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Friday, September 28, 2012

Post 11: Book Review 9: By Loosing You I found How Much I Needed You By Dr. Rachit Bhushan

I would like to begin bt thanking Dr, Rachit Bhushan, the author of this book to send it for a review on a single request and no reminders!!! That's what i like about doctors. I being a PhD student in Biological Sciences my self was happy to find him being in medicine and having a similar interest in literature and writing, therefore i was drawn to read and write about this book. Though the reason behind him writing the book is much above what i presumed as "interest" i loved it for the positive effect it had.

Away from love stories where people cry , crib and just publicize about loosing someone they love this is really a very fresh, different perspective and really welcome the change. It is the story of Rachit recalling a time when love entered his life. As the author says its a life story and not about love, it does have glimpses of his childhood till the current date. Like any individual Rachit an innocent, average, yound lad finshes school with average marks and enters medical school- first year M.B.B.S in Nepal. He is shy and innocent but being at a place away from ones country and introduced to situations of the world like "Ragging" learns the lessons and grooms himself. He is a learner with life as his teacher. He decides that he would "not let anyone be smarter than him" [My personal favourite attitude :)]. He grooms himself according to situations , people and emerges out as someone smart and the one you want to be friends with. He starts having many female friends and options he could explore but love is special. While still being innocent at heart he believes strongly in finding "his kind of girl" someday. 
This is the story when social media just started pickinup with yahoo messenger and orkut. His first relationship like many in that age, fascinated by internet starts online and diminishes with time as frequencies dont match and eventually the internet excitement isnt enough to be the propellent. Around the same time he becomes friends with a girl he couldnt resist admiring, at his elder sisters wedding. They chat regularly and he admits about his existing long distance. She becomes his only and constant support in his 'break-up" days. He develops feelings for her and is clear, but she still confused. However one day she has a realization and proposes to her. He asks for a commitment as he is "once beaten twice shy" and she does commit. Then starts the happiest phase of Rachits life where each day they spend anytime they find chatting. They get more close, care for everything, do pleasant things for each other and love grows. There are minor ups and downs with questions like their families accepting their relationship, them being unsettles in their careers, no time due to exams, family responsibilities etc. She supports him in every way and so does he. They are sure to be spouses and need each other in every moment. Till one day she suddenly leaves him! why did she do so? Was it family pressure? What were all those promises together???

Positives:  Not a typical lost and found love stories. No cribbing but instead the story brings out Rachits character from a normal boy to a mature and responsible individual. The message "One must learn not to give up but fight each day as the gift of life is rare and one must live it fully" is for every individual as M.S.Dhoni says on the cover page.

Negatives: The grammatical errors could have been corrected. The story appears jumbled, the flow could have been much better. But the message it brings out is much above these petty issues.

The Verdict:  A must read for every individual. Grab a copy today.

About The Author: 

Meet a young doctor from Ranchi who writes much more than prescriptions.Rachit Bhushan , the alumnus of St Thomas School who completed his MBBS and now works at the cardiac surgery unit of Ranchi’s Apollo Hospital, is already popular in cyberspace for By Losing You I Found How Much I Needed You, a young man’s take on campus love and career blues. He has a fan following in 21 countries and 150 cities, thanks to the phenomenal reach of the internet.Rachit claimed his book is “not another Mills & Boon imitation”. “It’s a life story, not love story and every human can relate to it in some or the other way” He asserted.“The girl in the story was once a part of my life.” The novel is a true story that has already created havoc in minds of readers not only in India but across the globe. The doctor turned writer has been felicitated by Indian Medical Association for his book and his novel also is recommended by the cricketing maestro Mr.M.S.Dhoni.

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