Mr Chetan Bhagat, what really is a Half Girlfriend?

  • Durga M Sengupta, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Aug 06, 2014 10:00 IST

If there is one thing Chetan 'India's Biggest Storyteller' Bhagat has achieved this morning, it's the buzz around the title (and the synopsis, come on!) of his next book-that-will-surely-be-a-movie following a full page ad in a national daily.

So, what really is a half girlfriend? Is it a bird, a plane, or a Twitter trend meant to be?

Before we explore the possibilities, a quick flash back (no, don't run!) of Half Girlfiend's (now famous) cover and synopsis that deeply confused us.

Now let us deconstruct, shall we?

1. A half girlfriend could be something that brings together other literary halves. You know, like a missing puzzle?

2. Or pure genius of a sadistic writer.

3. An 'Indian culture' edition to the concept of a girlfriend?

And them 'adorable' Bollywood-ishtyle stalkers.

4. That the girlfriend isn't a biological female.

5. That the other half will appear in the next book! PRE-ORDER NOW! *cough*

Of course, this could happen too.

6. A reference to the age old glass that's half full-half empty.

7. A marketing strategy to make his reader buy two books a time! (You don't say)

8. A mathematical puzzle!

9. A half explanation (because pictures speak louder than words)

10. A nonsensical literary masterpiece. Remember jabberwocky from Alice in Wonderland?





Okay no, we're kidding.

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