This week India’s renowned novelist Chetan Bhagat was on twitter defending the country’s performance at the Rio Olympic Games after a comment was made by a British television presenter Piers Morgan. We now hear that Chetan has flown into Goa to promote his latest book ‘One Indian Girl’. The plot of the book revolves around a successful woman who has come to Goa to get married.
“One Indian Girl is about an Indian girl who is intelligent and successful, because of which she finds it difficult to get love. I have wanted to write a book in female first person for the past several years. Not only that, I wanted that book to be about women, and deal with feminism. To do all this as a male writer was a huge challenge,” remarked Bhagat on his blog.
The following are some excerpts from the book with reference to Goa:
“What do you mean not enough rooms?” I said to Arijit Banerjee, the lobby manager of the Goa Marriot.
Mom and Kamla bua came to the reception as well. “I told Sudarshan also, why all this Goa business? Delhi has so many nice banquet halls and farmhouses. Seems like you have money to throw,” kamla bua said.
Me: major screw-up on rooms, Suraj. Not cool.
Suraj: Sorry. Really sorry, Political reasons. Tried Really.
Me: you said it will be OK.
Suraj: I did. CM of Goa wanted rooms. Marriot can’t refuse.
Promotion for Goa
Bhagat has been included by Time magazine in the list for being ‘one of the 100 most influential people on the planet.’ He has also been described by The New York Times as being ‘the biggest selling English language novelist in Indian history.’
Some of Bhagat’s popular books include:
- Five Point Someone (2004)
- One Night @ the Call Center (2005)
- The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008)
- 2 States (2009)
- Revolution 2020 (2011)
- What Young India Wants (2012)
- Half Girlfriend (2014)
- Making India Awesome (2015)
Goa has been used for many backdrops in Bollywood movies, while some of Bhagat’s books have been turned into films. We expect this book to be another one heading straight for the big screen.
Let us hope that his new book brings more awareness to Goa as a wedding destination which can surely boost International tourism in the state.
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