The book Teenage Diaries will be launched by author Saurabh Sharma. Being born in a middle class family has its own perks and limitations. The biggest perk is that one will be able to complete his engineering and MBA and the biggest limitation is that one will have to complete his engineering and MBA. Saurabh Sharma, being a middle-class boy from Baroda, did his engineering from NIT, Allahabad and MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai. Currently an Associate Director at Flipkart, in his free time, he loves to write, play tennis and strum guitar. His debut novel is a tribute to some of the truly amazing friendships that he has developed over the years. Told from the eyes of an Indian middle-class teenager, this story will make you wonder what you would have done if you were named Ghanshyam and were born a pessimistic nerd, while your optimistic best friend believed in unicorns and utopia! And to add to your woes, what if you fell in love with the most beautiful girl of your school? Wouldn’t you then wait for a miracle to happen? Well, what if that miracle happened?
From the book: “How about bunking the next class and rushing to the cricket field and while you are at it, planting a bomb in the toilet?” Wait, what the hell am I asking you to do with deadlines to catch on!? But allow me to take you down the forgotten memory lanes and remind you of the times when… You had a fit of breathlessness in front of your crush, When FLAMES said marriage, you couldn’t help but blush. Blank calls played Morse codes, Two meant – you missed her loads. You were clumsy as shit, because her presence was sublime, But after your break-up, crying became your favourite pastime. You bunked the classes and said – ‘Let the studies rot!’ But you never missed Kiran ma’am’s class, ‘coz she was pretty hot! Cricket brought you glory, And planting a bomb in school changed your story. Life screwed you over and killed your spirit, But you’re glad that you anyway did it.
Where: Atta Galatta, Koramangala
When: March 25, Saturday, 3 PM onwards