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Don’t pull down if it don’t pull you up!

That’s just how it goes on the ladder. Girls, chicks, fillies, women, MILFs, cougars; Srinivas Ramachandran will take them all. To get a leg up. Okay, not all. Only the ones with bucks and clout! Mohina Sethi was one of his earliest hit-and-run victims.

Twenty years later, they meet in Munnar.

Sri has his head full. His is a story tha
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Published June 4th 2020 by Sandeep Jayaram
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Rakhi Jayashankar
Oct 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
There are different types of books. Books that you like to read, the books that belong to your favorite genre, books that you think are perfect. Some books are crafted perfectly but do not fit the bill for many readers due to the uniqueness and boldness in expression. A ladder of panties by Sandeep Jayaram is one such book that is unique in its narration.



A Ladder of Panties

When the narrationon stands out:

if depicted in a single sentence, it is a simple story of Srinivas Ramachandran, aka Sri,
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Firdaus Samad
Oct 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
❌First of all, I would like to clear it out, no A LADDER OF PANTIES is not an erotica book. It's a satirical read. So don't get me wrong.❌

It is a story of Sri and Mohina who meet after 20 years. Mohina was one of the many girls Sri fell in love with truly and wholeheartedly 20 years back.😝 But Mohina is not the old version of herself. She is going through a disturbed marriage and a nineteen years old daughter who's up for an abortion. And Mohina isn't being able to control all these.
And that's
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Mugdha Mahajan
Aug 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
"He’s the doggy. Not me! I’m… Mohina Sethi was merely a rung. Something you stepped on. There was this ladder, you see. But that tale is still to..."

Mohina was upset about her daughter's abrupt abortion and was living her life in a mess when she stumbled upon her past - Sri. Srinivas Ramachandran was a part of her younger days and she had been a victim of many of his flings. But meeting him again, reminisced her memories.

Sri asked her to listen to his side of the story, and then the tale of pant
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SAMVEDNA
Aug 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
A story narrating relationships and in turn being crafted by them. Equally, on the surface and inside, balancing it all.
Srinivas Ramachandran, his experiments with experiences: mostly derivative of his choices, partially self-developing, has been detrimental in crafting his personality. From an early age until now (mid-life) his eight relationships define who he is. The author has effectively made him ineluctable. His choice of words, his actions commendably made Srinivas' character intriguing.
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Huzefa Cutlerywala
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So, what the hell is this Sandeep dude writing about, a bunch of languishing overgrown teens in the 80s, a preposterous middle-class family, a string of flings, and a knotted-up guy who wants to, but doesn’t have a chance; so why read him. For me it wasn’t the story, it was partially the characters (especially the dragon lady, ooh she is something, perfectly fiery), but it was surely the loud satire and all the entangled and seemingly undecipherable phrases, that you fight to understand and then ...more
Pradeep Divgikar
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Every line and sentence compels careful reading which drew a reluctant but curious reader (of novels) like me to the book like a magnet. Being a Mumbaikar, I was able to instantly connect and identify with the ethos, situations, places, characters, etc. Though, the book is supposed to be a piece of fiction, I somehow kept feeling it was very real with liberal doses of first hand experiences which we all have undergone in similar if not identical situations. In addition, there is the right amount ...more
Wanderingg__soul
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
'A Ladder of Panties' is a very well written book. The author has very well blended reality and satire. From the title of the book, the cover, the story, the characters everything is perfect. Though the tale is dark, the satire and underlying humor makes our bellies hurt by laughing. I think that is a very creative way of talking about serious topics.

Right from the first line I was hooked to the book. There were some parts that I had to re-read to understand the humor behind it, but it was defi
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Sahil Pradhan
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well finally this is done! 

Intelligent is one word that I would dedicate to this book now that I am done with it. Sandeep Jayaram's intelligent and perspicacious narration and style of storytelling hooks you right from the beginning.

Right from the first line, you are sucked into the humorous, nerve wracking and belly paining rollercoaster ride. The scenes are etched to perfection by the author. His approach fresh and funny. When this book destroys the darkest of joys and the most dangerous of so
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Ramya Mahalingam
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Witty, wicked, lively, paradoxical - brilliant read
Sandeep's first foray is a triumph - first of many. The book has character, literary panache and reflects on life and society in middle-class families living in the metros. Highlights social norms, indubitable success formulae for the conventional, and the challenges faced by the unconventional (on different planes). The Ladder and its escalating pursuits of the protagonist are infused with child-like wonder, awe, self-doubt, machismo, despair a
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Jayne Holt
Jun 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Ladder Of Panties is a story of a boy's journey to becoming a man, the women he meets along the way and their effect on his life.
The book is based in Mumbai, but wherever in the world you’re reading it, male or female, you can relate to Sri’s path to adulthood. The places might have different names, the situations slightly different, but the game is always the same.
A love story or life passage? How certain loves stick with you? Change how you feel. And sometimes long for them to return!
A lad
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Solitude and  books
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a young adult story about a sensetional comedy fiction . Almost like a sitcom styled book the protagonists are quite quirky in nature.

Here is Mohina, surrounded by chaos. Her her middle age , within a troubled marriage , she also now has to take care of her nineteen year old daughter who is silent over her abrupt abortion. She won't spill a bean about what happened .




Check the blurb on Amazon of A ladder of Panties by Sandeep Jayaram . It is available as kindle as of now. Vacation felt
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Poonam Dhandhania
Jun 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Original. Real. Masala. Mumbai. Magic. Jayaram's style of writing displays extraordinary command over the language. Very impressive, nostalgic, absorbing, titillating, suggestive, crude, honest and interesting. The kind of book you want to watch! Hope someone makes a TV show of it!! ...more
Sulochana Sharma
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Reading 'A Ladder of Panties' is like watching chess. And like every game of chess, this is a psychological and an intellectual showdown. The 8 ladies are like 8 pawns in the life of the central character--Sri. With every move, the game changes but there is more to what Sri does.

I am actually going to re-read the book given that there is just too much happening on every single page and I have a lingering feeling that I have missed out some piece of action.

'A Ladder of Panties' is a novel laced
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Avantika Akerkar
May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you get distracted before you finish a sentence or a paragraph or a page in Sandeep Jayaram's, A Ladder of Panties, you will be the loser. For his work is densely packed. Not dense academically; rather, it is witty and evocative. His characters are identifiable and bring a smile to one's face in recognition of having probably known someone like that. And there is musicality of prose that is undeniable. The story is timeless - unrequited love - but the manner in which the author narrates it is ...more
Sonal Pandya
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Get ready for a rollercoaster read!
Sandeep Jayaram’s debut, A ladder of Panties, is a provocatively titled novel to dive into and immerse yourself.

This book, set in Mumbai, is a satire based round the central character, Sri. And the intertwining plot dwells on his adventures and relationships along the journey from high school to nearly middle age.

Jayaram's style has a richness of language in every sentence. His mastery over vocabulary and description will often make one want to re-read the l
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Tanveer Khan
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The protagonist Srinivas takes the reader on a tour of his adventures with women, of literally all kinds. From making one witness the nostalgic 80s pop culture of Bombay, to his stints in foreign films, Sri keeps you on the edge of your seat, and his charm makes you swoon almost all the time. Then there's his habit of falling in love, over and over again. Falling being the operative word! ...more
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In March 2021, Sandeep Jayaram's novelette CHICKEN hit #1 Bestseller in Horror on Amazon. Within three weeks, it was picked up for adaptation to film. The writer is currently neck-deep in working on the screenplay. As of today, CHICKEN only has 5 star reviews from around the world.

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