Two States !!

22 Oct



Two States – thats chetan bhagat recent book…which i read luckily…After having angel..its kind of touch to catch up on my activities and interest..I am not kind of book loving person but really love reading all CB’s book…infact his “one night at call center” was the first one i read completely

Story is simple but way of narration is simply superb..

Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy.They get married.

In India, there are few more steps

Boy loves girl, Girl loves boy.

Girls family has to love boy. Boy’s family has to love girl,

Girl’s family has to love boy’s family.Boy’s family has to love girl’s family.

Girl boy still managed to love each other .they get married

This is what is written at back of book and summarize whole story… There is guy krish who loves south indian beauty ananaya swaminathan…Falling in love is easy but to materialise it till  marriage is not peice of cake.They met in IIMA campus and got mad for each other..Soon college life got over and they got job in  different company.  pre=””>Krish managed to get posted in Chennai which is ananaya’s hometown…He tried his level best through his amusing ways to impress them by giving coaching to younger brother Manju , giving chance of singing at concert to her mother , helping dad with his office work  In second part its ananya’s turn to plead krish’s family and she also did it well..problem came when family have to meet…Well i m not gonna write whole story here..go and grab the book..its worth reading !!!


There is good comparison between south indian and north indian living style and mentality. He tries to make fun of both so that nobody feel offended Like for what marble flooring is for north indian family ..its iit degree for south indian

There is important lesson also which i like most.. ” Forgiving – For you ..forgiving doesnt make the person who hurts you feel better…it makes you feel better” apt and true !!


There is something different in chetan’s writing style which makes me hooked to it until i finish it..though for this one i took 1 week to finish…like my homework i use to read it mostly at night or early morning hours

35 Responses to “Two States !!”

  1. Swaram October 22, 2009 at 2:36 pm #

    Well written review 🙂
    Nt been able to read the past week with work, festival!
    Plan to start on this one tonite 🙂

    Girl’s family has to love boy’s family.Boy’s family has to love girl’s family.

    Girl boy still managed to love each other .they get married Ha ha ha 😛

    • Rashmi October 22, 2009 at 2:54 pm #

      thanks swaru 🙂
      i m damm sure you will like it..its fun reading this 🙂

  2. Homecooked October 22, 2009 at 3:09 pm #

    Lovely review! I have yet to read any of his books 🙂 But will surely grab this one if I find it here. Thanks for the review.

    • Rashmi October 22, 2009 at 3:35 pm #

      thanks homecooked !!

  3. Smitha October 22, 2009 at 3:32 pm #

    Very interesting Review, Rash! You have reviewed it so well!

    I somehow, did not like Chetan Bhagat’s first book – Five point someone.. And since then, have not go tempted to pick up any of his 🙂 Maybe I will, read this book..

    • Rashmi October 22, 2009 at 3:34 pm #

      Five point someone is only CB book which i havent read so far…

      But u shd try this one..its worth giving one more chance to chetan bhagat 🙂

  4. hitchwriter October 22, 2009 at 4:18 pm #

    Books… sigh… I dont remember reading anything since Jason Bourne… 😦

    book reviews arent for me.. sigh..

    • Rashmi October 22, 2009 at 4:31 pm #

      🙂 ..same is my state when u write abt any sport 🙂 sigh…

  5. Mystery October 22, 2009 at 5:17 pm #

    I still have to read this one 😦
    i have read all 3 of his books.

  6. Rashmi October 22, 2009 at 6:08 pm #

    Ah..good atleast i found one chetan bhagat fan here 🙂

    Do read this mystery….it will not let u down 😆

  7. Saritha October 22, 2009 at 7:14 pm #

    Nice review rashmi,now i am tempted to buy this book.

    Before blogging i was not much into reading books but after IHM post on books read few books IHM mentioned and now reading The white tiger.Once i finish it will try to get this book.Here it is difficult to get a popular/best selling books.

    • Rashmi October 22, 2009 at 7:52 pm #

      thanks saritha…me too want to read white do you find it so far..

  8. Smita October 22, 2009 at 7:38 pm #

    I found the book okayish. Not bad but not excellent either…

    Just a Time pass book to say the least 🙂

    • Rashmi October 22, 2009 at 7:41 pm #

      u r reowned reader… 🙂

      for someone like me who just read for timepass…it was good one 🙂

  9. Indian Homemaker October 22, 2009 at 9:11 pm #

    From the reviews I have read, Smita’s and Poonams Sharma’s and now yours, I gathered that the book encourages inter-community marriages and couples finding happiness against all odd.
    I like that the most. I hope to see a generation of Indians that just doesn’t care where who originally came from … a unity and diversity kind of country 🙂
    Inter-community marriages make that appear possible.

    • Rashmi October 23, 2009 at 2:49 pm #

      it will sure be good read IHM..worth giving a try…

      I m feeling as if i m doing free publicity for chetan…he shd pay me some royality for this 🙂

  10. Titaxy October 22, 2009 at 10:55 pm #

    i’ve been hearing reviews abt this book a lot lately…maybe will check it out soon…thanks for ther eview, rash

    • Rashmi October 23, 2009 at 2:48 pm #

      thanks titaxy

  11. swapnil October 23, 2009 at 1:24 am #

    hey! i hav read all 4 books of chetan, but five point sum1 n 2 states r awesome! chetan rocks!!!!!!!!!

    • Rashmi October 23, 2009 at 3:21 pm #

      welcome here swapnil !!!

      Good to see one more chetan bhagat fan here 🙂

  12. vimmuuu October 23, 2009 at 3:00 am #

    Book review??? Oh nooo !!! Hmmmmmmm…so what else ? Hows life? did you have dinner ? 😀 😀 😀

    • Rashmi October 23, 2009 at 2:47 pm #

      life is cool..have bfast , lunch and dinner too 🙂

  13. Solilo October 23, 2009 at 9:35 pm #

    Nice review, Rash!

    Chetan Bhagat is one Indian writer who is popular but his writing is just not my cup of tea. There are many Indian writers who write on simple topics like this but are better with the language and also somehow connect themselves with the audience.

    Personally, I find CB not up to the mark.

    • Rashmi October 26, 2009 at 12:09 pm #


  14. Pixie October 24, 2009 at 10:22 am #

    ok. will read the book now
    wasn’t too sure if it was worth a read, but now after checking out a few reviews – will read it 🙂

    Thanks Rash! nice review!

    • Rashmi October 25, 2009 at 6:49 pm #

      thanks pixie 🙂

  15. kanagu October 25, 2009 at 4:15 am #

    its a superb review Rashmi… providing the exact details that will make us to pick up the book… 🙂 🙂 I have read CB’s Five point Someone and 3 mistakes of life…

    I liked five point someone but the other one is pure masala… tailor-made for a bollywood… this one seems to be realistic… I will pick this up soon… 🙂 🙂

    • Rashmi October 26, 2009 at 12:10 pm #

      glad you like it kanagu !!!

      this book is good time pass..but if u serious reader this may not appeal you 🙂

  16. sakhi November 4, 2009 at 2:18 pm #

    Loved your version of marriage in INDIA in the box up there ! 😀 😀

    Adn hey your angel looks awesome 🙂

    • Rashmi November 4, 2009 at 4:21 pm #

      thanks sakhi and welcome here 🙂

  17. Kalyan Ram Vempati November 16, 2009 at 2:46 pm #

    Hey, I read this book last week and felt it was a timepass read… reviewed it too :D. Gut feeling says, we will have a movie made on this very soon.

    • Rashmi November 16, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

      hey kalyan welcome here…
      chetan bhagat will soon become movie writer instead of book writer 🙂

  18. Dev November 19, 2009 at 4:53 pm #

    The book acted as an awesome guidebook for my trip to Chennai & nearby.
    I could related so much to all the text when I saw them actually…
    Atleast this one was better than 2nd and 3rd one…

    • Rashmi November 22, 2009 at 3:53 pm #

      me too feel the same 🙂 ..its good time pass splly in train journey like urs 🙂

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