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Battle for Bittora [PDF / EPUB] Battle for Bittora Twenty five year old Jinni lives in Mumbai works in a hip animation studio and is perfectly happy with her carefree and independent existence Until her bossy grandmother shows up and announces that it Twenty five year old Jinni lives in Mumbai works in a Battle for ePUB Ñ hip animation studio and is perfectly happy with her carefree and independent existence Until her bossy grandmother shows up and announces that it is Jinni’s 'duty' to drop everything and come and contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from their sleepy hometown BittoraOf course Jinni swears she won't But she soon ends up swathed in cotton saris and frumpy blouses battling prickly heat corruption and accusations of nymphomania as candidate Sarojini Pande a daughter of the illustrious Pande dynasty of Pavit Pradesh And if life isn’t fun enough already her main opposition turns out to be Bittora ex royalZain Altaf Khan – an irritatingly idealistic though undeniably lustworthy individual with whom Jinni shares a complicated historyEnlivened by Chauhan’s characteristic brand of wicked humour and sexy romanticism this is a rollicking new tale of young India.


10 thoughts on “Battle for Bittora

  1. says:

    I want my very own Zain Altaf Khan Are you listening god?


  2. says:

    This is the second book I read by Anuja Chauhan I zoomed through the book in about half a day The writing is nice and smooth The wit is wicked The desi English very very funny For someone not particularly interested in politics I found the workings of an election very funny and to be frank uite informative What I found slightly weak is the romance The male lead is all good looking and charismatic and I kept visualizing the person who was rud to play this in the movie Still I found both the romance and the male lead under written I felt the same about Zoya Factor as well However this doesn't take away from the story of Sarojini Pande's maidn election campaign It's the girl's story all the way through and we definitely can do with of these It's just that I can't help wishing that the romance was built up a bit All in all a very very enjoyable light read


  3. says:

    Battle for Bittora as the name the cover suggest is a romantic cum political battle Jinni a 25 year old belongs to a political lineage but still has carved a career in Animation Leading a peaceful normal life in Mumbai her life goes topsy turvy when her stubborn yet adorable grandmother shows up at her door and drags her to Bittora all because she feels that it is Jinni’s duty to take up politicsJinni short for Sarojini our protagonist hates her name mane mouth but it is these very things that make her stand out in a crowd She follows her granny to Bittora and doesn’t realise how she is pulled into contesting the elections not that she doesn’t enjoy it; the blood running in her makes her a natural politician She gets into the groove of canvassing but her hope of having a cake walk is in for a shock when she meets the opposition candidateZain Altaf Khan an ex royal of Bittora Jinni’s childhood friend cum could have been a boyfriend; is an enigmatic personality and shocks everyone by deciding to contest from a party which has always been known for being hard line religious politicsJinni Altaf share a complicated history they know each other too well and share an intimacy which can not be put into words Meeting after 9 years they realise that the attraction that they had felt as teenagers which was termed as hormonal thing by her granny back then still existed between them But will that attraction make them fiercer opponents? Or will they sacrifice their passion for their political ambitions? Or would one of them withdraw? That is what forms the crux of the bookWritten with generous amount of humor some tender moments all coming up at the right time the book is a very good read The entourage as in the core team of Jinni provides us with ample humor and the encounter between Jinni Zain are endearing humorous at the same time The characters are real you know that these kinds of people do exist I will do anything for you ma’am typesDespite the political setup of the book the politics is neither pedestrian nor boring I guess we can attribute that to the political background of the author Margaret Alva is her mother on law Another good thing about the book is that the suspense of who will finally win the election keeps you glued to the book and the way the book unravels towards the end keeps you on tenterhooksSet in the genre of Chicklit Rocom the book makes for a wonderful read and an otherwise thick book 425 bloody pages breezes past you I guess we should attribute that to the clever writing by the author I have always felt that though Indian authors are coming up with loads of chick lit but somehow the amount of romantic those that bring a flutter in your stomach a sweet heart ache moments are not sufficient but Anuja Chauhan fills in that gap Her previous book “The Zoya Factor” was also a breezy lovely read this one again brings in the same uality My only issue with the book is the generous use of Hinglish HindiEnglishwords; not that I don’t understand them but I feel that the usage limits the readability geography for the author but then I also feel that if we remove the Hinglish usage then the book will lose some of its magic Am I sounding confused? HeheheheI loved the author's attempt of writing a book on politics in a contemporary manner Politics is one profession which is always looked down upon but the way the younger generation is involved in this book sets an example for usSo if you love reading humorous romantic book then this is the one for you A time pass book better than many other contemporary counterparts of this book


  4. says:

    Reading a Anuja Chauhan book is like watching a movie like Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya I am a big fan of that movie But the point is it is like a masala entertainer focused on the female lead than the male It has romance comedy and enough drama sueezed in I like the way she writes romance but it gets too sugary sometimes and a bit repetitive in her later books but what I dig most is the comedy aspect Her comedy for the most part is built on twisted Hinglish and the variety of Indian English accents besides being situational In this book it was slightly overdone but overall likeable As to the other dramatic aspects it depends on whether you buy it or not Either it could amuse you or leave u with a wtf moment I am somewhat in the middle on this too About the writing I thought it flew with effortless ease and was very good considering it falls under the popular fiction category A far cry from most other writers who operate in the same spectrum Thought it could have been trimmed by some 50 pages because it was a slog at times To rate it properly it falls in the middle in her list of 5 books with The Zoya factor being most likeable and Baaz being the least


  5. says:

    Witty uirky fresh and spicy – it has all the drama of a Bollywood movie romance of a chick flick humorous satire of a north Indian political setting glamor of advertising world form where the author comes from So it starts off with the lame subject of a single girl in a big city working in ad firm trying to be chick and suave and looking for the perfect man But this usual story takes a turn when her grandmother turns up and pulls her into the political furore of a typical uncouth North Indian state with its dirty politics and politicians And no points in guessing who is standing opposite her – of course her prince charming child hood love knight in shining armour the most gorgeous hunk man of her dreams etc etc You can throw in a gay best friend and a uirky but smart grandmother an idealistic mother and a bunch of party jamboree bringing in the fun element and support for herSo YES it’s a chick book end to end but it has a twist – what with politics being a no no area for chicks also sleeping with the opposition is not so healthy but anything can happen in a chick lit and her grandmother had to die otherwise there was no chance she was winning the elections Oopppsss sorry I said too much but come on wasn’t it predictable all chick books or flicks are the girl always wins the game and the man The men have to bow out graciously and give their lady love the pleasure and pride of winning That’s the only way they get the girl But then why the 4 stars when it was so predictable and obvious Simply because it made me laugh I laughed like I a school girl at the wit and tongue in cheek humour of Anuja Chauhan She is brilliant and spontaneous Her observations and connections of incidents are fresh and authentic I would read this author again just for her sense of humour Chuck the predictable story chuck the stale concept chuck the silly protagonists chuck the silly chick stuff I just love the sense of humour 4 stars for it and an ardent fan of Anuja’s wit and smartness


  6. says:

    Anuja Chauhan follows the success of The Zoya Factor with yet another desi firecracker Jinni Pandey is a happy go lucky animator drawing award winning ‘kitaanus’ germsbacteria for Harpic and other noteworthy brands She’s young spunky and has a carelessly on purpose disheveled half rosebud haircut that she's mighty proud ofBut Jinni is also in fact Sarojini Pande granddaughter of the fearsome political matriarch Pushpa Pande The Pande clan is an illustrious albeit with a dubious background political dynasty For the longest time ever they have been contesting the Lok Sabha elections through their hometown Bittora Sometimes they have had resounding victories and at other times embarrassing losses but it’s always been a full on no holds barred tamashaAnd now in true blue unbendable grandmother conniving politician mode the great Pushpa Pande has manoeuvered the clueless Jinni into contesting the upcoming elections from BittoraSoon Jinni finds herself togged up in starched sarees and matronly blouses She’s thrown headlong into a world of kleptomaniac Election agents dubious crack teams who will “do anything” to help ‘didi’ hormonal pet dogsfrenemiesstalwart ladies who don’t visit salons but bite off their underarm hair with their teeth a very disturbing but smirk inducing exaggeration thatmanipulatorsback stabbersindiscriminate gropers and much Standing on the tip of this fast dissolving Gola is Jinni's opponent the idealistic also chiselled intellectual yes his tan is honey colored and universally loved well with that build uphe obviously has to be lustworthy Zain Altaf Khan Maruti Zain as Jinni had mockingly nicknamed him and Jinni share a rich past They were childhood friends who were almost lovers before the great Pushpaji brought their raging 'haarmoans' under controlAs the two youngest ever Lok Sabha candidates battle out the elections in grimy Bittora; kid gloves are shed dirty politics lunge forth in full force and the trusty hormones make a predictable reappearanceAnuja Chauhan brings forth the disgruntled sweaty heaving beast that is our grand Indian Politics and makes the befuddled creature trample through humorous situations and over the top drama The author strikes gold yet again Battle for Bittora is all familiar tried and tested Bollywood clichés parcelled into one enticing masala readI am thoroughly chuffed to say that I have a favourite Indian author who doesn’t play the displaced NRI skanky urban cougar Indian travelogue card Her dialogue is a delightful blend of propah English with a spicy tadka of local dialects She captures the dusty flavors of rural India jazzes it up with a host of laugh out loud caricatures and gives you a stellar lead pair that makes you go 'aww gee shucks'Kudos to Chauhan for plumbing her political lineage her mother in law is Margaret Alva and employing it with insouciance I loved the book and would strongly recommend it for all who are still searching for that elusive must read Indian Author


  7. says:

    It took me a long time to warm up to this book Although I had read one of Chauhan's novels earlier which prompted me to pick up this book in the first place I was not impressed with the pace of this book There is too much back story that drones on and on And while Anuja Chauhan is brilliant in her caricature of her characters most of whom have been created from real life famous personalities the story loses steam with the mundane details of the lead character's life The romantic scenes are few and far between and somehow I got the feeling that the romance was infatuation than love In fact despite the physical attraction that is so prevalent across the book there was no substance to the love storyThe only story worth reading if at all is how Sarojini and her crack team go about trying to win the election At places it is funny but mostly it seems like a reaffirmation of the fact that Indian politics is dirty What to do we are like this only On the plus side the book has some really funny lines Anuja has wily wit and she is unapologetically brazen about innuendos She could spill out the innermost secrets with a dash of crudeness to make the book jump at youI am usually a fan of vernacular speech used in stories to give it a local flavour However in this book I find the language interfering in readability Also I couldn't help but notice that in many places the vernacular text was not consistent Where the writer used ij for is to give a certain edge to her character there were times when the style was not maintained Hello Editor were you sleeping on the job?Having read The Pricey Thakur Girls I got the eerie feeling that the supporting characters were similar to this book The feisty women the matriarch with objectionable language; it seemed like the same format Same outline new theme I read somewhere that this book will soon be made into a Bollywood movie Well if that's the case I'd rather wait for the producer to spice it up on the screen Because this book lacks lustre If you have not read any Anuja Chauhan books don't bother to read this one If I were you I'd skip them all But this one cannot be on your bucket list


  8. says:

    I DID NOT enjoy reading this book at all I had to run through the pages uickly because I wanted to finish it as soon as possibleThe reason to pick this book for reading was the fact that apparently Fawad Khan my most favorite Pakistani hero is going to play the much hyped Zain Altaaf Khan in the Bollywood adaption of this book alongside Sonam Kapoor who will play the role of Sarojini Pande aka Jinni I just wish Fawad had not agreed to do this book because it is again centered around the woman Since he is doing the movie it is my sincere plea to the makers of this movie to re write the screenplay and give some significance to ZAK's roleNevertheless this was the sole reason for reading it Otherwise I'd never dared to start this book This book will be an interesting and enjoyable read for the people based in India as they can relate to their political system with an easeAs I'm a Pakistani so it took me sometime to understand the tactics of the Indian politics There were some terms which were non understandable I'm a person who'd want to stay away from politics as far as possible Therefore for me it is not a must read There was too much politics in this book as the title indicates Elections campaigning ballot boxing voting etc is what the book is all about I wish there was exposure of romance between Jinni and Zain but I could only sense sexual tension arising between the two of them at few parts Indian readers will surely love this book I'm sure As far the movie adaptation is concerned Fawad Khan is perfect to portray the character of Zain because he's all lean well chiseled body type and a Muslim guy Halfheartedly I choose to give only 2 stars to this book Happy Reading


  9. says:

    So this book was okay Just overwhelmingly OK There's a lot that's good and entertaining about it all to do with Chauhan's pacy vibrant writing her hold on Indian English which I absolutely love Nave vs Swayve perfect and all her Bollywood pop culture referencing All the things I enjoyed about The Zoya Factor as well The main protagonist is pretty likeable and most characters are also pretty well drawn and her thinly veiled allusions to politicians today is very wink wink entertaining Most of all her commentary on the over the top politics in the books is sharp and hilarious I found the parts about campaigning and the survey report especially most interestingThe book starts off pretty well Where it really lost me as a reader was with the Romance There just wasn't enough history to it to make me believe in Jinni and Zain's intense love hate relationship and the scenes with the two of them felt too manipulated? Plus all the great dramatic episodes in the middle the walking through fire the midnight rescue the revelation of her party member's betrayal and Zain's redemption just didn't have the bang or payoff they could have had in the story which had gotten pretty predictable by then anyway The impact of the grandmother's death though it understandably took up a portion of the story was also pretty mild overall All these elements were perfectly placed to work but somehow they just didn't I'd definitely read another book by Anuja Chauhan but I'm also resigned to not being fully satisfied with it just like with both 'The Zoya Factor' and this one


  10. says:

    Last night I finished Battle for Bittora and experienced book hangover It's been long time since a book left me in this way I guess the reason was I binge read it screwing up all my schedule and when it finished I was left with little energy to do anything The story starts in a posh Pixel animation studio in Mumbai with protagonist Jinni reviewing animated kitaanus like in the Harpic toilet cleaner ad and suddenly her granny comes convinces her to help election campaign and boom Jinni is standing for MP election of Bittora I was taken aback by the ease with which one enters politics without any ualifications without any experience and mostly without a strong personality which I feel is mandatory for any public service But I must be an idiot to think that Being a close relative of some party leader is still the main ualification for election tickets Gujrat elections coming soon and the Battle has changed my view towards Indian elections And our glorified corruption leaded political system There are certain things in the book which go in elections I wasn't privy of knowing and I have a bit of doubt yet they make perfect sense The book is so much written for Indian readers that too mostly northern India with a lot of Hindi words slogans and sentences The story spirals through funny incidents and interesting characters mainly Jinni's Granny her crack team for election with idiosyncratic uirks her charming opponent her party members and a few friends I won't go in the story there's not much to dwelve in it but the way it's written is commendable uirky dark yet written with wry humor and most importantly never dragged muchWe get glimpses of problems in Bittora MPs treating voting seats like a hen hatching eggs and afterwards turn a blind eye till next election We see a village as a community blended in the election hustle bustle and with dallops of promises being played with and obligingly playing the parts And we finds ourselves roll in the prose tumbling in chapter by chapter in the way writer set up so well Many times the story takes Bollywood dramatical avatar with unconventional reality The narrative is frank badass and light once in a while forcing to consult a dictionary The uestion haunted me was why should it be called a romance novel? There's not much of it except as a central binding thread which writer keeps reminding us time to time because chances are reader would forget it amidst gushing storyline I liked the lady protagonist she gets all reuired focus and rest goes in background only popping up when needed Election is a huge turn off topic for me and yet I loved the Battle Now looking forward to read The Zoya Factor by the same author which is considered to be her best Do pickup Battle for Bittora for uick light read It won't disappoint


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