Valentine's day 2016

The authors were one hour late but the hosts kept the waiting crowd of about 100 engaged by playing songs from Hindi films and inviting people to dance. Persistent efforts paved way for ballroom jive by a few. When finally the authors arrived they were greeted with hooting & thunderous clapping. By then almost everyone was a few drinks down and were clearly having a good time.

Here’s the gist of what the four leading romance writers had to say about love and relationships in contemporary India:

Ravinder Singh: Love stories never die and this is what I try to convey through my books.

Durjoy Datta: I’m romantic in the head but not in my actions. Flirting is fine, if it is not taken beyond a point for those in committed relationships, because cheating with your partner is not OK.

Bhaavna Arora: Brain is a sex organ and variety the spice of life. If you can think it, you should do it.

Sudeep Nagarkar: Love is about the comfort level you have with your partner.  For a relationship to survive the two of you should be friends before everything else.