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Book Review - Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag and Srinath Perur

"Wealth shouldn't strike suddenly like a visitation, but instead grow gradually like a tree." - Ghachar Ghochar Ghachar Ghocharby Vivek Shanbhag and Srinath Perur
Book Review
Ghachar Ghochar is a story of a family that sees a sudden shift in their societal and financial status, and consequently, a change in their lifestyle as well as attitude towards life. It is a story that depicts the ideologies of an Indian lower middle-class family, who go berserk with the new-found wealth.
The book Ghachar Ghochar is indeed just that – Ghachar Ghochar; which doesn’t even have a definite meaning to it and can almost be termed as gibberish. But growing up in an Indian household that majorly spoke Hindi (or Punjabi), and having seen a lot of Bollywood movies, I can relate to this idiom and phrase. I don’t know the origin of the phrase, but the closest meaning to this would be – something that is tangled or messed up.
The book was an easy read, I finished it in one go. The story is simple ye…