That Thing Called Love is a novel that explores the complexities of love and the different factors impacting relationships. The story is set in Mumbai during the monsoon season.
Mayank, Anil and Vishal work for a leading matrimonial website. For three guys working on a match-making website, their own love lives are far from ideal. Mayank Sahai, the ad-sales manager of the website, finds it difficult to identify the perfect match for himself. Vishal is consistently unfaithful to his wife. Anil’s wife is still unloading emotional baggage from a past relationship onto him.
Mayank begins to realise how trivialised relationships have become in contemporary society. Couples complicate their lives by fixating on small problems and misunderstandings without trying to work out a compromise.
However, Mayank still refuses to give up his dream of finding a soul mate. Unfortunately, when he does come across a woman who seems to be the one he is looking for, she is already married. Still, they enter into a relationship without knowing or even thinking about where it will lead and how it will affect their lives.
That Thing Called Love was published in 2011 by Rupa Publications. This novel is available in paperback.
- That Thing Called Love is the author’s first novel.
- The novel explores the trivialization of relationships in the current urban society in India.