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Revolution - Love, Corruption, Ambition. Ambition Chetan Bhagat RUPA PUBLICATIONS INDIA To my mother Revolutio. Load more similar PDF files. Shinie Antony, who remains the first reader and editor of my books. Anubha Bang I can tell people Revolution revolution Pages·· I walked- out -with the young director- of Gangalhch College, Copal Mlshra, His 2 4 • CHETANBHAGAT Aartis father had a relatively honest reputation.
However, this soundedinsane. His characters are social rebels and his female protagonists remind us of the Natural female instinct. I l l also leave See you, buddy" Raghav patted, my shoulder;cio, Baba, I said. I went to the small guard post at: I had never seen him in a suit.
Peace lor a Jew more days would be nice,even If temporary I saw his aged lace, the wrinkles around his eyes. Baba said, happy to make the five--hour journey to find out his son.
The antique gas stove tooksix. We hmm to get the. When old. I wondered if life woulde ei be the same again, One rtupid exam, half a. Mv lathers expression changed, He had the look every child dreads,t he look that say. Paha got up agitatedly and stai ted to circle the dining table.
I cm sorry Baba, 1 said. You have to work. Yon do. Hv ia a. I tossedand turned for ages. There would be no sleep till I sorted things out withBaba, 1 went: He was asleep, the hot- water bottle still by his I kept, the bottle aside. He placed a hand on my head as if in blessing. It acted as a tippingpoint. I broke down, 1 1 1 work extra. He had never chargedme in all these yearn I would take his boat for an hour, and buy himtea and biscuits in return.
Maybe not a lot but enough to survive. If only Baba would understandthis. Japanese tourists" I wont take more than half an hour I promised. He smirked, "You are ping with a girl. Yoa-mayforgetthe time 1 wont He smiled,. His paan- stained teeth, shone ID. Til get nowhere in life J! Is he okay?
We arenom a simple Indian family. I jiiLUt ,,! Dont, Aarti said sternly, -You will spoil our friendship 1. Youhave been my best friend for wars. Hurt myfeelings? She complied. We remained siknt till, we reached the ghats, Fhooichand gave us a smile,whIch evaporated- fast when 1 glowered at him.
We stepped, off the boat You want to come home later today? Localaapers carried big stories the next day. Four students from Varanasi had. Among those four, only Raghav had cleared the exam as of Varanasi, The other three had appeared from Kota.
J did they go. He did not react to my. Everyyear, the tiny western Indian town of Kota accounted for athousand, or a third of the total 11T -selections, What? How is that -possible?
University The 12G. Ineed to buy college admission forms! Baba looked like I had stabbed him. Arent you. IL "pened ihe door ard housed me straight off. Ragbag father sat on a sofa with visiting relatives. Ihey had come rocongratulate the Kashyaps. Anyway,it didnt matter, Raghav and I went-to his room. When people are offered something on a platter, they dorft value it. Raghav had a thing for writing. He had published: However, this soundedinsane. Journalism is my passion.
Why are vou doing engineering then? Why else? Oh, I have told him f am lakiog. BHU heeause I will a belter branch like ,ompuier Science. Hon t tell htm anything else! Raghav, you still.. I owe you guys a treat He goi up to leave. When people achieve something they become self-obsessed, Want to know what 1 am going to cto?
I said casually, Raghav stopped. When people clear JEE, they star! Von could do that too," Raghav said, His father shouted outJ o r himagain. I l l also leave See you, buddy" Raghav patted, my shoulder;cio, Baba, I said.
Tuition is thirty thousand a year. How-much Is that for twelvemonths? Thirty plus thirty-six thousand , J Baba mumbled to himself. Sixty-six thousand! Baba, who are we?
Give me the money for that Atleast. Whats the point of a useless degree? And how will you do a repeatattempt without better coaching? You just missed a good rank because ofa. Maybe ,Kota will help you get those extra marks; I was confused. I had never thought of a second attempt, let alonegoing so far for a year.
You haw to give it your best. Look at Ragfeiv He! Besides who will take care of you here? Allahabad is nearby Ican. You can visit, J 1 can mauage, Dont: I do most of the housework?
Baba said. Sure, she had said no to me in the boat, but I knewhow much sM cared for me. Not a day went by without us-talking.
It wasshe who suggested I go to a college here, and IB alreadyfound out the best Ipromise I will work harder next lime 1 said.
We finished dinner and I began to clear the table. Baba shouted suddenlyYou are going! You have forty thousand. What about the rest? What about expensessuch as travel, books, entrance exam feec. It had a thi. You want to sell Mas jewellery for coaching classes? Reiki to preserve all this for medical!
You join an engineering college and my age will reducehy ten years,daba laughed, trying to soften the situation, 1 saw his face, one front toothmissing. His laughter meant everything to toe! Do it for your old man! M move with you to Kota, but Its Uoatd for me to travel so far. If 1 go, III go by myself! Take carc of your father! I f it makes you happy, i will!
Mv son! We had come to a househHd m-m:. She went to the utensils section and picked up alarge steel bowl md held it up, "For emergencies! If I came toKota with you, Id cook foryou everyday H e r f i k hands held up the shear vessel, The picture of her cookingin my kitchen flashed in my head.
Why does Aarti make statements likethese? What dm I supposed to soy? Aarti looked at me, She hypnotised meevery time,. She was fuming prettier every week A,: She turned to the shopkeeper.
Uncle, twenty per cent discount! Aarti wasiit too conscious of her looks,She never checked herself out in mirrors, never had make-op on, a nd eyeoher hair often,. At the last minute you say random thing? I could. J will ieil dad I also wane to repeat a year. I said, almost believing her. Tm joking, stupid.
She burst iuLo peals of laughter.
I am not agulli-whateverperson. Still, Aarti could defeat. She logged at my elbow and dragged meout of the shop,! I said as I tumbled with my wallet. She took my wallet and placed it back in my shot pocket. You want to try the new Domlnos at Sigra? Dont Its not good, Especially for yore Why? They dorft say good things about girls who sit 00 theghats. I hated that term, I wanted to talk, about my place m her life, eventhough I did not want to-makethings unpleasant "But now I aro leaving,I said.
We will he in touch.
Kota, tight? I nodded. Loni look so glum, she brid, V e 1 card the leoipk bells ring m ihe 1distance. About anyone. And I like what you and I share, Dont you? But I am leaving now; If we had a commitment wouldnt it bebetter? Gopal we are so young! We walked down, to the waters. She purchased a set of six lit diyasfor five rupees;She passed one.
She set one diya afloat. I said, baffled by the drivers knowledge. He laughed and "turned around. My whole family is into education. My wife. He extended his grease-staioedliand. I diook It as little as possible txopal from Vmmmil. He gave me a business card for the tiffin service. Let us take cart of the food. You hoys study it is such a tough exam: Come on, Gopal bhai.
I went to the smallguard post at: A watchman sat inside, Who do you. The watchman. One held clothes, the other carried thebooks thai had failed to get me anywhere so far. My rucksack carried, thestuff Aarti had bought me, I missed her. I wondered if I should find an I or Medical? Kola locals find it hard to place outsiders until they know what they arethere for. I said, somewhat b he saidiiid. I f yon. You will he out of-the house more.
Repeaters only go for coaching classes. Many sleep all day; Some landlordsdont like that Sos. Fix my fee first m a t? I said T take half a months rent. Whats your budget?
Thats it? I said The watchman sneered, as If someone had asked for country liquorin a live-star bar. I said, wondering if Id be spending my firs! He opened the gate and kept my suitcases in hiscabin. Three to a room: I said, but how will I study? I want a private one, however. We climbed up three floors.
I panted due to the exertion. The extremeneat did not help, Kota is hot, get used to the weather, the watchman said,: It is horrible outside. That is why it is a good place to stay inside and We reached the fourth floor, I struggled to catch my breath.
Hecouidot stop talking, So you will study for real or you are just hepaused mid-sentence. Just what? Many students: They know they wont get in. M least the parentssiop harassingthem for a vean he said, But if you need stuff like beer or cigarettes, tell me, Thishousing society doesnt allow it So? An elderly lady opened thedoor. The lady let us in. Her place smelt of medicines and damp. Thewatchman showed me the room on rent. The lady had converted astoreroom into a study and bedroom.
I t s perfect for studying,1 said the watchman, who probably hadntstudied even one day in his whole life. Take it, it is within yourbudget I shook my head. The room had no windows, The old lady seemedarrogant or deaf or both. She kept a grumpy face throughout. I did notwant to live here. Why couldnt I study in my Varan asi?
What was sospecial about this godforsaken place? I walked out of the flat. Hie watchman came running after me. I thought about how different my life would have been if 1 hadanswered six more multiple-choice questions, I thought of Raghav, whowould, at this moment, be attending his orientation at the BHU campus. Ithought of Aarti and our heart-to-heart conversations.
I thought of Babasill health and his determination to kick me into this dump. I fought backtears. I started to walk down the stairs. We walked down the steps and reached the ground floor. I t happensthe first time the watchman said, missing your mother? Where are you going? Take a shared room, he pleaded, Til find a cheap hotel for now, I am used to being alone.
Birju took the suitcases from me and placed them down. A retired couple stays there. Within your budget hen why didnt you show it to me earlier? Someone died in the house Who? He didnt get through, so he killed himself,Two years ago.
Til take it, I said. TVeseen dead bodies burning and iloating all my life. I dont care ifsome loser hanged himself: The watchman picked up my suitcases. We went to the third floorin the next flat.
A couple in their sixties stayed there. They kept the placeimmaculately clean. The spartan to-let room had a bed, table, cupboardand fen, Fifteen hundred: I said to the couple, The watchman gave me a dirtylook.
I gave him a firm handshake. I had spent the day visiting various coaching schools. At three in theafternoon, my room felt at ignition point, Mr Soni gently knocked on the door of my room. It felt too hot to exchange pleasantries. I hadarranged for my meals and a place to stay.
However, my main challenge inKola, apart from constantly fighting off thoughts about Aarti, was to enrolin a good study programme, 1 had spent the last three days doing therounds of every coaching school I took in their tail claims about zappingany primate into an IITian, I went through their super-flexible not tomention super-expensive fee structures, Bansai, Resonance and CareerPath seemed to be everyones top choices.
Each of them had their own,rather difficulty entrance exams. In fact, Kota now had small coachingshops to coach you to get into the top coaching classes, From there, youwould be coached to get into an engineering college. Once there, youstudy to become an engineer. Of course, most engineers want to do anMBA. Hence, the same coaching-class cycle would begin again. Thiscomplex vortex of tests, classes, selections and preparations is somethingevery insignificant Indian student like me has to go through to have a shotat a decent life, Else, I could always take the job of Birju the watchmanor, if I wanted it simpler, hang myself like my erstwhile room-residentManoj Dufta, I switched on the same fan that helped Manoj check out of theentrance exam called life, The moving blades re-circulated the hot air inthe room.
Mr Soni said. M did, 1 said. Mr Soni asked me this question at least twice a day. Iguess Manoj Dutta didnt call home often enough, leading to his lonelinessand early demise. Keep them informed, okay? Nobody loves you more than yourparents Mr Soni said as he left the room. I shut the door and removed my shirt. I hadnt rowed in ten days. My arms felt flabby. I wanted to exercise, but 1 had to figure out the tenmillion brochures first.
I had indeed called Baba, twice. He seemed fine. I told him I hadstarted preparing for next year, even though 1 couldnt bear to open anytextbook. I didnt care. Whichever coaching class 1 joined would makeme slog soon. I wanted to talk to Aarti first. Id called her four times but could notspeak to her even once. Her mother had picked up the phone the first twotimes. I hung up without sayinganything.
I did not want Aartis mother going "why is this boy calling youso many times from so far? It did not create a good impression. Aarti hadmentioned she would get a cellphone soon. I wished she would. Everyoneseemed to be getting one nowadays, at least the rich types.
Aarti did not have a number to reach me. I would have to try againtomorrow. I picked up a green-coloured brochure. The cover had photographsof some of the ugliest people on earth. The pictures belonged to theIIT toppers from that institute.
They had grins wider than models intoothpaste ads but not the same kind of teeth. Since my favourite hobby was wasting time, i spent the afternooncomparing the brochures. No, I didnt compare the course material,success rates or the fee structures. In any case, everyone claimed to be thebest in those areas.
I compared the pictures of their successful candidates;who had the ugliest boy, who had the cutest girl, if at all. There was nopoint to this exercise, but there was no point to me being in Kota. The Bansalites were Kotas cool I had to crack their exam. However, I had little time to prepare for the test scheduled in three days. In factj many of the coaching classes had their exams within a week,The next set of exams was a month away 1 had to join something now.
According to Bhagat today's young India wants a good life, a good job and romance -- "meri naukri, meri chokri".
Bhagat says;"The youth want to first fulfill their own needs and only after that are they willing to support a certain cause. Today's youth wants a good well-paying job 'naukri' and a nice girlfriend 'chokri' in a decent urban city.
I don't think there's anything wrong with that but what is important is to earn that living honestly, with integrity and excellence and without compromising the core values that build our Confidential society". The traditional Indian society is in a state of metamorphosis. The old practices and customs have not given way to new and hence creates conflict in the life of the characters.
Chetan Bhagat has written in his novels about love, sex and marriage. He has presented new generation women in his novels. All this happened in the modern culture that he very well spoke. Status of New Generation Women: His characters are social rebels and his female protagonists remind us of the Natural female instinct. The place of action of his novels is set in the hustle and bustle of Metropolitan Indian cities. With the growing urbanization and globalization, a number of opportunities have opened up all around.
Men and women are no more seen through the old spectacle which marksmen as superior and women as inferior. In this global atmosphere, so far belittled women are given their due place and respect. With their own intellect and abilities, they are seen to be working shoulder to shoulder with men. They earn their own living and make career choices. He gives voice and shows his concerns more to his ladies than to his heroes.
Bhagat claims women empowerment as one of the positive effects of globalization; at the same time, it is incontrovertible that his novels definitely give us cultural shocks which are an inevitable impact of globalization, modernization, and corporate exploitation.
These changes represent the pathetic cry of a majority of orthodox Hindu women in Indian society, thereby, it is understood that being under the guise of emancipation, there is an actual degeneration in the status of women as voiced forth in the novels of Chetan Bhagat. Conclusion Chetan Bhagat very successfully has treated above themes in his novels. Indian youth somewhere felt himself one of the characters in his novels as the central one, as it is the story of his life.
Chetan Bhagat very well treated Love, sex, marriage and aspiration, hope, pre marital relation and struggle of Indian youth. Chetan Bhagat very well used the social sites, gadgets in his novels. It is not only Indian youth but also the youth in worldwide felt Chetan Bhagat as great writer. Finally it is recommended for new researchers that one must study his works in the Confidential light of Multiculturalism and feminism.
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