Ambling Indian

By Aina Rao

“This book, a fun trip through India—with all the peculiar experiences of the country, has the ingredients to intrigue, the spice to savour, and the nuggets of reflection to delight! Meet the characters of Chand TV and Changa Times—Madam Chandni, Mr. Chatu, Mr. Raja Chata, voluptuous Ms. Kitry Kat; and the others—the boyfriend Runny Singh, Tinuji, swashbuckling Mr. Anal Manbee, Jamal and the Mangoman. Watch their lives intertwining with the young and lively Ambling Indian’s, as they navigate through the lanes, bylanes, gallis, and mohallas that make up much of India. Coast through Bollywood, the elite Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institutes of Management—hallowed Oxbridges of the East; weddings, politics, and modern offices. Duck and dive as you avoid the cows, potholes, and street dogs. Celebrate the functions and everything else that is the substance of modern India; chaotic yet captivating. Sit back, brace yourself for a quirky, rollicking auto rickshaw ride, and lose yourself in time as you travel with the aam aadmi (the common man). Discover an India like you have never seen before— through the mirror of the Ambling Indian, Aina; who discovers an unknown side of herself too.”

Aina Rao
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"Aina Rao, the author and creator of the ‘Ambling Indian’ character is a Silver medallist from IIT Delhi and a topper from IIM Bangalore. She is a financial services professional by training and a singer and writer by passion. Having travelled extensively across many countries and now living in Bangalore, the Indian Silicon valley, she brings her hilarious and thought-provoking experiences, ambling along as the ‘aam aurat’; the common woman, to her quirky writings and talks on India. Her blog, hosted on www.amblingindian.com, has thousands of views worldwide and has featured in msn.co.in, as the editor’s pick. She has also written for the Financial Times publications in London and is writing a series of books, the first one being Ambling Indian – a rollicking, fun trip across India. Aina Rao, The amblingindian TM"