Among the Chatterati: The Diary of a Page Three Hack

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Aby was a normal girl. And then an accidenta fatal onemade a society columnist out of her. But it takes a special kind of person to track the lives of the beautiful, the famous and the merely rich. They are the partying setextravagant, bitchy, amoral, and always in your face. You mess with them at your own peril. Dazzled and disoriented, Aby follows overrated designers, narcissistic models, aging beauty queens, second-rung politicians and jealous fellow hacks through five-star Delhi. Somewhere along the line, she becomes a stranger to herselftill heartbreak sets her right again. Almost. Among the Chatterati marks the arrival of a spunky, intelligent and tremendously entertaining voice in Indian fiction. this is an important book. Society journalism is here to stay and a record of its development was long overdue. Gahlaut has done just that through this obviously personal account. Without any apparent agenda, she has written about the Page Three People (PTP) with tongue firmly in cheekalways remembering to take potshots at herself too. The Indian Express Kanika Gahlauts debut novel, Among the Chatteratibowled me over with its spontaneous wit, its caustic irony and its mischievous take on the Delhi chatterati. This roman-a-clef often dispenses with even the formalities of fictional identity, and steps into the realm of faction. Although it is at one level a real page-turner, it also looks deeper and more reflectively at the neuroses and anxieties of the famous and wannabe famous. The desperate narcissism of the partying set makes for topical social comedy. Namita Gokhale, The Times of India This is a book written breathlessly on the speedkeys, an artful ruse by a ruthless young debut writer who has managed to portray an airheads passage through parties she was not born into with self-deprecatory sophistication and endearing cynicism Aby, the hack and main protagonist of Among the Chatterati, is an endearing creature, with her hormones going berserk at the sight of Raghavendra Rathores (renamed Ramendra Pratap Singh) royal chest hair at one party and chilling out with Feroze Varun in a dusk-filled backgarden in verdant Pilibhit The action moves with deft speedhotel rooms of lechy film producers, glitzy dos at megahotels full of inane models and wannabe actresses, exclusive drawing rooms of the self-confessed elite and the Jaipur Polo Ground are all Abys wonderland. Its a fun read Ravi Shankar, India Today.

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Aby was a normal girl. And then an accidenta fatal onemade a society columnist out of her. But it takes a special kind of person to track the lives of the beautiful, the famous and the merely rich. They are the partying setextravagant, bitchy, amoral, and always in your face. You mess with them at your own peril. Dazzled and disoriented, Aby follows overrated designers, narcissistic models, aging beauty queens, second-rung politicians and jealous fellow hacks through five-star Delhi. Somewhere along the line, she becomes a stranger to herselftill heartbreak sets her right again. Almost. Among the Chatterati marks the arrival of a spunky, intelligent and tremendously entertaining voice in Indian fiction. this is an important book. Society journalism is here to stay and a record of its development was long overdue. Gahlaut has done just that through this obviously personal account. Without any apparent agenda, she has written about the Page Three People (PTP) with tongue firmly in cheekalways remembering to take potshots at herself too. The Indian Express Kanika Gahlauts debut novel, Among the Chatteratibowled me over with its spontaneous wit, its caustic irony and its mischievous take on the Delhi chatterati. This roman-a-clef often dispenses with even the formalities of fictional identity, and steps into the realm of faction. Although it is at one level a real page-turner, it also looks deeper and more reflectively at the neuroses and anxieties of the famous and wannabe famous. The desperate narcissism of the partying set makes for topical social comedy. Namita Gokhale, The Times of India This is a book written breathlessly on the speedkeys, an artful ruse by a ruthless young debut writer who has managed to portray an airheads passage through parties she was not born into with self-deprecatory sophistication and endearing cynicism Aby, the hack and main protagonist of Among the Chatterati, is an endearing creature, with her hormones going berserk at the sight of Raghavendra Rathores (renamed Ramendra Pratap Singh) royal chest hair at one party and chilling out with Feroze Varun in a dusk-filled backgarden in verdant Pilibhit The action moves with deft speedhotel rooms of lechy film producers, glitzy dos at megahotels full of inane models and wannabe actresses, exclusive drawing rooms of the self-confessed elite and the Jaipur Polo Ground are all Abys wonderland. Its a fun read Ravi Shankar, India Today.
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Title Among the Chatterati: The Diary of a Page Three Hack Height 178 mm
Kanika Gahlaut Width 111 mm
ISBN-13 9780143028239 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0143028235 Spine Width
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd Pages 240
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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