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We all need to stop looking at India the same way as we did in the past years. The nation is emerging from its immense and intricate past and craves to be seen with a different view in order to leave its past behind and move on. This is what one of the most well-known social commentators, Santosh Desai, tries to put across in this book.

Summary of the Book

In this book, Santosh Desai takes a look at the modern Indian middle class in an affectionate and humorous way. He has written this book as an insider and most of what he says is out of personal experience. He goes deep into the confusion of the India of today and yesterday, and moves on to drawing a very clear picture for the readers. He makes us take a good look at ourselves and how we’ve changed in terms of what drives us, what excites us, and how our mindsets and attitudes are constantly changing with the times. The past does not leave us, but this does not mean that we have not moved on and this is shown in the way we live today. Desai puts all of this across to us through his short and in-depth essays that include humor and sensitivity. Read and learn from this book about the small things in our lives that really matter.

About Santosh Desai

Santosh Desai is a successful advertising professional. He is a columnist with many well-known publications and writes extensively on media, popular culture, consumer markets and everyday life.

Specifications of Mother Pious Lady : Mother Pious Lady (English) (Paperback)

Book Details
Publisher Harpercollins Publishers
ISBN-10 8172238649
Imprint Harpercollins
Number of Pages 400 Pages
Publication Year 2010
Language English
ISBN-13 9788172238643
Binding Paperback
Dimensions
Weight 449.0 Grams
Height 215.0 inch
Width 27.0 inch
Contributors
Author Santosh Desai
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Akshat Trivedi
10 Apr 2012
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Subtly amusing and thought provoking

As the title suggests, the book is subtly amusing while being quite thought provoking. The humor is subtle and sarcastic at times.

It becomes plainly clear from the book that Santosh Desai is very well read, quite insightful and has a global view of things. He picks a bunch of Indian peculiarities and analyzes them but limits his analysis to digestible bite-sized chunks. The essays held my attention and by the time I reached the conclusions of individual essays, more often than not they made me stop for a moment and think of what Santosh had just described as the reason/background of why...
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As the title suggests, the book is subtly amusing while being quite thought provoking. The humor is subtle and sarcastic at times.

It becomes plainly clear from the book that Santosh Desai is very well read, quite insightful and has a global view of things. He picks a bunch of Indian peculiarities and analyzes them but limits his analysis to digestible bite-sized chunks. The essays held my attention and by the time I reached the conclusions of individual essays, more often than not they made me stop for a moment and think of what Santosh had just described as the reason/background of why...
As the title suggests, the book is subtly amusing while being quite thought provoking. The humor is subtle and sarcastic at times.

It becomes plainly clear from the book that Santosh Desai is very well read, quite insightful and has a global view of things. He picks a bunch of Indian peculiarities and analyzes them but limits his analysis to digestible bite-sized chunks. The essays held my attention and by the time I reached the conclusions of individual essays, more often than not they made me stop for a moment and think of what Santosh had just described as the reason/background of why we are this way. The conclusions reflected well thought out reasons, not some shallow sound bites.

I would neither describe this as an easy read nor a difficult one, but certainly an enjoyable and satisfying one.

Personally, I would like to read a second edition with other Indian peculiarities discussed.

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Anshul Kandpal
26 Mar 2014
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This Book is Overrated

Average book. Though it deals with middle class India in the late 80's and 90's, another writer could have handled it much better. It becomes a little boring and monotonous after the first few chapters. Santosh Desai is well known figure in the marketing world but I wasn't impressed at all with his style of writing. He's taken too many pages to narrate a story that could have been better as an airport read.

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ashish mahamunkar
30 Jan 2014
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value for money!paisa vasool!

The book makes you laugh.the book is a,mirror reflection of our everyday lives.we can at some point relate ourselves or even be in those situations.this book is informative as well.santosh desai,hats off!this book give you the comination of enjoying and at the same time, learning!:)helps you writing essays.

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Latika Neelakantan
17 Dec 2013
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Excellent reading!

Great insights on everyday things and a wonderful history of an India we're in danger of forgetting - our parents India - the 60s, 70s and 80s

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Nirav Karani
22 Oct 2012
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Awesome!

This is easily my favourite non-fiction book. Desai's sense of humour is impeccable, the metaphors are all spot on and the writing, in general, has a nice flow to it. Besides, the spectrum of topics that he manages to cover in this 300-odd page book is incredible!

Indians will undoubtedly be able to relate to the articles and for foreigners who are fed up with the cliched descriptions of the country and want to get a peak of everyday India, there cannot be a better book!

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Anshul Kandpal
26 Mar 2014
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This Book is Overrated

Average book. Though it deals with middle class India in the late 80's and 90's, another writer could have handled it much better. It becomes a little boring and monotonous after the first few chapters. Santosh Desai is well known figure in the marketing world but I wasn't impressed at all with h... (View complete review)

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ashish mahamunkar
30 Jan 2014
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value for money!paisa vasool!

The book makes you laugh.the book is a,mirror reflection of our everyday lives.we can at some point relate ourselves or even be in those situations.this book is informative as well.santosh desai,hats off!this book give you the comination of enjoying and at the same time, learning!:)helps you writ... (View complete review)

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Latika Neelakantan
17 Dec 2013
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Excellent reading!

Great insights on everyday things and a wonderful history of an India we're in danger of forgetting - our parents India - the 60s, 70s and 80s (View complete review)

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Nirav Karani
22 Oct 2012
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Awesome!

This is easily my favourite non-fiction book. Desai's sense of humour is impeccable, the metaphors are all spot on and the writing, in general, has a nice flow to it. Besides, the spectrum of topics that he manages to cover in this 300-odd page book is incredible!

Indians will undoubtedly be abl...
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rohit sabherwal
30 Jul 2012
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Mother Pious Lady

I heard an interview with Santosh Desai on a radio station and my curiosity was sparked. The book arrived in one day [a Flipkart speciality!!] and I have been reading, what is an interesting explanation, description and study on Indian habits, culture and idiosyncrasies alike!!
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