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The mysterious Badi Sarkar wants her son to become the Prime Minister of India. Her reticent son Chhote Sarkar wants to eat ice-cream. Great Leader wants his Orchid party to win the elections. He also wants a wand that works. The horny Baba Neemacharya wants to do the neem-yoga with Girl 45. Impulsive billionaire industrialist Giani Seth wants to beat Chaddha in Candy Crus ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published January 31st 2015 by Jaico
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A Man Called Ove
Mar 21, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5/5 Picked this one up partly to do some paisa-vasooling of Kindle Unlimited, and partly because I wanted to read something comical. Felt sometimes that this book is modelled on Unreal Elections, which was genuinely good.
Like the Unreal elections, this book too describes events in 2014 with the elections approaching. The first half is decent and there are a few chuckles, but the second half felt tedious at times. The big question, will I pick up another book by the author ? Dont think so.
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Anupam
Mar 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the first Indian authored book I have read in a while now, and it did not disappoint. Atulya was able to capture the nitty-gritties of every day struggle in Indian life is the most hilarious ways, and his characters seem so close to real life "characters" seen on prime time news channels every day, that it is a wonder this book has not been banned yet. Also, his language and humor will definitely appeal to engineers in India, considering we have our own brand of poking fun at ourselves. ...more
Poonam
Feb 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Democrazy is a satirical spoof of political environment of media – it caricaturises several key figures of media, politics and business (religious or non-religious). In truth, that pretty much sums up the book review. ;)

Read complete review at: https://alchemistpoonam.wordpress.com...
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Smitha
Oct 01, 2015 rated it liked it
A satrical account of the Indian General Elections in 2014, the author does a good job of creating caricatures of almost every Indian politician. The book was a fun read, especially if you follow Indian politicians and can figure out who the caricatures are of.
Parul
May 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Nice attempt at political spoof - It became predicable and boring after few chapters. Fun casual read
Deepak Pant
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Awesome satire on the current political and social situation in India....It was not difficult to guess which characters in the book are modeled on which person in real life & the resemblance is hilarious and frightening at the same time....

A must read.
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ShagNik Paul
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book rightly strikes the present chords of indian media and politics.Well written.The satire has been quite a fascination!
Anka
Aug 16, 2015 rated it did not like it
Gave this book 70 pages and couldn't read a page more. Atulya is funny on twitter, but this book didn't work for me.
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A fictional account of gimmicks pulled off by people associated with mainstream media, governance & act-spiritualism, the book serves its purpose in highlighting the fact that 'people only do things that serve their purpose'. No matter how much we claim ourselves to be modest & selfless, everyone has some selfish aspirations in life.
There's no absolute. Everything is relative. Most decisions in life are a trade-off, and this is what the book does well to reflect through it's lineup of characters
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Atulya Mahajan is the author of amreekandesi.com, a popular Indian satire blog. Born and raised in Delhi, he moved to the US in 2004 for his Masters and stayed on for five years before returning to India, in a Swades-inspired moment. During his time in the US, he started his blog to chronicle the lives of Indians living abroad, and this book is the culmination of that vision. He also writes occasi ...more

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