When you try to set your mom's life right, be prepared to have your own life turned upside down. Seventeen-year-old Ila Isham has serious problems. There's the angst of being an Ali Zafar groupie, for one. Then there are the extra layers of fat she owes to her part-Punjabi roots. Add to this, parents who have separated; an enthusiastic best friend whose idea of variety is dating three guys at the same time; and her mom's best friend, Aunty Maleeka, whose good intentions and savvy ways throw up more problems than solutions -and Ila's got her hands quite full. When her mother flips out over her plans to stalk Ali Zafar, Ila decides she has had enough and sets out to create a few distractions to keep her mom busy. With a little help from BFF Deepali, Aunty Maleeka and Dev of the inviting chocolate-pool eyes, Ila will have to brave everything from Lagan.com and OKCupid profiles to meeting handlebar-moustache colonels and middle-aged psychos, as she tries to set up the perfect parent trap for her unsuspecting mother.
Reenita Malhotra Hora is a financial journalist and Ayurveda clinician based in Hong Kong. She anchors and produces Money for Nothing, Hong Kong public radio's live daily radio show about finance and investing. As a print journalist, she has contributed to Reuters, South China Morning Post: Family Section, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN, AsianInvestor, The Times of India and The Economic Times. She is the author of five books: Inner Beauty, Ayurveda: The Ancient Medicine of India, Forever Young, Operation Mom and When Arya Fell through the Fault.
Ratings & Reviews
3 Ratings &
A good, fun read
The perfect book when you need to just switch off, relax and have a good laugh, at the end of the day. Set in Bomaby/Mumbai, it takes all Bombayites/Mumbaikars through the various gallis and juice-wallas of the city which makes it a fun and reminiscent read, especially for those of us who don’t live there anymore.
"Funny, Unpredictable and Entertaining; everything you expect from a novel."
Operation Mom is something you would love to enjoy with a cup of tea/coffee on a beautiful evening. The book is pacy, funny and entertaining with a top-notch intellect. Never allows you to get bored or distracted. A one-time finisher!
First look at the book and you get those girly-vibes. Albeit it's a female oriented book but it holds good entertainment value for both the genders. Too much pink might demoralize so...