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. 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. Is Indian chick-lit there yet? Kiran says no, as she reviews the desi version of Bridget Jones’ Diary – Almost Single by Advaita Kala. Read on.
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Please try again later. But they are just happy that I went out there and did what I wanted to do and the book came into being, since getting published can be tough. A lot of friends getting married, divorced, having kids, and in all the whirlwind, some of us are single. I felt it has nothing new to offer. It leads you to think that the story is of an about-to-be-divorced woman whereas the story is of an almost-left-single-girl — a 29 year old who is desperately looking for a partner.
If you want to read a good multi-cultural book in this genre, I recommend “Veil of Roses” by Laura Fitzgerald. How much of your work has been inspired by your own life and experiences? I loved Misha – well written, with real issues and endearing foibles.
Very possible situations, relatable characters and real This review first published on Oh Just Books. I am a hotelier by profession and have worked and studied in India and abroad. I took this book up for reading rather hesitantly. We regularly publish original book reviews. Oct 21, Annie Grace rated it did not like it.
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Look Inside Reading Guide. But it’s not working for me. I have, however, been in Delhi for nearly two years now, which is a record of sorts for the recent past. It is funny in bits and parts.
I have a kid sister who is a lawyer from the London School of Advaifa I live at home with my parents and a St Bernard. You can get so desperate to reach the end of the story that you conveniently skip a couple of chapters.
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She tries everything from tantrums to emotional atyachaarmatrimony sites to consulting babas. Perhaps my world is too constricted: Know your limits and know what you want in life.
Jan 28, Kannan Ranganathan rated it it was ok. But one day at her hotel, in walks Karan Verma, a sexy investment banker from the Big Apple. May 11, M rated it liked it. He cheats on his wife at work and cheats on his bt by juggling a wife and a mistress.
Totally crushing the charm of reading and enjoying a novella. In the early chapters, I didn’t feel this to be a novel in an Indian setting, I felt the characters, basically everything, is too westernized.
I chanced upon this book while waiting for a couple of friends, who were operating on the Indian Standard Time, to make their grand entry. To find out simgle, including how aingle control cookies, see here: I’d have enjoyed this more when I was one of the single-and-desperate-to-mingle crowds myself. 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. Looking for More Great Reads?
Somewhere a clock is ticking, though as far as Aisha is concerned, it can be cheerfully drowned out by laughter over a champagne brunch. Almost Single is singularly awful: The book makes you believe in real life, that there will never be a perfect day, time, situation, people, and the situations that happen with everyone, and teaches you to take life easy. You are commenting using your WordPress.
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Paperbackpages. Dec 21, Aanchal rated it it was ok. Aingle about half a way, it gave exactly what I was expecting and more and I’m so glad I didn’t put it away. Dec 25, Naughty Kitty rated it it was ok.
We are experiencing technical difficulties. However, when I started, i found this book humorous, witty you can say and of course, wirtten very matter of factly.
Book Review of Almost Single by Advaita Kala
And the girl-meets-boy will never go out of demand. The chemistry between Aisha and Karan is practically non-existent. Discover what to read next. Fun at some parts but majorly predictable.
Despite these gems, towards the end the plot and the people become too superficial. Jun 29, Elysal rated it did not like it. A new publishing phenomenon. Towards the end of the book, Aisha says: Akla also feel that the book articulates,subtly, the fact that there are people who think they are modern but are torn between modernity and tranditions.