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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

Mr Chetan Bhagat, what really is a Half Girlfriend?

Durga M Sengupta, Hindustan Times   August 05, 2014
First Published: 12:16 IST(5/8/2014) | Last Updated: 10:00 IST(6/8/2014)

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?

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Okay no, we're kidding.


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