The Red Carpet
Wry humor and a delicious grasp of the friction between generations in Bangalore are the hallmarks of Lavanya Sankaranís fresh, deeply nuanced debut collection. ďA potpourri of beggars and billionaires and determinedly laid-back ways,Ē Bangalore, Indiaís own Silicon Valley, is a crucible for prosperity, and at the chaotic crossroads between past and present. Here, American-trained professionals like Tara return to their old-fashioned families with heads full of Quentin Tarantino dialogue; a successful entrepreneur is shaken when his partner suddenly reneges on their plan to return to America; a traditional Indian mother slyly circumvents her Western-educated daughterís resistance to marriage; a neighborhood gossip is determined to discover what goes on behind the closed curtains of the hip young couple across the street; a chauffeur must reconcile his more orthodox credos with his employerís miniskirt lifestyle.
Witty, affectionate, and wonderfully wise, Lavanya Sankaranís first collection attests to her remarkable literary talent.
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Review: The Red Carpet: Bangalore StoriesUser Review - Neha - Goodreads
Bangalore.. a growing metropolitan city - already ahead of Chennai and Kolkata and now threatening the big cities of Mumbai and Delhi. It probably has its own history and past like all the others but ... Read full review
Review: The Red Carpet: Bangalore StoriesUser Review - Mradul - Goodreads
I've had mixed feeling for this book. The stories revolves around Bangalore itself. The thing which bothers me is that there is nothing new for the Indian readers. Although writer had nicely created ... Read full review
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