Author: Shatrugna Vadwlas
When Baby Kiriti arrived in this world, he was like a lost butterfly in a sea of white. A baby who is born and thrust into the huge sea of humanity called India, rides and steers his destiny ship, as he constantly grapples with the Clown inside him, who meanwhile brings out his own set of funny oars in these troubled waters.
The Clown’s journey continues on from a Karma-Guru to a trader of special water from Europe (thanks to his Made-in-China friend!), and from a music director (the Bad-Boy theme!) to the founder of a school, and a dirty sock to a sex-crazed, horny bunch of young fellas. The colors of the Clown’s comedy are different but he always plays to the circus of life. As Kiriti encounters a wide array of characters from the length and breadth of India, a land as rich as its flavours, the carefree years full of joy and young hopes come to an end, with the sweet smell of Ganja still lingering under the starry nights. The philosophy of Meaning is preached, after a session of holy smokes, on the sides of a dusty highway which sees blood and grime daily.
And finally with the Mystical Game which casts a shadow on Kiriti’s life having been won, everything is laid to rest under a blanket of white, only to be stumbled upon by a Sherpa on the peaks of the mighty Himalayas that wakes up something inside of his adorable son!
Is it a Thief, his Dream or the Clown?
This book is a sarcastic comedy at its best. In each chapter, we see humor about different aspects of a person’s life.
The one that I loved the best was on education of little kids where kids are taught things like painting, kayaking, weaving, swimming,…and a whole lot of other things..the school’s name is “German American Japanise Indo International School.” This is the kind of comedy that you can expect from this book.
Even the parts where the author touches upon the caste and creed, as well as paid media were awesome.
The one with NRI hypocrisy was so relatable, I could actually visualize people I know who do exactly what all the author has written.
Finally, we have a book that has intelligent humor!
The writing style is quite different, it takes a while to get used to, but once you get acclimatized, this book is a pleasure to read.
There were slight grammatical errors, especially with the use of apostrophes.
If you like intelligent satire, be sure to pick this one up.