Hi! To begin with- i had a GREAT time at the session (even though we had to wait…but then glad that you could make it inspite of the delays)
I gotta add..i didn’t know much about call centers-now i know quite a lot- from the book & from your talk..
I was eagerly awaiting"One Night @ the call center" (ON@TCC) mainly coz i had a blast while reading fps and i’ve lost count of how many times i have re-read the book and how many people i lent it to (which reminds me, my friend is yet to return my precious copy).
The issues that you dealt with, during the launch (the ones in the book) -today’s youth can totally relate to it …the entire confsuion about career,making money- choosing between a good paying job or one offering satisfaction, but lesser pay….breakups (haha you were right, everyone likes a good love story, but a breakup-story is even more enjoyable..as long as we’re not a part of the break up..haha)..Boss bashing and america bashing is SO much fun-( few parts in the book where i was mentally cheering the character- kinda like- yeah go for it!! lol)…and the killer lines (they’re not silly- they’re hilarious…few parts in the book where i laughed out so loud i got those "she’s lost it" looks from my mom & sis !)- the one liners rule..as always (they were great in fps too)
Though there are certain parts in the book which could have been better maybe..the ending part- why did you make it filmy…??!! military uncle’s character as i pointed out..oh and i wonder whether americans are that dumb- to fall for the software trick?( but then as you and others at crossword pointed out..only the dumb one’s call..so i guess they might fall for it too! )
I loved the "past dates.." chapters and my favourite portion is when they all tackle their Boss (that was AWESOME!)
I have to say- apart from the main characters you managed to create hilarious characters in the form of-Ganesh,Bakshi & Priyanka’s mom ( guys read the book you’ll know how funny these people are..)
Also the book is quite from the male point of view- i don’t know how you’ll manage to write a book from the female point of view , as u said you want to..(thats gonna be a toughie) At times i felt during the book that the female characters are slightly typecast..But overall it was a great read..i wasn’t disappointed at all ..and whats more got to meet you in person..the session was good fun (though some of those typical journalist- type questions were quite funny if you ask me..lol)
Eagerly awaiting your next book(already) ..oh & the fps film too..
Go and read the book people- as it is i’ve revealed a bit 😉 might as well finish it and find out what its all about!
Bangalore 7,8,9 is well a thing of the past now..there’s soo many things i wanna blog about!
Problem is that i’ve moved homes & there’s no bloody internet at new home right now! to top it all Its pouring like hell..so here i am sitting at dad’s office while he’s browsing through some papers & sneaking glances at me..lol
Its kinda wierd adjusting in the new home i mean there are certain things which am not used to:
My rooms too dark..i can’t even see the clock in the morning (inspite of the super bright colors-thanks to the family-everyone wanted their opinion to be implemented!) and & my bathroom light keeps going off..some fuse problem!
I don’t know half the knobs,switches ..too irritating ( well i had a tough time while taking a bath- the entire hot/cold water confusion)lol
Its kinda wierd to eat at the dining table, at old home i got my way out and ate most of the meals in the room.
I love this area..its close to EVERYTHING i could probably ask for- a mall,multiplex,crossword,restaurants,takeaways…cousins..everyone@! Its right IN the city!
My home’s bigger..thank god.. =) atleast we all won’t get on each others nerves now
my grandmom though is at her screaming best (thats why thank god for the bigger home)
Lots of blogs due though…of incidents & people!