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If It's Not Forever. It's Not Love.

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If you die tomorrow, what would your last words be?

It's just another afternoon in Deb's life, when a powerful blast rips across the heart of Delhi – Chandni Chowk. He is unhurt, but emotionally scarred. Haunted by the blast for many days, he seeks redemption. One day, while wandering near the blast site, he finds a half-burnt diary, written by someone who died on that fate
Paperback, 239 pages
Published February 2012 by Grapevine India Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
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Rohit Sharma
Apr 29, 2012 Rohit Sharma rated it really liked it
“IF IT’S NOT FOREVER ” ... it’s CERTAINLY not Love....

Genre: Romance/Fiction

Publishers: Grapevine

“IF IT’S NOT FOREVER” is a Romance/Fiction novel, penned by best-selling authors Nikita Singh and Durjoy Datta. It is the story of Deb, a writer cum publisher, whose life takes a dramatic turn when he miraculously escapes a powerful blast in New Delhi. He escapes unhurt, but he is emotionally weakened. He realizes that life is too short, and one should not shy away from confessing his/her true feelin
Sundeep Supertramp
Feb 09, 2012 Sundeep Supertramp rated it really liked it
If it's not forever, it's not love...

Nice title, great cover design. I just picked it up reading the title.. It sounds pretty cool..

The story was pretty good.. Not like anything expected from Durjoy... I started liking his stories now..

Firstly, the very theme is new -atleast for me. Finding a diary and chasing down the story all across India, collecting bits of story, wow, its damn exciting..

Hmmm... there is not much which i could explain, just read it once, it is worth a read..

And ya, its my fi
Ayushi Aggarwal
Dec 25, 2015 Ayushi Aggarwal rated it really liked it
'4.5 RD stars'

If it's not's not love is a romance novel. This is a story about Deb, a writer who was a victim of Delhi bomb blast thou not physically harmed but was emotionally weakened. After a few days he returns to the crime scene and finds a half - burnt diary with initials RD on the diary. Deb reads the diary and chooses to convey the final words to Ragini whom RD couldn't convey to her till his last breathe. Then starts the journey of love where Deb, his girlfriend and friends
Oct 26, 2012 Book'd rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Still thinking about whom to recommend it to...
Recommended to Book'd by: Previous Durjoy Novels
Shelves: indian-lit, owned, 2012
Dear Durjoy,

After much waiting I got a copy of your new release If It's Not Forever. It's Not Love. by Durjoy Datta, and I am not much thrilled. Least to say is disappointed. Probably, because I held such high expectations which fell flat on the ground with this one. Or maybe it is just that I did not really like this book as much as
Of Course I Love You...! Till I Find Someone Better... by Durjoy Datta
or She Broke Up, I Didn’t! .... I just kissed someone else! by Durjoy Datta or You Were My Crush!...till you said you love me! by Durjoy Datta

The simple reason being the plot was thoroughly predictable and resounded a lot like Nicholas Sparks' 'A Walk to Remember'(my all-time favorite book in the entire universe) toward the end and Ravinder Si
Damini Agarwal
Jan 19, 2013 Damini Agarwal rated it it was ok
Ritam's diary did manage to arouse curiosity but later the book turned out to be a damp squib.The characters were hyped .Avantika's description is repetitive .Her and Deb's story doesn't agitate emotions as love stories should but
Ritam's part can be called "sweet".The words are simple and easy to understand.The ending was expected.The title may attract a few love story readers but the description is not as intense as the title.The story though was good and should have been presented in a better
Aug 06, 2012 Komal rated it it was ok
I chose to read this book only b'coz of its name.. :)
Dis is the first book i read of Durjoy Datta.. Nd I would say he has written a fine story..
I liked the story line and whole adventure Deb & his friends have made to find the truth hidden behind the Diary.. The whole journey was interesting to read..
But end was damnn Filmyyyy... I liked some parts but some parts from Diary again were toooo filmyyy... specially that "I wish too see her tomorrow.."
All-in-all its a nice book..One time read..
Abhranil Dutta
Aug 26, 2012 Abhranil Dutta rated it it was ok
First book of Durjoy dutta , and it was as expected .... nothing more or nothing less ....

The initial plot was good and quite interesting but after a 100 pages or so it was a tiresome read .. I would have given 3 or 4 stars if the editing was good ...

The humor was quite good "I feel like a woman - clean and organized - after living with a girl . Girlfriends tend to slowly turn you into a woman. You find yourself using moisturizer and lip balm after a few days" :P :P (*true story*)

To be brutall
Vishal Keswani
Aug 22, 2012 Vishal Keswani rated it really liked it
So far the best book by Durjoy Datta, Ending could have been better but overall a great book.
Karthik Manohar
Feb 14, 2012 Karthik Manohar rated it it was amazing
The best so far from rock man :)
Nov 05, 2015 Suraj added it
Recommends it for: Romance Lovers
If It’s Not Forever, it’s not love Novel Review: The love of the dead guy.

Delhi was struck by an unexpected bomb blast which exploded in the vicinity of the high court in late 2011. It killed several people and destroyed several lives. In the memory of those hapless children, women and men, Durjoy Datta and Nikita Singh teamed up to write a romantic novel. This novel inundates from time to time the life of a person, who narrates the incidents.

The authors have tried to bring out the story as a se
Smriti Agarwal
Jun 06, 2014 Smriti Agarwal rated it it was ok
I have not yet finished reading it,but cant stop myself from writing the review..

I am tired of reading how good, sexy, nice, out of this earth Avantika is... and how ugly the guy is. How he is 'tooooooooooooooo lucky' to have her on his crazy tiya and shrey are...

its like reading bits and pieces of story between the same few lines repeated time and again!!!!!

Also, I dont see a bit of truth in the story.

Avantika trying to get wild after a comment from Shrey - I mean are people really
Manav Parekh
Feb 19, 2015 Manav Parekh rated it it was amazing
Rather than reading random books I preferred the best one. Thank you Shruti for this beautiful gift again.

The story is quite different. A boy survives from Bomb blast and then after few days later he visits same place. He got a diary from there and he reads all of it's pages and tries to find it's owner named "R D".

I can't share whole story here but sure I'll recommend this book to you.
Jun 10, 2012 Sangeethad rated it liked it
Was a good read. In between, got little boring but got up with the pace towards the last few chapters.

When you love someone dearly , its good to express without any ego as we really donno what is in store for us in life the next minute :>)

This book in a simple way helps us understand the term "Love" , and its complex feelings and emotions behind it . UNCONDITIONAL LOVE is what it finally culminates to which is very important.

Indian Writing always close to heart as we can relate to the charac
Satej Rao
Feb 24, 2012 Satej Rao rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Nice... I had just read 'Ohh yes I am single' of Durjoy Datta and was eagerly waiting for his new book... Had huge expectations and I must say I am not disappointed...
Firstly it is not a regular romance book... The author has given it a new sensitive angle which was a pleasant change... I must say...
If it's not forever...... It's not Love!
Jul 26, 2014 Swathi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Why do I even bother?
Please don't waste your time with this one. Please. Re-read a Bhagat, but don't you dare read Dutta. However, if you're an aspiring writer, this one fills you up with hope and encouragement. If Dutta could, you definitely can. Heck, dull History teacher had better imagination than this guy.
May 30, 2012 Umang rated it liked it
its a very well written book, interesting and pretty engrossing. The' Avantika is so beautiful' parts sometimes get a little tiring. 'i wish to see her tomorrow' was a little irritating though it did make sense but............A big chaos but always kept me wanting to read further.
Akshat Solanki
Dec 23, 2015 Akshat Solanki rated it did not like it
It's a book by Durjoy Dutta and Nikita Singh, who have been writing shitty novels since their first book got published.
Apart from 'Till the Last Breath(e)', there is no book by Durjoy Dutta that would instill some good values, good thought process in you.
It doesn't matter what theme you're writing on but the thought process with which you go ahead with the plot.
The authors have chosen a good them and ruined it to the core by too much addition of sexual activities.
It deserves one star just for th
Ankita Srivastava
It is a good book build up in the Indian background. It thouroughly touches the mind as a mystery and later touches the heart as pure love flows in the last.
Aug 08, 2012 Bharath rated it it was ok
Nothing great about the book. Just aimed at teenage readers who feel a sudden flow of love in their veins whenever they read a love story.
Jul 14, 2012 Richa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Sweetest love story ever read. Great work . in love with deb n avantika . Superb work by Durjoy Datta.
Prashant Sachdev
Jul 20, 2015 Prashant Sachdev rated it really liked it
Its not a is a beautiful journey..

Deb and Avantika ( Central characters ) named with initial D &A same as all novels from Durjoy...
Avantika was Deb's girlfriend... and she was extremely beautiful....

Journey starts when a day, deb was being a victim of serious bomb blast in delhi...He wakes in hospital..Now deb is horribly terrified by that blast....hundreds of people's die in that blast...By fate,he was alive ( but from inside he was half dead )..He was feeling terribly weak..he wan
Riyanka Paul
Apr 26, 2014 Riyanka Paul rated it it was amazing
it's good,,it's so damn good......

after reading it i was continuously asking myself why i didn't read it earlier,some days ago when i used to tell my friends about 'someone like you' 1 of them told me,'u should read if it's not forever it's not love too,u will love it',,,yah i'm in love with it....

so beautifully portrayed each n every character,the incidents omg!!! i was thinking how they(D.D & N.S) did it...

when i started reading the book i was expecting that i would also get the scope to t
Atulya Mahajan
Sep 10, 2013 Atulya Mahajan rated it liked it
After hearing a lot, mostly negative rants, about Durjoy Datta, i decided to try one of his books. To be honest, it wasn't as bad as people made it out to be. This book has an interesting premise about the lead trying to trace a person he suspects to be dead in a bomb blast, with all of his clues coming from a diary he found at the venue of the blast. The story takes us through a journey across various locations and characters from the 'dead guy's' life, only to end in a massive anti-climax.

Vikas Khair
Jan 29, 2014 Vikas Khair rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: owned
Wow what a wonderful book, Durjoy Dutta is turning to be my favorite authors from the current crop of "bestseller" authors writing campus literature. This is an emotional journey throughout till the very last page. This book is full of love and fun and funny and emotional lines. Everyone should read this book Durjoy is turning out to be a really wonderful writer. Although he reminds me of "James Patterson" as in the way James Patterson writes with another writer and publishes a book or more ever ...more
Anmol Rawat
Apr 28, 2013 Anmol Rawat rated it really liked it
Frankly I did not like this book initially. It seemed too stretchy at times with exaggerated instances and stretched focus on the subplots rather than the original plot. It was later on that the book picked up and wow; it was better than I had imagined it to be. Very soon you get connected with the major plot of the book and then it keeps you reading till the end. It gets twisted and unexpected towards the end and that was the best part. The climax truly deserves appreciation. Very well done Nik ...more
Veera Vignesh
Jan 04, 2015 Veera Vignesh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chasing of a diary which unveils a story of Love..!
Jhanvi Kapoor
Mar 01, 2015 Jhanvi Kapoor rated it it was ok
First book of Durjoy dutta , and it was as expected .... nothing more or nothing less ....

The initial plot was good and quite interesting but after a 100 pages or so it was a tiresome read .. I would have given 3 or 4 stars if the editing was good ...

The humor was quite good "I feel like a woman - clean and organized - after living with a girl . Girlfriends tend to slowly turn you into a woman. You find yourself using moisturizer and lip balm after a few days" :P :P (*true story*)

To be brutall
Shasi _249
Mar 14, 2012 Shasi _249 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book i'd read of DD's. Liked it..about the blast.. at first i got so bored by the way he kept repeating how it bad it feels to lose close people if he had died in the bomb blast.Felt it was tooooooo much explanations and dragging there. Otherwise it was good also at it went further it was very exciting after the diary part... romantic, humor and touchy... lot of twists and turns towards the end.. i felt that the book was really good!! perfect mix of evrything!! :).

Raavi Joshi
Oct 20, 2014 Raavi Joshi rated it liked it
Quite emotional, mesmerising and romantic. I could not look up after I had started reading, till I finished it. Like the rest of Durjoy's & Nikita's novels, this one too began with the protagonists thoughts, emotions and the circumstances he found himself caught in.

The story is timed during the bomb-blast in Delhi High Court, in which Deb(the protagonist) was also present. Although he got off with minor injuries, he was haunted by the massacre & while one of his trips to the blast place,
Paras Sharma
Aug 06, 2012 Paras Sharma rated it really liked it
This Is the First Book Of Durjoy Datta....Which I've read.When I Started To Read This Book I Feel So Boring But When The Other Guy Deb Found The Dairy OF Rd It Get So Interesting And I can't hold On Myself,,,,I Really like The Character of RD "RITAM DEY",,The way he write about His Girl That "I Wish I could see her tomorrow" I Really Loved It,,,And This Line Also tell's that How Much He Loves That Girl (RAGINI)....
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“Avantika : I know you love me. Yes, you try to get me naked half of the time, but i love you for that too. you are my boyfriend and it's always great to have a boyfriend who gets turned on by a mere touch. Makes life a lot easier.” 44 likes
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