The Kitty Buddha by Rohit Trilokekar
You can tell from the first chapter itself that Mumbai born sales executive Rohit Trilokekar is a witty writer, which is apt, because he recently released a book called The Kitty Buddha, which is a well-written tale of a pussycat that becomes more than just, well, a cat. Those with slight sensitivities though should beware before diving in; the book is laced with adult humour as it travels on a path with a new philosophy that Kitty believes is the antidote to suffering. Filled with a gamut of emotions and instances with her lover Tommy, we’re made to traipse through her journey of life as Kitty sets off to try and understand it’s deeper meaning, just like Prince Siddhartha. Filled with peppering of the city life such as actors, killers, peddlers and a bevy of animals that are almost like a philosopher’s followers, the book observes, comments and discusses in short, witty sentences. The writing seems a bit contrived at times and conversations though short, a bit long-drawn out — but it’s interesting and worth a read. If you don’t mind a little adult humour, by all means, pick up a copy of Rohit’s debut novel.
Where Available at all the leading bookstores across the city such as Title Waves, Bandra (W) and online stores such as www.flipkart.com