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About the Book

Published by Harper Collins India, Operation Mom – How I got my mother a life and a man is the story of a Mumbai young adult who embarks on a mission to get her single mother dating again.

Ila Isham has a lot to worry about – the angst of being an Ali Zafar groupie and theOpration mom extra layers of fat she has inherited from her Punjabi lineage. Add to this separated parents,an enthusiastic best friend, Deepali, whose idea of variety means dating three guys at the same time and Aunty Maleeka, mom’s BFF, whose savvy skills throw up more problems than solutions.

Ila’s life takes an exciting turn when she decides to hunt for the perfect partner for her mother. With a little help from Deepali, Aunty Maleeka and Dev of the inviting chocolate-pool eyes, she’ll have to brave it all – from Lagaan.com and Ok-cupid profiles to handlebar-moustache colonels and middle-aged psychos, if she wants to succeed in her quest!

Highly entertaining, this one’s for mothers of daughters, daughters of mothers, anybody who loves the humour of dysfunction and all who love Bombay!

About the Author

Reenita Malhotra Hora is a prolific journalist and author of side-splitting YA/Crossover nove, ‘Operation Mom – How I got my mother a life and a man.’ reenita malhotra horaNative to Mumbai, she is based in Hong Kong where she presents Radio Television Hong Kong’s award-winning storytelling show, Asian Threads, on RTHK Radio 3. Reenita is also the author of Forever Young, Inner Beauty and Ayurveda: The Ancient Medicine of India. Her other radio journalism work includes Money For Nothing and The 123 Show at lunchtime on RTHK Radio 3, The Arts Program on BBC and Monocle 24. As a print journalist, she has contributed to the South China Morning Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNN, Asian Investor, Times of India, Highlights of Children and National Geographic Kids. She has also worked as a story developer for Cartoon Network Asia and Disney. She is currently working on a personal finance guide for Indian women and another YA novel called ‘Arya’s Chronicles’, both due to be published in 2015. More information is available at http://www.reenita.com.

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