India Smiles: Winning Entries for Sulekha.com Humour Contest

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Item Code: IDG994
Publisher: Penguin Enterprises
Edition: 2006
ISBN: 0143062301
Pages: 157
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.0" X 5.2"

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From the Back of the Book

In 2005, Sulekha.com, the largest online community connecting Indians worldwide, offered a unique opportunity to writers- The India Smiles contest. Writers were invited to submit a humorous piece of writing, fiction or non-fiction. Over a million members of Sulekha.com global community helped shortlist sixty entries out of the five thousand received. A distinguished panel of judges then selected the three best entries with the outstanding entry among them receiving one lakhs rupees and the two runners-up receiving ten thousand rupees each.

This volume brings together the best of the submissions. Real-life accounts of desperate parents lining up potential sons-in-law for unconventional NRI girls, young mothers struggling to make sense of their suddenly topsy-turvy lives, droll accounts of the unintentionally funny collision between technology and tradition, these are unpretentious, tongue-in-cheek stories, sure to bring a smile to your face.

CONTENTS

The Adult Mind 1
A Suitor for Saraswati 6
Approving of Anila 12
24 Frames per Second 18
Duniya Paagal Hai, Ya Phir Main 23
Flirting in short Messages 32
Food Housekeeping 38
It's all Relative 42
Husbands, Hangovers and other Holiday Hazards 47
Freud in this Springtime 52
Jingle most of the way 56
The man who married a Tree 61
Knot so soon, My Dear 67
Mettupalayam Mayhem 72
Nat Geo Goes to Bollywood 78
Oh Baby, Baby 82
On the Shelf 89
Oops! Let me Politically Correct That! 94
Page 3 Party 99
Play Acting Faux pas 104
Shock and Awe, Indian Style 109
The Boy who Ran Away 114
The un-blossomed Bud 119
Tennis Shoes 124
Y2K in Rudrapur 129
Boondi 135
Alive and Clicking 141
Memories, Mammaries and Monita Rajpal 146
Contributing Authors 152

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