Author: Divyamaan

Book Blurb:

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 getting its shameless ass kicked thrice by 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, inspite 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.

My Review:

This is a one of a kind book, especially for those who have pretty sarcastic humor. The book basically mocks the current political scenario as well as the status of media.

The author is a contributor with the unreal times, and his book is an extension of that brilliant humor. The book basically has two parallel story lines. On one hand we have the Indian Army who are caught in unaware when a leading newspaper (after pages of advertisements) lets them know that Pakistani Army has started coming in the Indian territory. On the other hand, we have a group of five engineering students who have been so focused on their counter strike tournament that they did not notice how their fellow students have aligned their lives with the timings of the Saas Bahu drama.

The author has a way with words and the easy way in which he narrates the dilemma of the students as well as the army personnel is how to deal with this sudden interest of people in taking selfies and watching saas bahu saagas? Is there some big conspiracy behind this?

Parts of the book make you laugh out loud, while others make you reflect on where is this society heading.

This is truly a one of a kind book.