Why Does Chetan Bhagat Get Your Goat

This is a longread posts i came across today and its worth reading and hence sharing both the blogs :
Why do we hate Chetan Bhagat?

Exceptionally well written….I have been thinking on this topic after i came across a review about his latest book. I haven’t ever tried any of his works so far, nor even planning to. I find more reliable and authentic writers from our country. I do read mostly from the old authors, may be its my prejuidistic mind for not having a welcoming mentality towards new authors. But i do read new works too from various states of our country either english or malayalam translation. I too believe in elite reading. When ever I come across any beginners in reading, I suggest them books of Ruskin Bond, R K Narayan etc since they write in the most simple way but evergreen and honest in the expressions of their ideas. Really worth reading article with unbiased opinions

Birdsong & Beyond

argan-trees-and-the-goats-on-the-way-between-marrakesh-and-essaouira-f14wm4

I am no fan of Chetan Bhagat (CB). The mediocrity of craft in CB’s books keeps me away from them. His tweets and columns and speeches are often terribly offensive and rather unintelligent and crass.

I cannot wish him away just as I cannot wish away the reality of Dengue and Chikungunya. Some try, of course.

UK-based journalist-writer Salil Tripathi says “He exists for readers who are new to the English language and new to the idea of reading.” Author-columnist Santosh Desai agrees, “It marks a breakthrough of sorts – writing in English becoming popular in a mainstream sort of a way, moving away from a desire to exclude, speaking to a new set of aspirations with simple but resonant stories, cocking a snook at elitism.”

Moving away from a Desire to Exclude! I am not going to focus on the Desire, but lets just go with the word Exclude…

View original post 1,695 more words

Advertisements

About elaine

Dreaming to be a marine biologist someday..... Reading, writing, music, movies, travel, art etc. have been a part of my life from a long time. I hold madness....i love to share happiness and i am happy when i see smiles in the faces. I am weird and hybrid in my thoughts and tastes....Proud to be a Leo!

13 responses to “Why Does Chetan Bhagat Get Your Goat

  1. I read the same article a while back and it does a bang up job of describing why we hate him and his books so much. I’m one of those too. God save us from those who call his books ‘literature’ 😳

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Chetan is the one who injected the habit of reading into those who stayed away reading the classics, or literature stuffs, he had himself mentioned that he writes for the masses. I liked Two States very much, but after that, his works didn’t intrigued much. Yes he got a very high potentials, then this book-adaptation-to-Bollywood, suppressed the logical parts i guess. No doubt he has an audience of his own, I respect that. It’s not right to vent our anger or frustrations on people who are being successful. Respect. Be Kind. Live and let live 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    • I do agree with the positive impact CB has given for many people on the reading aspect. Though i haven’t tried any of his work except the onscreen adaptations. I still believe that there could have been more betterment in his writing while i felt it decreasing day by day. Yes its always good to be kind , live & let live. This shouldn’t create an idea in anyone that this is the ultimatum in literature, when we ourselves (nation) itself had/have so many brilliant authors. I do agree to the fact that the capacity to understand few works could be difficult or the price rate could have an effect. If u find a guy who is interested to begin reading which books do u refer him/her?

      Liked by 1 person

      • That’s Tricky, it always depends on the background of that individual, i mean the education/ the place etc, in that case if some one is a beginner i wouldn’t refer Arundhahi or Salman Rushdie or Amitva Gosh, I would be suggesting CB for sure. Once you start reading you get to know there are different platforms ideas supplied, its a continuous process, where we rise the bar say from lift reads to ultra intellectual stuffs 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • Cartoons and Animations movies always have a positive message.. Inspiring and motivating one 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • yes yes, even the songs are so much motivating. I am recently addicted with “Try everything” by Shakira from Zootopia.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Thanks for sharing the article, Elaine. I just finished reading it and, I do agree with the writer in most cases…

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

A Blog to Regret

It's hard being a teenager, especially when you're 30

MISSION BE-YOU TIFUL

Skincare, beauty product reviews, DIY's and more

Apricity All The Way

Living through art. Art-ing through life.

ANAKHARICHU

💓THE PROFIT OF LOVE IS ALWAYS TEARS .... MY TEARS ARE MY WORDS .... :(

coffin

where my thoughts are resting in peace

Of Books and Reading

Hmmm so I am the Hungry Reader. The one who reads. The one who is constantly reading or wanting to read constantly. This blog is all about the books I have read, the ones that I am reading and gems that I plan to read in the future or whenever it arrives.

The DIY Librarian

Do-It-Yourself with your own [untraditional] librarian!

beautyobsessed555.wordpress.com/

Beauty And Lifestyle Blog

നഷ്ട്ടനീലാംബരി

തട്ടുമ്പുറത്തെ ഓട്ടുപാത്രങ്ങൾ ക്ലാവ്പിടിച്ചുതുടങ്ങി... എല്ലാം ഒന്ന് തേച്ചുമിനുക്കണം... അവയ്ക്കുമുണ്ടല്ലോ ചില കഥകൾ പറയാൻ.. പോയ് മറഞ്ഞ ആഡംബരങ്ങളുടെ കഥകൾ..

മര്‍ത്ത്യലോകം

അറിഞ്ഞവരും അറിയാത്തവരും അറിവുകെട്ടവരും അടങ്ങുന്ന മര്‍ത്ത്യന്റെ ലോകം

LipstickForLunch

The Musings Of A BeautyHolic

A Dream Lived Greener

Zero Waste Family Life and Shopping in Ottawa, Canada

%d bloggers like this: