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 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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There is a message for all the younger generation out there. A lot of friends getting married, divorced, having kids, and in all the whirlwind, some of us are single. advaota

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almoxt I have always written but it has been a very private endeavour, mostly an attempt to make sense of the world around me. Looking for More Great Reads? Almost Single is singularly awful: All the more difficult to choose one from umpteen ectypes. I felt no Indian vibes other than the names, places and the nosy relations.

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. Jul 03, Shubhangi Dongre rated it it was amazing.

See all 12 reviews. Almost Single by Advaita Kala. 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.

Speaking of characters, at first it seems like everyone other than the protagonist is a caricature. Everytime find it interesting 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.


In this amusing though flawed novel, Kala introduces the Bridget Jones of India. Return to Book Page. It’s been a really long time since I read a chick lit I’ve kinda lost appetite for them. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Refresh and try again. Then it, kind of, became predictable and boring. In what ways does she follow what her culture expects of her, and in what ways does she defy it? I just did not like the way the book ended. I imagine it was a good read in the original language, but it was a waste of my time.

The characters clearly have no peace in life and hence after reading all that I lost my peace. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Why do you think that it might be more culturally acceptable for Americans to marry later? The other character “misha” is in search of an “NRI” husband who can get her some value in the society and does everything she can to get one.

What has been the reaction of your friends and family to your book? I adore Indian novelists, I really do, and the blurb of this one made me feel it would be a fun, engaging chick lit. Wearing modern clothes, smoking and drinking are not signs of modernity.

Most of the parts are very predictable and we have seen and read ziliion times. Story doesn’t stay with you.

Book Review | Almost Single by Advaita Kala

Zlmost third friend Anushka is a product of 21 st century. About Almost Single 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.

Think about things that would truly make you happy, and content with xingle self first and then with the kidn of life you have. There are tims when you laugh out loud with Aisha and then moments when you’d like to slap her So she has brought western hangovers.


The only reason why I finished reading this book was because I had started reading it. Almost Single is the story of a 29 year old single woman in Delhi looking for a husband. 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. Perhaps I would liken it most to what we call a ‘masala’ movie: The rapid way in which the concepts of love and courtship are evolving and continue to do so.

Sep 02, Punit Sahani rated it really liked it. I felt the book dragged its feet so to speak I took this book up for reading rather hesitantly.

A ten on ten in the humour department Phew! I started to read and kept on saying such a bad rip off of Bridget jones. With a plethora of disappointing chick lit novels out there, Kala achieves what many cannot—she makes her readers laugh aloud.

Book Review of Almost Single by Advaita Kala

This is her first novel. 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. Some conversations were entirely in Hindi I think and not translated. Maybe it’s my Western perspective and the confrontation with a foreign culture. From the Trade Paperback edition.