Love is Vodka- A Shot Ain’t Enough-book Review


Author Amit Shankar
Publisher Vitasta Publishing
Publication Year 2013
ISBN-13 9788192535449
ISBN-10 8192535444
Language English
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 212 Pages

Overview of the book:

If love is all about freedom and honest expression then how can one associate it with loyalty?

Being a love child; Moon, the protagonist is anything but a conventional teen. With a leading TV news anchor as her mother, an aspiring entrepreneur as her boy friend, the word LOVE baffles her. The whole idea of having one partner and love being eternal is beyond her comprehension.

Life turns upside down when she falls for the CEO, who happens to be her mother’s boyfriend too. Destiny further complicates things by blessing her with a big time modelling assignment and she becomes famous and popular overnight.

A war starts waging between her head & heart on a lot of issues exposing her to various forms of love online & offline.

Will she decipher the true meaning of love? Embark on an exhilarating rendezvous with Moon and discover love like never before.

My review:

I just realized, whenever I review a book, I get reminded of some movie or the other. this time I got reminded of Balachandar’s movie. **Apoorva Raagangal where father of the hero falls for teenage girl, and coincidentally the son(hero) falls for the teenagers mother. how confusing is the relation is climax.

coming back to this book, the protagonist Moon , a teenager is shown waiting outside the abortion hall, waiting to find out if she is pregnant. she is daughter of a ambitious television anchor , Payal Malik and a French father who left them years ago. though her mother succeeded in keeping them physically away, both father and daughter are in contact with each other, either by phone or internet.

Moon is a neglected child. she yearns to be loved. because of her mother’s hectic work and lifestyle, she is often neglected. so, Moon is on her own trying her first hand experience in finding love.

Remember SRk saying,” how can someone fall in love with just one person. someone’s eyes are good, someone’s lips are good etc etc”. here too Moon feels the same. her interest in men keep changing in time. she jumps from Ashwin to Aditya, then falls for her mother’s boyfriend. in this process she moves out of house later join back.finally she joins anti-corruption movement where she meets Gautam.

this book depicts life of a teenager, who is in confusion , and wants to try out different men and find true love. in the process she understands that she first needs to love herself. I think it more suits the present generations mindset. where teenagers are bold enough to try different partners in search of true love.

it’s a light read. simple language. A perfect book for short travel trip. may be a teenager would connect more to it. it’s a page turner in the beginning, but kind of gets loose when it reaches the end.


Being an Ad man, writing comes naturally to him. Having worked on global brands like Nestle, General Motors, Microsoft, Canon, to name a few, Amit Shankar took a sabbatical to complete his debut title, Flight of the Hilsa. Released in the year 2010, it went on to become a national best-seller.

His second title, Chapter 11 was a hard hitting story of corporate sleaze, greed and dreams which also became a best-seller.

His third title, Love is Vodka, A Shot Ain’t Enough, was released this year in June. With its unconventional take on love, it has created a big splash and has generated positive reviews.

If not a writer, Amit would have been a musician. He loves Rock, Blues and Jazz. His list of God includes Satriani, Beck and Clapton, An avid coffee lover he loves biking, cooking, guns, horses and his space and freedom.

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****Prasanna (Kamal Haasan) is nursed back to health by a classical singer Bhairavi (Srividya) after a bloody street-side fight. The two are slowly drawn to each other and decide to marry in spite of their age difference and a past relationship that Bhairavi is still inextricably tied to. In the meantime, Prasanna’s father (Major Sundararajan) embarks on a relationship with the young Ranjini (Jayasudha). We soon find out that Ranjini is Bhiaravi’s daughter (born to her out of wedlock). Both relationships arrive at a dilemma with an unexpected twist when Bhairavi’s long-lost husband (Rajinikanth) comes into picture( from wikipedia)

As Beautiful As Your Work

This post is a part of the As Beautiful As Your Work contest in association with Womensweb.

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just my attempt to describe my beautiful friend, and her work.


there lived a cute little girl, daughter of two scientist.  An all rounder. she always stood 2nd in class  in academics. Dance was her breath.

at age of 14, she met with an accident. Doctors declared, she cant dance anymore. she was bedridden for 6 months.


Her frustration grew, but she didnt loose determination. she studied at home, in spite of not attending the school for half the term, she stood first in school. A CBSE topper, she received NTSE scholarship. she still didn’t left her dance, she would still go, and see other people dancing, though she couldn’t move her head.


after three years, she was allowed to dance.  she gave her best. performed her Arengethram in front of eminent people. she still did not compromise on her studies. she went to the best college in the state, and got placed in Microsoft.

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she enjoys her life with other pals. nothing stopped her from being the best at what she does. 
she proved to be a good student to her guru. 

a good employee to her employer.


living upto her dreams, and making her parents proud.

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she is as beautiful as her work.


Work is her passion. she choose dance as her form of expression. she choose dance to communicate her heart, fight for many social cause, raise funds and help the under privileged.  for me, she is the women who makes work beautiful. she never gave up her passion, chose to leave a meritorious seat at IIT to continue her passion.  she inspires me every time I see her performing.  I can just keep looking at changing expression across the light, on the stage with changing beats of music.