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M&B gets a desi twist

books Updated: Dec 15, 2010 00:53 IST
Soumya Mukerji
Soumya Mukerji
Hindustan Times
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Those used to reading the popular


romantic novels with unrelatable foreign characters can take heart. There’s now one with an urban Indian setting — and penned by an Indian author.

Forty six-year old ad professional from Delhi, Milan Vohra, says she’s proud of becoming the first Indian author to pen an


. “It’s high time authors stopped writing romantic books under pseudonyms for fear of looking frivolous” she says.

Vohra, who was selected by the romantic novella series’ publishers, Harlequin, through a contest in 2008, says she grew up reading the series. Is she comfortable with her children — one barely out of her teens and the other just getting into his — reading the racy stuff? “I can’t see myself writing something I can’t be open about. They were very chilled out,” says the diehard romantic, who found the love of her life at 17.

The Love Asana

, priced at Rs 99, describes the hero, Vivan Parashar as a “ruthless and dangerously, delicious alpha male.”