The much-awaited Chetan Bhagat’s novel The girl in Room 105 has finally arrived. The book is Bhagat’s eighth fiction. Like his other books, it is also a romance thriller but with a twist. It is about unloving, not loving. While the other books of Bhagat deal with the romance of couples hailing from different culture, class, and caste backgrounds; this one span across the religious divide.
I had heard a great deal about this 2016 mega-hit Marathi classic Sairat. My non-Marathi background coupled with lack of time had held me back. The movie is finally added to Netflix and I got to watch the movie recently with English subtitle.
The latest entrant in the campus novel category is Kev Nayak’s ‘Oh Snap, I’m in JNU!’. I thought the book is another crap but it turned out to be more than a pleasant and surprising read. The starting is so engrossing that I continued reading for a non-stop seven hours and devoured the small book running some 185 pages.
Don’t go by shitload of negative reviews about the book on the web. Many of them gave the book one star and some even wished there was some system of negative reviews. So that they would have given negative reviews to the book.
From the outset I want to remind you that ‘Oh Shit, Not Again!’ by Mandar Kokate is a National Best seller and the book is still selling well despite so many negative reviews and nasty comments. After reading the book I too had the urge to speak craps about the book and condemn the author. Later I had a realisation and focussed on positive things in the book. [Read more…]
It is just over one year since I have fallen in love with Lee Child’s books. It really feels so nostalgic sometimes to revisit some of the epic events in his books. I just can’t get over the dramatic duel between Reacher and Deputies of the small town Despair in the book Nothing to Lose. The memory Reacher single handedly taking down lot of bad guys in Worth Dying For gives me goosebumps even today. I just can’t forget the character Leela Hoth of Gone Tomorrow. I wish the womaniser Reacher bedded her!
Dear Swara Bhasker,
Let me introduce myself first as I don’t want you to keep guessing about my identity while you read. Okay! I’m Ravikant Kalra and I have studied in JNU, and guess what, in the same Department as you studied – Centre for Study of Social System. During my JNU days I had no political affiliation though my ideology somewhat leaned towards leftist and centrist. My intention is not to confront you through this letter but point to the shortcomings of your ideas, strictly as per my personal conviction.