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Almost Single is a chick lit novel written by Advaita Kala. It follows the lives of single Aisha Bhatia and her two friends and their search for matrimony. With all three being 'on the wrong side of thirty', meaning that they aren't married and nearing thirty, Almost Single shows the state of unmarried women in India. This novel is Kala's first, and has readers laughing all the way through.[1] In its own way, it touches the many ways in which ordinary people face challenges.[2] It is extremely lighthearted, and Kala's style is easy to follow.

Kala chose to steer away from stereotypes of women, where they are driven only by a single goal, beauty. Aisha, Misha and Anushka have bad habits, and Aisha is overweight. Kala feels that on-screen objectification of people will change, but only after a very long wait.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Aisha Bhatia and Misha are searching for prospective bridegrooms and have just registered on a matrimony website. Their close friend Anushka is newly single, and unhappy with her ex-husband for sending the goons to her house, to get back his car. They take revenge on him by rolling his car with toilet paper. In this process, Aisha catches sight of a handsome man while she runs away.

The next morning, she sees him again in his room in the hotel. She in fact sees him naked, and is immediately scared that he may complain and she may get fired, as this is the hotel she is working in.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Fiction Book Review: Almost Single by Advaita Kala, Author, Advaita, Author . Bantam $12 (288p) ISBN 978-0-553-38610-3". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2017-06-18.
  2. "7 Indian books that deserve to be turned into web series". Retrieved 2017-06-18.

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