Keep the change by Nirupama Subramanian

Nirupama Subramanian’s debut book is about good girl Damayanthi. Damayanthi has never rebelled, never done a wild thing in her life. She has topped all her grades, become a CA and now works with the neighbourhood Chartered Accountants. The only thing she hasn’t done like a good girl, is get married as soon as she was of the ‘marriageable age’. She lives with her parents and they have been trying very hard to get her hitched off. At the ripe old age of 26, they fear that their daughter will remain a old maid unless drastic measures are taken.

Damayanthi on the other hand, is bored and dying for a change. Bored of her job, bored of her life, bored of leading a life where watching Sex and the City is the high point of her life.

Egged on by her successful friend Sumi, she jazzes up her CV and started applying. She lands a job at an international bank, and there is no looking back. She is ready to take on the world, do the things she has never done so far. She hopes to transform from a conservative curd-rice eating, living with her parents girl, to a go getter corporate babe. A complete makeover, as far away from Amman Kovil Street as she can get.

She lands up in Mumbai and then starts her adventure. So does she change? Does she do everything she wanted to? Read it to find out. One thing I can promise is that you’ll have a great time finding out. A total chick lit, which keeps you laughing through the pages. You just don’t want it to end. Its a light, fun read if you enjoy this genre of books. It was certainly perfect to keep me sane and laughing during a day full of home decor challenges!

25 thoughts on “Keep the change by Nirupama Subramanian

  1. I have often picked up this book in bookstores and kept it back, thinking that it would be too chick-lit-ish and I wouldn’t like it. Your review makes it sound like a fun read. Shall check this book out sometime – honestly, I don’t mind reading this now, to dispel the gloom left over after reading Snow Flower…

  2. Heyyyy, dont you know when you are publishing book reviews, you are supposed to upload the cover the book. there could be good looking girls on the cover, you know !!! 🙂

    • Actually for a change, the man she might end up with, comes across as some one quite nice, not the regular prince charming out to change her to fit into the mould he expects.

  3. I think I’ll give it a miss since I’ve read something similar ‘A piece of cake’ by Swati Kaushal…I like that one but this sounds almost like that 🙂 or maybe I’ll keep this for a time pass read in travels or sometime else 🙂

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