Thursday, 26 November 2015

Book Review: You are the Best Wife by Ajay K. Pandey

Book Name- You are the Best Wife

Author- Ajay K. Pandey

Publisher- Srishti Publishers and Distributors

Price- Rs. 175


Ajay believes in living for himself; Bhavna teaches him to live for others. Ajay is a planner for life; Bhavna makes him live in every moment.

You are the Best Wife is a story of two people with contradictory ideologies who fall in love. It changes them for good. It changes the way they look at the world and the way the world looks at them. Until destiny reveals its plan.

This is a true inspiring story of the author and his struggle with life, after his beloved wife left him halfway through their journey. But her last words, ‘you are the best husband’ gave him strength to live on, and fulfil his promise of love.

Told with frankness and doses of humour, this heart-warming tale of a boy and girl who never gave up on their love in face of adversities, ends on a bittersweet and poignant note as Ajay comes to terms with the biggest lesson life has to offer.

My take-

Ajay, hailing from a middle class family, has high aspirations of getting in to the IIT but lands up in IERT. He wishes to have a sound life without slightest worries. He plans up to score excellent marks and get placed in an excellent company paying him hefty amount. He decides to keep away from all kinds of distraction especially girls. But he couldn’t escape Cupid’s game. He sees Bhavna in his class and ends up in having a crush on her. He takes up coaching class for learning programming language, the reason being Bhavna. His crush slowly develops and evolves in to true love.

Bhavna comes from a strict and rich family. Ajay couldn’t dare to confess his feelings to her. He resorts to bluffing. He cooks up a tale of leaving IERT and confesses his feelings to Bhavna. She reciprocates her feelings and says yes to their relationship.

Life offers them surprises throughout their engineering days. First problem Ajay encounters is that of job. He doesn’t get placed in any of the companies. He decides to opt for further studies. Meanwhile, Bhavna finds herself in a well settled job. Few years later, Bhavna’s parents think about her marriage and Bhavna ends up in spilling beans about her relationship with Ajay.

How do her parents react to Bhavna’s news? Do they agree? What does Ajay do to convince his parents? What bitter game does life play with them?

The narration has been done in simple English. The story can be well understood by any person. The emotions are very well described. One can relate to the situations. I can say that the end part of this novel is surely going to leave tears in your eyes. The chapters have been named in such a way that it gives you a faint idea about where the story would go. The flow of events in the story is consistent.

The beginning of the novel seemed quite boring to me. It was the usual ragging, crush, confession, dates and late night walks. The story sped up Ajay landed up in job. I found Ajay’s way of disclosing about his relationship to his father really cute. It was towards the end that I felt emotional. I was almost in tears.

I liked the simplicity  and frankness in this story.

  • Ajay disclosing his relationship to his father.
  • Monu helping Ajay in Operation Emotional Drama
  • The Video Clip

I have learnt a lesson from You are the Best Wife and that is
‘No matter how bad the situation is, one must never surrender. One must never lose hope.’

With this novel, the author has touched the hearts of millions of people who have lost their loved ones. He is sure to give them hopes to stay alive and do all those things their loved ones dreamt of. He is here to inspire them to live. And yeah! He has indeed made Bhavna immortal.

I rate-

Cover- 3.8/5

Story- 4/5

Characters- 3.5/5

My overall rating for You are the Best Wife is 4/5.

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