Ravinder Singh (author)

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Ravinder Singh
Ravinder Singh Author
Ravinder Singh
Born (1982-02-04) 4 February 1982 (age 38)
Burla, Sambalpur, Odisha, India
OccupationWriter, entrepreneur
NationalityIndian
Alma materIndian School of Business, Hyderabad
GenreFiction
Notable worksI Too Had a Love Story[1][2]
Website
ravindersinghonline.com

Ravinder Singh (born 4 February, 1982) is a software engineer and a bestselling Indian author of nine novels — I Too Had a Love Story,[3][4][5] Can Love Happen Twice?,[6][7] Like it happened Yesterday, Love Stories That Touched My Heart, Tell Me A Story, Your Dreams are Mine Now , This Love That Feels Right, Will You Still Love Me and The Belated Bachelor Party. He started his career as an IT professional in Infosys.[8] His girlfriend died in 2007 before they got formally engaged.[2][5] He adapted his own story into his first novel I Too Had a Love Story which was published in 2008.[3] Writing the book helped him cope with the tragedy in his life. This novel was reviewed by N R Narayana Murthy, Chairman Emeritus of Infosys Technologies, who called it "Simple, honest and touching". [9]

Early Life[edit]

Singh was born in a Sikh family in Burla, Sambalpur in Odisha where he spent his childhood days.[10] He completed his schooling at Guru Nanak Public School, Sambalpur. He received a Bachelor of Engineering in computer science engineering from Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College in Karnataka.[4] Then he moved to Bhubaneswar to work at Infosys Technologies for five years. He did his MBA at Indian School of Business in Hyderabad. He was working as a Sr. Program Manager at Microsoft when he decided to become a full-time author.[11]

Writing Career[edit]

Singh's debut novel is based on a real-life incident when he met a girl, how his romance flourished and then how it came to an unfortunate end, before he could propose marriage to her.[2][5] After a six-month search, an editing team sent the manuscript to the publisher Srishti, who published the book.[2] The book was unveiled at a press conference in Chandigarh.[2][3] An audio version of the novel I Too Had a Love Story was also launched in mid-2011.[2][12] This novel was also published in Kannada language, entitled Nannadu Ondu prema kathe.[2][13]

"After the unfortunate incident, I was looking for a reason to live. And I started to pen down the moments I had been through."[3] "I can't deny that. I had to go back in time, close my eyes, relive the moments, tears rolled down and I wrote the words."

— Ravinder Singh talking at the launch of I Too Had a Love Story.[3]

Novels[edit]

  1. I Too Had a Love Story (2007)[14]
  2. Can love happen twice? (2011)[15]
  3. Love Stories That Touched My Heart (2012)[16]
  4. Like it Happened Yesterday (2013)[17]
  5. Your Dreams Are Mine Now (2014)[18]
  6. Tell me a Story (2015)[19]
  7. This Love That Feels Right (2016)[20]
  8. Will You Still Love Me (2018)[21]
  9. The Belated Bachelor Party (2019)[22]

Entrepreneur[edit]

Ravinder Singh ventured into book publishing in the year 2015 with his publication house Black Ink.[23]

Books by Black Ink[edit]

  1. A Good Girl — By Chandana Roy
  2. Making Of Babaji Inc — By Shravya Bhinder
  3. The Guest — By Mitali Meelan
  4. Three Marketeers — By Ajeet Sharma

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I Too Had A Love Story". The Telegraph. 8 January 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Debutante novelist already a heartthrob" (pdf). Vitastapublishing. March 2011. p. 5. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Love's labour not lost". The Tribune. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Review:Tender moments, touchingly told". The Tribune. 14 December 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  5. ^ a b c "A Story of Love and Loss". India Today. 24 April 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  6. ^ "Book excerpt: Can love happen twice?". Rediff. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  7. ^ "A writer's journey". The Tribune. 25 December 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Yuppy by day, writer by night". The Telegraph. 21 March 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  9. ^ "I too had a love story by Ravinder Singh". 25 December 2009. Retrieved 24 December 2011.
  10. ^ "Ravinder Singh". Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  11. ^ "Diverse talent at ISB class of 2012". The Hindu. 19 May 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  12. ^ "Listen to Novel". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  13. ^ "Audio Book of Love and Loss". The Indian Express. 7 March 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  14. ^ "I Too Had A Love Story". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  15. ^ "Can Love Happen Twice?". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  16. ^ "Love Stories That Touched My Heart". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  17. ^ "Like It Happened Yesterday". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  18. ^ "Your Dreams Are Mine Now". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  19. ^ "Tell Me a Story". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  20. ^ "This Love that Feels Right..." www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  21. ^ "Will You Still Love Me by Ravinder Singh - Word Pinnacle". Word Pinnacle. 21 January 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  22. ^ "The Belated Bachelor Party by Ravinder Singh | Book Review [LATEST]". Vowelor. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  23. ^ Upadhye, Aishwarya (19 July 2019). "Author Ravinder Singh talks about his journey as a writer". The Hindu.

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