One Indian Girl

Now I understand why it took me so long to pick up this book and give it a read. Read ahead to know what I thought of it…

One Indian Girl by Chetan Bhagat

As a reader of novels written by Indian authors, you’re bound to pick up one or two (if not more) shitty book along the way.

For me, it was ‘One Indian Girl’ – Poorly written.. no idea what Mr Chetan Bhagat was trying to pull out when he thought of a concept for the book.
Absolutely Rubbish!!

Every writer is bound to hit his lowest point sometime in his writing journey, this is probably C.B’s. Unless of course he does something drastically different in his next novel (if he plans to write more) will he be able to hold on to his popularity as an Indian fictional story writer. His books come more under a ‘Hormonal’ category (if there was anything like that) rather than fiction. Except for hormonal teenagers, I don’t see others picking up his books. His past novels were at least readable but definitely not this. Even cringeworthy would be too good a word to describe this book.

Warning: Read the book at your own RISK

Below is what the book is basically about:

Yes please read the below bullets. Save yourself a few Indian rupees or spend it on something better (Copied the following text from a review I read by a reader (I couldn’t agree more-hence reproduced the same here)

Ambitious studious over-achiever middle class Delhi based girl gets a high paying job at Goldman Sachs NYC.

  • Has sex with the 1st guy she meets there.
  • After 2 years of relationship, both act like dicks.
  • Girl waves feminism flag.
  • Guy doesn’t let go of ego.
  • Breakup.
  • Girl cries , throws her phone away, transfers to Hong Kong.
  • Girl moves to Hong Kong.
  • Has sex on the beach (literally) with her married boss.
  • After 1 year of extramarital affair, guy is cool with it. Girl thinks it isn’t.
  • Girl waves feminism flag.
  • Guy doesn’t let go of ego.
  • Breakup.
  • Girl cries, transfers to London.

Ad break for a shaadi.com commercial. Seriously!

  • Girl plans marriage (arranged) in Goa with a silicon valley IT guy.
  • Stereotype engineer jokes.
  • Exes show up at the wedding with marriage proposal.
  • Girl considers, goes nuts.
  • Drama.
  • Cancels the wedding.
  • Drama.
  • IT guy understands her feelings, lets her go.
  • Girl goes on a world tour.
  • Keeps in touch with the same IT guy with whom she had cancelled her wedding.
  • Starts falling for the IT guy.

The End. 

A terrible… terrible waste of time!!

Mr Chetan Bhagat, do India a favor and stop writing please? 

4 thoughts on “One Indian Girl

    1. I just thought ‘maybe…just maybe’ it could be something different. Only when i got to the end of it…I realized it was such a shitty book.

  1. I am not going to take any such risk!! It sound like a Vikram Bhatt’s movies plot 😛 😛
    I like only one book by CB, Five point someone.
    Rest all are boring.

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