First things first: This is the most entertaining book I have read till day by any Indian author. Humor is something which is not easy to be depicted in books. I did try reading few books like Oh Shit Not again by Mandar Kokate, The Madness starts at 9 by Vinay Kanchan and The Sales Room by R T Ramesh – but this book beats them in sustaining the humor proportion and degree.
In a galaxy far, far away from Earth there were two countries. India and Pakistan. Both countries somehow remained in a perennial state of conflict since their independence. After badly losing thrice to India, Pakistan has now come up with the ultimate conspiracy – attack the minds of the Indian masses and capture the nation. In a partially successful attempt, it captures some portion of India. The Indian Government, led by its highly patriotic PM, Narendar Mody and His Royal Highness, Arnub Gooswamy, takes charge of the situation and comes up with a master plan of defeating Pakistan, using some of India’s most potent weapons – corruption, political-hooliganism and annoying celebrities. They are supported by five engineering students who, in spite of their otherwise mundane lives, get embroiled in the mess. They set themselves on a perilous journey only to discover how deep the whole conspiracy is and how dangerous are the brains behind it. Will they succeed in revealing the conspiracy to the Army? Will the lost territories be recaptured by India? To find out read ‘The Bogus Read’, an illogically-logical take on Indian politics, mainstream media, cinema and the television industry
I thoroughly enjoyed the book as I could relate each sentence with the political humor, knowing a bit of Hindi ,the crazy counter strike clashes during my engineering days and the political drama that is taking place in our country. This book is more for the youth who is at least aware of the current political conditions. The more you know is better.Some people must be very curious to know how people laugh reading a book and I suggest this book to them. Author has managed to piss off or not piss off all political parties equally- a diplomatic way of writing humor. This Book is unique because it is illogically logical, Candide by Voltaire is a great one which I could relate where Voltaire ridicules religion, war, philosophy, governments, and society in general equally and ends up saying “We must cultivate our garden.” The author surprisingly made no mistakes in the style of narration. The book is so cool that if you have ever seen episodes of South park, this book for sure can be Indian South park or North park or whatever!
Though I would like to see more literary works from Divyamaan, I would await for these stories to be set on stage or in a youtube channel! Needs a genius mind to relate everything together!
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