I Didn’t Expect to be Expecting by Richa S. Mukherjee

An honest and tongue-in-cheek account of the pre-natal months, I Didnt Expect To Be Expecting is a light-hearted look at navigating the chaos and unpredictability of being a pregnant, working professional in India.

A delicious, no-holds-barred story about what to really expect when youre expecting. Funny, frank and incredibly relevant, this book will resonate strongly with first-time parents, expecting couples and those planning to have a baby.


About the book:

Tara is living a blessed life in the maximum city with her husband Abhimanyu, the love of her life. At the pinnacle of her career, she is the apple of her parents’ eyes and hasn’t spotted a wrinkle yet – so far, the 30s are looking great! Nothing fazes Tara – not a foul-mouthed best friend or a food-burning arch-nemesis in the form of her maid – not even a landlady who chats with ghosts.

And then, Tara discovers that she’s pregnant, and suddenly, all that well-honed composure crumbles. It doesn’t help that she’s got an equally jittery (if supportive) husband by her side. Now, Tara must face her anxieties about parenthood as she navigates friendships, marriage and career, all the while dealing with the fact that her body and mind are steadily feeling like they belong to someone else.

An irreverent, honest and funny journey down the road  potholes and all  to (accidental) parenthood!



Richa’s life has always been marked with abundance. She grew up with three elder sisters, lived in eight cities across India, and went from being a B Com graduate who wanted to pursue dance (and eradicate poverty), to a journalist, and then landed up in an advertising agency. The only constant was that she had a blast through all of it. Now, she wants to spend the rest of her life observing people, spinning yarns and writing books. Every pocket she owns is stuffed with scraps of paper scribbled with ideas and stories. This is Richa’s debut novel.