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We trawled the internet for the worst Indian chicklit titles. Now we love Chetan Bhagat

Sneha Vakharia | Updated on: 7 April 2016, 19:13 IST

After the initial boom, it would appear that Indian chicklit is experiencing trying times. How trying? We'll let you discover for yourself.

We compiled a list of the most questionable titles in contemporary Indian English writing in this genre for your reading pleasure. Or otherwise.

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First off, we have Sudeep Nagarkar, who prides himself on completing novels in ten days

Here is one of his books, to remind us that while romance is not yet dead, romantic fiction certainly is (brain) dead.

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He subsequently discovered Twitter
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And then Tinder
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Then there's Durjoy Dutta, whose titles are formulaic, and you'll soon see how
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And another one
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Other titles include:

Of Course I Love You..!...Till I Find Someone Better!

Now That You're Rich!... Lets Fall in Love!

She broke up I didn't!...I Just Kissed Someone Else!

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And then there are those with a license to pun
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No comment
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The 'I' in quotes is testament to the transience of identity
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How to combat sadness using exclamation marks
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When someone made a book out of a message in the Others folder
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Here are two ellipses for when one isn't good enough
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How to! Generate Excitement!
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What your drunk uncle says
First published: 7 April 2016, 19:13 IST
 
Sneha Vakharia @sneha_vakharia

A Beyonce-loving feminist who writes about literature and lifestyle at Catch, Sneha is a fan of limericks, sonnets, pantoums and anything that rhymes. She loves economics and music, and has found a happy profession in neither. When not being consumed by the great novels of drama and tragedy, she pays the world back with poems of nostalgia, journals of heartbreak and critiques of the comfortable.

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