There comes a time in the life of a writer , when a particular book makes her go all green with envy- a kind of byline induced envy! Radhika Acharya’s book The Funny side of it was one such.
The very first chapter with her, Imagine, said John Lennon. And that’s what I did!.. had me hooked. Her titles like the Twin’talising Tales made me want more. Her account of football playing boys left me in splits. Her penchant for collecting boxes and the way she handles leftovers made me nod sagely for I could understand from where she was operating from. Survival of the Mite’iest had me narrating the story to my children across the seas!
I chuckled when she said, that Gone also are the days when they would go into battle mode, with the fierce words, “But my mother said….!” Now, my young sons know it, know it ALL, and it transpires that they’ve known it for a long time. It’s just that I wasn’t aware of this. So this being the prevailing scenario at my home
It was delightfully relatable for we all have been there, done that!
The take on Rahul Bose’s Banana episode with two bananas costing an hefty sum was another fantastic read. I liked the thought of the hotel boy undergoing rigorous training “ to transport the humble banana with its outrageous bill to a hotel guest without batting an eyelid.”
When the book ended, I was reminded of the Pepsi tag line, Yeh Dil Maange More and I did just that…planning to read more from this author!
And taking a leaf from the author, ” Did I say I was envious that I had not thought of this idea?”
You bet I am!
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