Sulekha Creative Blog – It seems it was destined that I read ‘INTERMISSION’ by Nirupama Subramanian much before I would complete ‘Govinda’ by Krishna. My review on the book by Nirupama Subramaniam – Intermission. Smita recommended this book on my review of the Author’s first book. Varun, lives a ordered, boring, not-so-happily married life with his wife.

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Indian fiction mirrors changing man-woman relationship. I especially liked the descriptions of life in the luxury condos of Gurgoan — quite relate-able to life in most new parts of urban cities, where sudden development sees luxury and poverty living side by side. Some thoughts on the position of Mother in our society!

The Gurgaon Columns admin T The climax is cop-out and goes for the traditional path without achieving anything of the substance. Set in Gurgaon, the dazzling face of modernity in India, Intermission takes us into the lives of Varun and Gayatri Sarin, not-so-happily married corporate couple with a typically NRI problem: Please do join us for the launch of the book tomorrow at The Westin, Gurgaon at 6: Abhilasha Chaturvedi rated it did not like it Jan 21, Sangeeta rated it really liked it Dec 15, Fatima Maurya rated it liked it Dec 07, Jun 16, Amit Gupta rated it it was ok.

From intrusive in-laws and absconding domestic staff to potholes and pigs on the road, there is a new challenge to be confronted every day. From intrusive in laws and absconding domestic staff to potholes and pigs on the road, there is a new challenge to be confronted every day. Deepthi rated it liked it Mar 07, Nirupama Subramanian signs books for her readers at the Mumbai launch of our book! Found parts of it slightly predictable, but the sensitivity was definitely admirable.


Silverlight rated it did not like it Oct 07, The Novel had good moments and simple narration but can’t digest the basic fact of sleeping with somebody else’s inyermission instead of trying to solve out their own martial problems. Alright, I did it. When they learnt we were from India, one….

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Shwetha Kalyanasundaram rated it liked it Sep 04, Yes very and also the illict relationship was kept within boundaries otherwise we have seen nirupana going overboard!!!

Leave this field empty. So for me the connection was strong. The plot isn’t new, but the mature handling of the characters and of the narrative arc is what worked for me.

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This is an urban love story. Living in a luxury condominium, they are living an life of luxury, but of unease.

The curious concept of Motherhood. The illict relationship has been handled with sensitivity. I enjoyed reading the book, although it was predictive at most places.

This is not as much a tale of adultery as it is of post-marital love The extra marital relationship may whine and vouch for each other, but they have very little to understand in each other situations. The book may claim to be a story of relationships in the contemporary India but unfortunately it has very little to offer in terms of a plot.


The choices Varun, Gayatri and Sweety make might not be the best one, but that is what the author focuses on – how do human beings make decisions? Want to Read saving…. And all the characters feel real. Living in a luxury condominium, they are living an life of luxury, but of unease.

Subramanian reveals, “The love-affair leaves Varun shaken and turns Sweety’s cozy little world upside down. November 28th, 0 Comments. However, there are distinct differences between the ordinary street […].

And all the characters feel real. Finding Indian Authors at the libraies here have been a challenge, let me see if I can get this book. Liliana rated it it was amazing Apr 01, An Indian author to watch out for giving us some more really good light reads: Cancel reply Enter your comment here Its interesting to see that transformation into her life and thought process.

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Then Varun meets Sweety, young mother-of-twins, who is living her dream life in a nuclear family, and everything changes. Subramaanian will be in conversation with me. Bijo Mani rated it it was ok Nov 04, The book talks about the li It was a realistic ending.