About the author:
Disha is an IIM-Calcutta alumnus who loves to express herself through her poems and short stories. Be it traveling with friends, philosophing on life, working on a social project through her NGO or cooking for her family, Disha comes across as a multi-faceted person with an energetic smile. This is her first book.
Cover and blurb:
The cover almost makes one think the couple are entering a college together. The blurb suggests stories of togetherness and stories of adventure for the two.
My thoughts on the book:
When it comes to higher studies, there is a common notion in India that once we finish our degree, the next step is to get an MBA and settle down in life. That is to say, get a big job, get married, have kids, and after a long successful journey, retire happily. That is to say, the notion is that pursuing higher studies after marriage does not work.
This book shares with us, sixteen short stories of couples, who wished to pursue their higher studies after tying the knot and did make it work. The book brings out their story like excerpts from an interview, the highs and the lows they had in their journey. Through the book, the author wishes to convey that it is never too late to achieve your dreams. The story is shared in a simple style, with a quote at the beginning of each chapter to add to the interest. The author introduces the characters, and then shares their story with us.
While I liked the simple direct manner of the book, I personally did not enjoy it as such. I’d have loved to see the author do it in first person, like narrate from the character’s point of view and make me, the reader, go on their journey with them, feel what they felt, the palpitations as they made their decisions. Instead, it just felt like I mentioned before, excerpts from an interview, a little boring.
Title: My Beloved’s MBA Plans
Genre: Short Stories / Non-fiction
Publishers: Srishti Publishers
Price: INR. 100
(4th Nov, 2013)