There was a time period when Srishti Publication was known in the Reader's world that "It publishes only the stories written by IITians or the story written on the life of IITians". And, during that era, many such books came by IITians through Srishti Publication. Now, its different. Now, they concentrate on any debutant writer from any college. :-) But, coming to one of the book that published in that era which I completed just now. "The Equation of my love & its parameters". I'll talk about it later but- I only have this problem with every Indian commercial author that even if the Love story is just a part of their book, they make it sure that they name their book to look as if its a pure love story that will mention only the two characters throughout the book. This is wrong. I know, a debutante looks for all the possible ways to get his first book sold out as soon as possible, but still, stereotyping yourself as one of the Love story writers is not a genuine decision. This book is written by yet another IITian- who graduated from IIT Guwahati in 2008 and did his schooling from St's Xavier's School, Delhi; Currently, he resides in Singapore and works for an oilfield services company- MR. VIKRAM RANA. No, he doesn't look as dangerous as his name suggests. :-) But girls, you'll need to control yourself as he is quite handsome. See his Picture below (exclusively for my Female readers) :-)
"The Equation of my Love & its Parameters" is the story about Shayan who enters into IIT after clearing JEE exams successfully. No one expected him to enter into India's one of the leading institute but Shayan's fate has something else planned for him. He enters IIT and he meets his new friends. He starts enjoying all the new rules and customs of IIT. He makes good friends and passes his time cheerfully. But he is yet to get away from the memories of Naina who ditched him in Junior college. His IITian friends teases him for that but he is still to get away from those memories of Miss Naina. Finally, the semester passes, the years passes, and he is sent for Internship to America. Here in America, he gets nice roommates. They tells him to break his stupid virginity which is still with him. They tell him to get over someone who is never going to return back in his life. After thinking a lot, he clears his dilemma, and decides to visit a blonde- Elizabeth, an escort. And then a twist takes place, which makes this book different from other stories by IITians. :-)
Vikram Rana has a very "sweet" English. The flow in which he writes make you remember each sentence without getting confused. He has used appropriate sentences and words to make the story look as if it's yours. I am impressed about this with Vikram. The book also carries a great sense of humour periodically. The few good moments of Book- The first Flashback of Shayan with Naina is WOW. I went back to my School days after reading that. And, Indian writers, that is how a sweet teenage love is described, not by turning your characters into horny/lusty idiots. Aniket's suicide attempt on the Railway track almost took my breathe away. The tryst of Shayan with Yogi and Bond is interesting; and so is the meeting with Porn movie-makers in America. It excites you to read faster to know what happened next. The moment Shayan is caught by American officials when he goes in desperation of breaking his virginity to Miss Elizabeth gives a big twist to the story which makes the book very very unpredictable. And, the moment when Shayan's intimate moment with Naina is described cherishes your mood. :-)
I didn't find any such drawback in this book. You can easily call this book as "Five Point Someone 2.0". :-) If ever, a sequel to 3 Idiots will be made, it should be the adaptation of this very book. Vikram Rana's writing style and story-creating style makes it obvious that he is a Chetan Bhagat's fan. And, once in a book, he brings all those characters with the same name- Hari, Alok and Ryan (of Five Pint Someone) into existence. YES!!! That is one of the most exciting part of the book. And also, a chapter where Shayan's friend himself describes how is he having fun in Europe is a nice work by the author. In all, this book is a perfect read. If you liked Five Point Someone, there is no chance that you'll hate "The Equation of my love & its parameters". I rate it 4/5. YES!!! And Mr. Vikram, when is your 2nd releasing?
ABHILASH RUHELA - VEERU