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The Weight Loss Club

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Author: Roy, Devapriya
Language: English
Filesize: 0.84 MB
Publisher: Rupa Publications

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Set in a middle-class housing colony, this is the story of stay-at-home mum Monalisa, who cannot clean the kitchen counter enough times; Meera, who is bullied constantly by her traditional mother-in-law; college-going Abeer, who isnt sure how to impress the glamorous Mandy; academic Aparajita, who has no takers on the marriage mart; philosopher Ananda, whom no one takes seriously; and Treeza, a former school secretary now sunk in gloom. Into their midst arrives Oxford-returned Sandhya: half hippie, half saadhvi, full spiritual guru. Under her aegis is formed The Weight Loss Club, throwing the lives of our heroes and heroines into utter and delightful disarray.

But while chemistry brews and equations change, one question remains: who is Brahmacharini Sandhya, and why on earth has she moved into Nancy Housing Cooperative?

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Publisher Rupa Publications
Publication Date 2013-08-01
File Size 0.84 MB
Language English

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Anweshaa Ghosh

Sep 24, 2014

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Brilliant and Engaging!

I bought this book from Flipkart after reading the reviews. I was still wasn't very sure if it was a good buy but once I read the book, I was hooked.

The author has been successfully weave a story that is very engaging. One does not lose interest at any point of time. The description of ev…
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Amandeep Kaur

Feb 19, 2014

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Humour and Philosphy.

How subtly the writer has conveyed such basic and supreme lessons of life. Each character portrayed is so much close to real life..they make u pause..think..and re look at your understanding of matters such as..life, success, marriage, parenthood, friendship etc. Humour is sucessfully in built. Enj… (View complete review)
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Indian Thoughts

Nov 24, 2013

A very good and engaging read

totally awesome... very beautifully drafted story..

so many shades and a beautiful story written around them...
in initial few pages I felt its too many characters but then later all of them seemed as friends as i understood most of them because you presented them so well...

i …
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Pratirupa Bardhan

Nov 19, 2013

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Heartwarming stories and Lively characters

"The Weight Loss club" is a delightful, enjoyable read that took me on an incredible journey into the Nancy Housing Society. The book is set in Kolkata and explores the lives of the residents of Nancy. Even though there are so many characters, Devapriya Roy does a beautiful job of weaving them so we… (View complete review)
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Shakuntala K Bhaduri

Oct 16, 2013

True, touching and beautiful

This second book by Devapriya has touched so many heartstrings...beautifully written with evocations of lost times, sensitive souls and cosmic meanings. She blends myth, memory and mystery with the subtlety of a dream, and her story flows back and forth in time with the ease and grace of air. Highly… (View complete review)

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Sunayana Roy

Jul 26, 2013

Humane and Humorous

This book reminded me of Alexander McCall Smith's 44 Scotland Street stories. It has that loving attention to people and places, the carefully interwoven relationships that characterize life in a housing colony as well as sufficient personal drama for each of its many characters to bring them to lasting life in the reader's imagination. Sometimes the stories go into deep, drawn-out detail as in the story behind Treeza Matthew's depression; other characters are more swiftly yet equally surely sketched -- a case in point being Molly who will be instantly identifiable to anybody who has studied i…
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Anweshaa Ghosh

Sep 24, 2014

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Brilliant and Engaging!

I bought this book from Flipkart after reading the reviews. I was still wasn't very sure if it was a good buy but once I read the book, I was hooked.

The author has been successfully weave a story that is very engaging. One does not lose interest at any point of time. The description of everyday and 'Puja' Kolkata made me very nostalgic. It's a book you would want to curl up with on a late November afternoon.

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Amandeep Kaur

Feb 19, 2014

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Humour and Philosphy.

How subtly the writer has conveyed such basic and supreme lessons of life. Each character portrayed is so much close to real life..they make u pause..think..and re look at your understanding of matters such as..life, success, marriage, parenthood, friendship etc. Humour is sucessfully in built. Enjoyed the book and loved it.
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Indian Thoughts

Nov 24, 2013

A very good and engaging read

totally awesome... very beautifully drafted story..

so many shades and a beautiful story written around them...
in initial few pages I felt its too many characters but then later all of them seemed as friends as i understood most of them because you presented them so well...

i read lots of new books, i mean current Indian book scene, but for a change somebody is just not writing about how they fell in love or something similar... and I am not trying to flatter...

and of course best thing i found was that mob idea that you brought in...
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Pratirupa Bardhan

Nov 19, 2013

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Heartwarming stories and Lively characters

"The Weight Loss club" is a delightful, enjoyable read that took me on an incredible journey into the Nancy Housing Society. The book is set in Kolkata and explores the lives of the residents of Nancy. Even though there are so many characters, Devapriya Roy does a beautiful job of weaving them so well that you understand the whole story. The characters are so alive and very likeable. It opened up so many memories for me. For instance, the part about the Momzillas who are seen outside the school gates not only had me in splits,it took me back to my school days. Devapriya described it perfectly.…
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Shakuntala K Bhaduri

Oct 16, 2013

True, touching and beautiful

This second book by Devapriya has touched so many heartstrings...beautifully written with evocations of lost times, sensitive souls and cosmic meanings. She blends myth, memory and mystery with the subtlety of a dream, and her story flows back and forth in time with the ease and grace of air. Highly recommended.
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Satya Ramaswamy

Oct 7, 2013

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Real and Relatable!

To begin with, the cover page is designed very well. It is vibrant and has the flair to attract reader’s attention.

The author’s style of writing carries in depth philosophy and it is intricately woven into the simple lives of the neighbors in Nancy Housing Cooperatives!

There is no story as such. This book can be called as a compilation of few events that unravels during some days prior to and a few months after the arrival of Sandhya.

The beauty of the book lies in the fact that the characters are so real. They are like you and me. There is neither exaggeration nor…
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Yera Tripathi

Sep 7, 2013

Delightful reading

Books are mouth to the author as it is ears to the readers. It becomes a delight when it provides imagination power and when a reader starts to relate with the characters of the book. In her first book, Vague woman’s handbook, Devapriya produced a strong character who was independent and smart. On the other hand in this book (the weight loss club) a group of people with varied characteristics, temperament has been portrayed which has its own contribution towards making a strong society. It was an awesome experience reading this book.
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Madhubanti De

Sep 5, 2013

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The Weight Loss Club

A wonderful book crafted with gentle humour and care. All the characters, from Apu with her hunger pangs, unassuming, gentle Anondo to the two mothers in the book, so vastly different from each other- Treeza and Mrs. Das- come vividly(and very lovably) to life. Others like Abeer, AJ, Mandy, Rocky and Molly populate the 'college scene', endearingly young, and caught up in their little romances. And then, of course, there's Sandhya, holding the book together with her narrative of pain and enlightenment, bringing happiness and peace to the wonderful world of Nancy Housing Cooperative.With numerou…
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subhashree beeman

Aug 6, 2013

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A keeper

Devapriya Roy’s The Weight Loss Club is witty, insightful and contemporary. She has a good understanding of the environment where the story is set. Calcutta is lovingly and colourfully portrayed. The characters are well-fleshed out, and easily relatable. The characters are as different as they come. Since the characters are so varied in their age and social upbringing, there is no place for the story to slack. The women issues that plague current times like violence against women, discrimination against women and lack of awareness of post-partum depression are seamlessly integrated in the stor…
 

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