A CELEBRATED maxim says that it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Ravinder Singh's I Too Had A Love Story proves the maxim true and beautifully depicts the beauty and power of true love through the writer's own heart-touching love story. It is the narrative of... read more
“I too had a love story” is Ravinder Singh’s debut novel. As tag line reveals it is a heartbreaking true love story. Not all love stories have happy ending, some stay incomplete but according to him they are beautiful in their own way. I too had a love story is one such clean-handed and... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
“I too had a love story” is Ravinder Singh’s debut novel. As tag line reveals it is a heartbreaking true love story. Not all love stories have happy ending, some stay incomplete but according to him they are beautiful in their own way. I too had a love story is one such clean-handed and beautiful love story of Ravin and Khushi emotionally shared by Ravinder Singh aka Ravin. Sharing with world through novel something so personal and touching is truly commendable. “Simple, honest and touching” is what N.R, Narayana Murthy says about this novel.
While reading this novel you will never feel you are reading a debut novel, each and every emotion is extraordinarily revealed in this book – the first look, the first touch, the first call, first SMS, first kiss, feeling of first love and finally loosing your first love. It is one of the most touching and fair love stories I had ever come across. My eyes were wet while I reached towards the end of this story.
The story starts with get together of Ravin and his friends. They discuss their future and make each of them realize that now is the time to find the better half for each of them. Ravin, back to his work, tries to seek the love of his life on Shaadi.com – the matrimonial website. After many unsuccessful attempts he gets his match Khushi. The story then continues with their daily sms, phone calls, night talks, good night sweet dreams, miss you and love you. “Love was in Air - modern day gadgets like mobile phone and internet brings love of life for Ravin and Khushi”. Yes they met on Shaadi.com, continued with chat, upgraded to Mobile and finally they fall in love even though they both haven’t met.
Their love story allows the participation of beautiful and innocent romantic episodes between both of them on mobile and when they met once at Faridabad. Ravinder has narrated the love story in commendable form and all the readers of this novel will definitely fall in love with Khushi and Ravin and their innocent love story.
While going through such a beautiful love life how would have Ravin reacted when the most beautiful person and precious possession of his life one day goes away from him forever? The climax of this story is the most touching part of this novel, and the way Ravin and Khusi’s love story is narrated you will never feel putting the novel aside till you reach the last point of this love story.
Ravinder belives love stories seldom dies and they are meant to stay for generations yet to come and read them. And given the chance to narrate his love story he says --- “Not everyone in this world has the fate to cherish the fullest form of love. Some are born just to experience the abbreviation of it” and dedicates this novel to the loving memory of the girl whom he loved, but could not marry.
I personally recommends this novel for all those people who have experienced the true, first love (successful or unsuccessful) so that they will get one more chance to revive their love stories; people who are yet seeking for their first love so that they will get an opportunity to infer the feeling of first love; people who love reading emotional love stories (i.e. for almost all Indians).
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending”. “Smile when it hurts most”. This kind of optimism and hope in the middle of heartbreaking true love life is what this novel is all about.
“promises are meant to be kept”
“not everyone in this world has the fate to cherish the fullest form of love. some are born, just to experience the abbreviation of it.”
““See, every person has some likes and dislikes. When we talk about marriage, its about respecting each others feelings; its about trust, a few compromises and much more. And if you are going to be my life-partner, I sincerely urge you to choose a life without alcohol.”Khushi
“The reason I can do this is because alcohol is not something I am addicted to. At the same time, I don’t think its bad to booze once in hundred days, just to give company to your best friends. Even then, I have never crossed my limits and got drunk completely. Still, if this becomes a problem between me and my life-partner, I will gladly abstain.’”Ravin
“It is human tendency to desire what is prohibited.”Ravin
“All you guys are like chameleons, changing your color when required”Khushi
“Men build houses, but women make homes.”M. Ravin
“Once you fall in love, things like external beauty, apparel and so on become unimportant.”Khushi
“I didn’t have a live life then and I have none, now. I never wished to have someone so special or to become so special to someone then, nor do I feel that way today.”Ravin
“Here I am, feeling so alone even in the most crowded of places. And without my better half, this remaining half is getting worse day by day. So much pain, so much grief … Even the tears have dried up.”Ravin
“When I am with friends, I want to be alone. When I am alone, I want company. Nothing comforts.”Ravin
“Not all love stories have a perfect ending. Some stay incomplete, yet they are beautiful in their own way.”
“Tere jaane ka asar kuch aisa hua hai mujhpar.. tujhe dhoondte dhoondte maine khud ko paa liya. What this means is... beloved! you went away from me.. but this distance had an affect on me searching for you everywhere.. I found myself only!has got a really deep meaning... loved this quote”
“The tribute of the book-" Dedicated to the loving memory of the girl whom I loved, yet could not marry."”
“This is one dialogue I love the most! Khushi- "I want to be your's. Forever." Ravin- " You are mine. A little more than forever."”ravin, khushi
“Khushi made me enjoy every moment of my life. The good, The bad, The challenging. She made them all simply wonderful! simple line.. which is so full of emotions.. and so... simply superb!”ravin
“She died. I survived.Because I survived, I died everyday.”
“this poem is superb! so deep and so full of emotions Days pass by somehowbut nights now are a wagon of painInjuries may heal with timebut marks will always remain.Restless on my comfortable beI toss and turn and try to sleepBut thoughts are bulking my headand have formed a huge heapThe past is flashing it's scorching light beamsTearing me apart, breaking me at the seamsThe darkness of my life is more visible in the darkAnd now I am trying to give it a voicetrying to speak my heart.”
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