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You Are Here

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
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At twenty-five, life’s innumerable entanglements are getting to Arshi. Her blonde American step-mom’s trying too hard (she’s taken to welcoming guests with a traditional aarti). The gorgeous guy who has Arshi all flushed and dreamy doesn’t seem to be trying at all (he’s the Ice Prince who thaws at his own convenience). Her best friend Deeksha’s going to be married in a few months (Arshi’s still in the process of finding the correct labels for the men in her life). And, her otherwise unruffled, cocktail-concocting flatmate Topsy’s getting testier by the day because her conservative family will never approve of the darling guy she’s in love with. What’s more, there’s a cheating ex-boyfriend, a weepy neighbour and a heinous boss who need to be told where to get off. Her head spinning wildly with the sheer gravity of her life’s quandaries, Arshi realizes what she needs most now (besides a barrelful of alcohol and some serious post coital cuddling) are just a few epiphanies of the right kind.

When it first came out in 2008, You Are Here was a game changer: unexpectedly candid, surprisingly wise, audaciously explicit. Now, ten years and five books later, it has never been out of print, and this anniversary edition is a reminder of how much, and how little, has changed in the life of a single woman in India.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Aug/2008

ISBN: 9780143064343

Length : 272 Pages

You Are Here

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
Overview

At twenty-five, life’s innumerable entanglements are getting to Arshi. Her blonde American step-mom’s trying too hard (she’s taken to welcoming guests with a traditional aarti). The gorgeous guy who has Arshi all flushed and dreamy doesn’t seem to be trying at all (he’s the Ice Prince who thaws at his own convenience). Her best friend Deeksha’s going to be married in a few months (Arshi’s still in the process of finding the correct labels for the men in her life). And, her otherwise unruffled, cocktail-concocting flatmate Topsy’s getting testier by the day because her conservative family will never approve of the darling guy she’s in love with. What’s more, there’s a cheating ex-boyfriend, a weepy neighbour and a heinous boss who need to be told where to get off. Her head spinning wildly with the sheer gravity of her life’s quandaries, Arshi realizes what she needs most now (besides a barrelful of alcohol and some serious post coital cuddling) are just a few epiphanies of the right kind.

When it first came out in 2008, You Are Here was a game changer: unexpectedly candid, surprisingly wise, audaciously explicit. Now, ten years and five books later, it has never been out of print, and this anniversary edition is a reminder of how much, and how little, has changed in the life of a single woman in India.

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Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan decided she wanted to become an author at sixteen, and didn’t change her mind even when she turned 33 and was faced with the bleak financial reality of it. Her first book deal came out of her popular blog Compulsive Confessions (www.compulsiveconfessions.com), which she’s been running as a passion project for the last eleven years. She is also the author of three previous books: You Are Here, The Life & Times of Layla the Ordinary and Cold Feet, as well as a short story collection called Before and Then After. She lives in New Delhi with her partner and their three cats. She hopes to move to Goa soon.

Meet the firecracker protagonist of ‘You Are Here’

When it first came out in 2008, Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan’s You Are Here was a game changer: unexpectedly candid, surprisingly wise, audaciously explicit.It introduced us to Arshi, a bold and irresistible new voice. Here are a few things to know about Arshi, the protagonist of the book: Her blonde American stepmother tries too hard “Every […] Read More