Hilarious Reactions to Chetan Bhagat’s new book Half Girlfriend!

August 7, 2014

Love him or hate him, you just can’t ignore him. Cliched as that statement is, it actually holds quite true for Chetan Bhagat. He makes damn sure it does.

Earlier this week, Chetan Bhagat announced the October release of his latest book, provocatively named ‘ Half Girlfriend ’. One wonders how much time he spent choosing the name! Because that name, that irritating, grammatically incorrect, execrable name has single-handedly gathered enough publicity to launch a rocket, never mind a book. No PR agency could have done better.

The term “#HalfGirlfriend” was trending on twitter for 3 days after the full-page ad that Bhagat splashed across prominent national dailies. Most of the reactions were contemptuous, snide and occasionally, off-colour – but they served Bhagat’s purpose by making him, and his book, the talk of the town.

Here are some of our favourite #HalfGirlfriend tweets:

“Half Girlfriend” demystified

coverEk Girlfriend one by Two

better quarter

You do the Math!

Point Five someone

numbers game how to get full girlfriend

The Bhagat Bashers have a field day…

2 minutes silence for trees

pray they don't breed

The X-rated – read at your own risk!

which half


The Truth has been spoken…

the last word

So, which of these did you like the most? Tell us! Chetan Bhagat, of course, is notorious for courting controversy; some time back he claimed that Indian youth are only interested in babes and pay packets, while his writing has often been accused of being anti-women. But Bhagat-baiters might be pleasantly surprised by his book What Young India Wants… give it a shot if you will!


  • Maniparna Sengupta Majumder August 7, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Haha..really a weird name and apt reactions…but the guy knows how to publicize his products…

    • IndiaBookStore August 8, 2014 at 8:01 AM

      Exactly… and sales figures are what matter to most publishers anyway…

  • Tnahsin Garg August 7, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Nice compilation. I love the first one (the proposed book cover)

    I too had some thoughts on this:



  • Half Girlfriend August 8, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    Do you want to wait for 2 months to read “Half Girlfriend”? Or Do you want to read “Nickel Girlfriend” now?
    Do not you think, when every girl is dating more than dozens of guys, “Half Girlfriend” is very outdated concept?
    Check this new book titled “Nickel Girlfriend” at Amazon.
    Note: Nickel Girlfriend means “Five percent Girlfriend” 🙂

  • pooja August 8, 2014 at 11:24 PM


    these are deadly hilarious…. wonder what his better HALF would be thinking after reading all these! 😛

    • Mugdha August 11, 2014 at 7:54 AM

      I bet his better half is fully amused by all these reactions!

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