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Book review: Cupidity Ping me, Love is must read

Kiren Rai and Madhvi Ahuja’s book Cupidity Ping Me, Love explores the lives of three individuals involved in online dating.

books Updated: May 17, 2016 18:33 IST
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Hindustan Times
Book review,Kiren Rai,Madhvi Ahuja
Cupidity Ping me, Love explores the tryst of three individuals as they experience online dating.

Through their book Cupidity Ping Me, Love, authors Kiren Rai and Madhvi Ahuja bring to light the problems faced by most middle-aged people in urban cities.

Based in Delhi, it explores the lives of three individuals and their respective battles with loneliness and the need to be with someone who understands them.

The book starts with Tara’s life, about how everything seems perfect from a distance, but the closer you get, the more grief you see. With a husband who is travelling all the time and a teenage son who is at his rebellious best, Tara takes to online dating to find a friend. Naina, a close friend of Tara, who has just got out of an unsuccessful marriage and is currently on and off with someone who doesn’t care much for her. The third story is about a transgender Nihal, who seeks to find acceptance and love on the online portal.

While the book is highly relatable and the language easy to understand, it’s not such an easy-breezy read and can get a bit heavy at times. But over-all, a book one must not miss.

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Title: Cupidity Ping Me, Love
Kiren Rai and Madhvi Ahuja
Om Books International
Rs 195

First Published: May 17, 2016 18:33 IST