Friday, January 31, 2014

Review: Me N Her- A Strange Feeling by Rikky Bhartia

Love while some say it's an over-rated emotion others who are able to carry it beautifully totally disagree to it and have counter arguments of their own. It's a journey of a lifetime and happens to everyone for once. Author Rikky Bhartia in his debut novel "Me "N" Her-A Strange Feeling" has penned down a love story with some touch of elegance to it. So has he done it with flair? Let's find out. 

Love, Life, Separation? Love - Implies three words smiles, tears and endings. Endings are not always happy, yet they leave a mark in our lives in some way. Me N Her A Strange Feeling is an involving and intriguing love story of two young people, of strangers, whose paths cross and lead to strange feelings, later discovered as love. Harsh is passionate and ambitious but forgets his ambition when he meets Janvi. Janvi loves to dream, but is lost in life reasons unknown. At the height of their celebration a strange twist in life happens, that changes everything forever. Love is what brings them close and love is what separates them. Does love change with time? Is it possible to fall in love repeatedly with the same person? Harsh and Janvi give you every answer, their love story will remind you of your first love. Its unexpected ending will bring tears and smiles.


First look at the title and the cover and a lot of things will come in a readers mind. It's a mixed feeling as what to expect from this novel. The cover image is a good one but could have been done in a much better way. The blurb talks about love and the emotions associated with it and it's effect on the life of two people. It's a very good blurb giving out very little and engaging the readers curiosity. 

The story is of Harsh Bhartia & Janvi Aggarwal. Both of them join the same company and on the first day they become partners in their office. With time Harsh tries to get close to her but Janvi rebukes his advances and lays a line which is not supposed to be cross by him. But time changes it all and their office partner status is changed into friendship which gradually culminates in to a fruitful relationship. But a lot is on the line when things don't go their way and they find themselves stuck in a similar yet compelling situation. So will Harsh & Janvi be together? Will Janvi be able to accept her present and move on from her past? What will Harsh be able to do for her and for him? Will this story end on a happy or a sad note? That's what it is all about. 

One word which comes in mind after reading the story is elegance. It's a story with simplest of narrations but done very beautifully by the author. It has been decked up with all sorts of emotions and all kinds of situations which a normal person encounters in day to day life. The ups and downs, the joy and sorrows, the dilemma and the ease with which everything has been handled in the story has been done perfectly. The poems and shayari adds up a beautiful effect to the entire saga. It's like a free flowing river with an aura of calm, upheaval and comfort and discomfort. 

The only downside of the book is the use of word "yaar" which should have been kept less. Few Hindi word spellings are not correct. 

It's a simple story with lot's of grace and clean touch to it. It has been presented in a very positive manner and the move from past to present and again past then present is worth every minute. It's a book with a lot of hope and spirit to it. It's an endless feel of love and the attachments which come with it. It's a perfect flavor of love and friendship this season. 


4 OUT OF 5 

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