Love, Life and Dream On...

A University of California study found that 10 per cent of all start-ups in the Silicon Valley between 1995 and 1998 were by Indians, most of whom had come from the IIT system. This was the scenario between 1995 and 1998.

1.Raj Kamal Jha
2.Tushar Raheja
3.Sandipan Deb
Q. Guess, who’s next in this list?
A. Chetan Bhagat.


Once upon a time IITians were considered as geek entrepreneurs and technocrats. Now, they have become smarter. The entrepreneur in them gave birth to a new field of quick fame. It’s different than research, it’s different than entrepreneurship and it’s also different from bollywood to an extent.
Obviously, the talk of the campuses all over the Indian sub-continent is the rise of IITians as authors and novelists. The tale of technocrats who have left their highly equipped laboratories to write about some fictional world is selling like hotcakes. It’s a fact, better get used to this.
One thing this new generation of IITians in India is doing is making the lazy Indians like me to read novels. Indians are used to bollywood and cricket that anything apart from these can’t entertain an average Indian. However, authors like Chetan Bhagat have done a considerably great work by writing some easy to comprehend novels. The USP of these novels is that you can immediately identify yourself with the characters. They are so Indian that they seem to be the classmate or your neighbour’s son or daughter.
I too began reading novels influenced by Chetan bhagat’s literary excellence.
I was just turning the pages of the newspaper when I saw this
“IIT Student Sells Dreams”
It immediately caught my attention and I read the whole story. I even visited his website.
Q. Whose website?
A. Animesh Verma.

Yeah, he is the new sensation and the talk of the literary world. His maiden novel, “Love Life and Dream On...” has sold over 10,000 copies in less than a month. Animesh Verma, an alumnus of Hindu College, who is now pursuing Master's in chemistry from IIT-Mumbai, is not a fan of Chetan Bhagat unlike most of the IITians.
After reading the reviews, I’m surely going to get a copy of Animesh’s first novel and I strongly recommend every reader to read yet another IITian’s masterpiece.
I won’t give any review of the book here as I’m yet to have a look of the book but after reading the reviews I'm glad to give you some links to them too.

1.Animesh Verma's Website

2.IIT student writes on Love, Life and Dreaming On (DNA's Review)

3.DU nostalgia recorded in a novel (The Times Of India's Review)

4.Animesh Verma's Blog (Love, Life and Dream On...)

5."Love,life and dream on"-Orkut Community

PS: This post is dedicated to Animesh Verma.
PS: I think I should update my new blog "The 3 Nerds" very soon.
PS: Fest season is going to start at IIT Kgp very soon...

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47 comments:

Love, Life and Dream On... said...

Hello Friends,
I am the author of 'Love, Life and Dream On'.The quintessence of love, life and dream on is to make everyone of us belief in our dream. Its about those details of life which we really dont care but they turn out to be faded dots on the canvass of the life which are required to complete the picture.There is a small Aniket in every one of us, mad, maverick, truant but yet responsible, there is an ample amount of Varun too, a complete suave nature, a small amount of Kunal also, the aggressive package. And a good amount of Vidya’s simplicity.
Life changes for them with 2 incidents....
Come with me and revisit your love, friends and dreams....
AND A DREAM WHICH HAS NOT BEEN FULFILLED BY YOU.....

Ashish said...

@Mr.Animesh Verma ( Love, Life and Dream On...)
WOW!!!
I can't believe my eyes.
Am I dreaming???
Pinch ME!!!
Ohh!!! I just forgot you cannot pinch me thru internet...sorry
Well Well Welll
Thanks a lot Animesh for your comment.
This is the first comment by an author/novelist at my blog....
I'm obliged...
hoping to read your novel soon...
Once again thnx...

need an hour said...

I think i have had enough of these life replicas and slutty novels..

All of us IITIANS have the same problems-

Hopeless girls.
Ill Father
Brothel born professors..

Life is not about having alcohol and going the extreme way,penning it down in a blog and eventually making a book out of it..

Grow up kid..
face life as it comes..

Just stop blogging

Ashish said...

@Animesh Verma (the author)
sorry but I'd to accept this comment. I hope you'll understand.

@need an hour
Hey mate!!!
It's not about blogs turned into books but our life into book... I suggest you to read the book first and then comment on anything about this book...
People in India are not fool to buy more than 10,000 copies in less than a month...

vish said...

hmm someone is getting too exited to read the novel..well after reading this i m also making my mind to hav a look over it... :)

Ashish said...

@Vish
Do read the novel... let's see who finishes it first....
let's see :)
and yes welcome to my blog and thnx for ur comment

Love, Life and Dream On... said...

Dude,
This is nt a novel of a hopeless gal, father or some professors.And definitely not a replica, the background choosen is also not IIT, it has D.U, it has IIT and many other places.Its based on natural incidents....Its about you, me and all other youths.....

vish said...

sirjee don't get confuse i m vishakha -the same "unlisten" writer :P
DHANYAWAAD PUNAH SWAAGAT KARNE KE LIYE.. :P :P :P

Ashish said...

@Vish
Oh!! girl
gr8 to c ur new name

Kido said...

Shall definitely try reading the novel sometime soon... Thanks for the links...

B/w nice blog... Keep going :)

Ashish said...

@Kido
finally the "kido" is here...
Welcome to My Blog....
and yes thnx for the comment and compliment....

Aparna said...

is this really animeash commenting on ur site!!!???

i will definitely read this book
i've read chetan bhagat and i loved it!!
i've read tushar rahejaa, another iitian, but it is a so-so book

would like to read this one too


what next?..when will i get to read ahish gaurav's book???

Ashish said...

@Aparna
yeah.. he is Animesh!!!
I was more than excited to see his comment on my blog.
Well you'll have to wait for my my book.
BTW I'm Ashish Gourav and not Ashish Gaurav

Neha said...

well, it's nice to see that ur contributing about an author....and i think it's a great honor to have the 1st comment from the author himself...
and yes, we would all love to see, and of course read, Ashish GOURAV's book in the future if he writes one, which i'm damn sure he will!...dude, please do send me a free copy here in canada for sure as i dont think ur book will become sensation overnight...thus i will have to wait until the book becomes famous like one night @ call centre by chetan bhagat...hahahaha....lol...so please, my humble request...do send me a free copy (sending a book as a parcel will cost u less, i think...that's what dad had said, or something like that...lol)....hehehehee...
oh and yes of course, nice blog post :)

@ mr animesh verma
u also please try to send me ur book as a parcel, with ur autograph of course! ;)

Ashish said...

@Neha
Ya I'll send you a copy of my book.....but you'll have to do it's publicity.....even if it's a puke... :P

Neha said...

hahhahaha...surely i will. but u know u will have to provide me the funds for it ;)

Pyaasa Sajal said...

great going buddy...I can see another IITian developing into a novelist sometime in the future :)

keep enjoying ur passion for writing

Kido said...

Thank you :)

Ashish said...

@Pyaasa Sajal
thnx for saying this but ther's a long way to go before me turning into a novelist but surely I'll always be a hit I'm sure as friends like you will always help me to become a successful novelist

Pooja said...

i wanna read d book 4 sure considerin' d love i nurture 4 movels...

as of chetan bhagat, ilykd 5 point someone...n found the other 2 absolute trash...

n yes, i hav a msg 2 all IITians...girls r not hopeless!!!

Ashish said...

@Pooja
thnx for the comment but
I don't have much complain with girls....... after all they are girls
They are not boys :P

Heena said...

Hi Ashish, m new to this blog n came to know bout this blog thru Animesh himself. i met him online today thru orkut. isnt it exciting?
i completed this book in 2 hrs. so all u can assume that the plot must b having something which kept me glued so much. though m a voracious reader.
i read chetan Bhagat b4 it, n Tushar Raheja too. but this novel "LOve,life and dream on.." is quite inspiring. as it directly aims towards the goals of youth. The power of youth is revealed, youth can turn the country. The natural depiction of incindents was most attractive , so i felt i was experincing the real adventure in front of my eyes. i laughed and cried according to the ups and downs of the novel. it made me to live my dreams ,,,to rejenuate them. this novel makes u think bout our country, our career, n everything which makes a life beautiful.there is no recipe to hv a wonderful life but the incidents themselves are persuading. in other words its "simply captivating", "revitals dreams". "DARE TO DREAM" .
go for it guys.....

Ashish said...

@Heena
Welcome to my Blog

raajjj said...

hello ashish...i m r@j....

i have just read this wonderful novel by animesh verma and has become his fan..th story is quite touching and have suggested all my friends to erad this.....i have also my orkut tagline "love, life and dream on....". it is wonderful to c dreams and one should always ke eep tryin to achieve them....is animesh workin on more wonderful stories like this?????
plz keep me updated of latest devlop. thru this blog...

Jasleen said...

Hi Animesh,
This is Jasleen, i read urs book love life and dream on its really awsome . All the best to you n urs freinds for the bright future .Take care

From
Jasleen
Khokhar

saloni said...

hheyy ashish u really lucky 2 hv d first coment in ur blog frm d author himself....
well i jst read d novel....
n its jst too gud... jst awesome...beautiful....
thanxs fr such a blog....
hope 2 read ur novel too....
i suggest every1 to read that novel....

beautiful story of love...life....frndship n ur dreams....~!~
dese 4 words explain everythng.....~!~

surbhi said...

hiii..animesh u're really a gr8 writter...u always get luv from yer readers...n i jst wanna say in one line tht "whoever read dis novel will definetely hav tears in his/her eyes"...even a heartless person will feel smthing after readinn LOVE,LIFE N DREAM ON....all the bst 4 yer 2n novelll...
LOVE U...

abhishek said...

hii buddy,
there is a further hike in the no. of your book readers.personally i found this as a versatile book with a crunchy story.hats off to yhe writer.
i like this stuff because a healthy mixture of diff. taste of life.i consider this book above par(my personal thaughts).persons who believe who share a close intimacy in their frd'ship and who believe in true love will really find them somewhere in the novel.there were good twist and turns in the story.
some of my "personal" critics on this book.
1.this book is above par.
2.very simple language (lingo) is used.
3.cool stuff 4 fr'd believers.
4.god mixture of feelings and human nature.
5. worthy explanation of a rocking campus and city.

1.many incidents seem more reel thyan real.
2.some of the places u have crossed the fomal literary barriers.
3.screwed up campus life seems a copied concept.
4.extra sentiness make the story slow in the middile and provides a shadow of boringness.
5.the sexual stuff has no rlation with the story, it only makes it vulgar to read.

i know i was some how harsh. but i have written whatever i felt. best of luck 4 future and a good day.

jaydip rakholiya said...

jaydip.007

jaydip rakholiya said...

HIiiiiiiiiiiiii
really awesome books.......it touched ma heart..congrets..great job...my best quote of books are....

"If sumone likes you and doesnt expect the same from you then one should not doubt his intension,,,its not a crime to like someone and it should not hamper any relationship"...

and other one..
"love is all abt givin everythin of yours widout expecting anythin so let me give out my everythin and inly thing i expect is her smiling face".......

finallyyyyy
"U know the more i tried to forgot u and more i start caring for u,the more i missed you..i am sorry for what i did to you i want to give you all the happieness which i took from you and which is destined for me..I..Love..You......"

really Love,Life and Dreams On......

coffee said...

@ Ashish Gourav - Guy, either this author is your relative or you're the biggest ass alive(your face resembles so too). You publicized a novel without even reading it and guess what, you persuaded my friend here to buy the novel. And you know what, the novel SUCKED! Sucked big-time. There was no class, there was no elitism in the language, there was nothing extra-ordinary other than the author getting 'clean-bowled' by that whore-like Vidya or Divya whatever her sucking name was!

And the author boasts of being an IITian, I know what's the standard of the M.Tech people of IIT, they end up in stale teaching jobs such as Lovely Professional University.

@ Author - Dude, you are a piece of shit! You tried to talk about love and dreams, and at the same time fingered a whore's throbbing area. What the fuck! Your face itself speaks volumes about your low-standard. Better teach chemistry to those lovely kids rather than trying your hand at writing. Even your bloody publicist Ashish Gourav writes thousand times better than you!

@ People who cried/liked reading the book - I spit on your taste of literature. You people will always remain rotten as hell...

Good Night.

@ Ashish(once again) - If you've got balls, then publish this.

Ashish said...

@Coffee

I didn't publicize it, neither the author is my relative... I'm obsessed with IITians undergraduates and postgraduates both... so can't help praising them...

prejudiced \m/

"Even your bloody publicist Ashish Gourav writes thousand times better than you!"

... I'll take that as s compliment ;)

paradise26 said...

One of the best novel, i have ever read , i happen to have expereince of each of the character, i would love to see Aniket, Varun and Kunal

Seena

Adithie said...

this is easily one of the worst wannabeish novel i have ever had the bloody misfortune to read. good god felt like a 12 yr old trying to write porn. its vulgar, sick, baseless, lame and grammatically incorrect[ whats wrong with the publisher.
animesh verma tried to add everything in this novel- supposed love, ambititon, and sex-its crap. i prefer twilight anyday[comes second in my list of worst reads after this]
coffee has said everything and couldn't express myself better.
i genuinely feel sorry for those who were impressed by this book ca use it shows their pathetic taste in book.s
advise to animesh verma- if you're that interested in writing join english classes and develop a taste in literature. try reading john grisham jeff archer- dont go for classics that's way beyond you.or at least try enid blytons

raj said...

First when I saw the book, I thought it to be another junk from Indian author, same boring IIT stuffs which has been written so many times by many IITians......
But as I started reading this book, I felt this is a change, especially in writing. This book is not like classic novels but it defines its own language, its a common language used by any youngster in college and day to day life. This is where the book connects.
A fab story,sentimental ending and a good plot makes this book worth reading. I guess this is one of the few light reads which gives a message--a message to dream. The love story is eternal.
Overall it was really nice reading this book and certainly it made me revisit my college days.
Hats off to you...
Waiting for your next book...

bhavna said...

i m vry lzy in reading othr books.i hv nvr completed any novel before 1 year duration but love life & dreams on i hv read it in 3 days ..........really a heart touching book. after completing this book i wept for two hours continuously. best book i ever read.......

nastynicky said...

Hey there...
Well, first of all, i read this book quite late...
But, finished it in 5 hours. Secondly, after finishing the book, i really felt for the characters.
Deduction- The book gripped my interests till the end.
But the credits go to a good end sequence.
As for the startup...it was CHILDISH. And more importantly, the lingo sucked. Specially the grammatical aspect, as i truly don't know whom to blame. Was it the writer or the editors from the publishing house? But Animesh you truly lost on that part.
Now for the story... it was good but really took time to build up. And until it built up, your readers could really have struggled with reasons to continue with your book. The characters were good, and the incidents grooved in efficiently.
Animesh:
I really liked the character Varun. Blame it to the 'regional bias' in me or something else, but i liked your narrator. Chiefly because he is said to be from the city i am from- Dhanbad. Or may be 'cause i spent a good chunk of time, loitering around Vijay Nagar, Hudson Lines, Kamla Nagar or Knags, stuffing myself in ZEE Chicken or Zee dhaba (whatever u call it), n datin out in CCD. And I really wonder if i knew this guy, if at all he existed. And may be that was the main reason i stuck to this book.
But then you really connected well.
See, even i connected myself with the characters. You see that's where you WON the BATTLE. You connected really well.

But honestly speaking, i wont suggest your book to a person trying to improve his/her english by reading books or novels.
Anyway, good work. And do come up with better ones...

(and hey, was Varun an ISMite or resided at ISM?)

sush said...

Hi...
@ Mr.Animesh Verma,its an awesome book to read..
I just loved it..and belv me at da end i got tears in my eyes...

Congratss and thnks 4 writin dis 1...
tkcre all:)

Ranmeet said...

hi animesh..
Ur novel is awesome.
At the end it brought tears in my eyes.
The same situation is going on in my and my frends life.
tc

tejal said...

@ aminesh verma - sir love,life and dream on is a great book...loved reading it..

anjali said...

Hi Animesh
love,life and dream on...it just an awesome book i've eva read in my whole life :):):):):):):):):):):):):)
after reading this book my views towards life has completely changed :)
....and each words stuck in my head of dis book...! it touched my heart :)
at the end it brought tears in my eyes...! whnever i think of [ankit ...vidhiya..] = VIDAN...
and his friends "Varun..kunal.."
"HATS OFF TO THEIR FRIENDSHIP"
<3 <3 :) :)

durg said...

ya man the book was very touching..
the thing that delighted me was that how the reality was poured on to paper,even animesh talked of some fiction work involved but to my surprise everything looked so real, it was dificult to believev that it had some fiction as he mentioned in introduction, such was the IMPACT of his thoughts and writing. WELL DONE... I will recomend all my juniors and friends to go through it..
it is associated with everybodies life you can associate yourself in the story as one character or the other.especially ending was very very emotional.. a true pure love that aniket had for vidya how beautifully it is depicted in very simple english but very powerful..
no need to look at dictionary, such is the easiness in writing.
sorry man i have written so long, but i want to say and thank indefinately for writing such a maasterpiece. one will always remember such a modern and pure love story. lastly i wanted to figure out who is aniket and vidya.
so much impact i got from the story that i searched on internet, as everybody's character is mentionrd but they are not, is this the author himself??.. sorry to ask but so much curiosity i have got after reading the story..
you rock man.....

Aashima said...

hi...
its really an awsm novel...apart 4rm other IItians novel...
its too good...i cnt control my tears at the end...:(

wen r u writing ur nxt novel...

tk cr...n all d bst 4 ur future

jaya said...

hey....
this novel (love..life..n dream on).....is awesome....
we should really believe on our dreams..
but i want to ask that is this story is real or fiction...?????
did it really happen.....??????

kritika said...

hey sir,,
congrats on such brilliant work of your..i too hope to be a good novelist one day as i am ready with my manuscript...can u help me by giving contacts of srishti publications..my email id is kritikasingh8@gmail.com.

kritika said...

hey sir,,
congrats on such brilliant work of your..i too hope to be a good novelist one day as i am ready with my manuscript...can u help me by giving contacts of srishti publications..my email id is kritikasingh8@gmail.com.

Pooja said...

i wanna read d book 4 sure considerin' d love i nurture 4 movels...

as of chetan bhagat, ilykd 5 point someone...n found the other 2 absolute trash...

n yes, i hav a msg 2 all IITians...girls r not hopeless!!!

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