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'Koi Good News?' A funny take on an urban couple's life

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A couple's with the madness of a large intrusive family, interfering relatives, nosy neighbours and disapproving doctors is the subject of a new book which is a hilarious take on the Indian urban life.

"Koi Good " is a funny private journal of a highly public pregnancy by Zarreen Khan.

When Mathur of Dehradun married her college sweetheart, Deol of Amritsar, there were two things she was unprepared for - the size and fertility rate of the Deol family.

When and did the unthinkable in the family by remaining childless for four years, one question that they battled day-in and day-out was: "Koi good (Is there any good )"

The truth, however, is that and had been trying to conceive for the past one year.

"Finally, aided by the wine at their highly glamorous neighbours' party, Mona gets pregnant. And so begins a crazy journey - complete with interfering relatives, nosy neighbours, disapproving doctors, and absolutely no privacy," the book's blurb says.

According to publisher India, "Koi Good News?" has been optioned for a feature film by a major production house.

According to Khan, her book basically is the "story of a lot of us".

Swati Daftuar, commissioning at says the novel is effortless, irreverent and entirely contemporary.

"This is the Indian urban life, laid out in all its hilarious glory warts and all," she says.

Publisher describes "Koi Good News?" as a "big-hearted, warm-blooded, real-novel we've been waiting for".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 14:10 IST