Ami, Kolkata and Confessions
Author: Ayaan Basu
Published By: Srishti Publishers
About The Author:
Ayaan Basu is a striving author, an avid blogger and a columnist fighting his days between MNC-clad work schedule, writing and veracious travelling routine. Being single, apart from writing, he was also a singer/guitarist for a Kolkata based rock band – Driftwood.
To his credit, he alse has a collection of Bengali poems as a book and several short stories, this is his first attempt at penning a novel.
You can contact to him at: Ayaan Basu
From The Book:
When Aryan Roy stepped into a college life to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a successful engineer, little did he know that he was in for a journey of a lifetime. Anushka and Kaira turn his sojourn into a memorable one – in both good and not-so-good senses
The Storm in my Mind… is a collective narrative of events, habits, stereotypes and idiosyncrasies revolving around the contemporary society of Kolkata. It is a storyof love as much as it is of hatred, passion, friendship, trust, misunderstandings, nostalgia and a boy’s incomparable love for his city. It is the story of Aryan, his Kolkata and his mellowing heart that makes confessions of the times he has seen.
The book is a quick, short and a good read. It is only of 158 pages and more or less it seems as an autobiography of the author, Ayaan Basu.
The Story is something like this,
In a technology dominant era, where social networking sites are common, Aryan meets Anushka through Yahoo Messenger and falls in love with her after some days of chatting and spending some time together. The day he gets sure of his feelings for Anushka, he proposes her. But Anushka denies his proposal as she was already in a relationship with Rupam.
Hearing this from Anushka, Aryan’s dream scatters, he felt bad for him and tried his best to move on. As the time passes, Aryan gets closer with Kaira (Anushka’s school friend.) They began to date for some time and finally Aryan admits to Kaira how much he has starting love her. Kaira understands Aryan’s feeling and they both gets into a relationship.
But before anything else could happen Anushka says that he wants to return back to Aryan’s life and she discloses a deep secret of Kaira. Aryan then feels being cheated and…….
(I think it won’t be good if I write everything here, you must read the book to know the climax.)
On a personal note, I am disappointed with the Author’s writing. I feel as if he was in some hurry to start and finish the book; lack of maturity in the story. One more thing, various places of Kolkata as described in the book shows about Author’s love for his hometown but somewhere I feel readers want a book not a tour guide. The Climax is somewhat different from the other such stories.
Again, the book is small and it takes 3-4 hours to finish, so if you are tired off, of your works, then you may read it to get relaxed. A good Friday read..
My Ratings: 3/5 (A Good Read)
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