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
When she followed her heart, they accused her of breaking rules. Every time she listened to her own mind, they said that she should try to be more like the others. "To get married is the normal thing to do," they argued with passion. They did not understand that she was alright being labelled abnormal,… Continue reading The Abnormal Woman
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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I have been writing every day again. So if you follow me on Twitter, you'll know that the #amwriting hashtag is being used honestly... for now. Yes, that hashtag is tempting to use even when we writers choose to procrastinate. Book 7 is in progress and it's going to be a romance unlike the last… Continue reading Another Romance in the Making
Cake was evil. Chocolate was for normal sized kids, not for a huge girl like her. "But it's your mom's birthday cake," her dad reminded her. But the answer was still a big no. She went to school with her boring sandwich and an orange. Of course, she wasn't going to eat more than a… Continue reading Evil Food
She believed in love. Growing up on a healthy diet of Shah Rukh Khan movies and Hollywood rom-com gave her dreams. They gave her ideas and hope. "Damn you, Bollywood," she complained, trying to get the image of SRK's intense eye expressions out of her mind. Others said times were changing and romance was dead.… Continue reading Romance is not Dead
Was she supposed to dislike herself every day? The other girls at school acted like she was the ugliest person they'd ever seen. "You'd be a good catch if you weren't so fat," one said. And then another one thought that she was too big. "Are girls supposed to be small, Mom?" She asked finally… Continue reading A Big Girl