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Excess Baggage by [Richa S Mukherjee]

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Excess Baggage Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 120 ratings

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From the Back Cover

Lately, Anviksha Punjabi can't seem to get anything right. She is in the middle of ending her second marriage, is barely keeping any friends, and repeatedly getting into trouble at work. And as if all that weren't enough, she must put up with her gregarious and over-bearing 67-year-old mother as a housemate.

Afraid that if this goes on, she'll finally unravel completely, Anviksha decides that she needs a break - a Bollywood style, solo-trip across Europe kind of break. What she doesn't expect is that her mother, Smita Punjabi, will insist on coming along.

The unlikely duo embarks on a journey complete with nudists, an unwelcome blast from the past, a British dog named Bhindi, and several eligible bachelors, and slowly, what was supposed to be a soul-searching journey for one, turns into a life-altering experience for two.

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Richa S. Mukherjee is a celebrated blogger and writes for several online platforms. Her first novel, I Didn't Expect to Be Expecting, was a humorous take on the rollercoaster ride of pregnancy. She now lives in Mumbai. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08NFKQCNQ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Black Ink (22 December 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 623 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 257 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 120 ratings

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4.3 out of 5
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Reviewed in India on 11 January 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars Filled with humorous and emotions
By Mohd Zishan on 11 January 2021
"Excess baggage" written by Richa. The plot of the story is intriguing which keeps the reader hooked. The story is full of fun and humorous and heart touching tale of a Sindhi mother-daughter duo.
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While reading the book I kept chuckling to myself as the book was written with so many funny incidents. The best part of the book is that we all can relate with the story. Like if anyone who reads the book, then he/she will be able to connect with one or more characters and see the resemblance between their families.
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This is a story of a girl named Anviksha Punjabi who speaks her mind which puts her in to trouble many times. The mother daughter relationship was portrayed precisely. Her mother's sense of humour, funny English pronunciation and love for food made me laugh a lot.
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The story is simple yet unique and well-paced. The narration was perfect. And the humour level of Anvikisha's mother was the best. The easy language, The tone of the book was earnest and frank.
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Overall it was an amazing read.
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My thoughts :-
I really enjoyed reading this book.
The cover of the book goes so well with the story.
I definitely recommend this book to all the readers.
Happy Reading!
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Ratings:
Overall - 5/5
Title - 5/5
Cover - 5/5
Storytelling - 5/5
Language - 5/5
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excess Baggage is a fun story of love, emotions & relationships
By Siddhant Agarwal on 28 December 2020
Excess Baggage is a very different kind of a story that explores an interesting relationship. The storyline is simple but explores a multitude of topics and has a liberal sprinkling comments on societal taboos and stereotypes. With Anviksha and Smita, we get to see two perspectives on similar situations, more than once. The backstory of the friction unveils slowly, and it was quite interesting to see that each of the characters has their own baggage of the past, and hence the title is very suited. The storytelling is something that has become almost a signature of Richa’s with some moments in the book that’ll make you laugh till the stomach hurts, all the while driving a point home. The first part of the book is quite pacy and is quite fast, the latter part becomes a bit slow and heavy with emotions as things start coming together. The book is quite well researched and there are a few scenes that have actual sources and footnotes. The climax is good and something that made me smile.

Coming to the characters, and the soul of this story. Richa has brought together an unlikely set of characters and some of the craziest ones. Starting with the Punjabis, who are not Punjabis, Anviksha as a character impressed me with the different layers that she possesses and the internal battles she is fighting. Smita, with her overbearing yet protective nature, was the representation of the classic Indian mother who will say what she wants to her kid, but will bite the head off any outsider trying to cast aspersions on her offspring. Aakash as a character was interesting, though we see mostly of him through texts, but was an integral part of the story. Peter, Tully Masi, Preeti and the extended family were the icing on the cake and just made the story alive with their antics, and how I can I forget the amusingly named Mutton and Bhindi, two names for pets I have never come across, and probably won’t again.
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Richa is an ex-journalist and advertising professional turned award winning writer, poet and blogger, contributing to several online platforms. Her first novel I Didn’t Expect to be Expecting was a humorous take on the rollercoaster ride of pregnancy and her second, Kanpur Khoofiya Pvt Ltd, a comedic thriller was picked up for a screen adaptation. Excess Baggage is her third book and is also headed to the big screen. She has authored anthologies, e-singles and audiobooks.