Book Review: The Great Indian Tamasha by Rasika Bhatia

Title: The Great Indian Tamasha – Adventures Of A Wedding Planner
Author: Rasika Bhatia
Pages: 184
Publisher: Om Books International
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Planning a wedding is akin to conducting an election campaign for a politician, encompassing chaos and unpredictable emotional drama. With the theme of orchestrating the Grand India Weddings and the emotional turmoil accompanying them, Author Rasika Bhatia presents her captivating title, “The Great Indian Tamasha – Adventures Of A Wedding Planner!” Her book offers an intriguing perspective on modern-day majestic wedding events, which are saturated with such a pervasive sense of deceit that the weddings have devolved into a tumultuous spectacle. Well, this incredible title published by ‘Om Books International’ is bound to amuse the readers with its dark humour. Additionally, the author’s literary agency, ‘The Book Bakers’ deserves a special mention for shedding light on such a beautiful piece of writing!

Author Rasika Bhatia is a quintessential Delhi girl who calls herself a wedding planner by luck and a graphic designer by profession. She has a degree in English literature and she strongly believes there are no shortcuts to hard work, as success is 80 percent hard work and 20 percent being at the right place at the right time. She has worked as a visual artist and a copywriter with Archie’s where she first got the opportunity to showcase her creativity before starting her own wedding designing and planning company twenty years ago. She started with a team of two talented people and slowly became a name to reckon with in the wedding industry. She has been a part of some bigwig weddings all over the country. She also got an opportunity to take on some international projects in the UAE and South-East Asia. She feels lucky to earn a living by following her passion.

This book, “The Great Indian Tamasha – Adventures Of A Wedding Planner” by Author Rasika Bhatia is a collection of 22 witty tales that are not fictional. However, the author has been wise enough to hide the real identities of the real-life characters of her book. Coming under the category of ‘Biographies & Autobiographies’ this incredible title takes readers on a captivating journey into the extravagant world of Indian weddings. Through this book, the author has presented a thought-provoking and humorous exploration of the behind-the-scenes chaos that unfolds in these grand events!

With a sharp wit and keen observation, the author reveals the dark underbelly of weddings, showcasing the excesses, complexities, and dramas that often go unnoticed. Author Rasika’s vivid storytelling brings to life spirited brides, hesitant grooms, controlling parents, greedy in-laws, fraudulent clients, and conniving competitors. Through their stories, readers gain an insider’s perspective on the intricate dynamics and power struggles that shape these opulent affairs.

Well, if we look at the Book Title then we find that the title, “The Great Indian Tamasha – Adventures Of A Wedding Planner” for this book is certainly an appropriate one. Moreover, with reference to the collection of chapters added to this book by the Author, the book title makes complete sense. In addition, it is a very ‘Catchy Title’ and this is something, which makes the book even more interesting, as the title & the subtitle compel you to pick up this book for a read. In this case, the title along with the sub-title is giving a very exciting as well as thrilling vibe so you would feel the urge to go inside the chapters and try to understand the Author’s thoughts!

In addition, I must mention that the title & the sub-title of this book is much “Justified” with regards to the reading-worthy storyline present in this book. Undoubtedly, it is a very apt Book Title for this novel & the Author had been extremely wise to go for it.

Coming to the Readers’ Connect part, it becomes obligatory to mention that the author has attempted to present the real face of modern-day society. In addition, the Authorhas done great work with the plot of her novel and she had completely succeeded in creating an impactful love story. Another very important aspect of this book is that the narration made by the Author is indeed engrossing & interesting and the language used in this book is so lucid, that it would totally hook the readers until the very last page. Moreover, this is a book, which will make the readers think about the plot several times, even after completing the title!

Now, coming to the final part of this review, i.e. the Book Verdict, we can conclude that a title like “The Great Indian Tamasha – Adventures Of A Wedding Planner” is for sure a MUST READ one& deserves a chance by the readers. The author’s storytelling prowess and keen observations make this book an enjoyable and thought-provoking experience. Her work is seriously praiseworthy as she has succeeded in presenting the real picture of behind-the-scenes dramas and the larger societal implications of extravagant weddings in India.

Rasika Bhatia’s writing is infused with black humour, providing a refreshing and engaging narrative. Her ability to navigate the complexities of wedding planning and reveal the hidden truths behind the scenes is commendable. The book offers a mix of entertainment, satire, and social critique, making it a compelling read for those interested in the cultural aspects of Indian weddings!

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