At 10, she wanted a prince with a castle. A few years later, she saw the possibility of happiness only if a man looked at her the way that Shah Rukh Khan looked at his heroines. Fast forward to her 20s, and perfection became a list. "He should be this tall and be a doctor…Read more Perfection 


A Woman’s Wants

Roses made her happy. She often filled her bedroom with them. Growing up with movies and books around her, she had believed that roses should be a gift from a lover. Fast forward to her 30s, the same girl had become a woman who didn’t wait to get what she wanted.

Writing Romance 

Recently, somebody asked me for advice about writing the perfect romance. Being fairly new to this genre, but two romance novellas old, I had one thing to say: Write the love story that you'd want for yourself.  Some people find this piece of advice difficult to digest because they're in a marriage or relationship already…Read more Writing Romance 


Falling in Love

"Have you ever loved someone the way that I love you?" She asked him with a mixture of fear and hope. Perhaps it was a miracle that love had not touched her until this age. Everyone else she knew had loved and lost multiple times by now. He looked directly into the worried eyes and…Read more Falling in Love


Book Review | My Singapore Fling

Another great review of My Singapore Fling!

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My Singapore FlingTitle: My Singapore Fling
Author: Sudesna Ghosh
Pages: 84
Price: INR 99

My Singapore Fling by Sudesna Ghosh is a contemporary fast-paced and engaging read on modern dating in India and its woes. You will meet Dipa, a 30-something Bengali, Kolkata-based writer. She’s had her share of heartbreaks and now seeks a fun, meaningless, no-strings attached fling. And so she travels to the island city of Singapore in search of an accent. Yes, an accent. Because she is crazy about men with British and Australian accents!

What struck me about My Singapore Fling the most that it is very Indian in its setting and context. And is devoid of any guilt or judgement. Dipa seeks a fling, and she is extremely honest about it to herself and gal pals. No covering up of the intentions or motives. Ghosh’s writing also lays bare the many insecurities that women must come to…

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My Singapore Fling by Sudesna Ghosh

My Singapore Fling featured on this wonderful blog!

Metro Reader

35991709.jpgMy Singapore Fling by Sudesna Ghosh is the latest book by the author which I had borrowed on Kindle Unlimited.

The Blurb:

Meet Dipa Basu. She’s a 30 something modern Bengali woman living in Kolkata and a successful writer. After many relationships and breakups, she’s decided that love is a waste of time. She’s always had these phases where she’s been obsessed with different things; like one where old men in dhotis appealed to her. But this time she’s crazy about men with British and Australian accents. She travels to Singapore for a few days, on a quest to have a fun, meaningless fling. Her trip is full of surprises. Will Dipa have her Singapore Fling?

The story:

Thirty something Dipa Basu is a born air traveler, maybe because she has always relished every moment of air travel including the waiting hours at the airport. She loves airports and finds…

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Love That Doesn’t Die – a poem

I see you everywhere, Even though I shouldn't. I think of you every day, Even though it's wrong. I feel your arms around me, Even though you're gone. I love you from a distance, Even with no hope.