When 2 States led to a yes!


Hi all,

Got a lovely mail from an uncle, who helped reach a decision with 2 States. See the actual mail below ( some actual details hidden). Made my day. Who said books don’t make a difference?

Love,

Chetan

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Dear Chetan,

My family and myself have always been your fan from the time I laid my hands on your first novel.I have not only read them but also gifted them to my customers(I am a restaurateur) and relatives.This last book of yours namely 2 states appears as though its my family story.

I am a punjabi sharma and my daughter has fallen in love with a keralite boy(have to mention boy because now our constitution allows lesbain marriages too). I will be insulting Punjabi blood if I deny the protest drama that took place.The protest was followed by an angioplasty on me. This too did not deter the love birds.All this happened in October 2008.

Now the marriage is slated for 21st December 2009. The boy is a Lieutanant with Indian navy. Your book has acted as balm to my deliberately delayed decision.I now have no regrets.

I have planned to gift your book to my invitees on the wedding night.I hope your publisher would consider to erect a small kiosk and you would honour me by gracing the occassion.
Please consider this as a personal invitation.

Date 21st December 2009. Time Marriage ceremony 10.30 a.m (Keralite style}
Reception Punjabi Style 8.00pm onwards.
Venue [XXX]
[XXX],
xxx.

Yours,

xxx


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  1. Anirudh says:

    hi chetan,

    Your 2 states was mind blowing,it just propelled me to finish it off at one sort,though the job was tough but still i was bound to hold the book till i reached the last page,what mesmerizes me in most of your releases is the kind humor which is reflected in every page and i am using “reflected” because i feel like enjoying the whole scenario in front of me.

    All the best

  2. Rakesh says:

    Dear Chetan,
    I have recently Finished your “Two States” no use to say that you had done awesome work again. One thing I wanna tell about your writing style is that I had never been in an IIT, never worked in a Call center nor even love a girl who belongs to any other state but still I found myself in every book of yours.

    I don’t Know the reason but hoping an answer from you. Please Do reply !!!!!

    Waiting

    THANKS TO ALL YOUR EFFORTS YOU HAD GIVEN IN EXECUTION THESE BOOKS WHICH ARE MORE INTERESTING, REAL AND ENERGETIC THEN ANY HOLLYWOOD AND BOLLYWOOD MOVIES.

  3. Hi Chetan,

    A Q and a request?

    Q. Which number is going to be first word of your next book?

    and

    Can you please write a book for couples who are deeply in love but astronomically a mismatch.

    A Manglik in love with a non Manglik.
    or
    A Manushya in Love with a Rakhshasa (I just came to know I am a rakshasa yesterday)

    My first book from you was one nite @ call centre, and my instinct was to prove you wrong.. I actually thought that now a writer is added to BPO hating faternity. In fact I even wrote two chapters of “A nite outside call centre: When I called GOD”. :).

    No price for guessing, it did not went beyond first few chapters. M too lazy..

    But even at dat time, I liked your style of writing. Natural Humour, written without the worries of being thought as pervert, yet good enuf to be approved my most conservative.

    We share same dream, and I am happy your has come true. I also want to quit job sometime and start writing. 2 CHallanges though..

    1. I am not as better placed as you were..
    2. I am what u call an E2.

    Blog that I have mentioned is updated once every 6 months.. but it would be nice if u visit and let me know what u think of it..

    http://www.mridultrehan.blogspot.com/

    A Fan,
    Mridul Trehan

  4. Karthik says:

    hey chetan..
    u’ve inspired me 2wards writin stuff.!
    i’ll make my road shortly..done.!
    ur buk is just awesome..

  5. Hi chethan I just love reading your books .

    expecting many more in the future keep it up

  6. chhuani says:

    It is very interesting book. I like all your room.

  7. uma krishna kumar says:

    hi chetan
    2 states was hilarious,though sarcastic every bit..it questioned the prejudices,hypocrisy around us.

    i already started imagining it being made a movie and the hero Ranbir kapoor ,herion Asin director…my fav Mani ratnam…

    p.s I would suggest u expunge the dirty words in tamil as
    mentioned by the cook in the marriage hall once the boy’s dont have food to eat..
    it just doesnot gel with the decorum of the book
    i m sure ur wife anuja too woudl agree with this..
    cook of marriage in the novel

  8. Garima Arora says:

    hello,
    I am Garima, studying in Ryan International School.
    firstly I would like to say that you are superb writter. You make the stories so realistic. I always enjoy reading your book. Now a days i am half done with TWO STATES, but what i have read… its just awesome,.. mindblowing… I must say…!!
    i m always waiting for new book of yours..

    now i would like you to write a book on PROBLEMS FACE BY ADOLENCES/TEENAGERS IN RESPECT TO THEIR PARENTS- as parents care for them alot and their caring is supressing teenagers freedom and liberty which sometimes lead to feelings of hatred in them.
    thank you.
    keep writing..

    yours
    Garima:)

  9. SWAMINATHAN ELANGOVAN says:

    Hi Chetan, An excellent book from you again. Thanks. I don’t know if I can say so after reading the earlier comments. It was some sort of a melodramatic towards the end. Probably you made it so for pep or may be true as our whole life, at times, is melodramatic. But as a tamilian, i was shocked to see the open “ghalias” in the book by autowallah and cook. Come on Chetan, no autowallah/cook mouthes such words unless you really provoke them for other reasons. The one I enjoy in all your books is the subtle humour spread throughout, even in serious situations. That makes reading joyable. Thanks once again. Expecting much more wonderful books from you.

  10. Aritra Ghosh says:

    Hi,
    This is Aritra….Who would like to take this opportunity to share

  11. Aritra Ghosh says:

    Hi,
    This is Aritra….Who would like to take this opportunity to share a page from my own Book—MY LIFE…. the first gift that i gifted my girl friend in five years was two states….. the reason i say this was my first gift is because this was the first self-earned-money-gift……””…….Everything was working out perfectly for me..as far as my profession was concerned….A week after that i received a mail which had Chetan Bhagat stating….”Just dont take life seriously take it sincerely”…..and the very next day we broke up…..reason yet unknown…but realism felt deep down I would like chetan bhagat not to write such realistic story because there are people who are innocent and who might go onto to believe such things and end up destroying their static relations…..This is not with malice at heart…..as far as i am concerned i would never touch The TWO STATES ever in my life…..

  12. sabyasachi says:

    mind blowing story….i just want to know what happens to annaya’s brother…did he clear IIT exam?…is it Ur real life story.
    I am also waiting for 3 idiots film..when Ur next book will come..at least inform me..
    Wishing you all the very best. Hope you get a good theme to start on your next book soon.Try always practical life..?
    Yours Truly,
    Sabyasachi.

  13. niveditta says:

    WWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i hav no words…………………..ths r certain small smal thngs tat make a diffrnc…..U VE MADE A HUGE DIFFRNC….

    love
    niveditta

  14. harpreet says:

    hey chetan.. i jus finishd ur 2 states in 2 days..im a punjabi gal n ma husband is 4m karnataka..v dated fo 9 years n it all started in class 12th..v got married 3 yrs bak n havin a perfct lyf n now im 3 months pregnant..it was v hard convincing our parents too..ma family acceptd him cuz f his status widout thinkin much.. he z a corporate lawyer..n i am a fashion designer…so it took a big deal 2 convince his parents f me as dese south indians only kno abt engineers,,lawyers n doctors.. bt in d end dey did agree..all due 2 d eeforts f ma lover boy..i was always guilty f 1 thing.. f losin ma virginity in d initial 2 years f d relatnshp n i alwaz cursed ma husband..he acptd it as he loves me deeply..bt afta readin ur buk im so cool wid it.. it was natural afta all..thankuuuu..

  15. darshana says:

    that’s really cool….
    i simply loved 2 states…i had it playing in my mind-it was just like a movie… 😀 i would rate it no.1 among your 4 books..
    cant wait for your next book…:D
    darshana, chennai :)

  16. jyoti says:

    its awesome work!!
    thnx for such a wonderful book..such a heart touching novel.
    2 states is a real love story of indian community.

  17. SAI CHARAN says:

    CHETAN BHAIYA I SAW THE FOLLOWING LINK

    MY IIT FRIEND GAVE ME THE BOOK TO READ
    FIVE POINT SOMEONE AND HE TOLD ME THAT I SHOULD DEFINITLY READ THE BOOK
    I COMPLETED IT YESTERDAY
    MY FRIEND SAW THE MOVIE 3 IDIOTS
    I AM VERY DISSAPPOINTED
    ATLEAST US RAJ KUMAR HIRANI KA NAAM TOH NIKALEY
    AUR USMEY CHETAN BHAGAT KA NAAM LAGAANA CHAHIYEY
    I AM VERY DISSAPPOINTTED
    AAMIR IS GOOD ACTOR
    BUT I DONT WANT TO SEE THAT MOVIE
    MOVIE AAPKA NAAAM NAHI HAI TOH Y IS THERE A NEED TO SEE THE MOVIE
    I NEVER READ BOOKS BUT I READ YOUR BOOKS AND REALLY MADE A SENSE OF FANISM IN ME
    I AM WITH U
    THE MOVIE IS A DITTO COPY OF FIVE POINT SOMEONE
    YOUR TRUE FAN
    NEW DELHI

  18. Neha says:

    Hello Sir,
    I just finished your latest book and I must say that I loved reading each and every line…
    I was in train on 31st dec and I celebrated new year by reading 2 states…
    I have read all your books and I have liked all of them…
    I have noticed that all of your book’s title start with a number..5 point..3 mistakes..1 night…2 states…what’s next??? I would like to know the significance of it..
    Happy New Year!!

  19. N says:

    Definitely, 2 states is very good book. If not wrong by reading books we can read authors mind too. I have story like 2 states.

    I proposed her, she said yes. we explored ourself for sometime. I have convinced my parents to meet her. She met them and Parents liked my choice :-). Her mom doesn’t have problem with me, but yeah I have to convince her Father, who is expecting guy like Harish for her…

    I hope my 2 states story will succede.

    p.s.

    bit technical, you are using roller as blogware for your blogs. I have worked with its code, so i should say…
    you have all ip in ur comments table which u can use to prove that u have got comments for 3 idiots from all over the india..

    Another thing, There are validations missing for length so anyone can screw your blogs looks (template) by entering very long names…

    i too found movie is just ur book’s story with some masala and tadka… i like Amir khan’s movie but I can surely understand how unfair this film industry is to u. I had expected ur pic in first screen or in last screen with special thanks…. They can fool all but not engineers or any other who has read this book of urs. surely only stupid people can believe them…

    By the way, I have studied in L.D. College of Engg, Ahmedabad (2004). Your college, India’s proud is just behind My college :-)

  20. vriti says:

    I like your first 3 novels…and i m going to buy your “2 states” novel very soon….while reading your books…my god..i just forget everything…I really enjoyed your books…i felt your each book is having real story…keep writing…

    love you,
    vriti

  21. Sunidhi says:

    Hello sir,
    I really loved 2 states.I am looking forward to read more of your books.

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