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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Paperbackpages. There were, however, two points that I really didn’t like – siingle considering that it was only a chic-flic: Jan 23, Readingmakesmecalm rated it liked it.
The second one, Misha, oh I can so totally relate to her, coz she too is vertically challenged like me and suffers from the ‘high-heels-complete-the-look’ syndrome.
I started to read and kept on saying such a bad rip off of Bridget jones. There are several instances in the book which make you crack up with laughter because you can actually imagine yourself in that situation and can understand why the characters react in a certain manner.
Speaking of characters, at first it seems like everyone other than the protagonist is a caricature.
How do you think that Aisha and her friends reflect this statement? The chemistry between the main couple was non existent.
Not much of a story line in this book and the it ended as if the writer ran out of pages. Think about things that would truly make you happy, and content with your self first and then with the kidn of life you have. There really is quite a bit of fun to be had in here.
A ten on ten in the humour department but not quite satisfied with the content.
If you are not in a mood for serious reading, you can enjoy this book for the comical predicaments of its characters and witty humor it is interspersed with. I felt no Indian vibes other than the names, places and the nosy relations. The love story isnt captivating. May 11, M rated it liked it.
Almost Single by Advaita Kala
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Her mum, cousin almsot aunty and friends give the r The Indian Bridget Jones, only wittier and funnier!
Jun 25, Sangeeta rated it jala was ok. Not losing hope about getting hitched but at the same time staying perfectly happy and enjoying their singledom. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Aisha is Bridget Jones in a sari.
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. Also, there’s the fact that the book aingle fast paced. The best parts are the emotional and societal events in a 29 year old single, surviving alone, pressured with a high profile, higher expectant job title, with a f This book is a complete hilarious with loads of kalaa factor.
This review first published on Oh Just Books. There is no freshness to the book. Did any other work inspire you to write your book? By end of it just glaned through pages to read to end. It includes themes of female experiences — love, longing, courtship, marriage, work, wardrobe woes, calorie calamities, bitchy bosses, and fashion. From my personal sinfle, I have to disagree with all these exalting statements. Learn More About Almost Single print.
So all the ‘almost singles’ who were pumping with joy while reading the book and feeling all good about themselves get hit by the reality, in their face when Aisha, the protagonist, the ugly, large framed, 29 year old, finally gets hitched with an Amrika return, alomst, drop dead gorgeous, millionaire. The tone is catty, chatty and the story is told in a more confiding, advaia tone.
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Why do you think that it might be more culturally acceptable for Americans to marry later? But if you’re looking advaitz a look at the Indian culture’s treatment of marriage, even Chetan Bhagat’s 2 States would be a better pick. Story doesn’t stay with you. Her mother is forever calling her and nagging her about the marriage prospects that she keeps declining. Apr 24, Nicole rated it it was ok Shelves: This ended up being just another chic-lit with nothing great in the offering.
Read the rest of the review here. Originally published in India, much of the book was lost in translation or more accurately, not translated at all.