One Indian Girl by Chetan Bhagat

One Indian Girl

Hi, I'm Radhika Mehta and I'm getting married this week. I work at Goldman Sachs, an investment bank. Thank you for reading my story. However, let me warn you.You may not like me too much. One, I make a lot of money. Two, I have an opinion on everything. Three, I have had a boyfriend before. OK, maybe two.Now if all this was the case with a guy, one might be cool with it. But since I am a girl these three things I mentioned don’t really make me...

Details One Indian Girl

TitleOne Indian Girl
Release DateOct 1st, 2016
PublisherRupa Publications India
GenreFiction, Romance, Asian Literature, Indian Literature, Cultural, India, Contemporary

Reviews One Indian Girl

  • Anish Kohli
    “Someone like me, whose breasts aren’t the size of footballs, as PUNJABI men prefer.” Chetan says.Well, there's another thing PUNJABI men prefer, PICKING FIGHTS and knocking out TEETH. On behalf of them, I’m here to PICK a bloody BATTLE with you Mr. Chetan Bhagat.Lets’ start by discussing you obsession with degrading the community. I can understand the concept of laughing at one self, however I do not believe that’s what you’re try...
  • Anuradha
    No judgments, please! Those of you that know me, know that I sometimes read the really bad books to trash them. What better book is there than Chetan Bhagat's take on feminism? I'm not going to bother with the spoilers here, because I don't actually expect people to read this other than to trash it. If you are reading it because you think "it's good Indian literature", I would request you to kindly fuck off from this review, because you will not ...
  • Priyanka Adhikary
    Dear Chetan, I have a verse for youWhich can be enjoyed by your readers tooSo without much delay or adoLet me share what I think of youThe first book that you penned downIs the only jewel in your crownIt did give some meaningful insightInto an engineering student’s plightThe second book was quite a shockerMade me wonder if you were off your rockerA story so completely inaneIt made reading seem an unbearable painBut after that, what happened to ...
  • Manveer
    DON'T JUDGE ME. I picked up this book just to rant about it.“Some people are good at taking decisions. I am not one of them.”Me too, Mr. Bhagat, me too. Picking up your book was one such decision.So, Chetan Bhagat has outdone himself. Really. Some of his past works have actually been readable but not this. Even cringeworthy would be too good a word.So, yes. I ended up wasting a few hours on this book. Actually, I fucking wasted my Friday even...
  • Varun Parikh
    Read the book at your own risk, might give you a brain stroke. Below is what the book is basically about:Spoilers ahead!Ambitious studious over-achiever middle class Delhi based girl gets a high paying job at goldman sachs NYC. Has sex with the 1st guy she meets there. After 2 years of relationship, both act like dicks. Girl waves feminism flag. Guy doesn't let go of ego. Breakup. Girl cries , throws her phone away, transfers to Hong Kong. Girl m...
  • Avanthika
    No wonder Chetan bagat is a writer with "mass reader-base" who reads his books only to thrash him. The reader-base percentage he has got is inversely proportional to the percentage of people who dont frown at his works. "Someone like me, whose breasts aren’t the size of footballs, as punjabi men prefer." - Chetan Bagat's ludicrous pseudo-feminist protagonist. What do you think Chetan? Punjabi men are as erroneous as you? You call yourself an I...
  • Vishakha
    Behold the script to the next Bollywood hit starring Alia Bhatt, directed by Karan Johar. One Indian Girl is so much like a Bollywood movie that it has one complete 7-page chapter dedicated to women dancing to hit Bollywood songs. I am not kidding. Chapter 38. You can check.I will tell you something about Feminism, as best as I can in my capacity as a non-intellectual Indian who thank-god isn't a Punjabi. Cuz, Punjabis suck. Ask Chetan Bhagat. He...
  • Anagha
    I was kind of interested to read this one since the tag 'feminism' was attached to it. But it didn't meet my expectations. The writing wasn't good. The story was okay. The characters weren't likeable except Brijesh(too good to be true in fact) maybe. Radhika, the biggest hypocrite in the book irritated me throughout. For example , complains all along on how people never considered her pretty and how her prettier sister was preferred by the guys. ...
  • Tisha
    কয়েক পাতা পড়লাম মাতর, আর পড়ার ইচছা নাই। চেতান ভাগাত = ঐ দেশের আনিসুল হক! :| কয়েক পাতা পড়লাম মাত্র, আর পড়ার ইচ্ছা নাই। চেতান ভাগাত = ঐ দেশের আনিসুল হক! :|
  • Mridu aka Storypals
    hahahait's just fun to read the reviews here! xD
  • Sharath
    WTF did I just read!!!Why is there no option to give zero stars???Outline of the story:A nerdy overachieving girl lands a dream job in the USA. Gets into a relationship, breaks up, moves to Hong Kong. Gets into another relationship, breaks up, moves to London. Agrees to marry a guy, comes back to India, meets ex's, changes mind, dumps all three. Goes on a world tour, meets the guy whom she was prepared to marry, decides to marry him again.Throw i...
  • Anushree Rastogi
    I can't finish this book. It picks up every single stereotype and brings it to Bollywood-like life like only CB can. It would've been hilarious had it not been for the one sentence "praise" from the New York times on the back page- "most widely sold English author in India." I wish this guy went back to investment banking and left the subtleties of feminism to wherever they were, because "getting shots of self esteem" when someone calls you good ...
  • সাদমান হুসাইন
    My review will be done in few simple sentences.I'm not going to talk about the plot, the characters or anything like that. You can check through other reviews if you wish to learn about those.Ever had the feeling that you're doing something wrong, discovering something that was meant to be left alone in the cesspit of time?I had the exact feeling when reading this book.I feel like throwing up after reading this. An utter abomination.Would have gi...
  • Pooja
    I read the Hindi version of this book. The characters were senseless. Their actions were ridiculously funny. A girl who is one of the most talented and intelligent persons does multiple mistakes, never learning anything and keeps on repeating the loop is the theme.
  • Nu-Jahat-Jabin
    Another Full Length Indian Dram Serial Script :/
  • Abhilash Ruhela
    CHETAN BHAGAT- A name that urged Indians to read more than a decade ago. I started reading novels after knowing about the humorous contents his books has. And after that I make sure that I read his books the first day after its release before someone else starts giving the review. Generally people believe in giving negative reviews to his book to prove themselves intellectual, literati or whatever! The last book that made me feel that it's the Ch...
  • Chitra Dey Sarkar
    Read this rubbish of a book last night. No stars from me. Throughout the book I could only picture Chetan Bhagat in deep conversations with Alia Bhatt on feminism culminating this bolly-trash of tripe he wants to call a book. Either Chetan Bhagat underestimates the reading population in India or he is as dumb as the protagonist he created, but hey we as a population jump on every opportunity to part with our brains to celebrate movies like Kick ,...
  • Alok Mishra
    Pre-Script: I don't have time to read Chetan! Didn't read any of his books. Chetan ji, you seem to be a hysterical person. Good that you finally decided not to write any books further because that would surely create an outrage! You should be doing good in writing film scripts; but please, don't defile the profession of writers. This is surely not the story of 'any Indian girl'. This is the story of your 'thinking' of an Indian girl which we did ...
  • Neha Tomar
    Well, very honestly, I am disappointed. You ask me why?I just felt, the story was nowhere close to women empowerment or feminism. As someone, who has actually studied feminism in her graduation, I would say, you haven’t even understood what’s feminism.Wishing to be someone else just to get more attention from men is not feminism.Moving continents, running away from self, just because a man ditched you is not feminism.Having sex with your boss...
  • Gayathiri Rajendran
    Such a terrible waste of time. I don't know why the author insists on dumbing down the language in the book and it is full of stereotypes. He probably feels that Indian people cannot read long and complex sentences and cannot accept complicated ideas and plots. He clearly has underestimated Indian readers. The feminism tag is not at all justified in this book. This is like a classic Bollywood masala story. It's not going to be a surprise if it ge...
  • Umesh Kesavan
    Interesting plots (which can be converted into movie screenplays) are Chetan Bhagat's strength . Examples are "Five Point Someone" and "Three mistakes of my life". In these two novels, the plot helps the novel transcend the author's inadequacies in style and flair. Sadly, this new novel fails to do that . It is a pity that such a shallow person is celebrated as a public intellectual. Yes,the numbers and sales favour Chetan Bhagat but I remember w...
  • Chloe Kim
    Chetan Bhagat sucks!!!Honestly, it's a waste of time to read such books!
  • Saurabh Sharma
    Having read all of Chetan Bhagat's previous novels I was pretty much prepared about what to expect from this one. His stories have a few fixed elements. The main characters are based in real world settings, urban, usually belonging to middle class families, and academically and professionally successful. The problems or conflicts they face arise through their interaction with social or personal circumstances. Eventually they overcome these obstac...
  • Karthikeyan SD
    I solemnly swear that I would never ever read any more of Chetan Bhagat's works!Okay. I was not really expecting an intellectually stimulating read from him. But, I expected his One Indian Girl to be a decent novel that one can read for time pass. Nope. I've never been more wrong.Uninteresting, unending, highly predictable and absolute junk.I feel bad about calling a piece of writing as junk. But, I don't need to be a writer myslef to criticize a...
  • Abitha Kittu
    I know it takes a village to write a book. And I felt that the concept of feminism was totally wrong. Radhika has totally messed up her life . She does everything with the person she meets? I don't think that's what I do . I hate this book. When they were a lot of expectations to this book, it was a utter disappointment for me :(
  • Pallavi Kamat
    It's a typical Chetan Bhagat novel - from the viewpoint of a female protagonist. I frankly never understood why people hate Bhagat so much. I felt this book was a light read with a few 'feminist' concepts discussed - career-oriented women, career vs. motherhood, etc. It takes you through NYC, Hong Kong & London with a fair bit of Goa thrown in. It does seem like a movie script but I still felt it's better than most movies these days. This book ap...
  • Pratibha Mazumdar
    Indian readers are crazy for Chetan's writings and make his each and every book a bestseller, even before the release. The same story has happened with this book too. The book has all elements and revolves around career, self-discovery, heart-break, marriage, etc. I bought it's ebook and some other bestsellers at amazing discounts from Amazon:
  • Abdul Basith
  • Pradeep T
    Yet again, Chetan Bhagat has completely lost. The book has promised at the beginning, it might be a better offer than his predecessor Half Girlfriend. But, its completely opposite after first few pages. How in the world does the author claims this book is about feminism? The book failed to even touch a base point in that aspect. Its basically a sorry tale of a successful working woman that portrayed as too naive, vulnerable and pretentious. Befor...