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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Look at this book a little differently. 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. Relatable for any young indian girl.

The chemistry between the main couple was non existent. 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 market ;- ].

Because of the rapid way in which the concepts of love and courtship are evolvingthe urban woman is facing a fight within herself lamost between the old values and new ways. Aisha hates her job, hates her boss, hates exercising, advqita draping sarees, loves her friends, loves gossiping, loves to drink and eat and when she is not doing that, she is looking for true love. The whole booked is loaded with cliche’s.

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About Almost Single In a city where old is meeting new, daughters are surprising mothers, adbaita 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.

Single women with aspirations, dreams and major confusion. What has been the reaction of your friends and family to your book? Dec 13, Pooja Banga rated it liked it.

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Amour becomes a career, a vocation. Except here, once the prejudice part is done, the book often forgets to overturn that prejudice. Please try again later. Paperbackpages. I loved the narration, very hilarious but very true. 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.

I looked at some online reviews of the book. Mar 28, Resham Tharani rated it it was ok. It reminded me not to judge a book by its cover.

Aisha Bathia is an independent year-old single woman living in New Delhi working as a guest relations manager at the five-star Grand Orchid Hotel. Rereading the review, I realize it comes off harsher than I intended it. How much of your work has been inspired by your own life and experiences? There are tims when you laugh out loud with Aisha and then moments when you’d like to slap her A ten on ten in the humour department Phew!

Sex, booze, boyfriends, virginity, arranged marriage, interfering parents — urban Indian women can relate to all these. What kind of books do you like to read? But then, I do not know any hard-partying, pagetype people. The characters clearly have no peace in life and hence after reading all that I lost my peace. Feb 05, Komal Mehta rated it really liked it Shelves: But about half a way, it gave exactly what I was expecting and more and I’m so glad I didn’t put it away.


There’s some wit in here. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Thus she waits for that perfect man …. Any comparison to Bridget Jones is a terrible insult to that book’s author. They want everything and question everything. singpe

Learn More About Almost Single print. There were several cultural references, which were not given supporting details to help a Non-native to India understand. I’d really recommend to read it, especially as a light summer read.

I mean, it is a light read.

Book Review | Almost Single by Advaita Kala

Jul 03, Shubhangi Dongre rated it it was amazing. The advzita way in which the concepts of love and courtship are evolving and continue to do so.

You can get so desperate to reach the end of the story that you conveniently skip a sinfle of chapters. It was a case of trying too hard to be funny but falling flat on the face kind of thing.