Tuhin was born and brought up in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. He completed his schooling at Loyola School, and obtained a B.Com (H) from the Hindu College, University of Delhi and Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising and Communications Management from the National Institute of Advertising, New Delhi. He is married to Ramyani DasGupta Sinha.
I hated it. I will never recommend anyone to read it. It is the only book that made me embarrassed after purchasing. I hate to know that I own it. It is ridiculous. And I don't know what the writer of this book thinks of himself!!! I left it half unread. I would never wish to complete this book.
Without doubt, one of the most crass books I've ever had the misfortune of reading. Not only is the writing monumentally poor, but the plot (if it may be called that) is indescribably inane and shallow. Really pissed of at someone? Bingo! Gift him/her this book!
Worst reads ever!! A complete waste of time! I cannot begin to describe the hatred I have towards the author! The characters are so very annoying! The book has so many male chauvinist characters that it left me with nothing but disgust. Mayank was totally irritating, and Revathi, a supposedly intelligent woman sounded and acted like a complete idiot. When the book's cover said "a male chauvinist" I thought the author was referring to Mayank initially, but apparently it was Vishal. Male chauvinist is very subtle a word to describe him. Loser might begin to describe Vishal. I couldn't sympathize with any of the characters. I seriously wonder what the author was thinking. A thoroughly pathetic attempt. The only thing that kept me reading this book was my enduring hatred towards the characters.
If I had to summarize in a single word - "Puke" would be apt.
Very confusing story... The picture that the plot gave away, it is the stories of five persons.. Or rather the stories of five different person's relationships..
In fact, five stories of people of a Metropolitan, in this case, Mumbai...
But it had just the story of Mayank (the lead) and just a few pages of stories of the other persons..
The narration was good, very vivid and clear...
Have been a big fan of literature, maybe thats the reason I was bored the entire length of the book.. In fact, the book was very similar to the Bollywood flick 'Life in a... Metro', which I did't pretty much, either...
At the end of the novel the novel, I felt like the story was incomplete.. In fact, I felt like the story ended pretty abruptly..
Look, the good thing about stories is that they end.. If not now, after a few pages they end.. but this book seems to end out in the nowhere...
Enjoyable for ppl who are seeking a change in the routine college love stories...
Nothing special in this book.It's plot is similar to the movies releasing now a days in Bollywood, cos the author is turning to be a script writer after this one.I still can't understand one thing Revathi's sister's name is Rupali(p-59) in the beginning and suddenly it got changed to Swetha(p-95) I don't know how this variation occurred.The novel shows that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.I liked the subplots of Anil and especially that of Vishal(he deserved it).
the only good thing about it was the last line - "I'd never grow out of her". No plot. Won't ever recommend this to anyone. Who wants to read about how we dine, how we sit in a coffee shop and how the mumbai rains are!
Review: I picked up this book from my town library for I found the blurb interesting. I started reading it as soon as I reached home. I finished reading this novel in three hours and here I am with my review. The story has two main characters- Mayank and Revathi. Mayank is a working for a matrimonial site and has been recently engaged to a girl named Nikita. He is having second thoughts about getting married to her for he still feels and thinks about the only relationship of his life - Shweta. Revathi is a married lady and has a daughter. She is working with very famous Shagun: An ultimate destination for wedding shopping. She is having differences with her partner. Yes! A troubled marriage. What happens when Mayank and Revathi meet each other? Who falls in and out of love? The blurb seemed to be very interesting but the story wasn't up to that mark. The story has been narrated very well. The flow of events and their narration is really good. The thing that is missing in this one is 'connectivity'. I did not feel connected with the characters. The story also mentions about the life of Mayank's friends which I felt were dumped into this story for the heck of it. Just when Mayank's and Revathi's story grew interesting, his friend's story spoilt all the excitement. Also, the story has no mentions about his friends' lives towards the end. Likes: Mayank's expressive behaviour. Pranav's and Revathi's love story. Dislikes: Arun's gay encounter (I didnot find it was necessary to detail his encounter with Aakash.) The ending (No proper closure was provided for many incidents.) On the whole, I would like to conclude saying that 'That Thing Called Love' could have been made better. I rate: Cover: 3/5 Characters: 2/5 Story: 2/5 I rate That Thing Called Love with 2/5 stars.
This is the one of those books which I remember fondly and have even given many people to read as well. Now I would just have to check if this one passes the test of the time as I would soon be reading it again.
People who don't read generally ask me my reasons for reading. Simply put I just love reading and so to that end I have made it my motto to just Keep on Reading. I love to read everything except for Self Help books but even those once in a while. I read almost all the genre but YA, Fantasy, Biographies are the most. My favorite series is, of course, Harry Potter but then there are many more books that I just adore. I have bookcases filled with books which are waiting to be read so can't stay and spend more time in this review, so remember I loved reading this and love reading more, you should also read what you love and then just Keep on Reading.
On a rating of 1 to 5, with 1 being the least and 5 being the highest, I wont rate it anything beyond 2.5. The fact that it is Tuhin's first work, is quite evident in the way it has been put, immatured writing at some points. Otherwise, it is quite an honest attempt at the complexities of relationships in today's time.
At the very first glance this book might look a bit mawkish you but later it will definitely succeed in captivating you....though the book is filled with histrionic sentiments you can devour it pleasantly!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHEN I STARTED READING THIS BOOK I THOUGHT WHY I WASTED MY MONEY ON THIS BOOK BUT WHEN I FINISHED IT IT WAS A AWESOME FEELING WHICH ONE HAVE AFTER DOING SOMETHING GOOD.SUCH A SO SO BOOK WITH TERRIFIC CLIMAX.
The bookkk takess u to the crowded city of Banaras. Itzz such a story in fact a luv story in which in the end u cannot judge which of the character (Arti, Gopal or Ragha)iss the ideal and the perfect one. It livess u with a question and dilemma of the behaviour of Gopal in the end.
This book was something that underwent the social changes in the life of an urban fellow....it was good but not like sth which cn grab ur attention for a very long time...one does'nt remembers d book after reading....
This is one of the WORST books I have read. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. The author is obviously a mediocre writer. The plot is rubbish, the intimate scenes look like they belong in a C grade movie. Characters are poorly sketched out. All in all a waste of time and money.