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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. Almost Single. Is There Such A Thing As A Perfect Relationship? Advaita Kala No Comments | Write Review. Fiction.

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Know your limits and know what you want in life. I loved the narration, very hilarious but very true. There are tims when you laugh out loud with Aisha and then moments when you’d like to slap her But this instead was about a single urban woman who seems to almosst desperately in search of a man who can validate her existence in almoxt society, which is clearly understandable though she screams hard throughout the novel how independent and confident she is.

Because of the rapid way in oala the concepts of love and courtship are evolvingthe urban woman is facing a fight within herself — between the old values and new ways. The only reason I want to write this review, is to tell how much I hate this book. Suddenly out of nowhere everything falls into place.

Ok No Privacy policy. If you are not in a mood for serious reading, you can enjoy this book for the comical predicaments of its characters and witty humor it is interspersed with. Initially when I picked the book, I thought it would be something like “The Single Woman” by Mandy Hale, where the single woman rediscovers herself.


It moves at interesting pace, and keeps one entertained – commendable for the first book of an author. I am only on the second chapter and reached that months ago. In this amusing though flawed novel, Kala introduces the Bridget Jones of India. I have always written but it has been a very private endeavour, mostly an attempt to make sense of the world around me.

Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe advata this blog and receive singoe of new posts by email. The avvaita offers the idea that a better body, a better wardrobe, a better job, a better man are not yet out of reach. For one, I almmost not sure how to characterize this book.

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But it’s not working for me. There always is a fine line between modernism and traditional values that is well portrayed by Advaita. Very possible situations, relatable characters and real reactions to situations – everything we or a friend may have experienced or heard of – in a delightful package.

It still showed some spark in pockets until I came to the last two capters of the book.

Disclaimer All Book Quotes takes part in affiliate programs. How did you go about wr So she has brought western hangovers. I am a hotelier by profession and have worked and studied in India and abroad. There is no freshness to the book. I would’ve liked to see more of Anushka too – but her story did progress, which was satisfactory.


Preview — Almost Single by Advaita Kala. It means some links on the site are affiliate. Wearing modern clothes, smoking and drinking are not signs of modernity. It works just the reverse for women. The characterization lacked depth and was bearable only to a certain extent.

Then it, kind of, became predictable and boring. Aisha is Bridget Jones in a sari.

Sep 02, Punit Sahani rated it really liked it. Books by Advaita Kala.

Book Review of Almost Single by Advaita Kala

All the more difficult to choose one from umpteen ectypes. Originally published in India, much of the book was lost in translation or more accurately, not translated at all. Bridget Jones is a good story, but Almost Single is better in a lot of ways. Also, there’s the fact that the book is fast paced.

Of the three, Anushka being a divorcee happens to be the most sensible one helping out the other simgle with their perfect makeovers and being a shoulder to cry on during their lows ‘Ugh! Inspired by Your Browsing History.

This book represents eight of my hard-earned dollars flushed down the toilet.

What inspired you to write Almost Single and when did you decide to really sit yourself down and start on it?