“Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.”
– Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.)
The damage that Chetan Bhagat has done to the Indian literary canvas is not only irrevocable, but epidemic as well. It has engendered a whole new crop of techie-turned-writers who harbour aspirations of being in the same league as him. Rahul Kumar Pandey’s debut novel is an unwelcome addition to this this burgeoning genre.