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Sparks fly immediately when Rukmani—fierce and assertive in the best and worst possible ways—meets the gentle Ayaan in the magical city Paris. Meanwhile, back in India, her reticent sister, Mrinalini struggles to cope with the void of a loveless marriage and an early pregnancy.

Tides Don’t Cross follows these extremely interesting characters as their lives cross in
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2018 by Rupa Publications
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Aakanksha Mishra
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
After a long time, I’ve read such a beautiful book. This book made realize there is still hope for upcoming Indian authors.
Tides don’t cross written by Simar Malhotra is a book about love, marriage, romance, dreams, passion, and ambition. It is a story of two sisters Rukmani and Mrinalini who are just opposite in nature with each other. Mrinalini is a mama’s girl who does everything her mother Neelam says and obeys her every order obediently while Rukmani, on the other hand, loves to reason and
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MRIDULA
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tides Don’t Cross is about two sisters. Mrinalini- meek, gentle and very caring, and Rukmini- fierce, independent and headstrong. Raised by a single mother under a very strict environment has shaped one into a gentle soul and the other into a rebel.

The plot is divided into three sections- each section about the life of each sister and one particular guy called Ayaan Khan. While the first two stories are independent, the third one is where paths cross and fate unravels.

Simar Malhotra has
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Harshita Gupta
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tides Don’t Cross is an intriguing story portraying the lives of three main characters Mrinalini, Rukmani, and Ayaan. Mrinalini and Rukmani, though being real sisters are poles apart in terms of their personalities and views. Where Mrinalini is dubious and evasive, Rukmani is bold and outspoken.
The book has been split up in three parts where first part narrates Mrinalini’s story, the second part accounts how Rukmani and Ayaan met each other and eventually fell in love and the third and last
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Moumita Roy
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing


Tides don't cross by Simar Malhotra

Total pages - 256

Genre - Fiction

Publisher - Rupa Publications

About the author :

Simar Malhotra is the author of the teen novel There is a Tide. She is studying at Stanford University and is the winner of the Bocock/Guerard Fiction Prize. Her work has been published in the Gold Man Review literary journal and Stanford’s in-house magazine Topiary. When she’s not curled up with a book, she can be found doing Muay Thai or cuddling with all things fury

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Chetana Thakur Chakraborty
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tides Don't Cross by Simar Malhotra is a beautiful book. The cover is so pretty and vibrant. Also, the plot is just perfect! Unlike regular romance novels, it will keep you captivated till the last page and the turn of events that take place are quite unpredictable.

The book tells the story of three extremely interesting characters as their lives cross in surprising ways. Rukmani is fierce and assertive. She is completely opposite of her elder sister Mrinalini in nature. Mrinalini is meek and
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Anukriti Malik
Two sisters , poles apart from each other. Mrinalini , the dotting daughter who is always dominated by her mother Neelam and Rukmani , the rebellious and fierce who is beyond the control of Neelam. Both their lives change after Mrinalini gets married and Rukmani flies off to Paris. She meets Ayaan , a gentle guy contradictory to Rukmani's fierce nature and thus begins a new journey of love and its loss , the choppy tides of life and the common destiny they hold.


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Bewitchingly Paranoid
I actually didn’t expect this book to have such an interesting plot. A story of two sisters always makes me WANT to read it, some way or the other I might relate to it. So, if you are having an intense week and all you want to do is find a cute spot, have a cup of tea, sit and read a light book. For such scenarios, this book is the one for you. There are three sections; the life of each sister; second, one particular guy called Ayaan Khan. And the third, where their paths cross and fate go ...more
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Review Originally Posted on Sohinee Reads & Reviews

For a story which is formulaic in its plotline, ‘Tides Don’t Cross’ makes for an engrossing and captivating book to read. I believe that the final denouement which is somewhat predictable only brings out the best in the story. It is when you know the answers to “who” and “how” that it becomes more frustrating to wait for a satisfying closure (the”when”). It is the anticipation that kills you. Simar Malhotra has used this to her benefit and
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Vidhya Thakkar
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tides Don't Cross is a story of Rukmani and Meera who meets Ayaan in different phases of their life. The story revolves around the three of them. Life is full of ups and downs, it's up to you how you handle it. is what I learned from the book.

The book is divided into three parts. It has a story of Meera, Rukmani and the third part is about both of them.Firstly I loved the title and the cover of the book. It's super Interesting and attractive. The plot of the story is different and interesting.
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Navneet Kaur
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Written by Simar Malhotra , Tides don’t cross is a story which focusses on two sisters Mrinalini and Rukmani , and a guy named Ayaan. Rukmani is an NYU student whereas Ayaan is a Stanford student and the fate makes them come across each other in Paris. On the other hand, Mrinalini deals with a loveless marriage and a pregnancy she isn’t ready for.

Starting with the cover itself, it’s one of the most beautiful covers I’ve ever seen.

Coming next to the plot, I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. Even though the
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Sarmistha
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Timeless love without any clauses never ceased to exist in the world.It is very much alive, there in a warm hug,the quick peck, the cute smileys at the end of message,a dried rose in the diary and in all those small moments of affection which remain imprinted on human mind till the end.

The book is about Neelam Siritya a successful businesswoman and a controlling mother,her elder obedient and people pleasing daughter Mrinalini,her younger headstrong and rebellious daughter Rukamini and Ayan, a
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Ashwini Ganesh
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Meet Mrinalini who grew up in an environment where everything was dictated and controlled by her mother, Neelam. She respected her mother because she had single-handedly raised Mrinalini and her sister, Rukmani. While Mrinalini grew up to be much like her late father, kind, patient and accomodating, Rukmani was just the polar opposite. She was just like her mother, adamant and unyielding. The way her mother controlled Mrinalini’s life annoyed her. When it was time for Mrinalini to get married, ...more
Gitanshi Tuteja
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Two sisters as opposite as two persons can be. One is a troublemaker, the other is the peacemaker. One is a rebel, the other is a people pleaser.

After their father's death when all the duties and responsibilities fell on their mother... Mrinalini became the puppet with a ready yes to her mother's every demand. Where as nobody can tell Rukmani what to do, she makes her own rules.

But both the sister's love each other and share everything with each other.

When Rukmani falls in love with a guy in
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That Book Nerd You Know
TITLE: Tides Don't Cross
AUTHOR: Simar Malhotra
PAGES: 256
PUBLISHER: Rupa
ISBN: 978-9353047146
GENRE: Romance

THE BLURB:
Sparks fly immediately when Rukmani—fierce and assertive in the best and worst possible ways—meets the gentle Ayaan in the magical city Paris. Meanwhile, back in India, her reticent sister, Mrinalini struggles to cope with the void of a loveless marriage and an early pregnancy.
Tides Don’t Cross follows these extremely interesting characters as their lives cross in surprising
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Sankalpita (bookGeeks India)
Rating - 3.5 stars.
Read the detailed review here - https://www.bookgeeks.in/tides-dont-c...
Khushboo Shukla
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great read!
Synopsis: Meera and Rukmani, two sisters, raised by a strict mother are poles apart in nature. While one is docile and peacemaker, the other is bubbly and blunt. They hardly agree on the same thing but love each other endlessly. In the course of life, they meet their life partners/soulmates and a new journey with ups and downs begins for both. And as they say, tides don't cross, they dissolve into each other. Go and read this one! Totally worth it.

Review: It's a mixture of complex
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I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

"People in true love are like tides—they never just cross each other, they dissolve into each other."
-Simar Malhotra, Tides Don't Cross

Tides Don't Cross
by Simar Malhotra is the story of beginnings and endings, of trusting and forgetting, of finding oneself and losing, of right and wrong. It is the story of a beautiful roamce, of becoming who you always wanted to be
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Apurba Ganguly
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tides Don't Cross, consisting of three subparts. is the one book on life and love that you cannot miss out at any cost. I am truly moved by the plot, and the whole book in totality. It's got to be one of my best reads of 2018.

I will begin with what I loved the most in the book. The title — Tides Don't Cross — reflects profoundness within a matter of merely three words. The concept of love being compared to the ebb and fall of the sea tides is wonderful indeed. Second; the construction of the
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Shoma Abhyankar
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Book:Tides Don't Cross
Author: Simar Malhotra
Publishers: Rupa Publications
Genre:Fiction
Occasionally you come across characters in stories that seem like you know that person. They seem believable and sometimes they resonate with your own self. Tides Don't Cross falls in that category where the two sisters Meera and Rukmini seem like real people.

It has been a while since I read a love story. Some which I did read did not much click with my liking though those were not bad stories.

Mrinalini and
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Sudarshan
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Priyam Ghosh
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"People in true love are like tides - they never just cross each other, they dissolve into each other." - Simar Malhotra

Blurb:

Sparks fly immediately when Rukmani—fierce and assertive in the best and worst possible ways—meets the gentle Ayaan in the magical city Paris. Meanwhile, back in India, her reticent sister, Mrinalini struggles to cope with the void of a loveless marriage and an early pregnancy.

Tides Don’t Cross follows these extremely interesting characters as their lives cross in
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Sruti
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
‘Tides Don’t Cross’ by Simar Malhotra is a book of two women, Rukmani and Mrinalini, who are at different phases of their life. The problems, they might have are markedly similar, yet they have a difference. They are two sisters, who are quite opposite to each other.

It starts off with their mother, Neelam who is out looking for a suitable match for Mrinalini. Mrinalini, who would agree with everything her mother has to say would end up, giving up the guy, she likes just because her mother would
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Sarika Patkotwar
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This review was initially published at The Readdicts Book Blog. For more reviews, go here .

Actual rating- 3.5

I haven't read many books by Indian authors this year, so when I picked up Tides Don't Cross, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. When I first saw the cover and read the summary of the book, I thought it sounded really good and unique. Prior to reading this one, however, I was in a reading slump, so all I wanted was a book that would keep me engaged and entertained. Fortunately, Tides
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Vibhati Yadav
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
BOOK DETAILS

Title:Tides Don't Cross

Paperback:256 pages

Publisher:Rupa Publications India

Language:English

ISBN-10:9353047145

ISBN-13:978-9353047146

Product Dimensions:13 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm



BLURB

Sparks fly immediately when Rukmani—fierce and assertive in the best and worst possible ways—meets the gentle Ayaan in the magical city Paris. Meanwhile, back in India, her reticent sister, Mrinalini struggles to cope with the void of a loveless marriage and an early pregnancy.
Tides Don’t Cross follows these
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Uday Singh
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
With a smart methodology, the story tends to an intense issue of the emotional meltdown. In the meantime, it likewise tosses light on the fact that it is so essential to break the shackles of society. The book likewise investigates emotions in a relationship and that too for the romantic ones as well as for a wide range of them in and beyond a family. One can candidly interface with the story and the characters.

Truly, with little an excessive number of emotions now and again it made show at a
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Krupa
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tides Don't Cross, by Simar Malhotra, is a love story set in the present day spanning across Delhi, Paris, USA. Love is a complex emotion, and Simar sets out to explore just this in Tides Don't Cross. A romance novel at its core with some heart wrenching moments, Simar makes you question- What is pure love?

Mrinalini aka Meera is the eldest daughter of Neelam Siritya, a single mother, was brought up in a very suppressed manner. Having lost her father at a tender age of 15, she had no choice but
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Mhonchumi Kikon
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tides don’t cross by Simar Malhotra is classified into 3 different parts, the book recount the story of the common destiny one goes through in life. The book is a mix of love and its loss, with a hint of family drama cum romance. Neelam Siritiya, a single mother had a love marriage which did not work the way she expected. Hence, her children bear the fate and the testimony of her stability with love marriage. all she ever wanted was her daughters to get married (arranged) in a good family, ...more
Karan Shevale
Oct 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Tides Don't Cross.
Simar Malhotra
Rupa Publications
252 pages.
Rating : 2.5/5

Tides Don't Cross is a story of two sisters who set on a voyage of life exploring shores of love, romance, ambition and passion.

It is a modern day Indian love story that deals with relatable and common issues of life and happiness. Just in time for relatable and too late after cheesy.

Mrinalini (Siritya and later Srivastava) is the obedient daughter. Rukmani is the rebel one. These two contrasting characters take their own
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John  Trident
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It happens very less often, rarely that we come across books which have such immensely beautiful cover. It so happens many times that if the cover is beautiful, the content maynot be good or refreshing & viceversa.
However, here this book compensates for both the aspects. Its indeed beautiful in every respect!

Title is unique, catchy & totally concurs with the plot & story described here. One may mistaken this for a regular book as it falls under the romance category. But trust me,
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Prem Rao
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Having just completed her latest book, I can testify that young writer Simar Malhotra has considerable skills in creating characters. She has done this perfectly in her second novel, "Tides Don't Cross" published recently by Rupa Publications. Rukmani aka Rhea, Mrinalini, or Ayaan, each of the main characters has been extremely well depicted. The story is built around these three people. Rukmani and Mrinalini are sisters but are as different from each other as you can imagine. Ayaan is Rukmani's ...more
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