explores the romantic relationship between Rupali and Arjun. They are complete opposites and have nothing in common when it comes to their interests and priorities in life. Rupali is a small town girl and an idealist, whereas Arjun is a Delhi guy with keen interest in youth politics. A major scandal on the college campus brings them together and somewhere along the line they fall in love with each other. Set against the backdrop of heavy campus politics in Delhi University, will make for an engaging and riveting read for those who enjoy love stories.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Review: Your Dreams are Mine Now by Ravinder Singh
Everyone has a dream. Dream to do something big, a dream to change the society and a dream to give the world something for which you will be remembered. Is it that easy to live a dream? The answer is no it isn't. Author Ravinder Singh in his latest book " Your Dreams are Mine Now" sets on a trail from where there is no coming back. It's not a journey that gets easier any day or anytime soon. So how well the author has traveled into this less traversed path? Let's find out.
First look at the title and the cover and a reader will deem to fall in love with it. An exquisite dreamy sequence awaits a reader and the title is a proof to it. The blurb talks about two people and their whirlwind life which will unfold in many ways. The blurb is a witness to what you can expect as a reader and leaves a lot to imagination.
The story is set in D.U where Rupali has arrived from Patna to relieve her dream. As time flies she gets to know the inner delicacies of matters in the campus. A chance meeting with Arjun sets tone to a blossoming friendship cum love but with it comes an unknown destination which will engulf her and embrace her like her own child. The politics and love walk hand in hand and try to become a dominant force. So will Rupali be able sustain it? Will Arjun be present by her side all this while or will she walk alone on this treacherous path? Only time will tell.
The story uses it's strong suit i.e love to perfection. The delicacy with which the emotions are handled is plain joy to read. It revolves around budding campus life, the excitement along with it is a thing to which a young collegiate can relate to. The D.U setup adds to all the love and friendship drama and makes it a worthwhile structuring. The book also has a political agenda somewhere in it which gets a voice in the first half and is carried on with a purpose. It lends a tone of harsh reality and sets the stakes high in this embroiled scenario. The end becomes the USP of the book as it unwinds some not so distant memories.
The book fails to capitalize on the political angle and fizzles out with time. The strong portrayal of an antagonist and carrying forward the agenda is what should have happened which is completely amiss in the story. The pompous start pales in the second half where it turns into a love story and loses its purpose entirely.
All in all the book is not able to create a balance between love and politics. Love thus gains an upper hand and politics becomes a mere footnote in this saga. The book turns out to be decent on aspects of love and emotion but what it promises it fails to deliver in entirety. As a love story it offers you the similar college romance which can be enjoyed to but it comes with striking similarities, on the other hand the word to which no one relates to as much i.e politics is a distant entity and turns out to be half baked effort. A decent but not so strong deliverance.
3 OUT OF 5