- Paperback: 212 pages
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub; 1 edition (15 July 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1490580875
- ISBN-13: 978-1490580876
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,27,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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B.i.t Bit by Bit: Memoirs of Bit Mesra 1963-68 Paperback – Import, 15 Jul 2014
About the Author
Triloki is a Mechanical Engineer from BIT Mesra, Ranchi. He has had a wide exposure in Public as well as Private Enterprise, starting with the prestigious Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, which he joined as a Management Trainee. Later he shifted to the Private Sector and worked with reputed companies like Molins, Shrirams, SM Group, & Khoslas. He retired as a General Manager. He was brought up in a conservative and God fearing Hindu family that valued traditions but also believed in modern upbringing. Being a rationalist Triloki rebelled against traditions by marrying the girl of his choice from a different community and caste. Being a rationalist and a self made atheist, he does not subscribe to superstition and blind faith. He has indulged in creative writing since his college days and started the "Hatchet," a newsletter which was published by him. This is his first book which is a tribute to the great Institute where he spent five years of his life, and left it as not only an Engineer but as a complete person. ready to face the world. His interests are varied, he dabbles in limericks, writes humour articles and also tries his hand at poetry. His humour articles and satyr have been published in magazines of repute. He paints as a hobby and also travels to see the world. He lives in Delhi and can be reached at www.tnagpal.blogspot.com or email@example.com
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In two straight sitting, I finished reading it.
The narration is very nice, and thus propels the work as to be a very well written book. However, I'd have preferred had Triloki Ji put in some nice conversation in the novel. Those can be small anecdote, finding place in quotes and unquotes. I also wish a more characterisation would be attempted to know about Varsha Ma'am, her feeling, emotions and her POV about Triloki Ji. That could be woven in the story, where train journeys are taken by both. I believe the second edition will surely find them.
The language is simple and flow is fantastic. I can see the umbilical chord that gets attached between the author and the campus of BIT. I can also see the POV of a young, bright boy wandering in the corridor, with a bit of uncertainty, when he was accompanied by his father at the time of admission, and then slowly turning into a confident young man going out for Bharat Darshan. A man, an engineer, who came out to conquer this world is no body, but our esteemed senior and author of this work. I can see in this work the value of the friendship that the author still cherishes. Truly, such things make a man--a complete man.
I salute my senior to have written about BIT and transposing all of us to our those golden moments. I wish him, Ma'am and everyone he knows, the very best in life.
My dear BITans, Friends and friends of friends, and everyone, please pick this book and read it. I'm sure you will love it as it'll caress your sweet memory. The present student boys and girls will find an instant connect with this work. Don't wait! Just go ahead, click a few tabs, and grab your copy.
By Pankaj Varma on July 18, 2014
This book is a masterpiece, a great book in its genre. Many people have written books commemorating their hostel days (most notable recent book being Chetan Bhagat’s ‘Five Point Someone’) but this one takes the cake. Personally I find this book even better than Bhagat’s book. It is after a long time that I found a book so ‘unputdownable’ that I read the book in one go.
The story is very cleverly told, without any clutter. The love interest is introduced quite early in the book (pair of eyes in the night train) and sustained in a subtle manner throughout, culminating in marriage at the end of the book. There are a large number of characters, a whole class full of boys, but these characters have been handled beautifully, developing each character only to the extent required by the story. Each incident is narrated in a clear and succinct manner and dovetails into a unified picture of life at one of the better known engineering institutes in the country.
All readers who have lived and studied in a hostel in India in the last century will experience a strong sense of déjà vu. This book is a must read for everyone.
Since i'd also read many of the blogs that led up to this book, am finally delighted to see the book version. Will look forward to more works from such a prolific writer! BIT by BIT is already catalogued in libraries across India and the US. I hope many more readers will enjoy such an exceptional story!
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