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10 thoughts on “Miss Laila, Armed and Dangerous

  1. says:

    There are two Manu Josephs One, Manu the author Two, Manu the journalist The first is an inspiration while the second is a warning In his previous two books, Manu the journalist took a backseat and Manu the author capable of staining the blank page with words of timeless wisdom shone through In this book, however, exactly the opposite has happened.First and foremost, this book should be deprived of its fiction tag The only fictional element here is the lame name changes done to barely mask the identity of well known, real life public figures This book is essentially an extended, heavily biased, opinion piece laying out the author s thoughts on a particular case that rocked India over a decade back, and continues to emit aftershocks Although I will avoid spoilers, anyone with a fair command on current affairs will be able to guess the real life equivalents of the book s characters and its plot, just a few pages into it.The book s best part the author s quintessential, though grossly generalizing, barbs against human rights activists also turns out to be its mo...


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    4.5 5 There r faces that only an Indian can make Like that baffled face when he is shocked by the most logical outcome of his actions He crosses the road like a cow, and he is startled by a truck A vehicle on the road How He walks across the railway track, and he finds a train hurtling towards him A train on a railway track He is stunned The release of this book kept getting delayed and I would check every couple of days to see whether it is available Bought it at 8 mins after midnight and must have been the first one to buy a Kindle edition And it was worth it.Manu Joseph is a b...


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    There are faces that only an Indian can make Like that baffled face when he is shocked by the most logical outcome of his actions He crosses the road like a cow, and he is startled by a truck A vehicle on the road How He walks across the railway track, and he finds a train hurtling towards him A train on a railway track He is stunned This quote from the book explains a lot about what it h...


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    3.5 stars rounded to 3 When you pick up a book with great expectations you are being unfair to the author s creativity This book by Manu Joseph stays close to the journalist in him than on the human character expert that made us love him Standalone, this book is readable, but not one that you want to become a brand ambassador.Miss Laila Armed and Dangerous could be a satire or a thinly veiled soft expose Whichever be the case, the book knows to tell a good story Akhila Iyer, a standup comedian, who takes on the leftist agenda through pranks and who has recently made fun on the Sangh s demigod DaMo is taught a lesson by the goons The same day a building in Mumbai collapses and DaMo sweeps the elections A lone survivor in the building is ranting about a terror plot involving Jamal and Laila and Akhila is the conduit between the trapped man and the police above It becomes a thriller from chapter 5 onwards.At a subliminal level, it takes on the ideological aspects of activism of any kind We tend to vilify any threats to our identity be it minority, independent women, western influences, reservation meritocracy you name it In one of t...


  5. says:

    3.5 starsWith Illicit happiness of other people and Serious men, Manu Joseph has easily become one of my favourite contemporary Indian authors Hence I pounced upon this book as soon as I came to know of it This one ranks beneath the above 2 novels, but above Lost Libido and other pulp fiction, his collection of short stories.This novel is about a plucky young news reporter vlogger wbo is not afraid to caricature and publicly humiliate all pompous public figures, irrespective of their caste or political beliefs After all she lost her mother to misplaced communist idealism Mukundan, a young police in the CBI who wants to maintain his work ethics Laila, a 19 year old Muslim girl who is burdened with a widowed mother and half a dozen younger siblings whom she has to support Jamal, her employer various po...


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    3rd November 3.5 stars The book reads well and makes for a pacy, interesting story but truth be told, I didn t get my closure with it by the end of the book and I wanted to read about the actual incident Ishrat Jahan Case if you re curious too I m all in for satire in stories and this is precisely what works for me in Manu Joseph s writings That said, the story as a whole felt incomplete, it being a writing on a real life encounter case I guess there will be loose ends as there are limits to both journalism and investigation I didn t hate it, I just didn t love it as much as I loved The Illicit Happiness of Other People End of review I ve read in one of the reviews here that they would love to know if Mukundan too is based on a real life character I would like to believe that his character is inspired by the writer s own experience with the incident view spoiler It s been than a decad...


  7. says:

    I missed something here, I think There are the stories of a vlogger prankster, a man trapped in a collapsed building, a girl whose sister is on a road trip with her boyfriend, and one of the policemen following them because the boyfriend is a suspected terrorist They intersect and sort of fit together eventually, but it doe...


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    I would have given this a three star rating after the first 50 pages or so The writing was good, if a little rambly The author s predisposition to poke fun at both sides of the political spectrum shone through at times, while at others it felt a bit flat and forced Some of the ideas and musing were interesting, while others just too tangential to the flow of the narrative Well, well, Manu, I thought, where are you going with this.As if in response, the writing shifted up another gear Without realising it, I was drawn into the narrative, pulling curiously at the little threads that he d left as breadcrumbs for me to follow There was Akhila, instigator and prankster there was the Hindu Patriarch, Professor Vaid, analysing her pranks in context with the larger sociopolitical spectrum there was the poor bastard trapped under the rubble of a collapsed building there was Jamal, a suspect terrorist and Laila s boss there was Mukundan, the IB officer following Jamal there was Alisha I could be getting the name wrong...


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    Miss Laila is the sort of book where you don t really know with which side the authors sympathy lies The novel trapezes across a few contemporary events in Indian society like the Ishrat Jahan encounter killing, the Gujarat earthquake and the ascent of Narendra Modi and the Hindu nationalists The characters include one of Joseph s best creations Akhila Iyer, a female prankster who makes videos that poke fun at prominent personalities especially liberals Manu Joseph observes everything with an air of serious drollness He is not someone who would write long pointless articles about the emergence of fascism, that merely state the obvious His commentary on the rise of Modi is the best I have read He says that evil is an equal opportunity hiring place where the biggest asshole rises to the top Modi, Trump etc While the good is a well entrenched network where only the duds with connections seem to rise to the top Rahul Gandhi, Hilary Clinton etc Manu Joseph s villains are the activists and social justice warriors The ch...


  10. says:

    2.5Disappointed Serious and Illicit expectations from the author killed it for me.


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Miss Laila, Armed and Dangerous On The Day That Hindu Nationalists Have Won A Spectacular Election Victory, A Building Collapses In Mumbai The Rescue Operation Finds A Single Survivor In The Debris The Only Person Able To Reach Him Is Akhila Iyer, A Medical Student Who Is Also A Notorious Social Media Prankster She Finds Him Mumbling In Delirium That Two People Are On Their Way To Carry Out A Terror Attack Elsewhere, A Young Intelligence Agent, Mukundan, Is Assigned To Shadow The Two Terror Suspects.

  • Hardcover
  • 216 pages
  • Miss Laila, Armed and Dangerous
  • Manu Joseph
  • English
  • 17 January 2018
  • 9789352770441

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