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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Revolutions 2020

A few days back I finished reading Chetan Bhagat's latest book: Revolutions 2020. Bhagat has once again taken up a theme that affects the nation as a whole. He brazenly puts in black and white the industry that education has become in the country, hand in glove with corruption, which is a business in its own right. Some may get the feeling once in a while that he is overdoing the corruption part, in Bollywood style, but, then, that is how things run in this country.

Set in Varanasi, it tracks the highs and lows in the lives of three friends. How success or failure in early life can leave the deepest of scars in the best of friendships is beautifully portrayed. The ending leaves a good taste in the mouth, no doubt, but leaves one wondering if protagonists must always play the good Samaritan? Can we not have more characters like Balram Halwai? But then Bhagat's is a book of hope, an attempt to nudge the slumbering youth of the country into consciousness.


  1. Haven't read the book yet. However, I came to know that this one has not been as hit as the others. Anyway, turned nostalgic after watching our dear old movie once again :).

    1. There is an advantage of keeping our movie in this page. The visitors actually watch it :)