Aditya Kripalani (born 20 October ) is an Indian filmmaker, writer, musician and producer. He is best known for his books Backseat, Frontseat and Tikli and. From the pristine beauty of Ratnagiri, tucked away on the Konkan shoreline, to the sea of solitude amidst the clutter of Mumbai Backseat traces. Aditya Kripalani and Sweta Chhabria met in college when they were 17, Soon after they got married, Aditya wrote a book called Back Seat.

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The way Aditya has protrayed the characters is awesome. Accompanied by the building watchman, the bars were one of the few sources that satiated the teenager’s curiosity, which later turned into an eagerness to know about the dark underbelly of the dancers’ lives.

While sex trade may look kripalan it’s dominated by women, the reality is that there’s deep-rooted patriarchy in the set-up.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Talking about details, there is this one situation when the female protagonist is a This book was bought on an impulse after reading few words like “serious and hard hitting” somewhere and how backsewt it turned out to be!

Wife Sweta Spills the Beans on Life with Author-Filmmaker Aditya Kripalani

Want to Read saving…. Gnanendra Reddy D rated it really liked it Dec 02, And all the more reason to make a film, and not a documentary. Aug 18, Priyank Nandan rated it really liked it. Sex world brings rape and abuse as side-serves for them, which they have to deal with from time to time, they sure deserve a system which could enable them to report injustice. The plot is predictable – that Nikita is clinging onto a false image of a person she had loved — which takes away the major element of surprise that the writer seems to have in mind.

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He now lives in Singapore, his other home, but forever in a love-hate relationship with Mumbai, interestingly, it was the very city that formed the backdrop of all his plots. Its a must read book for any bombayite.

I’ve always been a fan of films with female protagonists: Aditya Kripalani

The characters are uni-dimensional, though on a few occasions, they get out of their skin and go roaming randomly. Randhir Randhawa rated it it was amazing Krioalani 16, Nov 14, Deepti rated it it was amazing.

It was wonderful talking to you, Aditya. Tanu rated it did not like it Feb 11, To ask other readers questions about Front Seatplease sign up. Rahul Rajasekharan Nair marked it as to-read Feb 22, Varun rated it liked it Mar 17, But this time Nikita thinks she has less to lose. After being enthralled since childhood by the written word at the age of 22 I ended up deciding to write for life. There are a few chapters where the interactions between characters seem to have I picked up this book with a casual intent.

Back Seat: A Mumbai Tale

Having got so close to their world, and knowing their stories first-hand, what do you think is the reason that makes them not wanting to find the way out? It is not just the women that are the part of it, it is also men, who are the other leg of the business.

I thoroughly appreciate the author for having accomplished this seemingly impossible task of giving the readers a glimpse of what Mumbai truly is. She launched a crowd-funding campaign in Singapore, sent out emails requesting people to donate funds, and hosted an event.


View all 9 comments. Purushottam Iyer rated it really liked it Nov 28, It is very rare that the sequel of the book turns out to be better than the original one.

They are vulnerable and scared, yet full of dreams.

The simple tone he chose for the book was fitting and the description elaborate. Preview — Front Seat by Aditya Kripalani.

“Prostitution Must Be % Legalized,” Author-Filmmaker Aditya Kripalani

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. We sold almost one thousand copies that way! This book definitely stands out in the present day Indian literature where the market is flooded with mindless backeeat written by half-boiled writer beans. Shalini Dhingra rated it it was amazing Oct 16, First published in the August issue of eShe magazine Share: First published in the August issue of eShe magazine.

Shankar Ghosh rated it liked it Mar 05, Abhijeet Panwar rated it it kripalaji ok Oct 14, Refresh and try again. To view it, click here. Jun 07, Manu rated it did not like it Shelves: Sweta visited Mumbai and travelled with Aditya on a train to see kkripalani exactly he was up to.

I picked up this book with a casual intent. It was later picked up by a publisher, and Aditya had no trouble finding a distributor for his second book. I mean why do you wanna name kripalnai book Back seat, well after reading the book, I think a lot did happen in the Back seat .

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