Friday, December 16, 2016

Book Review:: ‘Cabbing - All the Way’ by Jatin Kuberkar



Genre: Literary, Humor
Publisher : Readomania
Blurb:
Twelve people agree to an idea of running a shared transport service from a common residential locality to their out-of-civilization office campus. Twelve different minds with equally diverse personalities gel with each other to fulfil a common need. At first, the members collide on mutual interests, timings, priorities and personal discipline, but in the course of their journey, they become best friends, make long-lasting relationships, mentor and help each other on various mundane matters. The journey goes on fine until one day some members try to dictate terms over the group. The rift widens with each passing day, the tension surmounts and finally all hell breaks loose... Will the journey continue? Fasten your seat belts for the journey is about to begin...


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My Review:
One doesn’t miss something one doesn’t have, but once a pleasure or comfort is sampled, we always crave for it. One of such pleasures in life is the spirit of togetherness or team spirit. Author Jatin Kuberkar explores that very facet of human life in this new book ‘Cabbing: All The Way’.

At some point or the other the working class has faced the problem of commuting to the office. A group of people in author’s office, driven by the day to day hassle of traffic jams, long distance and public transport, decide to hire a shared cab. The cab is run by this group of twelve people living in the same area.

During the running of the cab the main protagonists Chandu, Sushant, Raghav and Jatin come across many hiccups and roadblocks, but they sail through them with flying colors. The humor and exasperation, of dealing with illogical and selfish motives, has been brought to the fore leading us to ponder over complexities of human nature. Though the group splits due to some unreasonable arguments and cab stops, in the end the entire group realize their folly and come together again bound by a common goal and spirit of togetherness.

In this light hearted narrative the Mr. Kuberkar has expertly taken us through the pains and joys of commuting using a shared transport. The story has romance, drama, manipulation and a message too. The language is simple. Local slang and terms used add spice to the narrative.

I was able to relate to some of the anecdotes and enjoyed it immensely. I would highly recommend the book to anyone looking for a light, jovial tale carrying a profound message.




About the Author:
For the mortal world, I pretend to be a Software Engineer who works hard (or hardly?) in the hours of a day. I am the guy next door, a hard core Harry Potter fan and a movie buff. I literally ‘live’ every movie, I have strong opinions about its content and I hate it when a movie based on an interesting concept is messed up for the sake of commercial value. I enjoy watching cartoon shows (doremon, dora and Choota Bheem) with my son. I never get bored of listen to the endless chatter of my wife. When I’m not writing, I make toys for children.

But beyond the boundaries of this ‘cholesterol rich’ coil, I am a rider of rapturous thoughts. I am a thinker, a philosopher, a seeker, a story-teller, a writer, a wanderer and every other thing that a thought can be. At times some of these figments fire out of my thoughtful bowl and command me to write, muse, create, recreate, destroy…EXPRESS!

Who Am I? I have been asking this question to myself since 33 years, and I got a different answer always. Sometimes I get confused and think, am I asking the right question to seek the correct answer? Or may be that am I missing the whole fantastic universal drama around me while I am busy finding an answer to an irrelevant question?

Does the answer even matter?




Note: I had received this book by b00k r3vi3w in exchange for an honest review.