Friday, September 7, 2012

Snippets from "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" by Deborah Moggach

"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is about a group of British retirees who decide to spend remaining life in Bangalore, India as living in Britain was becoming tougher due to expensive cost of living. Though the new environment is not the way they imagined, but they all make new friends, share each others life stories and at the end discover that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.

When I saw the movie clip, I thought it will be funny to watch but my enthusiasm sky dived, once I started reading the novel. I still finished the whole novel. In between, there were few surprises along the way and few head turning "racism" oriented lines.

Some of the sentences which caught my attention:

Love comes once

need a partner

Pitfalls of marrying an Indian man
Pitfalls of marrying an Indian man
attaining nirvana
Indian philosophy about rebirth, life after death and how you attain NIRVANA

Indian men are Mama's boy
Indian Men, a good example of Mama's boy!!
I shared this with few friends of mine. We all had such a good laugh and almost all girl pals commented -"Oh, so true!"

Haha....funny! Yes, so true. That's what you will notice once you step on Indian soil.
Casual walk on road with hands over each others shoulders!
Because like in Western culture, Indian young men don't think about Gays. Until you get
the experience of Western world, Indians don't think in those lines.
Other day, when I was watching soccer, players were jumping, thumping on each other...
that is just common. For some reason in Western countries, it is taboo!
Not wearing pink or tight shirts or pants or too much embellishments on shirts....all indicated to GAYness!
Back in India, that's what you see!
;The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Fact of life: Men get everything they want irrespective of their age.
Example: Why on Earth a 20-something will marry Alec Baldwin.
What will make her fall for an old guy?
I guess, it is women's fault that they always need someone to pour their affection.
We are givers at any age!!
Reviews in Amazon says to watch movie than read the novel as it is much more funnier. Haven't seen the movie yet. Not interested to see anyway as I don't want to see anything related to Bangalore.

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