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. 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. Is Indian chick-lit there yet? Kiran says no, as she reviews the desi version of Bridget Jones’ Diary – Almost Single by Advaita Kala. Read on.

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The tone is catty, chatty and the story is told in a more confiding, personal tone. Finished reading it finally.

I love books on the Mughal Era, historical or fictionalised accounts on the Taj Mahal are always welcome. Urban Indian women can relate to this dream. You may also like. What inspired you to write Almost Single and when ny you decide to really sit yourself down and start on it? Totally crushing the charm of reading and enjoying a novella. I loved her writing though.

Do you think that U. Dec 13, Pooja Banga rated it liked it. This book represents eight of my hard-earned dollars flushed down the toilet. I read this book through in one sitting – it was the right size and thoroughly engaging. May 26, Utkarsh Bansal rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Aug 18, payal deb rated it it was amazing.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The Indian Bridget Jones, only almowt and funnier! She portrays New Delhi as being as hip and urban songle New York.

Bridget Jones is a good story, but Almost Single is better in a lot of xlmost. Overall, don’t spend your money but if you get a chance, why not pick it up.

Almost Single Reader’s Guide

I personally feel that the author must have got bored writing it so probably, wrapped up the book rather fast and by taking the most logical path to ending the book. 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. Aisha Bathia is an independent year-old single woman living in Sigle Delhi working as a guest relations manager almosg the five-star Grand Orchid Hotel.

Or does she even want to be rescued? The occasional glimpses of typical ‘Dilli ki ladki’ wisdom coupled with well timed hints of humour successfully earn a few brownie points for the book.

Feb 24, Pages. But it’s not working for me. I have a kid sister who is a lawyer from the London School of Economics; I live at home with my parents and a St Bernard.

At 29 she is not supposed to be unmarried. The chemistry between Aisha and Karan is practically non-existent.

The one cultural part that was thoroughly explained was the highlight of the book. Want to Read saving…. The protagonists represent a certain substantial population of present day India. The characters clearly have no peace in life and hence after reading all that I lost my peace. So she has brought western hangovers. To ask other readers questions about Almost Singleplease sign up.


Book Review of “Almost Single” By Advaita Kala | soniareviews

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. The characters needed far more development if I was supposed akla care.

Recommend it for a one time read.

Do you think that Aisha grows throughout the novel? The urban woman picturisation is ofcourse a cliche. Amour becomes a career, a vocation. And for that reason this book sorely disappointed. An easy breezy read of light entertainment. In the early chapters, I didn’t feel this to be a novel in an Indian setting, I felt the characters, basically everything, is too westernized. What has been the reaction of your friends and family to your book?

The dialogues were weak,the characterisation look too uplifted from the popular women drama shows there are almsot gay couple Ric and Nic really.