Thursday, 22 October 2009

#unlikelyindianbooks on Twitter

A funny thing happened yesterday. @jhunjhunwala started a trending topic on Twitter yesterday called #unlikelyindianbooks

The responses came flying in quickly, some witty, some obvious, but very entertaining nonetheless. I wrote over 20 tweets of my own on the topic, in addition to reading through and laughing at everyone else's tweets, starting at around 11.00 and finally logging off at a little after 1.00 to go to bed. This was a fantastic end to a work day.

Here are some of my favourites: 

"How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" by Arundhati Roy
'A farewell to Arms' by Varun Gandhi  
'Who Moved My Cheesecake' by Adnan Sami.
'Sons and Lovers' by Kokilaben Ambani
Silicon Valley Revealed' by Rakhi Sawant & Sherlyn Chopra
'How the Parsis and Gujaratis Built Mumbai' by Raj Thackeray 


Not a Penny more, Not a penny less by Harshad Mehta 
100 cheap places to stay in delhi - Shashi Tharoor
The Romantics - Pramod Muthalik
Built to Last - Ramalinga Raju
Winning Campaigns - Online and Offline by LK Advani

"A dog visited his house & other short stories" by VS Achuthananthan
"The Interpreter of Melodies" by Anu Malik
"The Grapes of Rath" by LK Advani
"Creative Commentary: Kill those cliches" by ravi_shastri

"You Can Win" by LK Advani 
Without A Pause by A B Vajpayee

Maid in India - by Shiney Ahuja 
Lady in Red - By Simi Garewal
Employee Retention - by Hari Sadu

"The Pink Slip" by Pramod Muthalik 
Chicken Soup For The Indian Soul by Maneka Gandhi 


Citizen Rane by Bal Thakarey 
Far Away From The Madding Crowd by @BDUTT 


"Ponytail Management For Dummies (With Free Laptop)" by Arindam Chaudhuri
"Bombay Times" by Raj Thackeray 


The buck stops here by Salman Khan 
size doesnt matter by Kareena Kapoor 

"Eyes wide open" by Deve Gowda
"Out of the closet" by Baba Ramdev

@ramithanda "An affair to remember " by Aishwarya Rai 

@rksatta "No country for old men" by L.K.Advani and Somnath Chatterjee 

@_samiran "Winning Excuses" by Kolkata Night Riders 

@scorpfromhell God of small things by Vijay Mallaya 

@FrazKhan A Practical Guide to Composing Original Music - Pritam & Anu Malik 

@zigzackly Bombay Meri Jaan - Raj Thackeray (with a foreword by Bal Thackeray and photographs by Udhav Thackeray) 

@AudibleArun: "No apologies!" - by Karan Johar  

@ashwinbellur 'Monk who sold his Ferrari' by Vijay Mallya

@sunilea "Six Pack" by Mohanlal

@telljeeves So nia, yet so far... by Manmohan Singh 

@phanirajkvs 'who moved my berth' by Lalu Prasad Yada

@OldmonkMGM My experiments with truth- Ramalinga Raju 

@varnam_blog "Laws of Physics" by Rajnikanth
@venkatananth "A step by step guide to performing Chhat Puja" by Raj Thackerey 

@SundeepDougal My Prison Diary: Ottavio Quattrochi 

And here are some of my own creations:

'Hard Cash' by Bangaru Laxman
'The Heritage of the Desert' by BARC and DRDO
'Hard Times' by Mukesh Ambani
'The Broad Highway' by NHAI & MMRDA
'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' by United Women Front
'The Age of Innocence' by Narendra Modi
'Pride and Prejudice' by Lalit Modi
'Comedy of Errors' by MET dept
'Kamasutra' by Pramod Muthalik
'Invisible Man' by Manmohan Singh
'Importance of Being Earnest' by Ramalinga Raju
Lonely Planet India' by the LeT
'How to Win Friends and Influence People' by Narendra Modi
'One Hundred Years of Solitude' by Arindham Choudhry & Raj Thackeray

I also had time to contribute to #likelyindianbooks:

'The Little Minister' by Pranab Mukherjee
'The Lord of the Rings' by Bappi Lahiri
'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' by Lalit Modi
'Much Ado About Nothing' by Shashi Tharoor



thejoker said...

I provided a link to this post on my blog -
If you find any more blogs about the unlikely indian books discussion, please tell me.

Daniel D'Mello said...

Thanks, will do.

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