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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Just Kidding... Yours, Destiny by Anirban Das


After a long time I have read a book that I could finish reading in a day. In fact, I was in dire need of such a quick read as the past few books I have read took me a couple of weeks to finish! Just Kidding.. Yours Destiny by Anirban Das came to my rescue at a very appropriate time. In this 190 paged book, the author dwells on the strange ways and behavior of destiny through the story of his protagonist – Kunal Roy.

Meet Kunal Roy – a high flying corporate man, Head of Sales in the real estate company HomeMakers. He has a life every one dreams of – a lavish own flat in Mumbai, an eye-popping salary and a Mercedes Benz to flaunt. Just when Kunal thinks that life is moving smoothly, destiny plays its prank. Homemakers is taken over by a bigger firm and his new boss is hell bent on making his life miserable by throwing in new challenges. He meets Shristi and gradually falls for her.  But, there are problems there are as well. Kunal is a divorce and is 10 years elder to Shristi. Will Shristi’s parent consent to such a match? How will Kunal manage the challenges in the office? How will life unfold for Kunal and how destiny will play a role? These are the things to discover in the novel.

The novel is a very quick read. It will hold your attention and will keep you glued till you have finished it. The writing style is very simple. There are many twists and turns in the story that makes it engaging. The first half of the book had a strong romantic angle. The middle part is focused on the work challenges of Kunal and last part is about the self-discovery of Kunal. The characters are well sketched. One can easily relate to them. The author takes the readers through the life of Kunal – his college days, his first marriage with Sarika, his work life and more. I just wish the author had ended the book in a different way. You have to read to book to know why I am saying so.

I would recommend this book if anyone is looking for a light read. However, if you are looking for a literary master-piece then it’s not the book you should pick.


I received a review copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review.
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