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.
Savi Sharma – the new kid on the block- instead of learning crawling first has taken a giant leap in India’s English fiction writing scene. Her debut novel Everyone Has a Story has sold more than 1 lakh copies just in 100 days, and had occupied number one slot for weeks before arrival of Chetan Bhagat’s One Indian Girl. Now in its second print the book is at number 2 among Amazon’s bestseller’s list. [Read more…]
Yet another campus novel but with a little twist! Up Campus and Down Campus: The Adventures of Aniraban Roy in JNU, authored by Times of India journalist Avijit Ghosh, takes a peep at campus life in JNU of bygone vintage era of 80’s. He walks you back, inter alia, to campus politics during some of watershed events in history like Tiananmen massacre and Mandal agitation while spilling the dirty secret of leftists of campus simultaneously. Fasten your seat belt for a thrilling adventure to the JNU of 80’s! Jet set go! [Read more…]
Chetan Bhagat is like Salman Khan of Indian fiction industry. You can expect all masalas to spice things up but no substance to learn and improve your literary quotient. One Indian Girl by Chetan Bhagat preserves that legacy. Anyway, like many of his fans I had pre-ordered his book on Amazon. He is such an author you simply cannot resist his books even though you may not want to read, or like him. [Read more…]