Mistakes, mistakes, and more mistakes!

Well…..5000 hits and I’m back again! 🙂 🙂 ….life has been pretty good in the new year……a LOT of things have changed, and changed for good! :)….I also managed to catch up with a book called “The 3 mistakes of my Life” by Chetan Bhagat. I have always liked the way Chetan Bhagat writes. The characterization in his novels is very realistic, and the element of humour that he brings in makes for some interesting reading!

3-mistakes

This book is about a young boy named Govind Patel, who hails from Ahmedabad. He is shown to be a mathematical genius, who takes maths tuitions to support his mother’s snacks business. Govind is passionate about starting his own business one day, for which he involves his two friends, Omi and Ishaan. Omi is the son of a local priest, and is supposed to be a dull-head. His uncle Bittoo mama belongs to a communal party, and despises Govind for being an antagonist. Ishaan, or Ish as he’s called by everyone, is from a slightly more well-to-do family, and is extremely passionate about cricket. He used to be a champion player in school, and is quite proud of that, but he is not in good terms with his father after having run away from military training. It takes Govind some effort to convince his friends about starting a cricket shop outside Omi’s temple, which is ultimately christened as “Team India Cricket Shop”.

Everything goes well for the Team India Cricket Shop in the beginning…..they begin to make profits very soon, and little kids come to Ish for some free cricket coaching. Ish finds a really talented ‘student’ in Ali, a 12 year old kid who has the extraordinary gift of hitting sixes at will! But things go horribly wrong when nature plays spoilsport, and the 3 budding entrepreneurs now have to face an uphill task of having to rebuild everything. When things start improving, communal riots and hardcore politics make their lives even tougher.

The author manages to bring out the dark realities that exist in Indian society. By referring to real life incidents which took place in Gujarat between 1999 and 2002, he is able to convince the reader that this book is more than just mere fiction. It is a reflection of life during, possibly, India’s worst encounter with communal riots and earthquakes. All characters are life-like, and its quite possible that you will be able to relate to one of them! The love story between Govind and Vidya (who happens to be Ishaan’s younger sister and Govind’s student!) looks a little filmy- but its cute nonetheless 🙂 ….especially the conversation between Govind and Vidya over the phone, when he goes to Australia for Ali’s training.

There are many slack points in the book too. For starters, the whole trip to Australia part is dragged a lot, just to show how much Govind and Vidya miss each other. Also, the climax seems way too dramatic and overboard. The third mistake is also far from convincing. Inspite of all this, “The 3 mistakes…” is one book you would not want to miss! 🙂 ….Chetan Bhagat has once again proved why he is the “biggest-selling English-language novelist in India’s History“! 😎

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What Next?

I’m back!!! 8) Well, the new year has been quite eventful so far….a semester exam on the very first day, CAT results, a couple of not-so-good management entrance exams, and Infy Training….My CAT results have put me in a sticky position ( I got 94 percentile btw!) , coz I’m not able to decide whether to continue with my admission process, or give myself more time to sharpen my skills and attempt again next year. Anyway, I’ve applied to a few good B-schools now; will cross the bridge when I come to it 🙂 ….

Infosys training has been good fun so far though…atleast there is something useful to do than to rot at home 😛 …we’ll be having a test on the 19th of next month, and that might decide who joins the company when, or who gets chucked out first! 😀

I got to watch a few movies too…..GHAJINI rocked!!! 🙂 ..Slumdog Millionaire was brilliant……and Dasvidaniya was really meaningful….I loved all 3 of them 🙂

Lastly, Nikkiman’s Philosophical Thought for the day :-
The earth is round and it is rotating. Therefore, even if you stay stationary, you’ll be going around with someone or the other, and at a pretty high speed. So all you singles out there, DON’T feel too bad! 😀 😛 😆

Tum Se Hi…

She is the kernel of my mind’s operating system, the relationship schema of my heart’s database. Her radiating smile, her sparkling eyes, her simplicity…everything is so fresh in my primary memory! 🙂

I still remember our first meeting. It was on an auspicious day that we got to transfer audio data with each other for the first time. It took me only a small time period to realize that she was the resource my process was waiting for all my life, the one person who could get me out of my emotional deadlock…we both became friend classes, and pretty close ones at that! At one stage, I started to believe that maybe, we do share the same member functions! But no…life isn’t so rosy after all…everyone has their share of time and space complexities. Her transaction was not ready to commit, so I was forced to go into starvation.

But, being the techno-romantic that I am, I won’t give up so easily! I am pretty sure that one of these days, she will send a positive acknowledgement frame to my Automatic Repeat Request, and that will be the happiest day of my life!

This first post in my blog is dedicated to her 🙂