Almost Single..

19 05 2008

What would you do if a book introduces itself like this?

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 five-stars during my travels; I can name old and new world wines with great élan, and can tell my cheeses apart.I tolerate my job, hate my boss, and bond big-time with my friends, while routinely suffering from umbilical cord whiplash. I don’t really care for my vital stats at the moment, and I don’t have a cute/funny nickname either. Hence this introduction: it stinks, but it sticks. In fact, sometimes I think there should be support groups like the AA out there for people like me…’

I picked it up and finished it at one go! 🙂

Wickedly funny and ironically realistic, Advaita Kala shares a piece of the Carefree and the New Era Single Women with surprising clarity and wit. Aisha Bhatia, the protagonist in the book took me through fits of laughter, as she unwinds the amusing experiences of the stereotypical Cosmopolitan and Independent Women and their relationships. The simple aspects of the modern day match fixing like ladies night outs, breakups, blind dates, matrimonial sites, trade offs, wardrobe hunts, gay friends and the new age parents that are represented in realistic candor would definitely ensure that one has a fun ride.

I loved this book for it depicts the changing trends in relationships in a frothy cheerful manner. It has a fresh writing style with ample insight into the Modern Women lifestyle that elegantly captures the beauty of simple English. A throughly recommended tome for late evening fun read!


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14 responses

19 05 2008
susheel

🙂 So you found another good book to read.

I am presently reading “That thing called Love” By Tuhin Sinha and it seems similar to what you have read, but it tells the story from a male’s perceptive. Though you might find the language a bit rude, it does make the necessary impact and takes you through a roller coster ride of a typical male bachelor’s life.

Sadly my office has blocked users from posting blogs 😦 I have few good blogs but am not able to publish …

Cheers… and enjoy yourself.

19 05 2008
chennairamblings

The introduction almost seems to fit yours tru;y too 🙂
Sounds really interesting, will try and pick it up the next time I am at a shop 😛

19 05 2008
nrsl

@ Susheel Thanks for the suggestion, would pick it up next time.. 🙂
@ CR I have a hunch that you are going to love this book! 🙂

19 05 2008
Vamsi

Who said only girls go through this angst? 🙂

19 05 2008
Rambler

I think I had seen the book on the shelf a couple of times..do you think men may not enjoy the book?

20 05 2008
nrsl

@ Vamsi Nope. I dont think so. I have seen some finest rants from guy’s perspective as well. 🙂
@ Rambler I think guys would love this more. 🙂

20 05 2008
Vamsi

Gaah. My public library here doesn’t carry it. Amazon doesn’t carry it. Guess I have to take your word for it on the book 🙂

21 05 2008
nrsl

@ Vamsi
You can. 🙂 I couldn’t find the ebook online yet. You can always pick it up during your homeland trip. 🙂

14 10 2008
Pinky Shah

This book is really good.. but as it is “MAN’s WORLD” ….still people have the perception that single women is “LEFT OVER PIECE”

12 03 2009
Harpreet

I finished this book “Almost Single” yesterday and i must say it was out of the box and contemporary in nature..but yes some places it lost its hold on me..overall a good book to read and have fun..

26 05 2009
deepti

Hi ,
Any pointers to download the ebook for “Almost Single “?
Another book which I read recently was “For one more day” by Mitch Albom where the character meets his dead mother for one more day . I found it interesting and the author has given hints to prove it a real story….Cant be sure though.

28 11 2009
miny

i just finished reading the very book…though almost 2 yrs after it got published..but i must say it makes for an amazingly hilarious read…the language is precise yet so descriptive..i loved it…waiting for similar great stuff from advaita..

3 05 2010
foedobegovaro

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2 12 2010
Deck Lighting

luxury hotels are always expensive but they offer some very attractive features and packages ;*’

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