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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The chemistry between Aisha and Karan is practically non-existent. It is nearer to reality, far away from the likes of Mills and Boon. I need to disconnect and feel that urge within me to start writing again, some sort of trigger. Humor is a strong point in chick lit. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Apr 09, Borntobepurple rated it did not like it. But if you’re looking for a look at the Indian culture’s treatment of marriage, even Chetan Bhagat’s 2 States would be a better pick.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Do you think that this sentiment might be different for men? Stay in Touch Sign up. They all look like clones of their western counterparts. Agreed, the language is simple and easy and pretty standard, it does nothing more to engage the reader.
Despite these gems, towards the end the plot and the people become too superficial. 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.
A new publishing phenomenon. I started to read and kept on saying such a bad rip off of Bridget jones.
Her mum, cousin and aunty and friends give the r The Indian Bridget Jones, only wittier and funnier! Learn More About Almost Single print. She bumps in to a cute guy, obviously in an inept situation, who eventually is her prince charming. Humor was lame and the story quite predictable. The idea for Almost Single germinated as a result of sinfle of the experiences wingle surrounded me.
Oct 21, Annie Grace rated it did not like it. There are so many quips per page that even though only around a Almost Single is the story of a 29 year old single woman in Delhi looking for a husband. Apparently, gay men drool over every hot guy they come across. In true Bollywood style. If you want to read a good multi-cultural book in this genre, I recommend “Veil of Roses” by Laura Fitzgerald. I kid around sometimes saying that I have the strongest sales force because I have friends all over the country and they are totally tracking the book.
I had a tough time trying to keep my eyes open on this one.
You have the Mrs Bennet kind of mother who treats her daughter’s marital status as her single biggest failure, pun intended. There cant be any spoilers cuz the plot is very predictable. Or does she even want to be rescued? This book represents eight of my hard-earned dollars flushed down the toilet. From the Trade Paperback edition. I also feel that the book bt, the fact that there are people who think they are modern but are torn between modernity and tranditions. Jun 25, Sangeeta rated it it was ok.
Jan 23, Readingmakesmecalm rated it bt it. Yet when the handsomely chiseled Karan Verma arrives from New York, Aisha experiences an unexpected vy adjustment.
I love books on the Mughal Era, historical or fictionalised accounts on the Taj Mahal are always welcome.
Almost Single Reader’s Guide
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I saw my enthusiasm dwindling down a bit advaiga the first half of the book. All the more difficult to choose one from umpteen ectypes. The characters clearly have no peace in life and hence after reading all that I lost my peace.
The novel offers the idea that a better body, a better wardrobe, a better job, a sungle man are not yet out of reach.
Read it Forward Read it first. Now coming to the last bit, why i said a morale booster, ‘initially’, in the first place.
Almost Single by Advaita Kala
And people who’ve barely started to enjoy each other’s company fall madly in love with each other, skipping all the steps in between.
I wish Avvaita had never picked this one up. It is funny in bits and parts. While the romance scenes are not very tense or romantic, Kala hits a bull’s-eye with the situations Bathia and her cohorts finds themselves in.
Do not expect it to enrich your empty hours. B was not sent – check your email addresses! Almost Single – a common state of flux for many Indian twenty-somethings. From the Trade Paperback edition. The protagonist, Aisha Bhatia is 29, single that’s a capital crime over here in South Asia belongs to a new breed of women who are trying to draw balance between their 5-star In the early chapters, I didn’t feel this to be a novel in an Adgaita setting, I felt the characters, basically everything, is too westernized.