Book Review: Anything for you Ma’am

A very very long blog-post, that is how I would describe the book “Anything for you Ma’am” by Tushar Raheja (www.raheja.org). The same lack of structure, the same lack-of-flow, the same flying off at tangents, the same numerous footnotes (which are not at the foot of the passage but within the passage – just like this – within brackets), and the same need to read :)

I spied the book at Odyssey; I was reluctant to buy it, but seeing that The Hindu had given it a positive review terming it as one of the funniest books, I bought it. The review goes to show that even The Hindu has some bad reviewers. I did not hate the book, but neither would I suggest it to others.

Some good things:

  • Very good writing skills, keeps the reader captive (Ok, not the prison-type-captive, but at least house-arrest-type-captive).
  • Vivid descriptions of the weather, beautifully written.
  • Description of the love-interest of the writer makes one fall in love with her.
  • You cannot help but smile as reading this book. It is one such book where everyone will find some shades of himself.
  • Book is cheap; at 100 bucks it does not burn a hole in the pocket.

Some bad things:

  • Why does this have to be “an IITian’s love story”? I know IIT is a huge huge brand, but does it mean that it has to be in the title. IIT has no significance as such in the whole novel. Keeping IIT in the title seems to be nothing but a marketing gimmick.
  • It seems the editor of the publication house was sleeping. I don’t remember the publication, but that publication house should look for a new editor. The writer is verbose – like a blogger – but verbosity is not good in a book unless you are Arthur Hailey. The book would have been way better had it been 50 or maybe 80 pages shorter.
  • Too many co-incidences result in indigestion. One co-incidence is ok, two – I could live with, three – difficult to digest but I have strong stomach, but here the whole book was hinged on co-incidences – resulting in a severe bout of burps & hiccups. The premise was very real, very believable; but the events that unfold – let me put this mildly – were a bit out of this world.
  • Why this obsessive need to glorify everything? October is great, January is great, winter is great, monsoon is great, trains are great… Was there anything that was not great?

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111 Responses to “Book Review: Anything for you Ma’am”


  1. 1 rajAT August 23, 2006 at 5:07 pm

    book ka toh pata nahin ..
    tera review great hai ..
    the last bad thing .. amen

  2. 2 paresh August 23, 2006 at 6:19 pm

    i guess if it was shorter people would not feel that it justified the 100 bucks .. eh ?

  3. 3 mythalez August 24, 2006 at 12:18 am

    “but here the whole book was hinged on co-incidences – resulting in a severe bout of burps & hiccups.” =)) .. was there anything as funny as this in the book !!

  4. 4 Sreejith August 24, 2006 at 9:16 pm

    The book just lacked a few minor things like a ‘story’. Definite turn offs were the lack of well etched characters, and as u wrote, too many coincidences and marketing gimmicks like adding the “IIT” tag. But the guy can only improve and whatever we say the guy did get a book published before he passed out of college. How many of us can claim that?

  5. 5 saumay September 5, 2006 at 9:58 pm

    d book wasnt dat bad….it was ok ok typs actually sreejith is rite it lackd a stry….ya d co-incidents made it a bit interstin i guess worth-readin n its a bit funny too!bt d writr needs to improve d first book isnt dat bad ill say its a nic try!

  6. 6 Kavita Jhunjhunwala September 13, 2006 at 9:11 am

    I have just written a feedback email to Tushar Raheja requesting my money back. If I can describe the weather so well, he should become a weatherman rather than a novelist. How many times have we seen a me-too writers becoming successful? Obviously Tushar Raheja needs to stop aping Chetan Bhagat as he does not come close. Writers such as Tushar, give IIT and the Indian Writer’s fraternity a bad name. You can someone you love, MAAM, You call your wallet, PURSE and not a single page is without grammatical and structural issues. Story? Ah well…that is another point of discussion all together. One single word: Disgusting. No wonder an obscure publisher choose to publish this book. Come on Tushar, stop insulting the intellect of the readers!

  7. 9 Kavita Jhunjhunwala September 13, 2006 at 1:28 pm

    Copy of Email received from Tushar Raheja!!

    Alas, you are only human. I feel sorry for your mistake of buying the concerned book. But I advise you to learn from the mistake and keep away from my further books.

    Regarding your hundred rupees, sorry they are lost. No consumer court will take up your case.

    Thanks for the insightful mail. It would be nice if you refrain from sending more “reviews”. We recieve more than twenty mails a day (and thankfully not all bad). The load is enough already.

    GUYS…WHAT SHOULD BE DONE FOR WRITERS WHO HAVE THIS ATTITUDE TOWARDS FEEDBACK?

  8. 11 Mohit Ahuja October 5, 2006 at 9:57 pm

    Kavita,

    I read the book and it’s not that bad.

    I found the reference to the wallet as purse funny too but that’s how more than half the men in India refer to their wallet.

    As for your writing to the author for a refund, that’s the most hilarious thing I’ve come across today !

    I mean,
    1. The book isn’t that bad.Infact, I enjoyed reading it.
    2. Couldn’t you tell from the cover and the summary that the book would be light reading, and the fact that it was written by a college student should have told you not to expect wonders ??

    Instead of encouraging young talent, you have to pull him down.

    There is a big difference between constructive criticism and plain bitterness.

    I’m not surprised he chose to respond this way, though he probably shouldn’t have responded at all.

  9. 16 Sangeeta October 6, 2006 at 11:23 am

    I read the book. Its a good one. I enjoyed it, so did my friends. Kavita, don’t be mean if you don’t have a sense of hunour.

  10. 17 Anshu October 8, 2006 at 5:59 pm

    lagta nahi ke aap ne book padha hai.REVIEW se PAHLE BOOK PADHNA CHAHIE. Kitna acha likha hai tushar ne. still u r troubling to find something -ve in it.

    • 18 koyeli May 13, 2011 at 9:40 am

      ya dese critics r pathetic……… no mattr hw gudv a thng is, dey still struggle deir label best 2 find sum faults in it. & ya, regarding da mail 4m tushar, i wondered y he even bothered 2 reply 2 cheap comments.. IIT tag is dere in d book, coz not every1 4m IIT can spare so mch tym 4 luv, coz dey hv a lot more studies orels dey wudnt ve been called IITians.. ppl who ve got a problm 4 y da tag is added in da title, mayb r jus a sorta jealous.. coz dey r demselves not iit’ans… da book is awesome.. one word 4 critics who r bg givin deir unwanted useless comments- GET A LIFE!

  11. 19 Grc October 31, 2006 at 1:15 am

    Come on guys!! Please dont discourage the young talent. He is just a college student and iam sure none of you can even do what Tushar has done.

  12. 20 Grc November 1, 2006 at 11:22 pm

    hey guys,
    i mailed to Tushar and asked few questions. If anyone is intrested please have a look at them.

    Hi Gautam

    Most of your questions concern the redoubtable Mr. Fate; one simply can not be sure when that’s the case. That’s what the book is about. Still, to answer you.

    > 1) Will they get Married??

    They desperately want to. Girl’s father is the only obstacle.

    > 2) Will Pappu come to know that the financer for the Bio-bull project is Tejas’s brother Vineet?

    Noways. Let that never happen.

    > 3) How will both Tejas and Shreya’s parents react when they come to know about their love?

    Tejas’s parents are cool. Shreya’s dad the problem.

    > 4) Is the Bio-bull really an IIT’s project or just a fictionary project?

    It is my vision for future, no project. We need a fuel like that to save us.

    > 5) Why does your story resemble “Five Point Someone” by Chetan Bhagat.
    > (Even in that the lead characters screw up things in a similar way and get into DISCO)

    DISCO, being as groovy as it is, and a very prominent feature at IIT explains why it is so popular with writers. I havent’s read FPS.

    > 5) Finally, is it the real story or the imaginary story?

    No author likes this question.

    Regards

    Tushar

  13. 22 anant February 8, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    a decent first book irrespective of your age i should say…most of campus guys can relate to it at some point of time or other…and that hold the attention…
    it seems sometimes we can praise a book without understanding bits and pieces like use of malayam words and phrases in books like the god of small things…and sometimes we complain about words like ‘purse’ which is well understood….but thats obvious…as they say you CANNOT satisy all.

  14. 23 sri ram February 19, 2007 at 12:40 am

    man ur book is awsome man grt keep goin on dude,,hmm actually u shud hav pud a diff tag 2 it instead of givin it an iit tag …like nit/neotr heyy easy man ur book is awsome :) keep goin man

  15. 24 nisha April 7, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    hey!!!
    d book is awesome yaar…………………kya book hai………….but m not satisfied wid itz end…………i want itzzz versionzzzzzzz d book is not yet completed …………i really want more………

  16. 26 Nupur June 19, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    hey tushar
    an awesome book man
    i cud relate it to being in love myself
    great going
    keep it up

  17. 27 Misha Mehta June 22, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    well i dnt love reding novels bt heard of chetan bhagat’s n tushar’s novel
    Hmm Now cumint to nything for u maam…..its nt dat bad,i mean its pretty gud n dat too wen its someone’s first book.Well tell me how many can actually write something n tushar u better know “tum kuch bhi karo log to bolenge hi,bt wen ppl thr bck such words like disgusting or useless ,dnt get depressd,may b they r jealous”
    THE BOOK IS GUD,good enough to read. And its nt at all a waste f time or 100bucks.
    Must tell it was a gud book n would love to read more frm u
    ALL THE BEST

  18. 28 manish bhansali June 26, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    this book is really rockin and the characters are superb but there are some parts which is absolutely useless and unnecessary like explanation of weather and ghost……except that you have nicely naratted all the events. i think ur journey from pune to chennai was the best part in your book and if i got the chance to rate this book then i will give 7 out of ten……

  19. 29 Varun July 23, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    Yeah I totally agree with all the points mentioned above…but the only thing i want to mention is he did it better than many..it might be a longer version of a blog…but at the end of the book what it matters did we complete the book…that itself says there is something it..if it was awful i bet atleast half these intellect population above wouldnt have read this..And Kavitha shouldnt be so harsh at people who are trying something…please be constructive dudette… the worst thing an author can face to ask for the refund of the price…for God’s sake don’t do this again…

    PS: Though this was a very very very late response, I coundnt resist replying

  20. 30 Varun Polisetty July 23, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    coool

  21. 31 Bhavya August 10, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    hey Tushar…i love ur book…i tol many of my frens n brothers n sisters to read it…im planning to gift the book to my some1 special also…ya,i agree wid so many things u hav said about love…like u i too feel like doing anything for my love…i too love to b adventurous n do crazy stuffs like u said…i totally enjoyed the book but now i tel u something ….do that….dont listen to ppl who dont want u to write n all…if they dont want, let them not read…but i definitely want the next version as one of the ppl above said…so for me n her, u r gonna write wat happens next….gotit>this is a command!!!wil make it a point to meet u personally wid my some1 special some day…if Mr.Fate is on myside…

  22. 32 neha raheja August 23, 2007 at 6:13 pm

    well….the books a bit confusing….a lot many coincidences….sumone can take so much risk wen ur in luv is questionable but on the whole its quite nice….

  23. 33 varun November 19, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    initially as i started with the book…it did seem like a long blog as some of u above have mentioned..and it appeared that somewhere down the line , tushar was maybe trying a bit too hard to be funny…maybe…but..ya…but…the thing is it still held my interest and i finally managed to read the book…and in the end ..i feel..inspite of all that..it was a good first effort..and the dude is only gonna improve with time..he being a bit verbose adds to his style of writing…so nothing against that …though i did feel they could have done away with the tag…”an iitian love’s story”…that was a mere marketing gimmick…inspite of all this…i would love to read his next book…

  24. 35 vivek November 29, 2007 at 8:03 pm

    seems like this tushar guy was too fascinated by “FIVE POINT SOMEONE”…..an absolutely nothing book. and for all those who describe it as funny, guys…..whatever happpened to the good sense of humor in Five point…. and Inscrutable american ETC. !!! Does it even come close???
    seems like one IIT guy making it big in writering has inspired a clan which isnt necessarily as good as the first one. and the tagline is definitely a gimmick as even i picked up the book just for tht. he doesnt even come close to give the IIT a proper place in the whole book some thing chetan bhagat so beautifully did. I finished the entire book on a train journey of bout 4 hours which speaks volumes about the incompetency. the book hardly makes u think and this is something i absolutely despise. ( I am sure i have support in this regard).

  25. 36 shirshendu bhattacharya December 13, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    well….the book written by our fellow iit friend is of the ‘okay’ types..though readers would find his work a bit amateurish..well…using the iit tag is uncalled for..any other name would have sufficed.. the content is absolutely pathetic..the whole plot just goes round and round about the same thing..in other words..futile effort..without results..

  26. 37 ankita December 22, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    hi there
    da book is cool
    nd as it’s da frst try i really appreciate ur work
    v want some more of it
    it’s really funny a gr8 timepass

  27. 38 ankita December 22, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    hey dear
    i hav read all these reviews given by so called critics above mentioned wid there remarks
    so it’s 4 dem
    whenver someone does a gud job there r loads of obstacles
    so don’t dicourage dis tushar raheja nd let him work
    nd dis return back money stuff really irritates

  28. 39 nisha January 9, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    i read the book yesterday…its a light hearted book with a little humour…
    i liked it….there mite be ppl who didnt like the book and will criticize Tushar but this is natural….i will be waiting eagerly for his next book… :)

  29. 40 Sharit January 22, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    I just completed the book.
    Nice one, I must say.

    The pace was slow at first, but slowly the story gained the pace and the acceleration did not stop until the last page. Of course, there are too many coincidences. But hey, nobody is promising that its a direct narration from real life. Its a story which may have several similarities with an original incident. So, if you cant gulp it, check your intestines.

    Again, you cant say such dialogues as “HE CANT EXPECT CRITICISM !!” when you curse a person and he curses you back. It ka Jawab Paththar. Nobody has forced you to buy the book.

    As for Tushar, nice love story man !! I just hope, at least 50% of the story was real…. cause the rought times faced by Tejas made me feel the love more dearly.

  30. 41 sarayu February 28, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Isn’t it a cool book???
    Asking for refund is a real stupid thing!!!!
    It’s his first work, appreciate the young folk…..
    All the best Tushar, waiting for ur next one…

  31. 42 gnk March 14, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    The book is far less captive than house arrest too. The author keeps running off from the plot and worse, admits it too. Not that humorous unless your sense of humor is that bad. But I liked the fact that the novel resembled a lot of the real writer, I needed to know if it is the real story of Tushar Raheja and not Tejas. But again, I’ll doubt if it’s a real story as he begins the novel with a short poem dedicated to his lady love “wherever she is” hoping she’ll think of him when it rains. So,….ambiguous… :S

  32. 43 Alka March 15, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Read the book and ALL the comments on this page. Must confess though,that I found it almost impossible to get through till I came to the last 30 pages or so. The English(?)is irritatingly colloquial and the swinging back n forth between then and now leaves one quite confused, not to mention the host of ‘ji’ relatives (mummyji,pappaji, tayaji, behenji….).Plus its a wannabe Wodehouse.
    Nevertheless, Tushar’s earnestness shines through the muddled maze of plans, counterplans, triumphs and setbacks and one finds oneself inexorably drawn into the pinings and whinings of young love. As The lass in question would probably say, at the end of it all, “Not bad! Not bad at all!!”

  33. 44 Amit Singhal April 30, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    yup! i agree with you.
    it get boring in parts. It becomes a big drag at times.
    the publisher is Srishti publication.
    they are coming out with another book this july.
    Of course I love you..!
    break up: a chance life gives you to find someone better….and bigger.
    let us see how that turns out.
    have heard good things pre-release, let us see…!!

  34. 45 Parag May 15, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Hi Friends,

    About book Anything for you Ma’am i can’t say anything bcoz i have not read it yet but after these review i am definitely going to buy it.

    Actually i was searching review of One night @ call center by Mr. chetan bhagat that time i came to know about this book.
    Thanks for people like you who post the review so people like me can choose the pretty books.

    Hey friend do you know any other such wonderful books specially romantic love stories like this one.
    Please suggest me the name so i can read them.

    Thanks and regards,
    Parag

  35. 46 ashish saxena May 22, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    well!
    evrybdy saying something bot the book! that means lot of them are reading it. CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM Tushar shouldnt have involved IIT in marketing the book, gud attempt but seems like aping Mr. Bhagat.
    before writing anything read atleast 10000 books on that typing and before that dont even attemp to write. TUSHAR u did the same mistake.
    BUT continue writing and next time something original.

  36. 47 kritika May 26, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    itz really unfair 2 compare tushar wid chetan…..chetan ws nearly 30 yrs old wen he rote d buk(pretty old…)tushar ws just in 4th yr….n hez done a gud job….n puhllleeezzz fr heeaves sake…d guy ws frm iit…so hw wud he kno d details f oder cols?????i found his buk intrestin n swt….gud strt by him…waitin fr his nxt buk eagerly..:)…

  37. 48 Apurva June 10, 2008 at 3:13 am

    hey tushar,

    I really loved ur book.Its beautifully encoded with simple & decent words…You know what my story is xerox of ur book.lolzz seriously nt joking.

    Reply soon,
    with regards
    Apurva

  38. 49 Raveesh Bhalla July 5, 2008 at 12:04 am

    When you buy this book, you know you’re not buying a Dickens or something. Tushar Raheja, to me, proved to be an excellent story-teller, but you can have different point of view. Since I could relate with Tejas, I happened to enjoy the work a lot. Sure its verbose and not “well structured”, but hey, he’s telling a story. Every time you hear stories from other people, don’t they go on to describe so many other things? And the IIT tag was just purely for marketing, and there’s nothing wrong with that. And also, Tushar himself being from IIT-D, it was obvious that he was going to centre it around the place he’s from. And Kavita, please let us know when you write a novel the way you feel it should be written. I’d love to see what you feel should have been differently.

  39. 50 Raveesh Bhalla July 5, 2008 at 12:07 am

    And also, Kavita, I’m pretty sure you have wasted as much, if not more, money on a movie or something that you felt was as “big a waste” as you found this book. I hope you wrote to the producers or whoever to get your money back.

  40. 51 surbhi July 12, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    hey….tushar ….u hv written nice book yarrr…..i mean kamal ki filing hai ….aur the expressions is also…….awsm man….keep writing

  41. 52 Kedar July 28, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    I am sure he used some kind of thesaurus while writing this book. There is no other explanation as to why the characters used English words unheard of and then follow it up with something which does not even make a complete English sentence. Lame book and yes, I also want my money back.
    About IIT’ians love story, what’s up with people trying to sell books on the IIT brandname ?

    Lame book, don’t buy.

  42. 53 niharika July 30, 2008 at 12:44 am

    hi tushar………..

    i heard abt ths book frm some of my dear ones…………
    then i hav ths buk….well congrats for ur sucess…………..keep writing and all the best for ur future……………….. bye

  43. 54 mahwash August 27, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    amazn buk tushar
    recommended 2 evry1 in luv
    simply luved it

  44. 55 amit September 14, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    the book is written for time pass fun reading so don’t try to look for heavy story or words in the story or for that matter heavy philosphy as its just an attempt by a college guy(who i think is really talented)

    and if u did not like it then come and enjoy kavitas on my blog

    kavyakavita.blog.co.in

  45. 56 Veena September 23, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    wow! dat was d best buk i’v eva read..i mean..d lang was soo simple..d love was sooo pure..evrthng was neat..do u find it in chetan’s?? i mean..i don put chetan down..even i read his buks..i’ve read al d 3 of his n likd dem..his ritings r too gud..d thng is..dey both r two diff ppl..dey hav 2 diff attitudes..i dunno y d hell ppl compare any 2 riters..dats not fair..
    n Kavita Jhunjhunwala’s mail?? oh god! hw cud nyone mail dat way?? i mean..d bukz not dat bad..itz actually soo gud..
    u feel lik falling in love wid sumone aftr u read it..
    even if u don lik it..i don thnk u cud put sumone down lik dat…

  46. 57 Mohit S Parihar November 19, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    I guess, their is a hell of air around this book (even though it’s the first one) well I found it to be funny with the relations and li’l correlated :-) , I had not reached the end yet(I mean I don’t want to finish early). Also to add I feel our guy Tejas is quite humorous and Shreya (the way he described) like our own Julia Robert . To end I feel the love is in the air :-)

  47. 58 Jigar December 8, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    i liked da buk…..
    da narration of da story was awsome and everyone could relate oneself wid it…..

  48. 59 devashish December 21, 2008 at 10:47 am

    book is nice for those gals who have dreams like that
    there are few gals with such dreams
    but too boring for we guys

  49. 60 RiChA February 2, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    awesome book… i seriously felt the book was very gud but just wanted 2 noe if his book has ne resemblance in his real life… gud work buddy…. awaiting 4 ur next book eagerly…

  50. 61 Aryaman March 2, 2009 at 4:02 am

    It’s only because of authors like Chetan and Tushar that the youth of this country has started reading. I believe people like Kavita never likes something good happeneing to the country…Have a look at this…

    http://www.telegraphindia.com/1060730/asp/look/story_6518591.asp

  51. 62 christina May 4, 2009 at 3:47 am

    The book is quite sad…it picks up in between but then is unable to maintain the flow…there are things that are not even required, things and incidents have been complicated…defined in a much more complex way than it was required…whether its the choice of words or its is the way of writting…its quite disappointing.

    I could only bear it till page 183 & stopped!

  52. 63 Amrita May 18, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    I m eager to read that book. Can you please tell me from where i can download it freely?

  53. 64 Niketa June 19, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    I really like this book.Donno why so many people have bad taste about books…..guyz improve your taste and stop comparing two writers,many people have same style of writing.
    Its a lovely and light book to read.

  54. 65 Rashmi July 13, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    I finished it last night. Its a good time pass. people with interest in serious writings and readings should not go ahead. The book rejuvenates your mind and soul.

    It feels fresh after reading a book on college life after 3 yrs of completing it.

  55. 66 Anurag Kumar August 21, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    OK! I hope you read this sometime. You have put a great review, I very well agree with the very first commenter on the blog- that review is better then the book.
    *Now I start talking as an IITian if you don’t mind.*
    We wholeheartedly agree of the image that the worlds has for us, so did we before IIT-JEE. That is the image of a perfect college, but there is a much different and sometimes funny picture inside the campus walls.
    It is not very different from any other college in India, may be with a lot of freedom and resources (which are never used).
    What I will remember of IIT when I pass-out (the good things and funny) will be.
    The watching 8 hours of TV series on the eve of End Sems. Pulling out nigh after night Nighouters and then eating parathas or dosas with the early morning call-center junta.
    The guys who took bath once a forth night.
    Playing Poker and Mafia all day long.
    Endless spree of treats everywhere around the city.
    The serious deficiency of girls on campus and good looking Matkis (M.Tech girls, who are out of gasp.)
    Never studying till the last moment and thrill of every project/ quiz/ exams hanging with the thread, till we somehow manage to be done with it and passing with flying colors.
    Gaming for continuous 12 to 14 hours and do the same thing again next day.
    This is the story of 80% of us in IITs and the rest 20% are what you think are “IITians”.
    So tell me is IIT in the book a marketing strategy or a need to share ones experience. It is a very different place inside the walls
    And we have a need to share this experience with others just like of any other college, we are no different.

  56. 67 kishor August 23, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    plzz…wen u waste 100 rs easily on a beer—get afctd by it—bt u buy a bul 4 read–frm wich u can learn —bt denn 100 rs is of more value 2u….lets nt mak dis yung talent’s crest fall….

  57. 68 whoami September 22, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    I just read this book and all I can say is that I would have enjoyed it, may be ten years back!

  58. 69 rimpy September 30, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    hey tushaar!!!!!!!!! such a lovely book!! till now i have read it thrice!! n everytime i read i relate it wid my lyf!! itz realy a sweet story!!!!!!n specialy the last para near the sea!!! itz the best book i have ever read!!! n u know wat i got it as a rakhi gift from my brother!!! kip riting plizzzzz n love to miss.S!!!

  59. 70 Mrudul October 7, 2009 at 11:07 am

    well, I have just started reading this book and on page 21. and i happen to read this review. so far i found that description same as any other book. I just hope i don’t end up coming to the same conclusion as above after finishing it. :)

  60. 71 Harsh October 13, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Nice review! I would say very nicely analyzed. I however could not read the book because the first two pages – the start seemed too boring!

  61. 72 somnath bhattacharya October 25, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Being in luv i too realise the tit-bits that you have provided in your book. do write the sequel. I appreciate ur effort ‘nd in the process i’m thinking of writing my own love story…..

  62. 73 gaurav October 26, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    masttttttt

  63. 74 krishna kumar October 26, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    hii. i still studying dis book ang i am enjoying very well.it’s a intresting book and showing the courage of lovers to face any side problems in life.it’s very well..

  64. 75 jasmine February 24, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    i just read this grt buk….it’s awesome…..but one thing i really wanna know is”did tejas got married to sheya….”i hope tushar writes the sequel….waiting 4 it…………………..

  65. 76 Vibha Babbar March 3, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Agreed Kunal. There is no need to leverage on the institution IIT for a story like this. Besides making the point irrelevant, you start getting compared with the writers (Chetan) who used it as an ice-breaker.

    Was looking for online reviews for this novel before I gift it to my close friend. Your review asks me to just go for it. Thanks!

  66. 77 manas March 5, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Good popcorn novel.Tastes good during the reading but doesn’t have an aftereffect.

  67. 78 Ram March 16, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Nice work by author,

    Pls encourage young talents in India. hes just a college student.. U cant expect an Amartya Sen out of a College Student

    Ram

  68. 79 rahi bhardwaj April 6, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    it was gr8 to read the book assssssssssss it is a fantastic representation of common love stories around which every youngster revolves

  69. 80 faizan ansari April 9, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    the story which tushar is trying to narrate cannot be a copy, because every engineering student can relate one or few incidence from his or her own life.
    well the story was really good and would like to appreciate tushar for a commendable work and a wonderful effort which he has put into this book,the story was awesome. ok the guy is bit or lot filmy but everyone has his or her own way of narrating story and it is his story and has full rights to tell in a way he wants.
    those readers asking there money back, i don’t have problem with you getting a refund if tushar or the publisher is ready to give it but learn to encourage a new talent every upcoming written cannot be like vikram seth.
    in the end the book was
    AAWESOME.

  70. 81 Aradhya April 22, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    One word to describe the book is—“SWEET”

    This book is just so sweet that I can read it again and again…and I have to say…that I m so much impressed by the innocence and purity of love described in the book…I recommended it to all my friends…and it was my orkut status too for a whole week :D

    waiting for more books of Tushar Raheja..!!

    and yes…I got to know that he is writing a new book “Mom is my life” anybody know about that??

  71. 82 Eccentrica June 5, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Okay. A lot of people here are talking about “encouraging young talent”.
    Tushaar Kapoor aur Hurman Baweja jaison ko bhi encourage karte hain phir…young talent(?) hai…

  72. 83 Nimesh Neema June 21, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    “Why this obsessive need to glorify everything? October is great, January is great, winter is great, monsoon is great, trains are great… Was there anything that was not great?”

    — Dunno why the author tended to glorify everything, but your post “is great”.

    And believe me, this heavy dose of Co-Incidences literally caused me indigestion!!

    Well,
    Keep up the blog posts flowing, will be looking for more similar ones. :-)

  73. 84 herpreet singh July 11, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    hey hi
    tushar the people wat r saying i dont understand.

    but there is one thing i wanna tell u all guys if u love someone u can do anything for her ok thats doesnt matter wats ur main perseptive ur book is awesome dude awesome it every single worlds abt her her infatuations every thing …. if u read this book wen ur engaged with someone then i ask u wat she write in his book .. if u read with heartily u loved it ………….

  74. 85 Trupti July 27, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Hi Tushar,

    I njoyed the book, its nice. Good Job man.

    And those people who are giving bad comments on ur book, they should read these reviewes first and then buy.
    If they dont like ur book, thats their mistake, not urs man….

    Keep writing……..

    Thanks,
    Trupti

  75. 86 Jayanth September 17, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I liked the protagonist, his casual ‘live life king size’ attitude, his maintaining his cool even in the face of fire and his persistence to meet his girlfriend which I can now say is not mere fiction, there are people who can do anything to just spend a few minutes with the person they care about :-).

    –Jayanth
    (Author of Exotic Engineer Entrepreneur)

  76. 87 Diki November 21, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Hey tushar …luvd it ..n al doz wo loathed dis student writer … jus wana ask 1 qstn …he did his best writin dis buk ?? can u evn cum close to it ?? damn no !! watch out 4 urslf …coz itz nt ezy 2 throw stone at othr’s houses ..wen u urslf hv a house made of glass . . …n cumin back 2 tushar …rely luvd doz intriguin plots …kip up d gud wrk ….

  77. 88 Ayesha November 28, 2010 at 11:30 am

    2 words- Complete shit!!

  78. 89 Ayesha November 28, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    2 words- complete shit!

  79. 90 Ayesha November 28, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    n AWSUm review..luvd it..

  80. 91 sourabh jindal December 26, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    well,,,,
    the book was ok,,,but not as great,
    i feel story was little weak.
    book was little overstretched and ABOVE ALL ENDING WAS NOT GOOD AT ALL.
    on the other hand a quite nice reading little captive and going,
    a little connection from chapter to chapter was felt missing a bit

  81. 92 madhu January 19, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I failed in my 4th attempt to finish this novel… i don’t think i will ever .Problem is authors believes all his plots are brilliant ,something extraordinary when reader feels its such a lame act

  82. 93 Resham January 27, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Well, I have read the book and now your comments. I really loved the book. Its very easy to criticize someone. Leave the coincidences.. and nothing interesting remains in the story. I think the book is very well written. your third “bad things” point .. great things that is.. well.. love makes you feel the beauty around you.. So.. increase your vocab and senses.. gud luck!!!!

  83. 94 Abhishek January 30, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    The book is awesome..well tried by tushar….its worth reading.

  84. 95 Abhishek January 30, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Guys must read the book…

  85. 96 vishal February 12, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    its the best book ever read!! one of a kind man seriously! m going to talk about d book in a seminar.. its worth!!

  86. 97 aparna February 17, 2011 at 10:44 am

    it ‘s awesome………..

    i like it………

    and its quite interesting n i finished d book within 5 days………..

    u must write more………….

  87. 98 shambu March 18, 2011 at 10:45 am

    no one should not that much right to tell any bad about other novel

    or story ,that depend on u ,if u want to buy it or not.if u have that much talent to write novelthen write down,just donot comment on other, first clarify ur self.

  88. 99 koyeli May 13, 2011 at 9:17 am

    i agree wd rashmi.. the book wsnt dat bad at all.. had he not described about the weather n all.. it wud hv not been so much imaginary as it has been. Atleast I enjoyed reading da book n hats off to Tushar Raheja. Not everyone on earth has a capacity 2 write a book. Atleast ppl shud think over dat b4 commenting sumthing ridiculous n making stupid comments. I was however, not satisfied wd da ending, i wanted 2 know what happened after dat..wat more happened on da trip? did shreya’s parents agree? did tejas’s parents came 2 know about him bunkin da industrial tour? dese r some of the questions spinning round my head. Da story sounded ioncomplete though, it ws a nice one. A very nice one. Loved it..

  89. 100 anu June 13, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    first of all i would say ki use ur own writing skill rather than copying some one else. u tried to sell ur book by making it iit’ians story. like chetan bhagat.. i had to read this book as i was travelling and i dint have nethng else as am very addicted of reading while traveeliing.. and while reading this book on every pg i felt like to throw book out of window.. waste of 100 bucks.. i have some questions from this book..

    in whch iit u get to stay at hm???????? hostel is compulsory in iit.

    u just lied lied n lied despite of the fact ki for sure u r goint to get caught.. does it make ne sense?? and for ur kind information girls hate liers!!!!!!

    and the way u replied to kavita it was cheap.. c if u r a good writer keep some manners with u. hope u will show more manners next time.

    and one more thing ppl who have said gud thing about u and criticised kavita for her true comments are either u with many fake profiles or ur friends..

    and now i decided not to read ne authors book who try to copy the selling method.. like u.. bitter truth :(

  90. 101 Pawan Deswal June 23, 2011 at 8:11 am

    anything for u ma’ams amazing writing skills rather than copying some one else..it does like the chetan bhagat.
    u just lied lied n lied despite of the fact ki for sure u r goint to get caught.. does it make ne sense?? and for ur kind information girls hate liers

  91. 102 harpreet June 26, 2011 at 12:39 am

    cummon peepz..
    d buk ws nyc
    d meetin on terrace ws damn shuweeeet..
    i agree it lackd stry bt still i’d say it wsnt soo bad..

  92. 103 apex_predator June 27, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    @Kavita Jhunjhunwala u cannot do anything to him he has his freedom to

    write his book and you have a choice to buy it or not . what he said is

    absolutely right he cannot write a book according to your taste right.?? he

    writes it as he likes its up to you to buy it or not…ok

  93. 104 junali August 9, 2011 at 1:14 am

    i couldn’t read beyond the part where they go to the multiplex 4 a movie.by then i got so sick n tired of the author trying so hard to be funny and that too in every sentence,i had to put down the book.i even wrote a note 4 others on the first page warning them against reading it.its true not everyone can write but everyone can tell wats good n wats crap.i didnt like it a bit n none that i know had anything good to say about it

  94. 105 rajtia August 24, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    do u know wt the novel means exactly????i dont think so….

  95. 106 nik December 24, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Chetab bhagat ke baad IIT pe book likhne ka fashion ho gaya hai….aisa lagata hai ki sirf IIT me padne wale studemt hi pyar karte hain……ha ha ha…….

  96. 107 punk December 28, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    not a bad stry …..

    keep going dude tushar i m waiting 4 ur nxt book!!!!!!!!!????

  97. 108 Naveen Kumar Verma January 1, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Well I guess, its an awesome book by Tushar Rahejha. You may not agree with me but you cannot deny the fact that he drives youth to read novels, when there was no one to take interest in reading.

  98. 109 varsha February 7, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    tushar ur buk iz awesme man…….. luvd it a lot………………. it was sooooooo koollllllll n funy aswell…………….. n i say diz is d sweetest buk i ever read………….. all d best man……….. u srsly rock…………….

  99. 110 Rakesh May 21, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Read it in a 6 hrs stretch


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