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Love is one of the most amazing feelings on this earth, one that makes you the most powerful person or the most helpless person in a split second. These stories capture those feelings of despair, longing, love, lust, desire, want, dejection and admiration to create deja vu. Hold onto your hearts as you flip through these pages and take a walk down the memory lane, as "metr ...more
Paperback, First, 162 pages
Published March 4th 2015 by Revelation House Books
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Sachin  Prabhu
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Do you like love stories and poems then you must read Metro Diaries ! It is collection of 20 amazing stories narrated in such a way that you will fall in love with stories and characters involved. This stories will surely make you think about the special person in your life. As the blurb says it will surely hold you from start till end, such is the magic of each story and skills of author.Here's my take on each story

1. Once in a Lifetime: Perfect start for the book , its a love story revolving a
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Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws
I have been following Namrata’s Blog “Privy Trifles” from quite some time. She writes well, infusing humour and wit with beautiful language. And so, I had to ask her a copy of her book. Metro Diaries is a collection of 20 short stories with a common theme of love. The added attraction of these stories that they are all based on real life stories! With that kind of USP of the book, I was all curious and excited when I picked up my copy of the book.

The first thing that catches your attention when
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Hemantkumar Jain
Apr 06, 2015 rated it liked it
A collection of very mushy love stories with an occasional spark of bold and scandalous variety sprinkled in between for some change and spice.

I am not really a reader of the love story genre but an occasional foray into the mushy / emotional stuff is not bad for the reading appetite. And the risk with short stories is definitely less.

In the Metro Diaries, the author takes you on a near-poetic ride of the emotional world of hearts in love … and that too, love which is not simple but complicate
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Sridevi Nayak
Apr 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
would really recommended this series of short stories that punctuates 20 different tales of love. the author has put much efforts in compiling and writing them. she urges people to fall in love by covering myriads of topics like love after breakup, post troubled marriages. love is unique, love is something everyone needs to survive.. I somehow wished the editor of the publishing house could put a little extra effort in editing.

namrata way to go woman!
Chrissy Dyer
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A collection of beautiful, soulful, and meaningful short love stories.
Sundari Venkatraman
Mar 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Metro Diaries is a collection of twenty tales written by Namrata aka Privy Trifles and they are all about love. I had to read this one as I just love the romance genre.

I must say that Namrata has written a beautiful collection of love stories in all its forms and the many facets of relationships between couples.

Some of the stories that I really liked are:

Love Thy Dreams - It is the story of Abhi and Kavya; their love that holds steady over time and distance. Love blossoms in their pre-univers
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Kritika Narula
Apr 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Originally reviewed at So many books, so little time

This is a collection of some of the most heart-warming love stories. The stories are soulful to their core, and romantic through and through, and each story explores a different emotional dimension: pain, wait, delight, agony, fulfilment, et al. Because well,
"Love stories aren’t created; they are captured."

While I am not very romantic in my choice of books, I'd say this was a decent read. The stories were a giveaway:some of them eventually cu
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Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
~*~ Obsessed by books copy given in exchange for an honest review ~*~

This read was, I admit out of my usual reading zone but I occasionally like to throw caution the the wind and read something I usually wouldn't! It's a well written thought provoking collection of realistic love stories, each one short and quite poetic. Based often at times on real life scenarios such as holidays, diaries, old photographs and letters often reliving the love and memories of their journey to find one another.

This
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Teresa Kander
Apr 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
This is a collection of twenty short stories about love. Each one is different, but each one will draw you in and have you invested in the outcome for the characters. Not all of the stories have happy endings, much like real life, but they are all well worth reading.

My only real issue was that the author uses some stilted phrases, and has some grammar issues. I realize that comes from the fact she is from another country, but it made it difficult for me to read certain passages.

**I was given a c
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Shilpa
Apr 27, 2015 rated it liked it
I am essentially a reader of novels, so this is the first time I read a romantic short story collection. I must say I am glad I read it. Namrata has effectively woven sensitive romantic emotions to tug the reader’s heart. Each story has a soul full of tender and heartfelt love.

Full review on: http://femmetime.wordpress.com/2015/0...

*****I received a signed copy of this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. The views expressed here are my own and unbiased.
Saravana Murugan
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review
Namrata did a splendiferous job. This book is a collection of beautiful, soulful, and meaningful short stories. A five-star Book, Highly Recommended for all the Romantic Lovers who believe in the four-letter-magical-word – Love, No Second Thoughts!

For detailed review follow the link: Metro Diaries - Namrata
Arti Honrao
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The simplicity of the stories in this book makes it an easy read.
Each story seems to be taken from someone's day to day life. The letters in this book seem to be from someone's diary.
The sentiments - real.

More here:
http://www.artihonrao.net/2015/08/rev...
Himani Gupta
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
A book having twenty beautiful love stories that will touch your heart completely and you feel love within yourself. A perfect book to read while traveling.




Full review:http://www.himanipassion.com/book-rev...
Maya
Apr 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories
4.5 stars
Rubina
Apr 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
A Weaver of Tales ...
Metro Diaries is a collection of short love stories collected over time. They are stories of common people- stories experienced by people like you and me at some point of time. Ms. Namrata is just a sutradhar, a weaver who captivated me with her choice of words.
All the stories are short so I cannot review them individually. Some got over even before they started. But all of them had a deep understanding of human nature. Few left an impact on me and one in particular bowled
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Arpita Dash
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
'Metro Diaries' is a collection of 20 beautiful love stories from Namrata aka Privy Trifles. The stories are affecting, magical and enriching. You can feel the aroma of love in every story. I like Namrata’s writing and I think it has engraved in my heart.

The characters are well developed in all the stories. I can connect with the characters. I love all the stories, but if I have to give a rank, then ‘You, Me and Love’ will come in first position and ‘A message of love’ will be in second positio
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Sankalpita (bookGeeks India)
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
In the words of the famous English singer and songwriter John Lennon “Love is a promise; love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear” and just like the legendary superstar, I too, strongly believe that love can never be forgotten....

Read the full review at - http://www.bookgeeks.in/entries/gener...


ALOP - A Lot of Pages
In the words of Nimue... "Some of the stories make you feel that you know the characters like a dear friend or maybe at times you might see yourself in some of them."

http://www.a-lotofpages.com/2015/04/m...
Richa
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
looks promising...cant wait to read this...
Inderpreet Uppal
Mar 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Love stories in different shades and hues, love stories that make you nostalgic and mushy; all that the introduction talks about this book is true. It speaks of love, romance, the wait and the meeting all the things in between that make up love for us humans.

The book and its stories truly read like a diary! If Namrata had mentioned a date and place on top the page for each story it would truly feel like I was reading through the pages of someone’s personal diary. The different stories all have a
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Pallabi Dutta
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 stars.
Metro Diaries is a delightful read for fans of romance genre.
It was my first time, I read collection of short love stories as I am normally a reader of novels. I Loved everything about this book.
"Love stories aren't created; they are captured." -this quote really does convey the whole essence of "Metro Diaries."
I read it in one sitting, this book reeled me in. Each a different story but every story was beautiful, capturing magic in its simplicity, easy to read. The poems at the start o
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Vishal
Sep 12, 2015 rated it really liked it

“True stories aren’t created; they are captured.” This quote echoes Namrata’s Metro Diaries, tales about love, unrequited ones yet soulful and pious, captured in metro cities that witness thousand love stories, some we imagine and the rest, obfuscate us. Yet, Namrata’s words is so real, stroking our heart. She lends a distinct voice to the stories, bringing a lyrical touch and powerful conversation tone that makes one identify with the stories. At one glance: Metro Diaries is written in a simple
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Nilima
Oct 13, 2015 rated it liked it

Book Review: Metro Diaries by Namrata

The die-heart romantics will like this book a lot. Collection of 20 short love stories by Namrata.The book scales different aspects or facets of love. Different hues of love. It can be one-sided love or childhood love or undying love.
Each story is accompanied by a poem. I eagerly waited for each one.
Some of the feelings or situations are depicted very beautifully. You start living them as if you are the protagonist or relating to the times when you were in lo
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Ann Andrews
Feb 18, 2015 rated it liked it
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is an enchanting series of blogs that have been put together in book form. They flow together smoothly, their common themes helping to connect them as you're reading. It reminded me of some of my own experiences. They are well written and a nice departure from reality.
Nibha
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Moitreyi
Apr 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
great book!! i really am lucky to win this book at goodreads.. :)
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Namrata is a lost wanderer who lives amidst sepia toned walls, fuchsia curtains, fairy lights and shelves full of books. When not buried between the pages of a book, she loves blowing soap bubbles. Follow her bookish confessions at www.privytrifles.co.in
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“Soul mates are the one who understand the unspoken, hear the unsaid and feel the unfelt. They bring out in you the things even you are unaware of till now and they are the wind with the help of which you can soar high in the sky towards your dream. Your soul mate is an extension of you, who does not complete you, brings out a complete you, someone who merges with you not to lose her identity but to give you a picture of serenity!” 7 likes
“We all love in four ways; one from our heart, where we like someone's nature or actions; one from the mind where we like someone's thoughts; one from the body, where we are physically attracted to someone, and lastly from the soul, one that is our soul mate. Sometimes all the four loves are found in one person, which is very rare and sometimes we find four people for each of these loves.” 1 likes
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