Verdict:☆☆☆ ½ A book which will make you emotional. A beautiful tale of two people in love that will make you cry. A must read for all those people who face difficulties in life and wanted to have a ray of happiness.
About The Author: CA, CS student by profession and a writer by passion, Pulkit is someone who believes in living life to the fullest. Born in Sonepat, and brought up in Bijnor (Western U.P.), writing came naturally to him due to his genes and current location. He belongs to the land of Bijnor, which gave our country “Dushyant Kumar”, one of the foremost Hindustani Poet during the 20th Century. He did his schooling from St. Mary’s Convent School, Bijnor and graduation from MJPRU, Bareilly. Apart from studies, he also represented his school in various plays and won a State-Level English debate competition in both teams as well as in the Individual category. He is a CA Final and CS Professional Student and also studying Law from MJPRU, Bareilly.
He started writing in a diary and some random poems, but CA gave a professional look to his writing skills. He got associated with Caclubindia in 2008 – India’s no. 1 Interactive Platform for Finance Professionals with over 11 Lac Members. He soon got popular among its members due to his unique genre, where he used to link current life situations with CA life, which proved to be inspiring for students as well as professionals. He was voted “Favorite of the Club” in 2011, and was amongst the youngest professional to be included in the list of experts. Till now he has written over 50 articles and enjoys a fan following of 1 Lac +. Besides this, he has also contributed to other online platforms and maintains a Blog.
Apart from reading and writing, the author loves listening to Hindi music, watch all kinds of Hindi movies and follows Cricket and Tennis very closely.
Ila is a girl next door, born in Jaipur, Rajasthan on 6th June, 1991, currently residing in Delhi. She has completed her graduation and pursuing a Masters in English & Communication Studies at present. She loves writing. She has a flair for words. It is a passion; a compulsion; something that gives her an avenue to express herself. She writes when she is happy; when she is angry or when an issue touches her heart. She resorts to writing when she is restless or when she is on the verge of breaking down.
Creativity and writing have always been attracting her. She also has a huge collection of poems on different genres. Besides that, she loves to sketch and click pictures! Backstage work has always been her forte like organizing events, etc. Apart from being an avid reader, writer, reviewer, and editor, she is an active blogger too. She blogs at ilashininggem.blogspot.in, where you can find some of her articles, poetry, random thoughts, interviews, movie & book reviews.
Recently, her debut novel is slated to be released in the month of January’14. ‘Life and Promises’ is her second novel to be published in February’14. Few of her poems and articles have been published in several magazines earlier.
In her leisure time, she loves to read, watch movies, listen to Sufi music, and travel to new places.
About The Book: “Story Of An IITian Turned CA Aspirant”
THIS NOVEL TRAVELS ACROSS THE REALMS OF HIS LIFE AND UNFOLDS HIS JOURNEY OF BEING A CA ASPIRANT FROM AN IITIAN, AND ALSO REFLECTS ON THE SNAGS IT BRINGS TO HIS RELATIONSHIPS.
Rachit, a young, ambitious boy, hailing from a small town of Western UP, has big dreams. Destiny takes a turn when he attempts to commit suicide and lands up on a hospital bed.
There he bumps into Khushi, a chubby girl with a carefree attitude. She insists Rachit to uncover the pages of his life and tell her that what compelled him to take such a drastic step.
Rachit starts to narrate his story, seeing no other option. He tells her that he dreamt to be an IITian and even achieved it. Things went well for some days, till that fateful day when Rachit was diagnosed with severe health issues.
After a while, already heartbroken, Rachit takes a tough decision. He drops his IIT dream and follows the CA path. In this very process, he overlooks Radhika, a gorgeous Bengali girl, his batch mate as well as his girlfriend.
What will happen to the love story of Rachit and Radhika? Will Rachit become a successful professional, and if yes then at what cost? Does Khushi has a story of her own?
Review: “Life And Promises” is a debut novel of Pulkit and Ila. As a debut novel, they have created an impact on readers with a beautiful and Emotional tale of Rachit and Radhika. It will make you cry till the End. A journey of Rachit and Problems faced by him is a complete page-turner. Every individual who faces problems in life, love and are unable to manage their personal and professional life can definitely relate to Rachit. The cover is mind blowing. Thanks to Sunil Kaushik for a lovely cover. The title of the book is also interesting. Since I am working in A CA company, I could relate to the difficulties face by a CA Student. They have to manage their life balancely. I loved the concept of Kushi. I totally agreed with the Author. We all have Kushi in our life, It’s in our hands to cherish her. Radhika’s Diary was really very beautiful part of the story. The poems written by Rachna Sheth was really complementing the story. Second half of the story would make you fall in love with the book. The Sketches were beautifully done.
The only Drawback was few grammatical Errors which can be avoided. I am sure the Authors will give this book for proof reading. Overall a perfect blend of emotions and Romance. A must read book. Good luck Pulkit and Ila.
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