This book has recently taken some of my time amidst my busy schedule!! "Five Point Someone" by Chetan Bhagat is a book on wat "Not to Do in IIT". It talks about the lives of 3 students who with great difficulties reach the doorsteps of 'The IIT' with great pride only to end up as "5 Pointers!!" The Bollywood movie "3 Idiots" is almost a Replica of this book, but the film has its own beauty just as the book has it own admirable subtle details!
IIT- the Best Institution in India for B.E. & B.Tech courses also aims at doing nothing but having BRAIN DRAIN as consequences. This is how the author starts his story by complaining about the IIT credit system (probably because he messed up with his grades!!!) :P The story starts with 3 novice students getting introduced 2 each other in a really weird manner & its all about the Friendship that blossoms amongst them during their 4 yrs stay in the campus!! This story deals more with the human feelings than the usual $'IIT Mechanical Mind System'$
'5 Point Someone' is a mixture of
- Bunking Classes
- Copy Assignments
- Date the Prof's daughter
- Steal the question papers to get an 'A'
- C2D (The author calls it 'Co-Operate 2 Dominate'), where the 6 subjects r split as 2 for each of the 3 (prob 2 get screwed in the other subj.)
- Attend vivas with vodka to boost u up
- The Depth of Friendship
- Love over Lust
- Keeping up Responsibilties as a son/daughter
- Be a human than being a m/c
- Finally be 'A Master of ur Work, not a Slave'
Overall, this book comments on "Do the Don'ts in the IIT" & the Pleasure & Pain that comes from it!! The '3 heroes' probably 'The 3 Idiots' of our story 'Hari, Alok & Ryan' do all 'Thillalangadi' probably setting an example on 'How not to live in the IIT'! Overall the book was a Pleasure to Read, let alone the little drawbacks that are suppressed once the climax is read# It is worth a Read!!!