Blurb: The wave of liberalization in the 1990s changed forever the face of India. It bolstered the economy. It raised the stock index. It raised hem lines of skirts even more. It led to the growth of the fashion police. And also the moral police. Numbered items became item numbers. To the twenty-two scheduled languages were added C, Cobol, Java. You were either watching sitcoms or starting dotcoms. News became entertainment. Entertainment became news. Terror struck the country — sometimes in the form of gunmen from across the border and sometimes in the form of Bollywood movies.
To SMS-ize – ‘It wuz da best of tyms, it wuz da wrst of tyms’.
Having been a part of this chaotic revolution in popular culture, blogger Arnab of greatbong.net takes a funny, sarcastic, politically incorrect and totally irreverent look at assorted random stuff including Bollywood C-grade revenge masalas, ribald songs of the people, movie punching, fake educational institutes, stubborn bathroom flushes, unreal reality shows, the benefits of corruption, opulent weddings, brains in toaster ovens, seedy theatres and pompous non-resident Indians.
Nothing here is off-limits and no cow too holy.
We guarantee it.
Publisher: Harper Collins India
Press Mentions Of The Book :
- Tehelka, (September 12 , 2009 issue)
- DNA India (January 3, 2010)
- Deccan Chronicle (January 3, 2010)
- Indian Express (February 18, 2010)
- Mumbai Mirror (February 18, 2010)
- DNA India (March 14, 2010)
- Telegraph (March 21, 2010)
- Deccan Chronicle (March 28, 2010)
- Sakaal Times (March 29, 2010)
- Kolkata Mirror (March 29, 2010)
- Asian Age (March 29, 2010).
Times of India, Sunday edition, March 14, 2010 Book Pick Of Week
Crossword No 2 in Non-fiction bestsellers (Link)
India Today Best seller’s List, April 2010
Telegraph Surprise Hits of 2010 (Link)
If you grew up in the late eighties and the nineties, this is a book you should not miss. [Full review]
Ray’s innovative prose doesn’t fail to amuse.His reviews of C-grade revenge Hindi film masalas like Gunda,Loha and Sher-e-Hindustan and profile of Mithun Chakraborty are riotously funny.And you might just end up panting heavily by the time you are through with telephone hotties.Take a chance on Ray;you might enjoy being tickled greatbong style. [Link]
May I Hebb… is a brilliantly funny take on national, political, religious, and sexual issues (especially on the last one) [Link]
If you are a regular follower of the greatbong.net, your connection with … May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss will be immediate. You will get his wacky take on popular culture; but you will also get the intelligent sub-text. Everything from the cover, the title, the blurb and the preface tells you that this is a book worth picking up. It doesn’t disappoint. [Link]