After reading Five Point Someone, I had decided never to read Chetan Bhagat again. I mean there was hardly anything to read, but his rants about IIT. For some reason, I did pick up his latest book 2 States. Which obviously talks about a marriage between people from different states. I did not expect much from the book. But the book had nothing at all. It seems to have been written with a Bollywood script in mind. The author continues to talk about his IIT IIM pedigree. And leverage on the dream that the youth of this country have to live in both these campuses.
He talks about a Punjabi boy and a Tamilian girl’s romance that develops at IIM Ahmedabad. And how the boy and the girl have to please and like each other’s families. How they are torn apart by their respective families, but finally the story has a happy ending and everyone is a big happy family. There is a sneak peep into the investment banking world and what the IIM A guy does there. The girl goes and works for HLL, the other high point for any IIM pass out.
Every bit of the book is predictable. On a lighter note, Chetan, Krish does not sound like a Punjabi name. And how come Krish did not have a pet name like ‘Bablu’ or ‘Bunty’, or you did not want to share your pet name with the world. And how come you did not talk about the IIM dorm names…:-)
If you have a couple of hours to kill, read it…
You may buy this book – 2 States The Story of My Marriage by Chetan Bhagat at Amazon India.
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