Book Title-Confused Bastards
Author- Manav Vigg
Publisher- Srishti Publishers
Available Online on Amazon
About the Book:
Don't judge the book by its title. The story is about three young entrepreneurs and their struggles.Their confusion as to what to do with their lives,both professionally
and personally,lends the story its title-'Confused Bastards'.
What motivated me to take up this book review is that it is a start-up story.Made me feel like I was reading the real-life account of the entrepreneurs.It is a fast- paced story, with unexpected twists and turns.
About the Author:
Manav Vigg is a chartered accountant,screenwriter and novelist.He has worked with large corporate companies and walks the tight rope of being a creative writer and a workaholic at the same time.He likes to live in a world where there's freedom of expression.No doubt,his characters stand out.
You can find that in 'Confused Bastards' too.
The story is about three entrepreneurs who create a platform for
people to upload videos voicing there grievances. The video sharing
platform becomes a hit with the public. The growing process is not
without pains. Soon the trio discover that their growth story has also
ruined a few lives. The three friends set out on a path of
self-discovery, aided by Sattu, their investor and guide. How they go about reclaiming their company as well as their personal lives in this
process forms the rest of the story.
The author describes the personalities of the three main characters-
Vivek, Jai and Akash in a very engaging manner. Another interesting personality is Sattu,the well-meaning investor,who loves reading comic books in the middle of meetings.The romantic angle of the story is the relationship between Jai and Sneha- we have a sweet love story here.In the initial part of the story,Jai's problems with his mean boss and his friendship with Sheena,his co-worker,gives a peek into present-day office relationships and politics.
How Vivek,Jai and Akash initially bond
together as friends and later as co-founders of a start-up makes an
interesting read. The struggles they undergo in the initial stages of
their startup gives an insight into the startup culture in India.The
circumstances which lead to the shutting down of their company and their
subsequent arrest, is a telling commentary on the social and political
situation in our country. Kudos to the author for bringing out the travails of
entrepreneurship in India.
On the whole, a good read, especially for those, who are interested in entrepreneurship and start-ups.