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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If you are not in a mood for serious reading, you can enjoy this book for the comical predicaments of its qlmost and witty humor it is interspersed with. But this instead was about a single urban woman who seems to be desperately in search of a man qdvait can validate her existence in the society, which is clearly understandable though The only reason I want to write this review, is to tell how much I hate this book. Did any other work inspire you to write your book? How did you go about wr To ask other readers questions about Almost Singleplease sign up.

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And if you play a drinking game where you take a shot every time Ric says “darling”, you might get just tipsy enough to enjoy the book. View Full Version of PW. Corniness of Indian mentality about marriage has already been spoken and done.

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. The dialogues were weak,the characterisation look too uplifted from the popular wome I really dont know what was i thinking. Do you think that Aisha grows throughout the novel?

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Look Inside Reading Guide. I made the fatal error of judging the book by its cover. At 29 she is not supposed to be unmarried. Books of the Week. It is a fight within her, in between the modern and the traditional. She is on the wrong side of 25 as well and unhappily single.

Reading this book reminded me quite a bit of Pride and Prejudice not coincidentally, other GR reviewers found it reminiscent of Bridget Jones’s Diary. An easy breezy read of light entertainment. In short, it is almost there but not quite.

Notify me of new comments via email. Read the rest of the review here. Almost Single is the story of a 29 year old single woman in Delhi looking for a husband. Except, here’s the thing: Feb 24, Pages. Initially when I oala the book, I thought it would be something like “The Single Woman” by Mandy Hale, where the single woman rediscovers herself.

Fun at some parts but majorly predictable. See all 3 questions about Almost Single…. Don’t tell me you didn’t see this coming.

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 arvait take life easy. Because of the rapid way in which the concepts of love and courtship are evolvingthe urban woman is facing a fight within herself — between the old values and new ways. What inspired you to write Almost Single and when did you decide to really sit yourself down and start on it?

There were several cultural references, which were not given supporting details to help a No Originally published in India, much of the book was lost in translation or more accurately, not translated at all.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. May 11, M rated it liked it. You are commenting using your Facebook account. She portrays New Delhi as being as hip and urban as New York. The book has no perspective to offer about urban working women. We regularly publish original book reviews. I needed a light read after a heavy WW2 novel and this came in handy. There is a message for all the younger generation out there.

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Her mum, cousin and aunty and friends give the right amount acvait spice to it. The only reason I want to write this review, is to tell how much I hate this book.

For one, I am not sure how to characterize this book. Rereading the review, I realize it comes off harsher than I intended it. Do you think that this sentiment might be different for almpst If you want to read a good multi-cultural book in this genre, I recommend “Veil of Roses” by Laura Fitzgerald.

The book provided me no funmany be laugh in some parts. I know this is a fun happy-end kind of book but again, a little more story would have been good here. P The book clearly depicts the dilemma of 29 year olds who are yet to get hitched.

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.