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  • Anushka Chandra


When we hear the word ‘Love Story’, we immediately tend to think of all things romantic like- colourful scented candles, red roses, cheesy love confessions in the park or may be an expensive dinner at a fancy place. Love can be written to be explained in a million different ways, but the way we feel it is more or less the same way for a lot of us, mostly through the colour red. Songs have been written on the feeling of love and melodies will keep being made on it too. People have fought wars in the name of love, moved mountains for one sight of their loved ones. So, for all the Book-A-Holics here, here is a list of 7 popular love stories penned down by Indian authors that are widely loved and appreciated, so pick them all up and tell us what you think!

1. 2 States – Chetan Bhagat (2009)

The story about Chetan’s real life love story, 2 States is also a blockbuster motion picture today about the author meeting the love of his life in University. The plot weaves through the very crux of marriages in India and how it is the union of not two people, but two families. The book describes how two families with completely diverse culturural backgrounds deal with the marriage of their kids.

About the author:

Chetan Bhagat held a promising career in investment banking but his love for writing made him quit and start a writing career. His debut novel was Five Point Someone in 2004, following which today he has written nine novels and three non-fiction books. Five of his books have been made into feature films. In 2014, he won the Best Screenplay award for the movie Kai Po Che which is based on his book The Three Mistakes Of My Life.

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2. Anything For You Ma’am – Tushar Raheja (2006)

A book that has remained on bestselling lists from since the year it was published, ‘Anything For You Ma’am’ is a book about a third year Mechanical Student deciding to go meet the subject of his affections all the way South in Chennai on a train ride and the people he meets along the way and the life lessons he learns from each of their stories. A simple story, it beautifully showcases the kind of people you meet and the way they leave a mark on your life sometimes so subconsciously.

About the author:

This book is Tushar’s debut in the world of story writing. He wrote it while completing graduation at IIT Delhi. He has written another book titled ‘Romi and Gang’ in 2013. The writer has made an name for himself with his books receiving critical acclaim by various media houses including ‘The Hindu’ and ‘The Daily Telegraph’.

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3. A Half Baked Love Story- Anurag Garg, Gunjan Narang (2012)

Sometimes it takes losing someone to realise what you had, but is that really what happens here? A Half Baked Love Story is about a rich playboy brat who doesn’t think twice before breaking hearts, getting attracted to anything that moves in a skirt. In an inebriated state, he recounts the tale of his love story with Anamika, but it is up to you to figure out whether it is a lost love or just a feeling of nostalgia.

About the author:

Anurag Garg is an engineering student and is a full-time IT worker. He has written two books, both being the Nation’s best sellers titled ‘A Half-Baked Love Story’ and ‘Love Not For Sale.’ Gunjan Narang on the other hand, is an aspiring author and uses writing as the little door for her escape from the realities of the world.

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4. The Promise- Nikita Singh (2012)

Set in the state of Madhya Pradesh, ‘The Promise’ is about the attraction of two opposites and the flames that get lit in the process of it all. A strong female and a rich lonely male meet on the crossroads of their life and things go on from there. The story revolves around the different sides you see about someone and even when you think you might have known someone for your whole life, you may not know them at all. Bitter-sweet, it is rather very realistic.

About the author:

Popular as an author and a co-author, Nikita Singh has established a name for herself with her six bestselling novels, including bestsellers like ‘Love @ Facebook’ and ‘Accidentally In Love.’ Today, she works as an editor at a lead publishing house in Delhi. Nikita received the Live India Young Achiever’s Award in 2013.

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5. Just Married, Please Excuse- Yashodhara Lal (2012)

A fresh take on the workings of parenthood and marriage, ‘Just Married, Please Excuse’ is about the way an entirely opposite couple must drive through the rough paths of their marriage, parenthood and the companionship that comes along with it. It is one thing to think about marriage, another to uphold the entire institution it actually is. Throw in a baby in this mess, and things aren’t looking so good anymore. Is their marriage salvageable or have the flames died out long ago?

About the author:

Yashodhara Lal is a full-time mother of three and blogger, alongside being the author behind her six bestselling novels in India. Her blog consists of little snippets of her daily life as a mother and contains links to three of her most recently published books.

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6. You’re The Password To My Life- Sudeep Nagarkar (2014)

A few might wonder how this one made it to the list, but we must not forget that love also showcases itself in other means like friendship. ‘You’re The Password To My Life’ shows you the significance of romantic love in life through its story, but also to cherish your friendships just as much. Simplistic language woven to tell a story you don’t hear a lot these days and in the face of romantic love even gets buried deep down sometimes. Our lead couple are best friends who cannot live without one another, but their friendship is eventually put through a test and the results of which are for you to read and find out!

About the author:

Sudeep Nagarkars’ works speak loudly for him; he has eight bestselling novels. He has received the Youth Achiever’s Award and for three entire years, one after the other, he has shown up on the Most Influential Celebrities on the Forbes India list. He is also a TEDx speaker and does guest lectures at IITs.

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7. I Too Had A Love Story- Ravinder Singh (2008)

Ravinder’s debut novel, the story revolves around the way we tend to overcomplicate love with the way our mind paints the happiest memories in black after something bad happens, or vice versa. The lead couple, in their feat to get married, make online profiles on matrimonial sites where they luckily match and their families accept their invitations at marriage. However, something happens right before the wedding day, and suddenly the happiest days in their lives don’t look so happy anymore. Read on and tell us if you agree with whether the feeling of finding a loved one, or losing one is greater on the heart.

About the author:

Holding his MBA from Indian School of Business, Ravinder Singh has become a well-known name in the field of writing. His classics are all best sellers, especially the heart wrenchingly beautiful ‘Your Dreams Are Mine Now’, but he worked in the IT sector for years before pursuing his talents in writing.

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Anushka Chandra, Content Writer, Skyshot Media


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