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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All in all, a almowt version of Sex and the city, except the city isn’t New York but New Delhi, and the lustful, fun filled escapades of three dilli chicks makes ‘Almost Single’ a fun read.
It includes themes wlmost female experiences — love, longing, courtship, marriage, work, wardrobe woes, calorie calamities, bitchy bosses, and fashion. Totally crushing the charm of reading and enjoying a novella. I found myself continuously giggling, every time I picked it up – in metro, bus, home, – or put it down – while working, talking, bathing, eating, and all!
It’s a satire about the pressures on women to make themselves presentable and get married as early as possible, to as rich a man as possible.
I’d really recommend to read it, especially as a light summer read.
Book Review of Almost Single by Advaita Kala
You have the girl who can’t think about anything except advajt and strategies to find a husband. Feb 24, Pages Buy. The Best Books of Agreed, the language is simple and easy and pretty standard, it does nothing more to engage the reader. More accurately, it’s a novel that has one joke about how absurd all of this is and expects it to be funny for pages.
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But there is no freshness in the dialogues and neither in the story line. Despite these gems, towards the end the plot and the people become too superficial. Every month, possibly for half the month, I am out of town.
Perhaps I would liken it most to what we call a ‘masala’ movie: At 29 she is not supposed to be unmarried.
Those who really like its first few pages. I loved Misha – well written, with real issues and endearing foibles. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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, sophisticated, drop dead gorgeous, millionaire.
I needed a light read after a heavy WW2 novel and this came in handy. But Bathia has her eye on only one man, Karan Verma, the handsome investment banker from New York, even though as things move along she begins to question exactly what she is looking for.
Do you think that this sentiment might be different for men?
An easy breezy read of light entertainment. But it’s not working for me.
I felt the book dragged its feet so to speak from the time Gucci Mamma appears on the scene. But one day at her hotel, in walks Karan Verma, a sexy investment banker from the Big Apple. Be a good Samaritan: One of them is getting divorced, and the other two are desperately looking for a good matrimonial catch [before they hit the expiry date from the marriage wingle ;- ].
She is on the wrong side of 25 as well and unhappily single. Yet when the handsomely chiseled Karan Verma arrives from New York, Aisha experiences an unexpected attitude adjustment.
Almost Single Reader’s Guide
Sex, booze, boyfriends, virginity, arranged marriage, interfering parents — urban Indian women can relate to all these. The author seems to treat feelings and dilemmas with so little weight, they lose all impact.
Oct 21, Annie Grace rated it did not like it. What kind of books do you like to read? advaitt
Apart from the conventional saga, one thing that stands out is the ideology of the protagonists. Stay in Touch Sign up. It is funny in bits and parts.
She bumps in to a cute guy, obviously in an inept situation, who eventually is her prince charming. The plot and people became way too superficial towards the end, making the climax a bit abrupt and chaotic. Yet when the handsomely chiseled Karan Verma arrives from New York, Aisha experiences an unexpected attitude adjustment.