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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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Dec 29, Aruna Kumar Gadepalli rated it liked it Shelves: I knew I’ll getting an entire recipe and so did I.

Surprisingly people take these behaviors very naturally in Mumbai, which could have easily been a big gossip topic in any other city in India. He became a singer and music composer, and made several videos.

Shruti Pasricha rated it it was amazing Nov 20, I have read many books based on Mumbai city, but Adtiya Kripalani has beautifully captured the essence kripalan the city.

Tanu rated it did kkripalani like it Feb 11, Their angst, their dealing with the cards life has dealt to them, their struggle to overcome the obstacles, their interaction with each other will make you connect with them, feel for them, love them, hate them. For example, both Pink and Dangal have strongly talked about women, but Amitabh Bachchan and Amir Khan are the heroes.

Back Seat by Aditya Kripalani

While sex trade may look like it’s dominated by women, the reality is that there’s deep-rooted patriarchy in the set-up. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. As also, that the world they belong to is not isolated, people who call them sditya another world, are many times found or not to be moving in and out of that very world themselves.


The heroines are the heroes in Tikli and Laxmi Bomb. We all have our own sources of creativity, and for Aditya, it came from his observations of the multi-faceted Mumbai city.

Someone whom I have a very strong connection with and whose story I will carry adtiya me for the rest of my years. Having donned so many artistic hats in your career, which one has given you the most satisfaction? It’s been 12 years since and I still feel as backsea for the process and journey bqckseat writing long fiction. Sweta rated it it was amazing Jul 18, Visual, bold, compelling and fierce, it hits you when you least expect it.

As a novelist, meanwhile, life is comparatively more solitary.

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Nov 14, Deepti rated it it was amazing. Ami Patel rated it it was amazing Dec 24, His job is to drive Shashank around at night to the various discos, prostitute houses and hotels and sometimes when Shashank is too stoned or drunk, he has to haul him away to his house. Laxmi trains Putul in tricks of the trade. And why because it gave me the opportunity to bring all the hats under one large hat.

As a director, the most challenging part has been handling issues of so many people for days at a stretch, which is still going on.

This time I simply had to take a drive out in my car, get them to walk-in, make the payment, and then do what I had to do, which to their surprise, was talking, and not sex. Aditya was highly creative.

Aditya Kripalani

Virag Bhansali rated it really liked it Nov 20, He has handled him so well that it is hard to explain here. Jan 02, Rishi Prakash rated it really liked it.

She meets Siddharth, a novelist, whose goal is to fritter away the remnants of his consciousness and existence, distracting himself from a deep pain of loss by spending time kripalanni alcohol, drugs and paid sex. The moment I read Nikita the protagonist will be cooking some crab curry. The last four of five pages had too many implausible twists and turns that left the plot kind of lynched. Want to Read saving….


The adjtya has given them life, and how wonderfully vivid their journeys have been.

Front Seat

Want More Of This? Gauri rated it liked it Feb 22, Shraddha Wakchoure marked it as to-read Jan 24, Wiggnesh rated it it was amazing Apr 19, It is not just the women that are the part of it, it is also men, who are the other leg of the business.

This book definitely stands out in the present day Indian literature where the market is flooded with mindless romance written by half-boiled writer beans. Preview — Back Seat by Aditya Kripalani.

Roshni Nair rated it liked it Oct 13, It uncovers an unseen part of Bombay and the human psyche. The story of Back Seat is all about how the lives of these three people from different backgrounds fuse together in a ride of their life. Ami Patel rated it it was amazing Oct 01, Kripalanj rated it it was ok Jan 01, Trivia About Back Seat.

He was just a regular year-old, riding high on hormones when he started visiting dance bars. Pino marked it as to-read Dec 29, We will definitely see many more books from Mr AK in coming years! This book starts off with promise of being a different take but somehow backsrat up like a Bollywood movie.