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Name : Truly,Madly,Deeply

Author: Faaraz Kazi

Genre : Indian Fiction

Pages : 302

Language: English

Publication Year: 2010

Is Review Spoiler: No

Movie based on this book : –

Awards : –

Rating: 4/5


Truly,Madly,Deeply is debut novel by Faraaz Kazi, in this novel Faraaz tells an awesome and beautiful love story of Rahul and Seema. I was hooked into the story from the very first page where heart-broken Rahul wonder’s in park, finds the name of his love ‘Seema’ written by him on wood. The story is told from Rahul perspective in series of flash backs. The choice of words by Faraaz is pretty great.

The character development is pretty nice, especially Rahul, who tells this story. Seema’s character lack some details this may be because we see Seema from Rahul’s perspective. flow of story is very smooth but in the middle it flags a little with cricket/quiz/debate after that the story catches up the speed. the use of shayari’s and poetry in the book adds extra spice to book and poetry selection by Faraaz perfectly suits/shows Rahul’s feelings.

The book very nicely portraits the young lovers feeling, his insecurities, his jealousies, his love. Some dialogues sound really filmy and I loved those dialogues especially ‘palat,palat’ scene from ddlj. loved those removing the rose petals  while saying ‘he loves, he loves me not’ moments.

This is a beautiful tale of first love which will evoke so many emotions inside you that you can feel the pain of the character. The climax is really well written and sound little filmy but we all love filmy climaxes don’t we? Over all very good read for everyone and especially for romance fiction fans.

What happens when the most popular guy in school falls in love with his beautiful female equivalent? A pompous Rahul is head over heels in love with Seema, a shy lady from the same school. After a whirlwind of innocent encounters, their teenage romance blossoms but the two never confess their love for each other. Friends and even a few teachers approve of their relationship which is no secret to anyone thanks to Rahul’s flaunting nature. Seema, on the other hand, finds it difficult to handle the unnecessary attention she gets due to Rahul’s ostentatiousness. What follows is a series of misunderstandings and ego clashes causing them to drift apart. Rahul loses his popularity, his numero uno status, his sanity and ultimately his love. By the time he realizes what he has lost, it’s too late. He takes desperate measures to woo her back and win back her love. But will Rahul ever get back Seema? And will Seema ever realize how much Rahul loved her and all the misunderstandings that transpired between them? Is there really any room for misunderstandings in love? In today’s world, can a person’s first love ever be his last?

This teenage love story seeks answers to all these and more as it alternates between the past and the present events in the life of Rahul and makes you wonder; do all love stories have a happy ending? Or do all love stories end, ever? TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY promises to be a heart-warming and emotion filled tale that will captivate the reader’s heart and fascinate his mind and leave him pondering-DOES LOVE TRULY CONQUER ALL ODDS?

A fascinating, roller-coaster tale of teenage love, Kazi’s book depicts the emotion in its raw, confusing form- just the way you’d have experienced it the first time you fell in love with someone. Kazi’s penchant for detail is impressive and makes the book an alluring journey for all die-hard romantics.” -Tuhin Sinha, best-selling author of ‘That thing called love’ and ‘Of Love and Politics’

“The first book of an author always has a piece of the author’s soul in it. Faraaz has his soul in this one.” -Abhijit Bhaduri, best-selling author of ‘Mediocre but Arrogant’ and ‘Married but Available’.

You will love this if you ever truly, madly and deeply loved someone.


Name : Love, Life & all that jazz….

Author: Ahmed Faiyaz

Genre : Indian fiction

Pages :

Language: English

Publication Year: 2010

Is Review Spoiler: No

Rating: 3.5/5


Love, life & all that jazz is set in Mumbai and it’s the story of five friends Tanveer, Sameer, Vikram, Naina and Tania. The story revolves around the five friends and there personal and professional life and twists and turns they face.

Tanveer – is hardworking, ambitious and belongs to the poor Muslim family. For him his family and responsibilities of his families comes first. He joins a financial firm with challenging job and a difficult boss. He falls in love with the Tanaz, the daughter of his Farsi landlord. Will Tanveer succeed in his challenging job? Will his family accept Tanaz, who belongs to the different religion? Will their love survive?

Sameer & Tania – is in love with each other since college days. they find it difficult to manage the long distance relationship when Sameer moves to UK for his MBA. Will their love survive?

Vikram & Naina – is fun loving, charming and affluent. Vikram falls in love with Naina – upcoming model. Vikram helps Naina to achieve her goal in life – becoming a successful model. Will Vikram take the pressure and growing popularity of Naina as super model positively or negatively?

This is the journey of life in a new India where these friends support each other and evolve through their experiences and missteps in Love, Life and all that Jazz……

The character development is very good and phase of the story is also good. You won’t feel bore or skipping some pages. There are some instance in which you will surely relate yourself in the story, – either it is college fun, college time love affairs, first job, difficult boss, long distance relationship etc.

The places described in this book are all familiar, you didn’t have to Google the names of the places to know – where it is and how actually it look like. the language is very simple and up to the point. there were some points in which the story goes in flashback in which the characters remember or tells their college time fun.

The flow of the story is kind of Bollywood movie like and ending is also kind a Bollywood movie like (I mean ‘Happy Ending’).  Ahmed Faiyaz has done the excellent job in his debut novel. I picked up this book from landmark when it is released, guess what I got book signed by Ahmed Faiyaz!.

Overall a very interesting and good read.

[P.S : Wish You All A Very Happy New Year 2011 ]


Completed Chetan Bhagat’s ” 2 States – Story of my marriage “.
The theme of the book is :

Love marriages around the world are simple:
Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy.
They get married.

In India, there are a few more steps:

Boy loves Girl. Girl loves Boy.
Girl’s family has to love boy. Boy’s family has to love girl.
Girl’s Family has to love Boy’s Family. Boy’s family has to love girl’s family.
Girl and Boy still love each other. They get married.

2 States

This is the story of two IITians – Krish and Annanya from two different states. Krish from North India and Annanya from South India.
Nice Book, I won’t compare this book with chetan’s other books. This is totaly different book.
I enjoyed reading this book.

I give it 4/5.

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