Book Review # 180 Tinder Loving Care : Sundari Venkatraman


Sparks fly when Advik Hegde and Aaradhya Iyer meet via the Tinder app.

Advik resists, citing work pressure and targets while the bold career-minded Aaradhya pursues him relentlessly. Unable to resist, he falls into a relationship of sorts with her, without thinking too much of the future…

…until the past comes back to bite them.

And what a past it is! The Iyers and Hegdes don’t seem all that different from the Montagues and Capulets of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

The first generation fought while the second suffers in silence! Will the Gen-Next also buckle under pressure?

It’s a story of Ego versus Heart! Read on to find out which one is the stronger of the two in this eternal tug of war.

My Take:

My Latest favorite. A simple love story that touches your heart. Spun around two families, the book talks more about grandparents, Chittappa and Athai. Relatives who adore, loathe or simply manage. They are someone we cannot ignore.

 Set against the backdrop of friends turned foes grandparents who ambitiously came to Mumbai to fulfill their dreams of making a name for themselves.

 Ramani Iyer and Bhaskar Hegde come together and open a restaurant. Both amazing cooks with their respective Tamil and Karnataka style cooking which is their forte. The partnership works for them as the hotel becomes a success and most sought-after place.

 Orthodox Bhaskar and modern Ramani are like Ying and yang. Hell, breaks loose when Janani and Kartik fall in love. Kartik's parents Bhaskar and Akshata oppose vehemently and the alliance doesn't work. They remain unmarried.

Cut to present when Madras and Mysore have made a name for themselves. Bhaskar still controls the business in spite of both sons helping him out. He keeps a tight leash over the business and finances. Advik his grandson is expected to run the show but wishing to learn and explore other cuisines create a rift between grandfather and grandson. Ramani on other hand is liberal and allows kids to make their own choices.

How will the elders react when history repeats itself? Read the book to find out.

Loved the way the simple story is narrated. A feel-good story that even engages relatives and their roles in our lives. Brings back the forgotten era like where we had our Chitappas and Athais as friends.





  1. Thank you so much Kavi. Love your review. So happy to know you enjoyed reading my Tinder Loving Care :)


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