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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Glad you liked it…the main thing that I had liked about the book was the treatment and the way it ended. Yes, intermissuon I want to know how you find it! The storyline is not that bad actually. There are upheavals and difficult decisions to be made in tough situations, yet we never see the tension or the usual anxiety in the characters. Nirupama was also a winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Competition prize in for her short fiction.

Even the prude in you would begin sympathising and empathising with the dilemmas faced by the protagonists – such is the kind of semantic magic Nirupama has woven into this one Since most of the residents have moved into the city recently, nobody has roots here.

Jul 29, Harry b nair rated it it was ok.

Then Varun meets Sweety, young mother-of-twins, who is living her dream life in a ny family, and everything changes. No trivia or quizzes yet. The book talks about the li Nirupama Subramanian signs books for her readers at the Mumbai launch of our book!

The frustrations and the challenges that each of them face is nicely brought out. It is a simply written book, no doubt but there is absolutely nothing new to offer in terms of plot, characters, treatment or climax. Intermission by Nirupama Subramanian Goodreads Author. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is an urban love story. It deals with a typically NRI problem: From inquisitive in-laws and absconding staff to potholes and pigs on the roads, there is a new difficulty to be tackled every day.


Keep The Change was published in and was shortlisted for the Crossword Vodafone Popular book award.

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In the midst of all this, Varun falls in love with Sweety, a young mother of twins living a dream life of her own.

Now, with the masters so engrossed in their work, it’s hard to tell who calls the shot in the house. It is bh, banal and will make you cringe subra,anian the sameness it has to offer all through the story. I started again, sorry! Sections of this page. So for me the connection was strong. A walk in the park April 9th, 0 Comments. New India is unabashedly pursuing wealth and prosperity.

Surenderan will be in conversation with me.

Intermission by Nirupama Subramanian

And all the characters feel real. The way the story unfolds is ihtermission nicely handled, without making it sleazy or cheap. Then Varun meets Sweety, young mother – of – twins, who is living her dream of life in a nuclear family, and everything changes. While Varun’s wife, Gayatri, an independent working woman, hates Gurgaon for its chaos and lack of greenery, Sweety, the young housewife, loves it for the independence and freedom subramanan offers her.


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Found parts of it slightly predictable, but the sensitivity was definitely admirable. 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. It is 46 feet tall and carved out of a single stone, perhaps an ode to the noble, existential struggle of all humankind.

She gets married at young age and as happens in most of the arranged marriages subramamian India, devotes her life to her husband and new family. Intermission was released in July Nirupama Subramanian unplugged After Keep the Change, a chick-lit, Subramanian has written on a subject which Gustave Flaubert and Mirupama Tolstoy have mastered – adultery.


I have read so many of them by now to predict how its gonna end. Last fortnight, on a trip to Singapore, I dragged a friend along to a local multiplex to watch Fifty Shades of Grey, in The book showcases a world where everyone is making choices and compromising in life.

Varun brings in new adventures in her life and she internission tempted for a life with him.