She’s got a coterie of friends – one single woman, one ‘getting a divorce’ woman and a Gay couple, a mother who nags Aisha about her. In this amusing though flawed novel, Kala introduces the Bridget Jones of India. Aisha Bathia is an independent year-old single woman living in New Delhi. : Almost Single eBook: Advaita Kala: Kindle Store.
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Book Review of Almost Single by Advaita Kala
Advit the end of the book, Aisha says: Aisha Bhatia, over-weight, wine-drinking and almost turning thirty single gal works in a grand hotel and has a snooty boss who makes her life difficult as and when he can. Rereading the review, I realize it comes off harsher than I intended it.
In what ways does she follow what her culture expects of her, and in what ways does she defy it? I imagine it was a good read in the original language, but it was a sinlge of my time.
By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Finished reading it finally. Bu she waits for that perfect man …. I am only on the second chapter and reached that months ago. However, when I started, i found this book humorous, witty you can say and of course, wirtten very matter of factly. Somewhere a clock is ticking, though as far as Aisha is concerned, it can be cheerfully drowned out by laughter over a champagne brunch.
I really dont know what was i thinking. The one cultural part that was thoroughly amost was the highlight of the book.
Almost Single by Advaita Kala – Reading Guide – : Books
About Almost Single In a city where old is meeting new, daughters are surprising mothers, and love is breaking all the rules, this heartfelt and wickedly funny cross-cultural debut novel introduces a smart, irreverent young woman searching for independence and matrimony in a culture bound by tradition. They are perceived as a group of hungry piranhas waiting to sink their teeth into any man. Apparently, gay men drool over every hot guy they come across.
Terse, urban and bold The chemistry between Aisha and Karan is practically non-existent. Do you agree that getting married later affords you a more developed sense of self, or do you think that it can work the other way around? Advai 28, Resham Tharani rated it it was ok. I’m really struggling to pick it back up again. I also feel that the book articulates,subtly, the fact that there are people who think they are almist but are torn between modernity and tranditions.
Same goes for the ending which comes across rushed at best. A ten on ten in the humour department but not quite satisfied with the content. In a city where old is meeting new, daughters are surprising mothers, and love is breaking all the rules, this heartfelt and wickedly funny cross-cultural debut novel introduces a smart, irreverent young woman searching for independence and matrimony in a culture bound by tradition.
Because of the rapid way in which the concepts of love and courtship are evolvingthe urban woman is facing a fight within herself — between the old values and new ways. Do you think that U.
There were, however, two points that I really didn’t like – always considering that it was only a chic-flic: What inspired you to write Almost Single and when did you decide to really sit yourself down and start on it? Stay in Touch Sign up. There cant be any spoilers cuz the plot is very predictable. Look Inside Reading Guide. The plot and people became way too superficial towards the end, making the climax a bit abrupt and chaotic. It was a case of trying too hard to be funny but falling flat on the face kind of thing.
The characterization lacked depth and was bearable only to a certain extent.
This review first published on Oh Just Books. Read the rest of the review here. Jan 08, Namitha Varma rated it it almos ok Shelves: And the girl-meets-boy will never go out of demand.
Fun at some parts but majorly predictable. Jun 14, Ellie rated it really liked it.
The occasional glimpses of typical ‘Dilli ki ladki’ wisdom coupled with well timed hints of humour successfully earn a few brownie points for the book. You may sure pick this one only to while away a lazy Sunday afternoon or kill in-flight time.
You have the girl who can’t think about anything except men and strategies to find a husband. But this instead was about a single urban woman who seems to be desperately in search of a man who can validate her existence in the society, which is clearly understandable though The only reason I want to write this review, is to tell how much I hate this book. In short, it is almost there but not quite. How did you go about wr Now coming to the last bit, why i said a morale booster, ‘initially’, in the first place.
There is a message for all the younger generation out there. To ask other readers questions about Almost Singleplease sign up. And Bathia’s life as a modern woman is small compensation: