Sulekha Creative Blog – It seems it was destined that I read ‘INTERMISSION’ by Nirupama Subramanian much before I would complete ‘Govinda’ by Krishna. My review on the book by Nirupama Subramaniam – Intermission. Smita recommended this book on my review of the Author’s first book. Varun, lives a ordered, boring, not-so-happily married life with his wife.
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I am trying to keep up my promise to self by posting another book review this week. Two reasons behind it — A Lately I have kind of lost the motivation to read books, this will help me finish at least one every week.
Which by the way, has gone back to its usual self today. I started again, sorry!
Set in Gurgaon, the dazzling face of modernity in India, Intermission takes us into the lives of Varun and Gayatri Sarin, not-so-happily married corporate couple with a typically NRI problem: Varun is pleased to be back and running his own business; Gayatri yearns for her friends and her life in the US subramqnian dislikes the transparently divisive society she has been flung back into.
From inquisitive in-laws and absconding staff to potholes and pigs on the roads, there is a new difficulty to be tackled every day. Not to mention a teenage son with raging hormones.
Writing – Nirupama Subramanian
Then Varun meets Sweety, young mother — of — twins, who is living her dream of life in a nuclear family, and everything changes. For him, for Sweety, and insidiously, for everyone around them.
This book, like most of the other Indian fiction work, is based on complicated urban relationships and adultery. I have read so many of them by now to predict how its gonna end.
This book was given to me by a friend who was clearing out her junk. The storyline is not that bad actually.
It showcases the dilemmas of a modern couple who has lived in the US for 15 years and then come back to settle in Gurgaon, India. How they deal with the lifestyle change untermission how it drifts them apart from each other, it is quite interesting to read through. The main protagonist of the story Varun, is a middle aged man who falls for subrakanian young and vibrant woman, Sweety.
Nothing new in that! But he eventually comes very close to divorce his wife and marry Sweety. She gets married at young age and as happens in most of the arranged marriages in India, devotes her life to her husband and new family.
Varun brings in new adventures in her life and she gets tempted for a life with nrupama.
Intermission – by Nirupama Subramaniam | Book review
Its interesting to see that transformation into her life and thought process. The conversation among the rich trophy wives was kind of boring and I skipped the paragraphs entirely.
The narration is slow at times, and quickly moves to a speedy one on the next page. So I felt it is a bit out of sync.
INTERMISSION by Nirupama Subramanian | Sulekha Creative
I enjoyed reading the book, subramankan it was predictive at most places. But then I would blame it to the other books of the Indian fiction genre where the ending is almost always the same. So for me the connection was strong. Your email address will not be published.
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