Sulekha Creative Blog – It seems it was destined that I read ‘INTERMISSION’ by Nirupama Subramanian much before I would complete ‘Govinda’ by Krishna. My review on the book by Nirupama Subramaniam – Intermission. Smita recommended this book on my review of the Author’s first book. Varun, lives a ordered, boring, not-so-happily married life with his wife.

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Nirupama Subramanian is the author of two best selling novels. Keep The Change was published in and was shortlisted for the Crossword Vodafone Popular book award. Intermission was released in July Nirupama was also a winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Competition prize in for her short fiction. Nirupama has been a columnist intermlssion Times of India and writes a blog for ibnlive.

Intermission by Nirupama Subramanian

She was a part of a 24 hours international book project in which featured writers nirupwma four countries who collaborated to write a novel within 24 hours. Nirupama is also a professional facilitator and a certified coach in the area of Personal Transformation and Leadership Development. The coolness of her name plagues B. Damayanthi, along with the bunch of unsuitable prospective husbands her Amma throws at her and a dead-end job as an accountant in a decrepit firm in Chennai.

Soon Damayanthi subra,anian negotiating competitive corporate corridors and big-city life, aided by dubious words of wisdom from the cherub-faced Jimmy, colleague and friend. Set in Gurgoan, the dazzling face of modernity in India, Intermission takes us into the intermissioon of Varun and Gayatri Sarin, not so-happily-married corporate couple who are trying to ihtermission to terms with life inteemission India after several years of an ordered existence in the First World.


Varun is focussed on running his own business; Gayatri yearns for her friends and her life in the US. Their son Anirudh is grappling with his first adolescent crush. From intrusive in laws and absconding domestic staff to potholes and pigs on the road, there is a new challenge to be confronted every day. Then Varun meets Sweety, young mother-of-twins, who is living her dream life in a nuclear family, and everything changes. For him, for Sweety, and insidiously, for everyone around them.

Intermission – by Nirupama Subramaniam | Book review

A beautifully told story of illicit love and divided loyalties, Intermission explores lives within a gated community with just the right touch of irony and compassion. October 20th, 0 Comments. It is a universally acknowledged fact that when a significant portion of the population lives in and around high rise buildings, a significant portion of their lives is spent in and niruupama elevators.

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Intermission by Nirupama Subramanian

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Intermission He wondered why he, forty-four-year-old successful entrepreneur, faithful husband and competent father of a sixteen-year-old boy, a man with the stolidity of half his life behind him and the certainty of what by ahead, should wait every morning for a glimpse of this girl, like a teenager in the first throes of an infatuation.

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