Tuhin Sinha

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Tuhin Sinha
Author Tuhin Sinha
Author Tuhin Sinha
OccupationWriter
NationalityIndian
GenreFiction, politics, romance
Notable worksThat Thing Called Love
Of Love and Politics
22 Yards
The Edge of Desire
The Edge of Power. Tuhin's latest book, "Daddy"- The Birth of a Father releases Diwali 2014.

Tuhin A. Sinha is an Indian author and politician.[1] He is known for the novels The Edge of Power,[2] The Edge of Desire,[3] Of Love and Politics,[4] That Thing Called Love,[5] 22 Yards, Let The Reason Be Love[6][7] and Daddy.[8]

He is presently the Mumbai BJP spokesperson.[9]

Early life and Education[10][edit]

Tuhin was born and brought up in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. He completed his schooling at Loyola School, and obtained a B. Com. (H) from the Hindu College, University of Delhi and post-graduate diploma in advertising and communications management from the National Institute of Advertising, New Delhi.

Writing career[edit]

In September 2000, Tuhin shifted to Mumbai to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. In Mumbai, he became a screenwriter and subsequently achieved success as author, before making a foray into politics. Starting in 2006, Tuhin has written six novels- Of Love And Politics, The Edge of Desire, The Edge of Power, 22 Yards, That Thing Called Love and Let The Reason Be Love.[11]

Tuhin's first novel, That Thing Called Love, was released on 25 September 2006.[12] It is set against the backdrop of Mumbai monsoons and explores relationships in the contemporary urban set up of the city, in the phase of changing moralities. The book has sold over 100,000 (100,000) copies.

The Captain was his second novel and is a chronicle of a fictitious Indian cricket team captain's journey through the fickleness of life and the cricket world. The novel was originally published as 22 Yards in August 2008 by Westland.[13][14] Later Rupa Publishers re-published it in 2011 with a new name.

That Thing Called Love and The Captain have been released in Hindi and Bengali languages by Diamond Books, Delhi. The Marathi version of That Thing Called Love is being published by Mehta Publishing House, Pune.

Tuhin's third English novel, Of Love and Politics, published by Hachette India, was released on 2 July 2010 at IHC, New Delhi, by renowned politician Ravi Shankar Prasad and TV journalist Bhupendra Chaubey. The Delhi event was followed by high-profile events in Mumbai,[15] Kolkata,[16] Bangalore and Pune. The book is known for its peculiar interplay between personal relationships and political alliances which are present throughout the book.

Tuhin's fourth novel, The Edge of Desire was published by Hachette India in May 2012. Loosely inspired by the Mahabharat, the book narrates the fight back of a rape victim who goes on to become a top political leader of the country.[17] The book was also later on released as an audibook on Amazon audible.

Tuhin's fifth novel, The Edge of Power, a sequel to his previous bestseller.[18] The Edge of Power was released on 14 December 2013 at the prestigious Taj Literature Festival, Agra. The book has earned rave reviews from readers across the country.[19][20]

Tuhin released his sixth book, Daddy. Daddy is non fiction account of contemporary Indian parenting from a father's perspective.[21]

Tuhin wrote his seventh book, Let the Reason Be Love, which is a story centred around complex nature of contemporary urban relationships. The book is more on the lines of his first book, thus completing one full circle for him as an author.[22]

Tuhin’s eighth novel, a political thriller "When the Chief Fell in Love" released on 14 February 2018; the political thriller discusses important emotions of the people from a particular arena embedded in a fiction story that involves high-level politicians and army officers.[23]

Other than his novels, Tuhin has co-authored the book India Aspires with former BJP president Nitin Gadkari.[24] The book brings forth some very innovative development ideas and espouses increased production of bio-fuel and solar energy as means to improve the country's rural economy.[25]

Apart from writing novels, Tuhin has contributed guest columns to India's leading print media publications. They include The Times of India,[26][27] DNA[28][29] and Grazia.

Tuhin has also scripted several popular TV shows. He has co-written one of the most popular soaps on Star Plus, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai between November 2011 and April 2012. Some of the other serials on which he has worked include Pyar Ki Kashti Mein (Star One, 2004-5), Koi Dil Mein hai (Sony, 2004-5), Dekho Magar Pyar se (Star, 2005) and Waqt Batayega Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya (Sony, 2008) and Afsar Bitiya (Zee, 2012). A TV film, Phir Se, based on a story written by Tuhin and premiered on Sahara One, won the RAPA Award for the best telefilm in 2005.[30]

Acting career[edit]

In addition to these, Tuhin has acted in a couple of series in the early stages of his career. He has also played the part of the protagonist, Mayank in the promo and music video shot around his first novel, That Thing Called Love. This promo was directed by S. Manasvi and featured TV actor, Akshay Anand.[31]

Political career[edit]

In 2011, disappointed by the then UPA government, Tuhin began to root for Narendra Modi as PM through his blog Unapologetically Right on new18online.com. The blog went on to become extremely popular and one of the articles: "I am an Aam Aadmi and I support Modi"[32] led to a cyber skirmish between the two parties- AAP and BJP.

On 31 January 2014, Tuhin formally joined the BJP at a press conference convened by then BJP president, Shri Rajnath Singh.

Tuhin was appointed Mumbai BJP spokesperson on 29 December 2016.[33]

Tuhin has been vocal on several national issues and appears on news debates regularly.[34]

At the Pune Literature Festival, 2017, Tuhin had a heated argument with the INC spokesperson, Priyanka Chaturvedi when he dubbed the Congress protest over Gauri Lankesh murder as ‘farcical’ and ‘playacting”.[35][36]

Tuhin is also involved in helping the government on some key road safety campaign initiatives.[37] In 2016, Tuhin along with his wife, Koral floated an NGO, The Ignited India Foundation.[38] In its first initiative, he auctioned two Madhubani paintings and gave away the proceeds of Rs. 1.5 lacs to Maharashtra CM, Devendra Fadnavis for Maharahtra government’s flagship program, Jal Yukt Shivar.[39]

Appreciation Of Tuhin's Books[edit]

The Edge of Desire

  • "The Edge of Desire is worth a read to understand the quirks of fate, the machinations of politics and what a combustible combination the two can make." – The Hindu[40]
  • "The book's immensely pacy – mirroring exactly the frenetic developments in Indian politics where a split second can transform people's lives. Sinha's made good use of real-life events as markers in Shruti's political and personal life. The Mahabharata metaphor is thought-provoking and Sinha's also done a fair job of showing the different, often clashing sides of his characters' personalities" – ibnlive.com[41]
  • "The book has an interesting plot, considering the immensely political times we live in…Sinha covers a wide swathe, keeping his narrative interesting while portraying Shruti's 'it's complicated' status, be it her rocky personal or professional life" – rediff.com[42]

Of Love And Politics

  • "Indeed, in today's age of monosyllabic phrases and grammatically horrifying SMS-lingo, it is commendable to have a writer like Sinha who can so adeptly weave Shakespearean phrases like 'phlegmatic propensities' and 'puerile denials' with Shashi Tharoor-esque aplomb in his work." – The Hindu[43]
  • "The book throws up well-researched and lesser-known trivia about Indian political history that is very illuminating. Tuhin represents a breed of young Indian authors who are conscious of their roots and who keep an eye on their political surroundings." – Deccan Herald[44]

That Thing Called Love

  • "… an urban metropolitan reader may easily be able to relate to the dynamics governing the rising complexities in relationships."- Shaaditimes.com[45]
  • "'That Thing Called Love' reveals the latent truth and the radical changes that happen in the relationships of contemporary times."- Theviewspaper.net[46]

"Love Thy Leader" series[edit]

In March–April 2010, Tuhin wrote a controversial four-part series of columns called "Love Thy Leader" for Times Life of The Times of India.[47] Each column dwelt upon a romance, involving a key political figure. The column disputed existing notions and sought to provide a differential perspective about facts that have often remained clouded in history. While the first column delved into the power play in the Sarkozy-Bruni romance,[48] the second questioned the veracity of the Akbar-Jodha hyphenation,[49] the third probed the possible political implications of the Nehru-Edwina romance,[50] while the last one dwelt upon the bond between Hitler and Eva Braun,[51] which still remains shrouded in mystery.

Personal life[edit]

Tuhin lives in Mumbai with his wife Ramyani (aka Koral) and son, Neev Tanish.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "She was my type..." The Times of India. 3 November 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Loyola Alumnus Comes Out With Fifth Thriller". The Pioneer. 2 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Interview With Tuhin Sinha". Rediff. 28 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Romance Of Power". The Hindu. 24 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Author Tuhin A. Sinha and That Thing Called Love". Shaadi Times. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  6. ^ "Back Flap". Tribune. 17 January 2016.
  7. ^ "About The Book". Rupa Publications.
  8. ^ "About Daddy". Harper Collins.
  9. ^ "Tuhin Sinha becomes Mumbai's BJP spokesperson". Business Standard. 29 December 2016.
  10. ^ "On Tuhin Sinha". Net TV.
  11. ^ "A New Literary Breed". The Hindu.
  12. ^ "Author Tuhin A. Sinha and That Thing Called Love". Shaadi Times.
  13. ^ "Beyond 22 Yards". The Hindu. 6 November 2008.
  14. ^ "Drug Abuse Exists". Financial Express.
  15. ^ "Spinning a good yarn". The Indian Express.
  16. ^ "People Came Together For Love and Politics". Times Of India.
  17. ^ "Book Review". Helter Skelter.
  18. ^ "Book Review". The Punekar.
  19. ^ "About the committee". Taj Colloquim.
  20. ^ "On Book Adaptations To The Big Screen". Bollywood Journalist.
  21. ^ "Five Questions On Fatherhood With Tuhin Sinha". Swaddle.
  22. ^ "Let The Reason Be Love". Deccan Chronicle.
  23. ^ "When the Chief Fell in Love". Word Pinnacle.
  24. ^ "Print Pick". The Hindu.
  25. ^ "A Visionary Performer". India Unbound.
  26. ^ "End Violence Against Women". The Times Of India.
  27. ^ "Fight Smart To Fight Corruption". The Times Of India.
  28. ^ "Believe In Yourself". DNA.
  29. ^ "Fixing The Scourge Of Betting". DNA.
  30. ^ "Sahara One bags RAPA award for Phir Se". Indian Television. 28 April 2005.
  31. ^ "That Thing Called Love- Promo". YouTube. 29 September 2007.
  32. ^ "I am an Aam Aadmi and I support Modi". News18. 15 January 2014.
  33. ^ "Tuhin Sinha appointed spokesperson for BJP in Mumbai". 29 December 2016.
  34. ^ "Tuhin Sinha on Rajnikanth in Politics". India Today. 23 May 2017.
  35. ^ "Protest on Gauri Lankesh's Death". The Indian Express. 9 September 2017.
  36. ^ "About the speakers". PILF.
  37. ^ "Launch of road safety campaign". Motor India.
  38. ^ "Drought Art Auction by Ignite India Foundation". Achhi Khabre. 12 June 2016.
  39. ^ "Art auction to help drought-hit farmers". Femina. 15 June 2016.
  40. ^ "Heady Cocktail". The Hindu. 1 July 2012.
  41. ^ "Book Review". News 18.
  42. ^ "Interview with Tuhin Sinha". Rediff.
  43. ^ "Twists and Turns". The Hindu.
  44. ^ "Interplay Of Love and Politics". Deccan Herald. 7 August 2010.
  45. ^ "Book Review". Shaadi Times.
  46. ^ "That Thing Called Love". The Viewspaper.
  47. ^ "Love Longing". Times Of India.
  48. ^ "Love in the public eye". Times Of India.
  49. ^ "Was it really romance". Times of India.
  50. ^ "Love Longing and Politics". Times Of India.
  51. ^ "Did Hitler Love Eva Braun". Times Of India.

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