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I Too Had A Love Story..

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  21,178 ratings  ·  1,241 reviews
Do Love stories ever die?

Can modern day gadgets like Mobile phones and the ‘http:\ www’ era of Internet bring you the love of your life?

You haven’t met her earlier, but commit to marry. Will you still call this a love marriage?

And what if on the engagement day while you pull the ring out from your pocket, you realize what you planned was just a dream which never comes true
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Paperback, 212 pages
Published 2009 by Srishti (first published February 28th 2007)
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Sailesh Ravindran
Once again, some great reviews is what led me to reading this book. The book, they say, is a true love tale, written by Ravinder out of the despair of losing his girlfriend. But, the writing is irritatingly immature. Considering it a true account, this could have been excused if only it had been written with some confidence. He goes on repeating the phrase '...because i am madly in love with Khushi' over and over again, as if he thinks that a reader might actually not understand it. Another irri ...more
Dona
D title says ‘I TOO HAD A LOVE STORY’ ( Did he really? I ‘m not very sure whether it was love or sum guy gloating over it..He checks out an air-hostess while his ’soulmate’ is dying & has d audacity 2 paint himself innocent..u call dis luv??)

Guess vat, it is a stupid, stupid book! Riding on d Chetan Bhagat bandwagon, here cums anoder Indian writer wid a so called’ heartbreaking true love tale’. Its d story of Ravin, who falls in luv wid a girl whom he met on a matrimonial site n finally lose
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Hershey
Awfully written novel which killed the story.

This book was suggested to me by my dear friend who loved this book. I normally avoid tragic - romance books. But the way my friend described it made me want to give it a try.

Here's what happened.
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Sleep was inevitable. But I somehow managed to read the book, to read the pages that lacked savor. It was a bitter boring read. It was like biting an apple that was about to rot.

The story is about the author, Ravi who meets a girl in an internet dating w
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Sapphire
A beautiful story. This book is a simple yet capturing story of Ravin and Khushi.None of the lavish or extravagant stuff.
Just a simple story but while reading the book you will realise that author has put his heart and soul in the book.You will remember the book and specially Ravin for sure, for his simplicity,for story,for the emotions he felt for Khushi, for Khushi.
If you are in love or are in waiting for your prince/princess you will connect to the story.
A book by a person in love - summar
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Harsh Gopal
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Sujata
Apr 30, 2014 Sujata rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: nuts,people who should know what not to write
Shelves: own
what a waste !! utter nonsense
donate that money to any noble cause but don't buy this(i cant even make myself call this a book)dont ask how i got round to reading this...i
ts a long story !!!
Anwesha
the story is touching but i didn't like the narrative nature of storytelling......it was more informative than literary.
Mohit Parikh
My mother's fifteen year old student handed me this book, wanting me to read it, read it and love it as much as he did. When he persisted for a week, I finally decided to give it a go this night.
It takes barely a page to understand that it is an uncomplicated and honest story, with easy to relate one dimensional Indian characters. English is bad, editing is worse, but the fact that the author wants to narrate the story 'as is', makes you leave aside all judgement and by the time the book ends,
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Aditi Sinai carapurcar
I fail to understand how a guy can fall in love with a girl whom he hasnt even met. The even more surprising fact is that the family of both the main characters seem cool with it. The repetitive use of shona, love you, and continuous conversations seem more like addiction than love. The part where he continues talking even during take-off is nothing more than childish.

The author has made references where he has met the girls family personally while there is not a single instance where the guy's
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Meenakshi
Love stories with a tragic end are beautiful in their own peculair way.Some love stories never die. They remain for generations yet to come to read them again...this is one such story....
Though I am not the kind who'd read romantic novels on a lazy Sunday morning just to pass time but I knew this one had something special about it even before I started reading it.
Boy was the story touching!!..? To know it is a true story was even more touching and I could feel the pain the author must have gone
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Prachi
Some books take you for a surprise. I was recently browsing a bookshop and came across a lot of young aspiring Indian Authors. Most of them were chicklits and female authors but to find a male author in this selection was a surprise. The title of the book struck a chord with me. Even I too had a love story....so I picked the book. Haven't never heard about the author nor the book. I felt I should try reading it, and boy did I feel touched. To know its a true story was even more touching and I co ...more
Avisha
Touching!!!

A friend of mine had recommended it to me... Though I've never been a big fan of young Indian authors, I thought, let's give it a try!! Before I started reading, I was in an impression that it's gonna be a normal good read... As I started, I found it gripping...

It is so beautifully written, I just couldn't resist the urge to read at one go... Each feeling of being in love is perfectly and purely described... It made me really emotional as it went ahead...

I wish the love story didn't h
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Vaishali
Lame, predictable, lousy and very filmy. Not sure if this is a true story, but it is truly inspired by Chetan Bhagat's writing. I wonder how he managed to write a sequel for such a lame plot! In all, a total waste of time.

Malini M.kanchan
Hi everyone,

i like to read love stories a lot. when i heard about this book from one of my friend, i was pretty excited to read it. so i purchased it & yes from the starting itself it a very different & romantic kind of love story. this book express each feeling in the heart of the author & her girlfriend khushi. it means a lot to know the feeling of a girl & a boy in love. the last 4 to five pages of the book are really very sad & i read it with tears in my eye, as it toches
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Suresh H S
I heard my friend warning me to read it carefully as it might make me cry. Yes, I am in love and its complicated. With all the high expectations I started exploring the book. I was disappointed. It is a pure juvenile writing. The author has killed all the emotions. The major hit for the sales could be coz of the story which is highly predictable.
The novel is full of passive voices.

One day I made her cry, she cried and then seeing her crying I cried. The sky cried.
Absolute bullshit.
There was n
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Anushka
This might just seem offensive but as everyone has been entitled some different frames of reference,so do the reviews differ. I read the book as soon as one of my friends suggested me, and oh my god. Well, honestly I'd call that day a wasted one - just another love story with another predictable plot and a very lovey-dovey narration. I do love the genre romance, yes I LOVE it! Yet, this was a disappointment. I wish I never read this one - never. Opinions may differ,i know, but make a choice be ...more
Komal
Dis is my most favt book ever... i loved dis love story... it's quite filmy...but yeah m also a bit filmy...so it just clicked me well.. :P
i told all my frnds to read dis book....nd yes dey all have loved it too..
"I too had a love story.." will always be on my top list of Favt book shelves ever... ;)

Thank youu.. Mr. Ravinder Singh for sharing your story with us.. :)
Priyanka Roy Banerjee
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Jyoti Babel
The author tells his love story through this book. It has a tragic end, which explains the past tense of the title. It is the love story of Ravin and Khushi. The author tells how he met the girl of her dreams and how their love bloomed. But, things doesn't happen as he had thought as destiny had other plans for them. Giving out more about the story would not do justice to any aspiring readers. So, read the book to find out more. Having said that,I must add that if you are looking for a literary ...more
Bharath Krishnan
I read a few reviews of this book which included criticism for the simplistic language and the pretty slow narrative, but considering the fact that this is a true story and one written in pain and sorrow, you definitely can understand what the author has gone through.

When an author writes a story based on his own life, it isn't too fair to expect fast narratives and thrilling plots. This seemed more like a story to let his emotions out than for us to sit and talk about it.

Better understood if yo
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Romita Puruswani
good plot, but very very very bad writing. i found myself skipping lines in order to get over with the overly detailed stuff. She was beautiful, we get it. You are in love with her, we get it. Yours is a "unique" story, we get that too. Just get over it already, and move ahead. not at all well written and dragged along. should've hired a ghost writer to write it down. disappointed.
Mith
Written using extremely simplistic language with stilted and repetitive dialogues that made the story sound at times like a bad play, and at others like a last-ditch attempt infomercial to sell a product that no one wants to buy. Did not hold my attention long enough to make me want to continue beyond the first few pages.
Anuja
first of all, lets not compare Indian authors with the western authors. keeping that in mind, the book is gud and touching. sadly the narration is not up to the mark. you can sympathise with the author but it doesnt go beyond that. there are a few places where the tale gets mushy and u cant help but roll ur eyes. also the comments in the brackets make the book look more like a personal diary than a bestseller. the forced humour is also a turn off at a few places.
while reading it, almost every pe
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Shreeka
To be honest, I havent read books written by Indian authors. This was my first experience and really i didnt know what to expect. A friend of mine who loved this book lent it to me and i thought i could give it a try. I dont regret my decision because i actually liked this book. It was a simple love story with a tragic ending..well we all knew how the story was going to end like that since the title doesnt do much to hide that fact. And yes, I cried during the last moments.(what? im an emotional ...more
A Walk into the Woods
Apr 13, 2012 A Walk into the Woods rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: NOT read it
Recommended to A Walk into the Woods by: Friends
The story is extremely cliched, and drags till the very end. The only good part about this book is the expression of the protagonist's feelings in the last few pages - that is a correct description of exactly how it happens. Anyone who has gone through similar feelings will definitely identify with the descriptions.
I really would not recommend anyone to read this one.
I was warned, yet I read it. I was regretting it even before I reached midway, because the title reveals it all. The story has b
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Preethi
Apr 17, 2012 Preethi rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Bella edward jacob fanboy, CBag Lovers

More often than not, when you spot a book on the stands, you get a feeling about that book. Like how Gladwell says in Blink. More often than not, that feeling turns out to be right.
Everytime I pick up a book by an Indian author, something written in the last decade or so, I get a feeling. That nagging feeling that I might be wasting my time reading the book. That the new crop of authors do not give their due diligence to the literary quality of their story, or a novel method of story-telling. Al
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Saurabh Sharma
Jan 10, 2012 Saurabh Sharma rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Romance, Love, Tragedy, Chiclit, Casual Readers
Recommended to Saurabh by: Reviews
I Too Had a Love Story is a tragic love story that is predictable, thanks to the title which tells you that the love story would have to end somewhere and not be happily ever-after.However, it is also an extremely touching and moving story which makes it a good and satisfying read.

The book is written by Ravinder Singh, a Software Engineer by profession, and that reflects in the simple, to the point manner in which he narrates the story. He is also incidentally the lead character of the story an
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Giridharan

A heart - breaking true love tale that leaves almost everyone in tears. The past tense in the title intrigues the readers. The quote 'To the memory of the girl whom I loved and yet could not marry' and the occasional one liners like 'She died, I survived and since I survived, I died everyday' makes the readers cry for Ravin. Ravin's true love for Khushi is well portrayed.The various incidents during their short but joyful love life can be related to one's life easily.Be it Ravin's uneasiness whe
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Harish Kumar Sarma Challapalli
Oct 28, 2011 Harish Kumar Sarma Challapalli rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: romantic fiction lovers
It was a good book!! The romantic episodes between the lead pair was soo touching!! they are few catchy phrases!! The author, being an indian, was successful in adding the indian flavor and tradition to the book! there are no mind boggling twists but definitely a page turner! one can finish it at a stretch! At many parts the author's style reminds nicholas sparks' style of narration when it comes to romance and tragic angles!

On the whole a good time pass read!! I would love to recommend to someo
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Santhosh
Though I appreciate the intent and emotions behind Ravinder's story and the amount of personal courage and desperate longing in writing this, I just can't forgive the bad writing from a obviously first-time writer. While the editors may have decided to let the book follow the natural flow of the author, there's a reason they have a job and a role in the industry.
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Ravinder Singh is a software engineer who works with a prominent IT company in India.

He was brought up in a very small town of Orissa called Burla. After spending most of his life there, he has recently moved to Chandigarh. Owing to the Nature of his work, he has visited various parts of the world and he wishes to continue doing the same in future. Apart from reading and writing, The Author has a
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“she died.i survived
because i survived.i die everyday.”
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some are born ,just to experience the abbreviation of it.”
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