Review: Ishq in Aligarh by Mohammad Arshaan

The book Ishq in Aligarh, (Love in Aligarh) is a typical teenage romance based in the city of Aligarh. The hero and heroine Shahid and Alvira come from very different social backgrounds, and have taken admission to a coaching center for getting admission to a medical college. The hero Shahid comes from a poor family, his father is a clerk, though he is doing well academically and is a topper. The good looking Alvira is from a wealthy business family in Lucknow is away from her home for the first time, living in a hostel, and her father wants her to spend some time with them in Lucknow.

After the exams are over, Alvira returns to Lucknow and Shahid follows her there, living in a room which he has obtained with the help of his friend. However the brother of Alvira , who comes from a high status Nawab family and his associates spot Shahid and Alvira at various places, together in the cinema and other places. The brother visits the room, sees the shabby condition of the room, objects and threatens Shahid to write a letter in his handwriting. They then separate, though both of them are adversely affected by the separation. What happens next forms the rest of the story..

The book also describes the coaching for the medical entrance exam, how much effort, money and time people are spending to get admission to medical colleges, living in hostels far away from home, joining coaching classes, answering exams . How despite failing the first time, they will try again, sometimes they will succeed . Just like medical entrance exams, there is a lot of demand for admission to top indian engineering colleges. However in India, engineers from top colleges are subjected to identity theft, with raw, ntro, cbi, security agencies falsely claiming that google,tata supplied goan call girls, cheater housewives and other fraud raw/cbi employees who have not answered jee, have the resume, investment of the engineer from the top college.

If more people were aware of the fact that ntro, raw, cbi, indian security agencies are brazenly involved in identity theft of professionals like engineers and doctors,who are not well connected, they would not ask their children to work so hard. In reality most of the college romances are only crushes which will end soon especially as women age. In fact in some top colleges in India, students hate their classmates who come from poorer families, and often waste crores of tax money to destroy their lives, stealing their identity.

For example, powerful fraud ntro employees led puneet, j srinivasan, parmar,patel, vijay are hating the domain investor owning this website and are falsely claiming that their lazy greedy girlfriends like the google,tata sponsored R&AW/cbi employees goan sex workers sunaina chodan,2013 bsc,diploma holder siddhi mandrekar, shivalli brahmin cheater housewife nayanshree hathwar, 2005 bbm from bhandarkars college of arts and science,kundapura, goan gsb fraud housewife panaji extortionist riddhi nayak who looks like actress kangana ranaut, eighth standard pass gujju housewife naina,mother of two sons, indore document robber veena , deepika, ruchika king and other frauds who have not answered JEE, have not worked as engineers, do not spend any money online are doing the work online, owning the website, to get them a monthly indian government salary at the expense of the real domain investor,engineer who is actually investing online . This disclaimer is being posted to prevent further fraud as a large number of companies, countries and people have already been duped by the lies of ntro employees involved in extra marital affairs.

Different from most of the other indian fiction books as it is set in Aligarh, about medical coaching, entrance exams and is well written.

Ishq in Aligarh
Author: Mohammad Arshaan
Publisher: Notion Press, 2017
Pages : 213

Review: Akshay Tara by Neha

“Akshay Tara” is a typical rich boy poor girl romance after arranged marriage. However the book is different from most other books available from indian authors like Chetan Bhagat as it has highlighted the great differences in India society, between those who are wealthy and the middle class, lower middle class, their lifestyle , food that they consume, and living with an extremely limited budget. Most of the books from Indian authors are usually describing the life of wealthy indians and mostly upper middle class indians, they do not provide any information on the poorer people. This attitude continues online also, as many bloggers say that everyone has a smartphone, when many indian citizens do not have food to eat

The book is very detailed, the author has provided very detailed information about the differences in the life of wealthy and lower middle class indians. For example he describes how the heroine Tara, who comes from a relatively poor family has been using rice costing Rs 18 per kilo, while in rich families like the family of the hero, Akshay Dev, the rice used is costing Rs 125 per kilo. The story is based in Mumbai, and about a rich industrialist family the Dev family, owning factories and having may assets. Most of the book is devoted to the various romances of the hero Akshay and his brother Samarth, rich indian families, club life, parties and dating.

The hero and heroine of the story Akshay Tara are good looking tall and almost without any kind of flaw, so the really interesting characters in the book are the various vamps and villians like Ria, the sister in law of Akshay, Rambha, his mother in law, his ex girlfriend Shehnaz and others. Samarth is married to his neighbour Jiya, a fairly common practise in Mumbai, however their marriage is on the rocks, as they have many disputes. Ria is Jiya’s sister who had an open relationship with Akshay and is upset when he agrees to marry Tara, soon after meeting her. Her “people skills” and ability to manipulate people by telling lies are the most revealing parts of the book.

Tara has been born after her eldest sister was born, and the problems faced by her , are commonly faced by those whose parents have married late or who have been born to older parents. In India most people are getting married and having children in their twenties, and those with older parents face a number of problems, especially girls, as young girls are often harassed by men including relatives, who are trying to exploit them. In india, single women living alone are ruthlessly harassed, defamed, cheated and exploited, so the father is always worried about what will happen to his single daughter, after his death.

The book again highlights how the beauty of a woman is the most important consideration for getting a rich husband, and early marriage is most suitable for girls in India. The domain investor owning this website, was put under surveillance for more than 7 years, as powerful fraud intelligence, NTRO employees allegedly falsely claimed that they were interested . However as another person, who was a real well wisher said, it was very cruel to put a single woman under surveillance denying her privacy, broadcast the details worldwide without her permission as most powerful and wealthy men are only interested in having good looking girlfriend and wife.

The well wisher was right as the powerful fraud ntro employees shamelessly misused the name of the domain investor, stole her resume for which she had worked hard, to get all their inexperienced lazy fraud good looking girlfriends like nayanshree hathwar, riddhi nayak (who looks like actress kangana ranaut), eighth standard pass gujju housewife naina, ruchika king, sunaina, veena, deepika, asmita patel, lucrative R&AW, CBI jobs with the stolen resume of the domain investor . Now in 2017, the ntro employees have got their good looking girlfriends lucrative indian intelligence jobs with monthly salary the stolen resume of the domain investor, google competitor and are now conveniently refusing to reply to the domain investor whose resume, savings, correspondence and memory they have ruthlessly and shamelessly stolen.

Those interested in knowing about marriage, dating, relationships in India in western India,specifically Mumbai, should check the book.

Akshay Tara
Author : Neha
Publisher : Notion Press, 2017
Pages 308

Review: From Yesterday by Anupam Dasgupta

The book “From Yesterday” by Anupam Dasgupta is the story of Advait a management professional from Kolkata who moves to Chennai for work. The book is partly written in flashback mode, as Advait, abbreviated as Adi, longs for his girlfriend Anita, who had left him nearly six years ago. At a latin dancing club he meets a tarot reader who correctly guesses that he is unhappy. She asks him to unburden himself and he recollects how he first met Anita with the help of a social networking website soulmates. Though Anita, a make up artist is seven years older than Adi, they get along very well, and soon become very good friends and are inseparable as both of them have no close friends in Chennai.

Anita is doing very well professionally and financially,but she has an unhappy past. When she was young she got into a livein relationship with Vanraj who appeared to be in love with her. He was not willing to get married, yet Anita took care of him like a wife so that he became well established professionally. After Vanraj tasted success, he started having affairs with his juniors and also physically and verbally abusing Anita. He also had an affair with the maid servant, and beat Anita for two days after tying her to the chair. Frustrated Anita tried to commit suicide taking pills, however she survived. After a year, Anita had an affair with Anand, who was rich and handsome, however his family objected after knowing her background. Anita also underwent an abortion losing the son, she had with Anand,a brahmin.

Though Adi and Anita enjoyed each others company, Anita was haunted by her past and when people commented or were surprised that she was older, she would get upset. After spending almost a year together, Adi plans to marry Anita, however Anita is filled with self doubts, and repeatedly tells Adi that he should marry someone of his age or younger, who does not have a turbulent past like her. She is also haunted by her past, claims that she is hearing voices. After Adi has purchased a house and car, he suddenly finds that Anita has left a letter for him, saying that she is leaving the city, because she thinks that he deserves someone better as he is young, innocent and affectionate. She tells him to keep her updated of his latest contact details through her assistant Hamid.

The tarot reader then predicts the future for Adi, that he will travel abroad and also revive the romance in his life. Though Adi is sceptical, soon afterwards, he finds that the company he is working for, posts him in Chicago. He also meets a beautiful american Christina who likes him, and expresses her feelings openly. However Adi continues to be haunted by memories of Anita, and rejects the proposal because of his loyalty to Anita. About the same time, he receives a message from Hamid, that he has sent a letter from Anita. To find out how the book ends, read the book.

The book is a reflection of the life of many professionals and young people who relocate to a new city for professional reasons alone and do not have any social network or support system of their own outside their workplace. It is very difficult for both single men and women to find true friends, people who they can trust. There are many men who have no qualms taking advantage of vulnerable trusting young women like Anita and then discarding them. It also shows that in India society, young men dating or marrying older women is not socially acceptable, due to prejudices.

However the character of Anita is too negative, she should not have let those who hurt her affect her, she should have taken revenge on them. For example, due to fraud of ntro employees, the domain investor owning this website has been subjected to identity/resume theft fraud by powerful cunning fraud ntro employees who have stolen the resume for as many as 10 lazy greedy mediocre google, tata sponsored goan sex worker sunaina, siddhi mandrekar, cheater housewives like riddhi nayak and other fraud R&AW/CBI/indian intelligence employees who are now getting a monthly indian government salary though these fraud women do not do any work, or spend any money online. These fraud ntro, cbi employees have also stolen the retirement savings of the domain investor, an experienced engineer without a court order, or legally valid reason.

This google, tata masterminded identity theft fraud has continued for 7 years since 2010 and the indian government refuses to investigate the resume theft of shameless fraud ntro employees like puneet, j srinivasan, vijay, patel, parmar, anish, though financial records, surveillance and bone ossification tests will expose the fraud in a few hours. However the domain investor, a single woman has not lost hope and continues to inform people about her shameless fraud male engineering classmates and other fraud indian government employees who are misusing her name, falsely claiming to know her well, to steal her resume, investment, cheating and exploiting her.

Most people who have relocated to a metro city for a job, will relate to the story, the loneliness, lack of true friends who can be trusted, and the doubts and complexes that often destroy relationships

Author website – https://anupamdasgupta.com/
Available at: Google Play, Amazon.in, Flipkart.com

From Yesterday
Author: Anupam Dasgupta
Pages: 223
Publisher : Frog Books
First published in 2016