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You Are Here At twenty five life's innumerable entanglements are getting to Arshi Her blonde American step mom's trying too hard she's taken to welcoming guests with a traditional aarti The gorgeous guy who has Arshi all flushed and dreamy doesn't seem to be trying at all he's the Ice Prince who thaws at his own convenience Her best friend Deeksha's going to be married in a few months Arshi's still in the process of finding the correct labels for the men in her life And her otherwise unruffled cocktail concocting flatmate Topsy's getting testier by the day because her conservative family will never approve of the darling guy she's in love with What's there's a cheating ex boyfriend a weepy neighbour and a heinous boss who need to be told where to get off Her head spinning wildly with the sheer gravity of her life's uandaries Arshi realizes what she needs most now besides a barrelful of alcohol and some serious post coital cuddling are just a few epiphanies of the right kindWhen it first came out in 2008 You Are Here was a game changer unexpectedly candid surprisingly wise audaciously explicit Now ten years and five books later it has never been out of print and this anniversary edition is a reminder of how much and how little has changed in the life of a single woman in India

  • Paperback
  • 255 pages
  • You Are Here
  • Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
  • English
  • 09 May 2016
  • 9780143064343

10 thoughts on “You Are Here

  1. Deepti Deepti says:

    New Indian and Indian American female writers should get over the idea that writing about their sex lives is exciting and makes for wonderful literature It doesn't I would think they would do something constructive with that freedom and come up with some uality work

  2. Manu Manu says:

    I picked it up because it was written by a fellow Indian blogger And yes I prefer Indian fiction But I'm guessing I am not exactly the target audience Considering the author's profile I'd say the book is at least faintly autobiographical Arshi the protagonist is a twenty something 21st century Indian woman who lives or at least tries to live life on her own terms only she doesnt seem to be sure what they are A potentially interesting premise of self discovery in an urban Indian milieu But in that sense it disappoints Here are a couple of things that put me off While it could be an attempt at stark portrayal i felt that a lot of things had a force fit twang added to get a yup am with it effect Also the title was very ironical in the sense that the story seemed to be going all over the place A very lifestream flow which didnt work for me because of its predictability However if Indian chick lit is your scene you cannot afford to give this one a miss And having said all that I'm still happy that a blogger has become an author

  3. Vikas Vikas says:

    Well you are nowhere this is another of the books which I didn't like too much This book didn't have much material to hold my interest and although I finished the book that didn't improve my thinking about this bookPeople who don't read generally ask me my reasons for reading Simply put I just love reading and so to that end I have made it my motto to just Keep on Reading I love to read everything except for Self Help books but even those once in a while I read almost all the genre but YA Fantasy Biographies are the most My favorite series is of course Harry Potter but then there are many books that I just adore I have bookcases filled with books which are waiting to be read so can't stay and spend time in this review so remember I loved reading this and love reading you should also read what you love and then just Keep on Reading

  4. Arti Arti says:

    You are here by Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan is about 25 going on 26 Arshi whose parents are divorced and her father has got married to Barbara Her mother is a teacherArshi shares a flat in Delhi with her friend Topsy and is working in a PR agency She is currently single after her breaking up with Cheetos and ready to mingle What I fail to understand about Meenakshi’s heroines is that why are they so boyfriend oriented Arshi is confused about her job her family her friends he boyfriends and life in general The author has described a very liberal society with smoking drinking premarital sex being very common There is no story or storyline It may appeal to today’s liberal generation but it was very vague for me

  5. Daya Daya says:

    Arse y sucks Sometime very nicely This is a book which has it's moments but those are very few Apart from a few nice touching description of crisis in adolescent life nothing good in this book Though I liked the author's blog but this book is a disappointment Read at your risk

  6. Bhumika Bhumika says:

    not worthy of 1 star total waste of time

  7. Shruti Shruti says:

    One of the most ridiculous books I ever read

  8. Smitha Smitha says:

    I struggled to read it Just not the kind of book I would want to read

  9. Anant Singh Anant Singh says:

    Some time i say to myself my i read these types of fiction books and this book just tell me dude u get fucked up again reading the book If the author is here reading my comment just want to ask a simple uestion what you want to achieve with this book ? I know the answer would be i am commerical writer and wants my book to sell She is another shobha de in making Characters are full of sex and city watchers and they don't need to get the asnwer of some real hardship that others feel or suffer in life for them they are the center part of the life blaming all other for the suffering they are going through For the characters i have some had words Go get a life

  10. Saritha Saritha says:

    For a debut novel it's not bad but so much happens internally that I was craving for something anything to up the ante until finally something happens at a party later in the book It's not even important in the scheme of things since the protagonist doesn't grow learn anything significant leave alone save the day As a commentary about the workings of the mind of a woman of a certain cusp of socio cultural strata it's pretty spot on but I would hate to believe that the character arch of the protagonist can't register any insight other than the fact that she is no longer at the beck and call of Kabir who has a now on now off relationship with her But i live in the hope that MRM's next book is better

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