Inspired by true stories, Daksh Tyagi's witty and hugely entertaining book 'An Indian citizen's guide on how to avoid A Nation of Idiots' takes on the uncomfortable, the unsettling, and the often misunderstood modern Indian life.
WE INDIANS ARE AN INTERESTING BUNCH.
Intolerant to the debate on intolerance, but tolerant of religious intolerance. We cling onto age-old traditions, but a holiday can alter our accent. To us, caste and community is a badge of trust, religion is a line of control and a godman is an anti-depressant.
We won’t stop at a zebra crossing, but we will damn well stop on it. We build things to prove our worth and break things to prove a point. We love the concept of independence, but we need our parents to help raise our kids. And we scripted the Kamasutra. Easy to forget, since we also ruined sex.
So how do we tell the real from the farcical? The farcical from the nutty? And the nutty from the downright ridiculous?
Easy. We just go along.
Daksh Tyagi's funny and insightful 'A Nation of Idiots' is the ideal guide to surviving the modern Indian life with your scruples intact.
Daksh Tyagi is the author of A Nation of Idiots and Tripping Abroad. One is a book about the moral and ethical dilemmas of modern Indian life. The other follows an international student through the thick and thin, but mostly thin, of his experience abroad. His unique style is a mix of crisp wit and sardonic observational humour. As a kid, Daksh wanted to be an explorer. However, as an adult he is a father of two, a son of two, and a husband to one. Exploring is a scheduling nightmare.