A Newlywed s Adventures in Married Land Dependent Mythili and Siddharth realize that being newlywed in a foreign country is very different from being passionately in love long distance She has just moved to the Philippines to be with the l

  • Title: A Newlywed’s Adventures in Married Land
  • Author: Shweta Ganesh Kumar
  • ISBN: 9780991960040
  • Page: 365
  • Format: ebook
  • Dependent Mythili and Siddharth realize that being newlywed in a foreign country is very different from being passionately in love, long distance.She has just moved to the Philippines to be with the love of her life and new husband, Siddharth After being a hard as nails reporter who covered crime stories of the goriest kind, Mythili is now just a dependent On top o Dependent Mythili and Siddharth realize that being newlywed in a foreign country is very different from being passionately in love, long distance.She has just moved to the Philippines to be with the love of her life and new husband, Siddharth After being a hard as nails reporter who covered crime stories of the goriest kind, Mythili is now just a dependent On top of that, unemployment, encounters with expat wives and culture shock leave her feeling like she has fallen down a rabbit hole Will their love survive, or will she become just another unhappily married expatriate wife Will this real life Alice ever embrace her Wonderland

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    1. A Newlywed’s Adventures in Married Land is one of those books that gradually pulls you into the rabbit-hole a-la Alice, who has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the author’s psyche and the book itself. That the rabbit-hole leads to a world full of happily and not-so-happily married expats only makes it more interesting. When the author asked me to review the book, I was vary – only because I’d never read an e-book before. I wondered if I could endure staring at the screen for the le [...]

    2. This is a wonderful take on the lives of expats in all its gore and glory. Learning to be true to who you are rather than just fitting in is one of the overarching themes. Kumar also captures the ugliness of those who choose not to embrace the culture they are living in. I have been an expat in Asia and I think this is a pretty close to the truth for some!

    3. The title ‘A Newlywed’s Adventures in Married Land’ is unique and promising. And so is the book. The metaphor of Alice in wonderland is effortlessly and suitably woven into the narrative. With a charming and naturally effusive writing tone that adds to the book immensely, Shweta Ganesh Kumar takes you down the ‘rabbit hole’ with Mythili, the protagonist, like a seasoned storyteller. In Mythili’s Wonderland, the reader meets a motley bunch, etched in the reader’s mind. And with them [...]

    4. This is author's adaptation of Alice In Wonderland where Mythili (Shweta's Alice) has just married and settled in Manila, Phillipines (wonderland). The adventures that she undergoes makes for a nice read.whole review here : jigar-doshi/2014/06/a-newl

    5. Mythili is a newly wed. She has just got married to the love of her life, Siddarth(Sid). Mythili has been an independent young woman, working as a crime reporter, covering crimes of the most gruesome kind. Nothing fazed her. Sid and Mythili had a passionate long distance relationship and were yearning to start living together after getting married. Mythili quits her job and joins Sid in Philippines. For the first time in her life, she realises that she is a ‘dependent’, something she finds d [...]

    6. This was an ARC that I thought would be fun reading. My prediction wasn’t quite correct but the book wasn’t a disappointment either. It was a fast-paced, light read and a mixture of lots of emotions involving little bit of fun as well. One of the prime reasons for my choosing this book was the similarities that the author have drawn with “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”- I was curious about how she had connected the two completely different phenomenon, and while reading the book, I f [...]

    7. Mythili marries her long distance sweetheart Siddarth and then moves to the Phillipines, where he works. But in order to make the move, she gives up a thriving career as a crime reporter and embraces life on a "dependent visa." Despite her speedy introduction to the rest of the "Desi Gang" (a group of Indian ex-pats), Mythili struggles to find a home in her marriage, in her new country, and in herself.The thing that sticks with me about the book is the way that Mythili and Siddarth assemble thei [...]

    8. THE FIRST E-BOOKI FINISHED :PNewlywed's adventure is a book written by Shweta G Kumar, who is the best selling author of Coming Up On The Show and Between the Headlines. The author has done a great job with this book. The sequences from Alice in the wonderland reminded me of my childhood.The story gyrates around Mythili, who is married to her love of life, Sid. In order to stay with him she quits her job in India and moves to Philippines. Every thing looked like a dream until their honeymoon per [...]

    9. There is not a book that is much loved than 'Alice in Wonderland', i loved its somewhat namesake too, 'A Newlywed’s Adventures in Married Land', It is a story that perfectly captures a newly wed bride boredom, apprehensions espicially when in a new country, i espicially loved the stereotypical group of her husbands friends that she meets, Mythili's reactions 'What to wear' 'What to say'.c are all such well known fears, the author has nailed it at the crux.When i was reading the book, i felt th [...]

    10. I loved the way the book starts with a prologue, the wedding of Kirti, Mythili’s sister and now, worldly wise Mythili advising her, “Kirti, it’s the start of a journey and…”. After the wedding is over, Mythili comes to her room, picks up her favourite book, Alice in Wonderland, and goes back three years, when she was a newlywed. The author has related the aspects of Mythili’s life to parts in Alice in Wonderland. I actually read Alice after this. The author has started the chapters w [...]

    11. If you've ever wondered what it might be like to pick up and move to another country, then this book is for you. Besides the alien customs and strange language that you have to get used to, the biggest challenge is undoubtedly finding friends (for someone like me, a challenge even at home). Perhaps because Alice was a childhood favorite of mine, I empathized tremendously with the book's main character, Mythili. The parallels between the two universes isn't obvious, but half way through the book, [...]

    12. Alice in Wonderland has been one of my favorite books and I just couldn’t wait to see how an Indian author would interpret it and weave it into a love story. Shweta’s rendition of Alice is beautifully done and there is never a dull moment in the life of newlywed Mythili (Shweta’s Alice), who has recently moved to Manila with her husband, only to find herself among strange people and a whole lot of things that will take time getting used to. Expat or not, I believe every woman who has stepp [...]

    13. Truly a grown-up’s wonderland, Shweta has put together a simple yet poignant story of the magical and sometimes trying first year of married life. Yes, the first year does not come with a rule-book of what’s right and what’s not, and as this story puts the message across, it’s an adventure of a kind for each one of us.Enjoyed the book thoroughly, the parallels with Alice; and at many places it took me back to the memories of that special first-year in my wonderland!

    14. The dependent's point of view from an Alice in wonderland perspectiveat's what Shweta talks about in this novella. I enjoyed reading about how an independent woman continues to make compromises but is anything but doormat. I loved seeing the Philippines through Mythili's eyes, and marriage as well.

    15. Review- A Newlywed’s Adventures in Married LandAfter long time, I got my hands on something which made just say ‘wow’. “A Newlywed’s adventures in Married Land” by Shweta Ganesh Kumar is really a wonderful novel,’ A must read for every couple who are already married or in a queue.’ Really pleasing work, this work will seem an autobiography to every girl as this novel presents the experiences of newly married couple, especially wife’s experiences. As its title suggests, title is [...]

    16. The book beautifully combines the story of Mythili's quest for independance with Alice in Wonderland, and had me re-reading the book for at least two times along with a re-read of Alice in Wonderland. And all I have to say is that you have a great book there. I fell in love with “dependent” Mythili and her mission to become “independent” in "married land". Totally loved it.The story speaks about Mythili an independent woman, and she being dragged into a rabbit hole and how she comes out [...]

    17. For Mithili being a dependent is equal to suffering from Cancer. The Same Mithili who was a Crime Reporter, whose daily life consisted of dogding bullets or covering dangerous scandals. Suddenly she felt amputated after she got married to Siddharth & had to fly off to Philippines, a foreign country where she couldnt find employment due to language constaints. How will she fill the void created in her soul ?? Kudos to the Author who brilliantly potrayed the dilemma of Indian women settling ab [...]

    18. The novella is an interesting and inspiring work by author Shweta Ganesh Kumar. Any newlywed, working woman, trying to relocate to join her soul mate, would be able to relate to this story so easily. Sometimes the reader would feel as if they are reading their own stories as the plots and situations are so genuine and because the author has poured her heart out.The conflict of the newly wedded wife to get comfortable in the new surroundings and the challenges in her way of connecting to her self [...]

    19. Shweta’s referencing of Alice’s wonderland is really well-done and she’s got Alice’s childlike and simple way of looking at life down pat in Mithli. She’s self-righteous, she knows it and we love her! She is so very human; laughing and criticizing others to her heart’s content and taking offence the moment she’s at the receiving end. Mythili’s intelligent and cutting remarks aimed at others, even as she lists her own redeeming qualities is both hilarious and endearing. Sidharat m [...]

    20. This novella (beautifully packed in ten chapters) takes the reader plummeting down the matrimonial rabbit-hole as Mythili (the main character) lands in Manila, Philippines with her newlywed husband - Siddarth (metaphor the White Rabbit).It is then essentially a series of bizarre encounters with eccentric people (Sid’s social friends) under strange circumstances. Throughout this adventure trip she encounters strange characters each surpassing another and outlandish as the next. Any idea about - [...]

    21. A short novella but every page an interesting read. Both, poignant and funny, the ebook dives into the head of a newly married, newly expat-ed woman coming to terms with a new life in a new country with a new social circle. The challenges and loneliness of being at home without the cushy, fun job she had in her country before tying the knot. Insights into the main lead's social circle comprising her husband's colleagues' wives are satirically described. The book will strike a cord with all newly [...]

    22. Mythili a self confessed workaholic moves to Manila to start her married life with Sidharth. While marriage is a game of adjustment, she finds herself tumbling down the rabbit hole much like Alice.A workaholic cannot become a domestic goddess overnight. But Mythili valiantly tries to get her act together. She tries to make friends but Sidharth’s colleagues are a weird bunch and their wives even weirder. She tries to find a job but the only HR Manager who is willing to talk to her turns out to [...]

    23. It's a rather interesting experience, reading a book written by a friend. For starters, even though it is you who is reading the words, in your head you can hear the 16 year old (our age when we met) version of the author narrating it to you. Also, you cannot help putting Shweta's face to Mythili which makes the character a little bit more endearing to you. Add to it the fact that as an expat wife, you've also jumped through the many hoops that comes with moving countries and you automatically g [...]

    24. From the cringing transition to "dependent" status to the need for barkadas to dreading Mahilasamajam( my version of desi gang ) meetings to the desperate search for people with common topics to discuss to The book club phase to the return of the blogger and the deep thoughts on " how judgemental is too judgemental" I could so relate to this book. Thank you Shweta for this marvellous work of expressing all of it in words. And as Alice would say and I have noticed " It's no use going back to yest [...]

    25. A quick read. Mythili was finally married to her long distance love. After moving to Manila she quickly realized no one ever talks of what happens after the happily ever after. I particularly enjoyed this book for precisely that reason. It showed the upside and downside to being a newly wed, a new immigrant and overall, an independent woman. The writing style was not boring nor drawn out and I found myself snorting with laughter at the witty comebacks of Mythili. Excellent read!

    26. 'A Newlywed’s Adventures in Married Land' is a very candid account of how Mythili's life takes a turn when she leaves her Journalism to move to a new country as a 'dependent' wife. The story walks you through her self-discovery while she juggles her insecurity of being an outsider and desperate attempts to fit in the new community. Interesting and captivating read. Loved the fluidity and simplicity.

    27. A reality for those who move away from their homeland. The story weaves a beautiful tale of a strong & independent woman in todays day & age who moves overseas only to find it alien but quickly adapts with the help of her husband. Sometimes it really takes something small for us to realise how inconsequential our daily worries are. A must read.

    28. A fun, witty and a quick read. Something which I can relate to being an expat. The book explores how the protagonist is trying to get adjusted to her surroundings and how she tries to connects to people she barely feels connection to and finally how she gets to meet the people with the same mindset as hers.

    29. I picked up this book ages after it was sent to me - perhaps the only eBook I have read in past two years. Here is complete review of the book on my blog: alchemistpoonam.wordpress/

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