On the jacket :

Being an only child to urban Indian parents, Ayesha is being forced into getting married early. In her late twenties and nursing a heartbreak, Ayesha succumbs to the pressures put on her by her folks. 

But will she be able to overcome the bitterness that love has left behind? Will she be able to forgive and forget Piyush and move forward? How many Mr. Wrongs would she have to meet to find Mr. Right, and would she even find him? 

A story that reveals a roller-coaster of emotions and the different men Ayesha meets to find true love! Does she finally settle for marriage without love? 

How many frogs would she have to kiss to find her prince? Did these so-called princes even exist? Part of a generation that’s caught between love and arranged marriages, will Ayesha come out a winner?
About the Author :
A Travel Enthusiast And A Writer, Pavan Tarawade Started To Scribble Down His Thoughts As Early As Back In School. Poetry, Humanitarian Fiction And Technical Writing Are Some Of The Genres He Has Touched Upon, But Short-Story Writing Remains His Favourite. Inspired By The Likes Of Earnest Hemmingway And Ruskin Bond, He Loves Participating In Short Story Competitions On Varied Topics.

Fiction Is The Genre Pavan Has Chosen. Fiction Because He Believes The Very Essence Of An Art Lies In Creation. “What’S The Point Of Being A Writer, If We Do Not Create?” He Says.

He Enjoys Photography As A Pastime And Is A Connoisseur Of Coffee. Coffee And Pavan Go A Long Way Back. He Doesn’T Know Where And When He Fell In Love With Coffee, But Yes, According To Him, There Isn’T A Better Remedy To Writer’S Block Than A Custom Made Mug Of Caffeine.

Pavan Is A Regular Blogger (Pavantarawade.Com) And You Can Browse Through The Menu Of His Work And Pick The Category That Suits Your Thought Buds.

Quick Review :
kissing frogs for a while is short and sweet story to be read while sipping your evening tea/coffee.
Full Review :
Kissing frogs for a while is Ayesha’s story of struggle to find her soulmate. Ayesha is 28 and single. Even though her parents are urban yet they feel, its high time Ayesha settles down. Ayesha who is nursing a broken heart finds it difficult to move on. After a lot of cajoling Ayesha readies to search her soulmate through matrimony websites. She meets few guys through the matrimony sites but things don’t work up. How many frogs does she needs to kiss before finding the one? Does she finally find her soulmate?
kissing frogs for a while is short and sweet but does not create a wow feeling. The story is simple and thus one can predict the mid section and climax of the story while reading the first few chapters.
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Tales of 2015

Dear 2015,

I’ll always be indebted to you. Thankyou for happening to me. So many things changed in 2015,so many fond memories. I learnt so many things about myself and in general too.

In 2015 I took my first all solo trip to jaipur. A trip truly about Firsts.

Hawa mahal jaipur

In 2014 I read only 20 books. In 2015 the number increased to 42.5(though I wanted to read 50).


2015 has been good when it comes to Reviews and books discussions.


2015 has been good for family trips too. Visited mahabaleshwar with parents and Vishakapatnam with cousins.

Vizag beach

2015 has been more about knowing myself a Lil better.

The icing on the cake being the scriptwriting classes. I wanted to take up this course for 2-3yrs now, but things never worked out. But finally in 2015 it happened.


I wrote my first script treatment in 2015.


I also started as an translator by translating dialogues from English to Hindi for a upcoming short.

All in all one wonderful year.

In 2016 I’ll definitely want to go ahead and finish things I have started. I want to raise the bar and challenge myself to do things I have never expected. I also want to read more books (may be 100) and review all of them.

More than anything else, I want to write in 2016. I want to start writing my next script and a novel (fingers crossed).
I want to work, I want to earn money starting 2016.

Cheers to 2016.

I’m sharing my #TalesOf2015 with blogadda