The Secret Diary of a Gossip Queen
Riti

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Synopsis

The story has several plot lines running in parallel till the end of the book. The synopsis below indicates each plot line for better comprehension.

Rajeshwari, a 35 year old fun-loving, nutty Bihari Marketing Professor lives in an apartment in Chennai. She documents her life in her secret diary which the readers are privy to and comprises sections in her book giving it comic relief. She satisfies her hunger for applying her marketing knowledge in the real world of business towards Health Foremost, a health centre that she runs together with her childhood friend and yoga trainer Alisha. Alisha is single and looking for the right man to come and sweep her off her feet Rajeshwari is married to Anurag whom she met during the millennium party and is a mother of twin boys. However she feels that the romance in her life is dead and worries that it may lead to issues in their family life.

Rajeshwari’s aunt AIR badgers her to help her find a suitable girl for her son BBC who is over the hill yet single. Rajeshwari reluctantly joins in the search with her mother who makes an appearance from Patna from time to time. They meet potential brides together yet BBC doesn’t seem to get the right woman to marry. Finally he falls in love with a girl whom he meets on the train. She belongs to an intimidating and tough joint family from a small village in Bhadsara near Patna and is engaged to someone from there. However the guy whom she is engaged to marry elopes with someone else and she therefore invites BBC home to meet her family. Rajeshwari, her mother, BBC and AIR travel to Bhadsara to meet the family. However, the family, worried that BBC may not eventually marry their daughter, springs a surprise on the groom’s party and gets them married in a ceremony on a hastily constructed the mandap, depriving AIR of her plans of a grand wedding with a huge dowry.

Rajeshwari makes friends with Meher, Priyanka, Samyukta and Latika from her apartment and soon they form a coterie and hang out together. Meher runs a coffee shop and Samyukta runs a fashion boutique. Priyanka is an artist and Latika teaches children during her spare time. On the face of it they have happy and fulfilled lives but within, each of them battle with personal issues.

Meher has gone into depression because her husband is pushing her to get fitter, read thinner and she finds solace with Alisha in Health foremost, unaware that Rajeshwari is the secret partner to the business as she has her own body issues

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raghavan

funny story. I like the hindi words in the book

Nov 04 '16
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krishna1

it is laugh out loud funny. love the chapter names

Nov 04 '16
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Maneesha

Interesting start and truly funny in parts. I think it's going to be a fun ride. Looks like the story has several layers. I am curious to know.

Oct 04 '16
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sangeeta

I guess it has a simple and detailed plot. Some portions are funny. And I agree to the Patna description. Interesting.

Sep 19 '16
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Sharanya

Interesting start. Has definite potential. Good language.

Sep 15 '16
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Rahul

Fun and multifaceted. Maybe chapters could be longer. Good language. I like
Hinglish words. Can feel the words better.

Sep 14 '16
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Sanjay

Funny. Though romance not within my purview

Sep 13 '16
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Roma

Interesting and funny

Sep 13 '16
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Vishal

Sep 13 '16
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Vishal

Sep 13 '16
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samhita

I liked the way the manuscript takes us deep into the story. Slowly and surely. I can see from the synopsis that there is a lot of detailing and I think it gets interesting as it progresses. Curious to know

Sep 12 '16
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asha

loved the prologue and the contrast between the chapters. synopsis looks interesting

Sep 11 '16
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Shweta Sinha

It's a good effort. There are bits that are truly funny. However, the plot seems to have no direction, if I go by the synopsis. The generous splattering of hindi words also does not make it an easy read. It has potential, but needs rework and editing.

Sep 11 '16
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Sanch

Funny. Interesting. Short and sweet

Sep 10 '16
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meghna

nicely written. fun read. or shall i say funny

Sep 06 '16
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Sascha

Cute book. I like the short chapters. Easy to read on the metro. Funny and entertaining, what else does one want

Sep 05 '16
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Sivan

Synopsis looked interesting
Good writing. I like the smattering of Hindi. But could be reduced.
I want to read more.

Sep 05 '16
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nili

Interesting. Funny in parts. Easy writing. Want to read more

Sep 05 '16
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sumit

Nice and fun. Kept my interest on. Can tell more once we read more. As of now it looks interesting. The descriptions are vivid. All the best to the author

Sep 05 '16
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Kaunds

Interesting light hearted and funny. I wonder what more is in store. Definitely has potential.

Sep 05 '16
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Prarich

I was giggling all through. I read the synopsis and feel BGB should reveal a few more chapters because clearly there is a lot more to it than just what is given to us to read. Language is good. Evocative. I could imagine Patna as described

Sep 05 '16
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Deepak Kaul

The title put me off but I still gave it a shot. Then the title of the Prologue put me off totally. There is just too much of this kind of pointless content floating around in the market. Thats why it is very likely this manuscript will be a bestseller.

Sep 05 '16
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koni

It has potential, the story definitely is fun and fast-paced, and I know a lot of people in India would love reading this easy-going Hinglish style of writing but personally for me both the theme and the language didn't quite fit well. I wish the writer best of luck for her future endeavors.

Sep 01 '16
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Fragrance Expert, Writer, Bookworm. Published 3 books both in Children's genre and Adult's book. Mathematics Fun Fact and Fiction, Folk Tales from Around the World Wicked Temptations