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Bala Takes the Plunge (English)

Author: Melvin Durai
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Language: English
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Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
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Bala dreams of making Tamil films and directing his favourite actor, Rajnikanth ? a dream that leads him, naturally, to study engineering in college. This earns him his dad?s approval and the opportunity to export himself to America. Well, as Director of Design at FlexIt Inc., thinking up new ways to help Americans shed the extra weight around their middles and in their wallets, he is at least some kind of director. Bala loves America, and America, it seems, loves him even more. He has everything he needs to be happy: a green card, a satellite dish to watch cricket, and a companion to share his home ? albeit one with a very limited vocabulary. But he is now less than a year away from the big 3?0 (even closer in India with the time difference) and if he doesn?t act fast, he might have to settle for whichever bride his Amma chooses. So begins Bala?s quest for romance as he meets both American and Indian women, some who are too old, others too young, and yet others just too stuck up. Will he ever find someone just right for him ? and good enough to inherit his mother?s Corelle dishes?

About the Author
Melvin Durai is a writer and humorist. He has written hundreds of humour columns and funny blog posts. A native of Tamil Nadu, he grew up in Zambia and spent much of his life in America. He currently lives in Winnipeg, Canada, with his wife, Malathi Raghavan, and three children.

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Melvin Durai is a writer and humorist. He has written\nhundreds of humour columns and funny blog posts.\nA native of Tamil Nadu, he grew up in Zambia and\nspent much of his life in America. He currently lives\nin Winnipeg, Canada, with his wife, Malathi Raghavan,\nand... Read More

Book Details
Publisher Woodhead Publishing
Imprint Hachette India
Publication Year 2010 October
ISBN-13 9789350090756
ISBN-10 9350090756
Language English
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 200 Pages
Dimensions
Width 4.25 inch
Height 7 inch
Weight 122 g
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Hitesh R
03 Jul 2014
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HILARIOUS

Intelligent humor here, all are punch lines
every sentence has humor hidden
Must read because we all need some intelligent humor in life
senseless humor is all around us, but wise words are few
go for this one, the way this book ends, you won't believe it
its like an anti-climax

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Gopi Krishnan
01 May 2012
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Melvin takes a plunge...right into our funny bone

As someone who've loved Melvin's quirkly style of puns largely centered around mad word play for over 10 years now, I got to say, the book doesn't disappoint at all. Do NOT read this for a great plotline or a twist in the tale or as a great literary classic, it makes absolutely no such pretentions. The book is meant to be a fun joyride on a lazy afternoon while lounging around in a cozy sofa. The characters are well-etched with all their witty eccentricities which makes me suspect of a movie in the making. I especially liked the dad, with his series of malapropisms, all of which are even mo... ()

As someone who've loved Melvin's quirkly style of puns largely centered around mad word play for over 10 years now, I got to say, the book doesn't disappoint at all. Do NOT read this for a great plotline or a twist in the tale or as a great literary classic, it makes absolutely no such pretentions. The book is meant to be a fun joyride on a lazy afternoon while lounging around in a cozy sofa. The characters are well-etched with all their witty eccentricities which makes me suspect of a movie in the making. I especially liked the dad, with his series of malapropisms, all of which are even mo...
As someone who've loved Melvin's quirkly style of puns largely centered around mad word play for over 10 years now, I got to say, the book doesn't disappoint at all. Do NOT read this for a great plotline or a twist in the tale or as a great literary classic, it makes absolutely no such pretentions. The book is meant to be a fun joyride on a lazy afternoon while lounging around in a cozy sofa. The characters are well-etched with all their witty eccentricities which makes me suspect of a movie in the making. I especially liked the dad, with his series of malapropisms, all of which are even more funny since he's totally convinced he's right all the time and the dog America, who does have a large, though silent, impactful part to play in the larger scheme of things. I strongly recommend the book and once you're done with it, you can hop over to Melvin's blog and read a few of the delightful nonsense there as well :-) Go for Bala, now!

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Ramya Sriram
16 Feb 2012
Muffled giggles on an airplane

I picked this up because it looked like a nice, easy read for a two-hour flight. I hadn't heard of Melvin Durai or read his columns earlier and the book was my first introduction to his writing--and what writing! I had to keep from emitting loud snorts and giggles on the plane. An absolutely wonderful book--I could totally relate to it. Funny and sensitive, it shows great insight into Indian culture/thinking.

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