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Bala Takes the Plunge (English)

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Author: Melvin Durai
Language: English
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Hachette India
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Specifications of Bala Takes the Plunge (English) (Paperback)

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Publisher Hachette India
ISBN-10 9350090756
Imprint Hachette India
Number of Pages 200 Pages
Publication Year 2010 October
Language English
ISBN-13 9789350090756
Binding Paperback
Dimensions
Weight 122
Height 7.01 Inches (US)
Width 4.25
Contributors
Author Info 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 three children.
Author Melvin Durai
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Rakhi Anil

Oct 5, 2010

Way to go Melvin!

I have been reading Melvin's columns for more than a decade now. So, when he came out with the book, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. The book is a laughter riot, but at the end it also brought a tear or two to my eyes, when Bala actually takes the plunge! I must also commend Melvin/Kedar with the work on the book cover. It's different!
Way to go Melvin. Look forward to more such books from you in the future.
Cheers,
Rakhi

Gouthaman Karunakaran

Sep 8, 2010

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Having my Fingers Crossed

Just ordered this book @ Flipkart. Can't wait to read it. The description by itself is very humorous. Always loved Melvin's Columns.

Sep 8, 2010

I'm a long time reader of Melvin's columns, and I was waiting for his book release. I finished the book in one sitting, and I must say, it's awesome. Melvin's humur and wit comes through in every line. I would recommend this book to everyone.
Keep writing Melvin!

Sep 1, 2010

First to review

Bala Takes the Plunge

I have never missed any column by Melvin Durai. I decided to buy Melvin's book
Bala Takes the Plunge. Melvin has as usual punched humor for almost every
line. I enjoyed reading the book. I wonder how sitting on the other side of
the globe he can exploit our Idiosyncrasies for his humor. Look forward to more
of his books.
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Hitesh R

Jul 3, 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

May 1, 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 more
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Ramya Sriram

Feb 16, 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.

Sep 16, 2010

12.5 hours later, it's still funny

Greetings. I am a big Melvin Durai fan, living in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Bala is not yet available here, but I would not miss it, because I read all of Mr. Durai's e-mail columns and post them to friends. Hope you enjoy reading the book.

Feb 28, 2011

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Dog eared most pages

I had bought 2 copies for my friends in Chennai before I finally got one for myself as I knew this book is a blast to give and read.

I'm not Indian and I would like to learn more about the Indian culture and this book, despite being funny, is probably the best and the only required reading if you are traveling to India or if you'd like to have good conversation to people you know from India.

I have dog eared many pages most of them of course funny lines or anecdotes and some of them are in the native language which I can use as a signature message like "Nee virumburavalai kattikiruthai vid
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