    June 14, 2014

    i can’t define with words how marvelous this story is!!! kudos (y) keep writing such stories dear… u r a great writer indeed…i was extremely sad to read that gudiya died…but yeah…there is the almighty….it seems all so real…real happenings…real characters..playing in my mind…. don’t know what to say…keep writing dear 🙂

    • Mehek

      June 14, 2014

      Thanks a lot Prachi 🙂 Means a lot! Keep reading and stay connected. There are a lot more stories to come 🙂

  • RaVi

    July 2, 2014

    Message*spechless…outstndng MaHaK…….

    • Mehek

      July 2, 2014

      Thanks Ravi, and the name is ‘Mehek’ 🙂

  • Irtayag

    July 25, 2015

    I m speechless… amazing.. how deeply u think and so nicely u pen it down. I was so engrossed into the story.. I cud visualise it. All the characters as if I m not reading it rather watching it live.
    Beautifully written and the message is also so touching..

    • Mehek

      July 25, 2015

      Thanks Gayatri…Gudiya was one of the toughest stories for me to pen down, because writing about prostitution and the ill-fated people associated with it is never easy, but I’m glad I could write it… 🙂 Thanks for reading it! You can follow my latest story here – http://www.mehek.in/fiction/inconsistent-love

  • Behshid Khairdi

    December 14, 2015

    Hello Mehek…..I am totally gripped to your stories….each story teaches me something,all kinds of stories are here..happiness,marriage,horror,black magic….I am savouring each and every story….just wanna thank u for all this…

    • Mehek

      December 15, 2015

      Hello Behshid 🙂 Thank you very much for your kind words of appreciation. I’m glad you liked my blog! Keep reading and stay connected…

  • Daisy

    April 16, 2016

    wow! literally brought tears to my eyes….it’s very sad that these kind of evils are still prevalent…..i wish the sufferers in real life have a happy ending just like gudiya in this story….but i guess that’s the differene between stories and real life….real lives do not always have a happy ending, do they? oh, but how i wish some real life jay would pop up from somewhere and help real life gudiyas….
    yeah, i know i am bad at explaining…
    anyway, now coming on to your writing skills, hw i wish i had a bit of your talent…. from a few days, the name mehek bassi kept coming into my mind, though i did not know why…so i finally searched the internet and am very glad to come across this website….i am a voracious reader and so you know how happy i was when i saw this site…and girl, you are an amazing writer! this is your second story i’ve finished reading in a day…
    i know i talk too much 😀 but hey, i couldn’t help it!!
    well done, mehek! keep writing!!!

    • Mehek

      April 16, 2016

      Thank you so much Daisy! 🙂 Your every comment means a lot to me, I am glad that you liked even the unconventional stories, otherwise most people search for hopelessly romantic love stories alone. Glad to find a reader who values other genres as well, that inspires writers like me to experiment and explore other areas of literature too! Thanks once again…God bless you

  • Kashish Malhotra

    July 31, 2016

    You are outstanding. You are the best.