Tuesday, December 18, 2007

That Thing called Love

Have you ever thought about falling in Love during the rains? At least the rainy season. When the mind races over different matters as you are stuck in a rain induced traffic jam.... and your mind actually wanders freely into zone you had hitherto not visited.. at least for some time.

It was in one such monsoon that Mayank Sahai, met a lady who seemed to fit the bill of his idea of the perfect woman, though he had got engaged to another lady a few weeks back. He went after her even though she was married and finally realised his folly when his contact with the lady was destroying her once strong now fragile relationship with her husband.. to be finally irreparably damaged. Then there are Mayank's colleagues, who have their own set of problems and equations to deal with. Anil and his equations with his wife, which take a turn for the better only after a drastic incident. Vishal's infidelities catch up with him just when he had turned new leaf and decided to be loyal to his wife. Tina the receptionist has a dark secret to hide...... And they all have the Mumbai monsoon to deluge them in their emotions. How the monsoon takes along these characters along with it to reach their true self is what makes the reader to stick around till the last page. Every one has a past that mould one into what they are today.... sometimes...... more than they would ever acknowledge.

I could have told you so much about this book... might have revealed the story. But then, I want you to undertake this journey on your own. Go ahead get the book NOW!!


About the Author:

Tuhin A Sinha has studied at Loyola School, Jamshedpur, Hindu College, Delhi and National Institute of Advertising, New Delhi.
Tuhin is a scriptwriter based in Mumbai. A tele-film called Phir se, premiered on Saharaone last year and based on a Story, conceived and written by Tuhin, won the RAPA award for the Best tele-film, 2005. Tuhin co-scripted Pyar Ki Kashti Mein on Star One. The show, a first of its kind, was shot exclusively on a cruise. That apart, Tuhin has scripted episodic screenplays of several other dailies across channels.
Apart from TV, Tuhin is presently working on two movie scripts for directors, Onir and Subhash Sehgal respectively. He can be contacted at
thatthingcalledlove@gmail.com

The Author section is courtesy Tuhin Sinha's site www.tuhin.in

Happy Reading!!

21 comments:

Pri said...

yeps ...have heard about this one ...
another addition to my shopping list till the next visit to the book store :)

Vandita said...

heyy believe me i knew abt this book long ago... infact i liked the whole love and rain combo so much that i had decided to buy it too...but then "someone i know" told me that he didnt really like it so much so i forgot abt it.
but now that uve written abt it...im puttin this down on my 'after exam TDL' :P

divya said...

hmm love and rain..yummy
Goes to my bookmarks :)
im yet to finish The kite runner...pending since 3 months :D

awww again word verification uyigix :x

lol i typed it wrong... now i got kfgbsjoa

Sam said...

@pri: go get it.. trust me you'd like it...

@vands: u migt end up loving it.. adn its got such downright practical ring to it...

@divya: am sorry abt he word verif part..c an't turn it off for a single reader now can i?
but yeah, do get to this book wen u finish kite runner, thogh advise u to move on to zahir or 11 minutes by coelho!!

Lena said...

ok, lets make a deal, once everyone on your blog roll reads the book you post more detailed about the plot :P
Since i will never be able to read this one :D
**kidding** but sounds like a nice story :)

^*^Clouds^*^ said...

Falling in love during monsoons is beautiful.. it's ethereal..
:) And about the book,i'll have do my textbooks first!

Waaaaaaaaaaa :( :(

^*^Clouds^*^ said...

Falling in love during monsoons is beautiful.. it's ethereal..
:) And about the book,i'll have do my textbooks first!

Waaaaaaaaaaa :( :(

Sameera said...

Hmm that's a new one.Thanks for the trivia :)

Keshi said...

sounds LOVEly!

Keshi.

Bubbles of FireWhisky said...

sounds interestin...

Sam said...

@lena: I'm sorry but that's kinda not done. I might be liable to legal prosecution (i'm not sure, but may be!!).

@clouds: alright kiddo, back to your books!! :P

@sameera: do got through it, if you can!!

Sam said...

@Keshi: it is...

@bubbles: it sure is!!! :)

^*^Clouds^*^ said...

Oh! aamar mama-r baari salt lake e. :)

Madhavi said...

:)....man each time....n btw i loved the pics...
"Have you ever thought about falling in Love during the rains?"
:):):):):)lovely feelng..bliss aint ...d combo rocks.. :D
well hve thot coupla times..lemme c whn cn dt b put to effect...

Lena said...

lol
did you miss the word "kidding" :D
anyways dont break the law only because of me :P

Teddy said...

Thats a good book, i have read it. Mumbai rains very well expressed.

Teddy said...

Waise to I hate rains, but love and rains go together. isnt it ?

Sam said...

@mads: honestly, i have no idea.. i didn't fall in love in the rains!! ;)

@lena: yeah!! :D..luks lyk i did.. never mind!! :)

@teddy: oi!! hows u?? well.. hoesntly i dunno whether love and rains go together or not... am yet to link dem :P
but den snds cool... after all ask any indian abt this and the very image they get in their mind is raj kapoor and nargis underneath teh same umbrella.. lolzz... :)

Madhavi said...

hehe u said urslf :P pyar hua ikrar hua :)....thn where n hw did u fall in love hehe,whn i do fall in love im gonna mke sure i do it in d monsoons :P sounds goofy tooo romantic n interstng :)

Sam said...

gosh... u r incorrigibe!!! :D

Cuckoo said...

Another one in my shopping cart..

LOL@Madhavi.. looks like we r a bunch of die hard romantics ;)