This blog is dedicated to all the boys & men I’ve been in unrequited love with over the years.

Feel free to send your own bittersweets to whenlovebites (at)
I would be happy to publish your story here, with your permission.

Some posts on this blog were originally published on, a website which sadly is no more. Please let me know if you mind.

इश्क़ कमीना in Hindi is commonly transliterated as ishq kamina. Ishq means love and kamina, a curse word, literally means ‘wretch’ or ‘wretched’. Love’s a bitch, in other words.

The pictures at the top of the page are from कभी अलविदा ना कहना
(kabhi alvida naa kehna = never say goodbye), starring Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukherji. An absolutely wonderful, bittersweet Hindi film.