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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Almost Single by Advaita Kala

Overall, don’t spend your money but if you get a chance, why not pick it up. Savvy, sexy, and unforgettable, Almost Single tackles the loving, exasperating tug-of-war between mothers and daughters, traditional customs and contemporary romance—and what happens when a modern Indian woman is caught in the middle.

The book makes you believe in real life, that there will never be a perfect day, time, situation, people, and the situations that happen with everyone, and teaches you to take life easy. And worst of all, you have the gay best friends who are everything you expect them to be if you’ve seen enough mainstream Bollywood.

I loved her writing though. I also read lots of biographies, I am a bit of a history enthusiast. Looking for More Great Reads? You may sure pick this one only to while away a lazy Sunday afternoon or kill in-flight time. 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.

Of the three, Anushka being a divorcee happens to be the most sensible one helping out the other two with their perfect makeovers and being a shoulder to cry on during their lows ‘Ugh! An easy breezy read of light entertainment. There is Misha who escaped from a small town and her parents to enjoy the independent life in Delhi and whose sole aim in life is to snag the perfect NRI for herself.


Fancy, Funny, Chic, and off course bitchy. To ask other readers questions about Almost Singleplease sign up.

Yet when the handsomely chiseled Karan Verma arrives from New York, Aisha experiences an unexpected attitude adjustment.

wlmost From the Trade Paperback edition. But this instead was about a single urban woman who seems to be desperately in search of a man who can validate her existence in the society, which is clearly understandable though she screams hard throughout the novel how independent and confident she is. Look For Search for: Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

The other character “misha” is in search of an “NRI” husband who can get her some value afvait the society and does everything she can to get one.

Mar 22, Sonia rated it it was ok Shelves: Now coming to the last bit, why i said a morale booster, ‘initially’, in the first place.

Book Review | Almost Single by Advaita Kala

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The inner struggle is apparent and is something the generation today can totally relate to. The novel is for a niche audience — the urbane urban ones who constitute the Multiplex audience.

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Aug 18, payal deb rated it it was amazing. Also, I am still confused about the title. But then, I do not know any hard-partying, pagetype people. Do you think that this sentiment might be different for men? Sep 02, Punit Sahani rated it really liked it.

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It is nearer to reality, far away from the likes of Mills and Boon. Bridget Jones has her diary, Carrie Bradshaw has her newspaper column, but what does Aisha Bhatia have?

To see what ,ala friends thought of this book, please sign up. From my personal experience, I have to disagree with all these exalting statements.

Almost Single by Advaita Kala – Reading Guide – : Books

They all look like clones of their western counterparts. May 26, Utkarsh Bansal rated it it was ok Recommends it for: There were, however, two points that I really didn’t like – always considering that it was only a chic-flic: Do you defy what your culture expects of you in any ways? Perhaps I would liken it most to what we call a ‘masala’ siingle Yet when the handsomely chiseled Karan Verma arrives from New York, Aisha experiences an unexpected attitude adjustment.

A ten on ten in the humour department but not quite satisfied with the content. Definitely a light read but don’t expect too much in terms of story line.