Their definition of love was too narrow for her. Romantic was just one of many kinds. She loved with all her heart and it never struck her as if anything was wrong or missing. They asked her if she ever wanted to fall in love. “But I already have. Over and over again,” she replied,… Continue reading Love in Many Forms
Their love was like a volcano threatening to erupt. It was a combination of intense passion and infatuation that kept their days and nights exciting. Friends worried that it was too hot and dangerous to last. They knew it would end with a scary bang. So no one was surprised when it ended with murder.
She didn’t believe in romance. All that looked good in books and movies. Real life was more about average looking people with worries to take care of. Cupid couldn’t hit her stubborn head but he managed to shoot some love into her heart when she least expected it. It was quite romantic, as she admitted… Continue reading Love Struck
Love made her nervous. It never ended well. A happily ever after seemed to exist only in books. “So you’ll never risk being happy again?” He was more curious than shocked. She nodded. Shielding her heart had become a habit.
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… Continue reading Perfection
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.
"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… Continue reading Falling in Love
Another great review of My Singapore Fling!
Title: My Singapore Fling
Author: Sudesna Ghosh
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 is the latest book by the author which I had borrowed on Kindle Unlimited.
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?
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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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.