I remember being in 10th standard when word about this new author in the market came about. He was young, his books were eccentric and the titles of his novels were as interesting as the storylines.
‘Of course I Love You..Till I Find Someone Better’ was the very first book he wrote and one that I picked up.
Durjoy Dutta always had a knack for writing complex situations in a very simplified manner, one that titillated all of us who were still struggling to understand the concept of ‘love’.
Several years later, most of us still find ourselves struggling, but this time, we didn’t have to turn to one of Durjoy’s books for the answers, we could simply turn to him in an up close and personal chat.
With the release of Durjoy’s new audiobook – The Opposite of Love, we managed to have an exclusive chat with the famous romance novelist about love, life and a lot more.
And one question that we yearned to ask the master of romance was what exactly it was that men needed to do, to be able to keep a woman interested in them.
To which, Durjoy started by giving a crucial dating tip to all the young boys out there.
He said, “Just drop your male ego. It’s an extremely heavy burden to carry, to be a hyper-masculine, protector-fighter kind of a guy. Drop it and dating would be so much fun.”
Moving on to share what was the secret behind keeping a woman hooked, Durjay said, “I am often taken back to the words of Alain De Botton. He once said, ‘falling in love is enthusiasm, but staying in love is a skill.’ So, I read it like, you love a person, that’s your enthusiasm and because that person is brilliant. But, to make the other person feel loved, that is your skill. And skills don’t come naturally to everyone. It’s okay to get out of your comfort zone to think about things you would not do and think about things that are unnatural, but make your partner happy. The attempt is important. And the attempt might not be extremely natural.”
And coming from someone who is known to write fictional characters in his novels that women are often going gaga over, his words seemed like sound advice for those of us who want to try our luck in love.
Durjoy Dutta’s latest audiobook The Opposite Of Love is yet another insight for people in love, except this time, they’re taken on a journey with two people, who have more than just love between them, they have secrets.