Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Two States

It was the time when Chetan baghat's Two State was released almost a couple of months ago I believe. I was hearing mixed reviews - the for Chetan Bhagat group who vouched the book has to be read and the anti Chetan Bhagat group which compared other Indian authors to CB's literature is of no standards.

But to me CB's book releases are like awaiting for one of those anticipated movie releases. I started reading this book after couple of my friends recommendation. I truly liked every bit of Two States. It is like a complete entertainer to me.

After reading it I'm whole heartedly recommending it to everyone. A couple of my friends who are never into the habit of reading books have borrowed my copy.

It was fun discussing the happenings in the book with my friends since most of them have moved to Chennai from various parts of North India and one specific friend who is a Punjabi .. It was total fun to hear their part of coming and settling in Chennai and how much they relate to the way they initially felt in this land of idly, sambar, vada..

I would rate it much better than 3 mistakes of my life and a little above 5 point some one, the other 2 writings of CB's that I have read.


Antony said...

Late postings ???

Diana said...

I read this one when I was heading back home from last vacation. Hilarious and enjoyed it very much as I was able to correlate a lot from real life experiences shared by my friends.

Vasanthan said...

interesting book..
i'll remember to buy it when i come to India next month.

akanksha said...

I completele agree! Loved the book! :)

karthik s said...

brilliant book.. a must read. 269 pages of pure unadulterated entertainment.. and must say, after reading the book, i totally fell in love with ananya swaminathan.. ;)

natarajan venkatasubramanian said...

Definitely Five point someone made to read books. But I could read only half of 2states. I don't like the story and how they are claiming it as a love story?

Naina Sethi said...

Thanks for reminding me. I think that it is time for me to buy this book :)

I write for a fashion blog and I think that you should follow

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Yea its been a while since i read the book but jus' had too many things going on so couldn't make this post earlier.


Nice :) It s the correlation that we make that makes the read interesting.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Ah! Great :)


Hi 5 ! loved it too :)


Unadulterated fun ! Absolutely :) No wonder you feel in love with the chracter I have a few friends in class as well who fall into that category.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


I completely go by the fact that it is a love story .. I otherwise cannot think into any other genre the book can be classified into.


Ah! you should grab a copy soon :) Thank for dropping by my blog, will visit your soon - guess it would be the first time I ll be visiting a fashion blog :)

Sriram JP said...

follow CB in twitter ! you will enjoy his tweets :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Sure will do that :)

v.k. said...
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v.k. said...

i agree.. i'm not into reading books.. but i picked up my friend's copy at 8 am casually, and finished it in 10 straight hours; no showering nothing.. was engrossing!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Nice to know that :) This book keeps one totally glued :)

Thank for dropping by my blog, will visit your soon!

Ashish said...

Hey. Yeah I know this is a really late reply but you know I just had to do it since you mention me in the blog ;)

Its like a memoir about my initial few days in Chennai penned down by Bhagat. Brilliant work by him and there is a beauty in the simplicity of his work. And that is literary genius in itself(however much you highbrows might disagree).

And great work Shals. Keep it going.