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'Almost Single'

india Updated: May 21, 2012 15:13 IST
Deepti Kaul
Deepti Kaul
Hindustan Times
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Almost Single
Advaita Kala
Publisher: Hapercollins

The young lot of writers is creating a strong niche of readers as they have caught the right pulse of their target audience by picking the characters and incidents from the real life experiences, which one can relate to. So, the USP of this book Almost Single is that its been written by one of those young writers.

Debutant writer Advaita Kala, an ex-hotelier has exploited her hotel experience for good, as the description of Sunday brunches, gay soirées, night outs at clubs discussed in the book creates an exact image of the scene in a reader's mind.

The book Almost Single highlights the life of today's single women, who are independent and are surviving on their own in an urban jungle.

The narrator and the protagonist Aisha Bhatia's character is a guest relation officer in a five star hotel, who tolerates her job, hates her boss and bonds big time with her friends.

Aisha is living alone in Delhi and has two school time buddies Misha and Aunshka and two gay friends Ric and Mic. Three of them being single (Aunshka is a divorcee) are looking for rich and a genuine lover, so there are many sexual encounters, breakups, patch ups and fixers.

How Aisha meets her lover, has embarrassing moments and finally gets hooked is an interesting journey. Humour has been created from the daily life of corporate world, slang usage and one-liners add to it.

Though the book has its funny Bollywood type moments but it's a reader's delight.