Monday, October 17, 2016

One Indian Girl !!!! - Chetan Bhagat

With due respect to the author of the  book, One Indian Girl, I have strong questions to all the women who had given inputs to the author + the author himself as he wrote the book.

What is the idea of the book?? Is it one of these ?:

  • -Women can't be intelligent enough to judge a man.
  • -Women who study well, are intelligent and make it to the top of a career cannot have self-control
  • -Women can be easily bought with a few nice words, lots of drinks, and great food.
  • -A "Please come in" invite to a man from a woman is more than just the living room.
  • -A woman who is career-minded can never be a good wife, mother, and daughter
  • -Appreciate a woman's look and she will definitely fall for a man.

I am sure you are wondering what this is all about. The story line of the famous Author, Chetan Bhagat's latest book "One Indian Girl" is quite easy to understand.

A moderately pretty looking young woman Radhika makes it to the world's most prestigious jobs outside India and climbs up the ladder, travels places, with success ticks wherever she goes, because she is smart at work. Blame it on the inferiority complex she grew up with or the loneliness that comes with being successful and being on the highest rung of the ladder, she has two "taken for granted" love affairs and is left alone for many typical reasons-reasons typical of any romantic relationship that doesn't get as far as marriage. At this point in time, the parents decide to find a suitor for Radhika and a destination wedding is arranged in Goa with Brijesh, another successful techie working in America. Whether they get married or not is for you to find out at the end of read. For all the efforts Chetan has taken to write this book am not telling the complete story.

Now, for the plus :

  • Chetan's arrangement of the cards of events in the story is good. A flashback, a reality, a flash back, and a reality in order was a grand move.
  • This book can help anyone who wants to get out of a complicated relationship.
  • He has advocated for women in some places and stood by for their strength, courage, and achievements etc.
  • The girl Radhika made a smart move, or so it seems. I don't know really because the story doesn't seem suggestive.

Sadly there is a major minus in the book that curbs all the plus points:

Anyone in this world should know the importance of a closed door and a curtain. These things exist dear women, who gave inputs to the author. If it is all an imagination, then I have more serious questions like why isn't there a censor board sometimes for publications!!!!

  • A beauty parlor has a closed doors means please stay outside in every sense!!!! 
  • A bedroom has a closed door means just the same!!!! 
  • Please run a search for banned words in your book. Mark all the censored words with stars please!!!!

Why give entries to these places?? What happens inside is strictly none of any one's business except the involved parties! There is so much talk about privacy today and where did it all vanish in describing the life of a successful lady working in one of the top investment banks in the world??!!!!

As an aside, any commoner, a man especially may take it serious and never think of marrying someone working in a top position in any organization. If your name is Radhika, and you have a job offer in the said company, please consider changing your name in the gazette, because people are not going to give you decent greetings!!!! As much as I liked the character Radhika Mehta in the book, I wished every time, she thought clearly, more clearly!!!! It is lonely at the top does not mean the top floor is empty or the brain has gone for a vacation!!! Books like this reassure that women who are successful are not even anywhere close to character!!!! That is plain disgusting, dear people!!!!

I know a lot of successful women in my circle who are doing a lot for their family, the society, for self and stay within the protocol and limits that each woman has been brought up with!!!! Every single woman you know of, knows that there are protocols in life that she would have to abide by if she is serious about any relationship, romantic or platonic!!! And please for heaven's sake, do not judge woman by her career, her money, her looks just because you cannot handle smart women!!!!! Agreed they need to think about how to maintain a balance between home and work, spouse and boss, and many more contra-indications that any job comes with!!!! But that is for them to figure out and they will.

WE WOMEN WILL KNOW TO HANDLE IT BETTER. Definitely this author could have given a lot of importance to Radhika as a person handling situations more wise and nice.. Goof ups happen but not every time!!!!! This book to me seemed to suggest that women are incapable of handling men!!! On a lighter note, yes, men are difficult and ridiculous, but what makes anyone think that we women are useless in dealing with life?!!!!

Dearest author Chetan Baghat, I respect you, your thoughts and your writing, which is why I bought the book. It may be a fun read for a college goer, but not for the wider audience. And the story is NOT FUNNY when it comes to love and marriage!!! At least in India. So, please write for Indian Audience and teach them to be broad minded alright but sane in every way!!!! THANKS a BUNCH!!!

I am looking forward to the next book of yours, hoping it will be a decent read with a very good message. Thank you. If this book is going to be made into a movie, it will click but remember to tell the director about the closed doors and to draw up the curtains wherever necessary to get a U rating!!!

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