Monday, May 22, 2017

#558 : K - Khanna, Twinkle

It's a little surprising that she has quickly become one of my favorite writers. I religiously read her columns these days given that it makes much more sense than the headlines on the first page. May be, TOI should boot her columns to the first page to make their news sound much more sensible. Or even better, they should recruit her to writer their news for them may be?


Twinkle Khanna is an interior designer, newspaper columnist, film producer, author, and former film actress. Her first book Mrs Funnybones sold over one hundred thousand copies making her India's highest-selling female writer of 2015. Her second book, The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad, published by Juggernaut Books that has been at No 2 on Amazon since its release. This book has also been garnering rave reviews.

Her sense of humor and wit is unparalleled. Her first book, is a collection of incidents from her life. It captures the  life of the modern Indian woman—a woman who organizes dinner each evening, even as she goes to work all day, who runs her own life but has to listen to her Mummyji, who worries about her weight and the state of the country.

It's kind of funny to read the wife of a star hero writing about things as mundane as food and woes about school projects. She was a lousy actor, but she has turned out to be a writer who can hold a steady audience.

The second book, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad and other stories, is a collection of stories on various serious social issues. While the first book was a breezy read, the second one highlighted her writing and storytelling skills. Though the narration was just above being average, the stories were well written and kept the interest alive.

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