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Lucknow Diaries: Of Love and Longing

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Paperback, 188 pages
Published November 20th 2018 by Rupa Publications India
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Mridula Gupta
Dec 08, 2018 rated it liked it
|3.5 stars|

The story of Rahul, Dinesh, and Feroze- three childhood besties who once spent each day together, a life full of mischief and laughter. But fate intervenes and sends them off to different paths. Dinesh is forced to enter the vicious world of politics, Feroze struggles with his dual life as a journalist and as a student and Rahul aspired to become an IAS officer.

While they are busy making a future for themselves, they also meet the love of their lives. Each love story is a twist on its
Anil Swarup
Nov 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another engrossing book that outlines the story of three friends based out of Lucknow, a city where the author seems to have spent most of his tenure as an officer. The eclectic ethos of the city comes through in his narration as he touches upon the political, social and cultural dimensions of the city and the state of UP. The three inter-linked stories keep the reader rivetted. These stories lead to an interesting climax. Not all three friends find their love and that makes for a realistic end.
Privy Trifles
Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ticket to Lucknow - that is how I would like to describe this book!

Through the primary characters of Dinesh, Feroze and Rahul, the author takes us on a joy ride all around Lucknow. The beauty of the city has been captured immaculately. The accuracy in his descriptions is surreal as each and every landmark of that beautiful city comes alive before your eyes. Not to forget it surely leaves a smile on your face, well because - Muskuraiye, aap Lucknow main hain!

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Ronita Banerjee
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Name- Lucknow Diaries: Of Love and Longing
Written By- Partha Sarthi Sen Sharma
Published by- Rupa Publications
Pages- 186
The flame of love ignites among the lanes of Lucknow and leaves the burning desires behind.
Lucknow Diaries explores love, friendship, longing and relationships as they stand the test of time.
The story revolves around the lives of Dinesh, Feroze and Rahul and how their journey are intertwined with each other and the city of Lucknow itself.
Feroze, comes from a background wh
Solitude and  books
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
The story revolves around changing life of three childhood friends who grow up playing and studying facing various challenges in the busy corners of Cultural hub of the country India - "Lucknow" where politics has a strong influence .

The twist and turns of ever changing life from childhood to entering adulthood and coming across political reality , walking with ambitious dreams, flaws in government and power of genuine Love and promises of real friendship are nicely portrayed.Though the three wa
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.7/*****

A delightful conglomeration of friendship,love, sibling bond,loyalty,duty,competition and power dynamics.The story traces the lives of three friends from their boyhood till their established adulthood against the backdrop of ancient city Lucknow.With the progress in time and age,the path of three friends diverges leading Dinesh into the hotbed of politics,Rahul in the legal corridors and Feroz trying to find his footing as a wireman. We get a glimpse, how their background, circ
Jul 12, 2019 rated it liked it
The descriptions of Lucknow, my hometown, are genuinely beautiful and lyrically presented. The rest of the story, especially the characters' life journeys, is slow and can drag a bit. ...more
Kuntal Sen
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This fiction by a serving bureaucrat has a very easy to read style. Anyone who has stayed in and visited this city will be able to relate to the localities, restaurants, movie halls, food etc. He has developed the story involving the lives of 3 friends from different socio-economic background, their career and their love lives. One can relate to each of the unfolding stories involving the 3 friends.
Being a career bureaucrat, the author has effectively depicted the equations between politicians a
Jan 04, 2019 rated it liked it
As a Lucknowite, who has been away from the city for the last 13 years, reading this book was like walking down memory lane involving all my favourite parts of my beautiful city. What impressed me most is the author's capacity to combine the cultural, political, and economic history of this city without loosing the plot of the story. Lucknow, for me has always been a city defined more by the people and its culture than its high rise buildings. This book captures what defines the core of Lucknow, ...more
Enakshi J.
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
‘Lucknow Diaries’ is a pot-boiler with all the necessary elements of love, greed, politics and revenge. The plot is new and revolves around the lives of three major characters- Rahul, Feroz and Dinesh. The story is set into motion with the assassination of the young, former prime minister. The religious sentiments are hurt and the blame game is on. Amidst all this chaos, the life of three good friends unfolds.

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