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A Book Review by Debraj Moulick
Hola Everyone,I welcome you all to this speedy tale of romance set against the backdrop of The Great Indian Wedding in Andaman. Rayna is undergoing through a turbulent emotional whirlpool,she is on her way to attend her BFF’s wedding in Andaman.She needs to sweep away the scandal mongers which include the gossip magazine walah,a shutterbug,her Agra people. Enter the scene,we have a Greek God like protagonist Mr Neel, what happens next? Just watch out…We come across the hotel Nirvana Beach Resort.Thanks to the author,for such nomenclature,you need to find it out,whether it is appropriate or not..
The narrative deserves an applause for being fast paced,just like the romantic boatride towards the end,it is fast yet it includes minute details.A brownie point to Adite Banerjie,for choosing the sprawling island of Andaman as the backdrop,thinking out of the box.While we have the Lake Palace of Udaipur as the stereotyped venue of Grand Indian Wedding,so the pristine sand and the blue water of Anadaman is an welcome relief. The dialogues are very well etched,but it never seems to be an artificial one.Inspite of choosing a third person narration,the author is successful in dealing with the psyche of Neel and Rayna.Rayna is shown to be a bold character,who is proud of her dusky avatar but beneath it,she is a fragile little girl who is looking for strong arms.
Neel is the dream man for every girls out there,he is dashing,he is smart,he is strong ,well spoken,witty…lastly he is imbibed with a golden heart.Talking about the lovemaking episodes,they are just WOW.Kudos to Banerjie for treating the readers with such erotic episodes,and guess what? It never gets Vulgar,teasingly romantic,fused with pleasure of the mind and body.It provides..Brahmanand(universal pleasure).You cannot miss the Grand Indian Agra Aunty,a character to watch out for. Aditie Banerjie gets bonus for phrases like ‘Korean Govinda’, ‘O Ma Go’ etc.Also through Robi da(unlike the hindi prototype- Ravi Bhaiya),she proves her Bong Connection.The story can be guidebook for dress up,if you want to look great in some wedding,also it describes the fusion of Western and Indian Wedding style with ease and grandeur.
Well on one hand Banerjie entertains the reader with the passionate romance,while on the other hand she takes you deep into their troubled past,she balances both the aspects in a fine manner.The narration brings up the notion ‘why are relationships so complicated?’.There are short and simple moments so aptly described like the panic attack solution,the sea shell ring which is very close to heart etc. Trouble Has A New Name is a tale of exotic romance,you will cherish the saga of self discovery.It showcases how the characters battle their fear and psychic dilemma.Now whether the two fake fiancé find true love or they just get lost in oblivion…to get an answer,grab the book.
Enjoy the story,enjoy the romance,enjoy the lucid narration of Banerjie,and get inspired for a holiday stint in Andaman.
N:B- Look out for RBIL
Ratings-8 out of 10