My name is Aisha Bhatia, I am twenty-nine years old and single. I work as a Guest Relations Manager at the Grand Orchid Hotel. I dine at luxury hotels and stay. 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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At the end of the novel, Aisha is chagrined because her friends are moving on. Write a product review. I 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.
The story is light, fluffy, heartwarming, witty and funny. Feb 11, Akanksha rated it liked it. There were, however, two points arvaita I really didn’t like – always considering that it was akmost a chic-flic: Overall, don’t spend your money but if you get a chance, why not pick it up.
The love story isnt captivating.
Lists with This Book. This book is a complete hilarious with loads of fun factor. In what ways does it differ? 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.
The job seems fabulous, but in reality the hours are bad and so is the pay. And for that reason this book sorely disappointed.
Mar 31, Samir Dhond rated it liked it. Aisha is Bridget Jones in a sari.
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 kkala.
Thus she waits for that perfect man …. I would’ve liked to see more of Anushka too – but her story did progress, which was satisfactory. Not Enabled Word Wise: I personally very much enjoyed this book, though it was an obligatory course reading. Visit our Help Pages. The book has no perspective to offer about urban working women. The “relationship facts” seem a collection of cliches to me, and none of the single, working, nearing ladies I know are like the characters in this book – they are too busy struggling to manage the demands of jobs, single-living, and parental pressures, to go partying every night.
Book Review | Almost Single by Advaita Kala
Sex, booze, boyfriends, virginity, arranged marriage, interfering parents — urban Indian women can relate to all these. The tone is catty, chatty and the story is told in a more confiding, personal tone. About Almost Single In a city where old is meeting new, daughters are surprising mothers, and 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.
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. A ten on ten in the humour department but not quite satisfied with the content. Fun at some parts but majorly predictable. 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.
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.
Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The Indian Bridget Jones, only wittier and funnier! Wearing modern clothes, smoking and drinking are not signs of modernity. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.
Book Review of Almost Single by Advaita Kala
Mar 22, Sonia rated it it was ok Shelves: I siingle to read and kept on saying such a bad rip off of Bridget jones. The chemistry between the main couple was non existent. Almost Single Amazon Paperback: Towards the end of the book, Aisha says: