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Friday, October 24, 2014
Authors @ IIMs?
Okay, I have noticed
quite a few students from IIMs turn to writing, since Chetan Bhagat. So, what should I
think of these writers? This would only be my thought process at work so, shall
we begin? Oh, I might miss a lot of people too, but this one only has authors,
I have read.
Let me begin with
Chetan Bhagat. I do not like any of his books, besides the
first one, ‘Five Point Someone’. I could go on about spellings and grammatical errors, but thankfully
his writing is pretty free of those. It just came out at a good time, because I
had just finished college and I was looking for a book to read. I liked the
book as it was simple and funny in parts. It had its darker shades as well, but
everyone wants that. (Actually, liked its movie version, ‘3 Idiots’ a lot more)
Vayuputras’. I was a little disappointed
with both, as they managed to, for lack of a better word, bore me. But, still
there is always hope and so, I am looking forward to his next one. Hopefully,
it will have the same twists and pace as his first book.
Karan Bajaj wrote ‘Keep
off the Grass’, which I thought was alright. I really do not have an opinion of
this book. Then came, Sidin Vadukut and his book, ‘The Incredible Adventures of
Robin ‘Einstein’ Varghese'. I do not have anything to say about this, except
that it made me feel like I wasted money.
I am sure there are a
lot of authors from IIM, nowadays, but I don’t think I have read all of them. But fortunately
or unfortunately, I had some good books and some bad books. So, basically I can
say this, Chetan Bhagat’s stories twisted by screenwriters make for a good
movie. I also heard that
Amish Tripathi’s book would be made into a movie by Karan Johar. I hear Hollywood producers also have the rights too. I think somebody
has movie rights to Karan Bajaj’s book too.
I have a feeling that
this is going to end pretty badly for me. It is not every day, that one can
criticise so many beings of excellent academic calibre. But, I can always hope that
there are IIM authors, whom I have not read, who are
good. And also, that some of the authors I have mentioned will churn out better