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FREE E-PUB ß No Onions Nor Garlic é Amandeep, Murugesh, Rufus and Sundar are bucks who talk dirty for the same reason that they remove the mufflers from their motorcycle exhausts it makes them feel like men Like libertines To their hormonal despair, when Professor Ram stages his remake of A Midsummer Night s Dream at their college fest, he casts these four as fairies The farce that follows gradually takes over the lives of the rest of the characters in this achingly funny novel about the pratfalls that accompany caste pride On and off the campus of Chennai University, you will encounter onion and garlic free TamBrahms who rewrite Shakespeare to uphold the Hindu order, smug NRIs who call the shots in matrimonials, visiting Canadians who are aghast at the plight of Dalits pronounced daylights and, at the apex of the whole tumbling structure, a bibulous builder who invokes the gods even as he defrauds his clients Tailing the characters around this plot is an unseen but all seeing spectator You may never guess who that is, but will laugh all the way to the answer This was an absolute surprise find This is a funny book which takes on Tamilian Brahmins Mind you it is written by a Tamilian brahmin I found it to be a good read Try it sometime It s an easy light hearted read Disclaimer This is no psychotic way means disrespect to people of any community or religious beliefs. Frankly I didnt go beyond a few 50 100 pages.I picked up this book presuming the plot or the story is a nice vivid description of the Tambram culture probably in a long lost civilization Unfortunately the author s sattire and cliche can really get irritating.You can blame it partly on the fact that the Tambrahm image might influence the reading However too many references to toilet habits and personal behaviour can seem to be a highly gross generalization The subtle references to Chennai and Frankly I didnt go beyond a few 50 100 pages.I picked up this book presuming the plot or the story is a nice vivid description of the Tambram culture probably in a long lost civilization Unfortunately the author s sattire and cliche can really get irritating.You can blame it partly on the fact that the Tambrahm image might influence the reading However too many references to toilet habits and personal behaviour can seem to be a highly gross generalization The subtle references to Chennai and the Munniyandi Vilases might appear amusing but the references are always to the present and hence can definitely be misleading in places where readers want to relate to the readings.Not that the readers head to Munniyandi Vilas but to bring in a bias in terms of a fictional plot is too high a price to pay As much as I dont want to generalize a few things, it seems very easy for the NRI Tambrahms not all to grab a pen and weave a story of dry humor and sattire and end up showcasing literary skills with a regional flavor rather easily and grab a few brownie points In recent times, Chetan Bhagat did the same with a so called reference to 2 states post marrying a Tambrahm which was a big hit amongst the new breed readers and the south indian bashers particularly A few weeks ago, Navjot Sidhu did a very gross reference to Chennaites mocking at the speed with which they gobble food,again an ignorant reference Harsha Bhogle was quick to bring the reference to the anvil and correct Sidhu on the same The fact that the community at times is quiet bolsters the new found attempts at bringing anything and everything that they do under a scanner and make a mockery out of it.Back to the review, I didnot go beyond 100 pages since I felt there was nothing to keenly look forward to but mere ramblings of a lost plot I checked the online reviews for the book and incidentally noticed a few of the author s friends trying to post their reviews very subtly disappointed yet a mere acquaintance forces them to gently pat the author.A big thumbs down for the same this book made me vow that I will never read Indian authors again I stopped reading for a while after this book. Deliciously irreverent