Abhijit Bhaduri

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Moneycontrol.com Review

The book has it all – from the college wisecrack, to the guy who plays Bob Dylan on his guitar, to the class hottie that every guy is trying to woo, bad hostel food and the works. But just in case you thought the title reflected the caliber of MBA graduates, the author himself a human resources graduate from XLRI rushes to explain.

Interview on Malaysian National TV with Will Kuah

Will said that as soon as Mediocre But Arrogant becomes a film, he will feature it on his other show called MY ENTERTAINMENT (ENG) Mon to Fri, 12PM which is an exciting, slick daily show that gives you the latest in international and local entertainment news. Covering music, movies, fashion and beyond.

View From Kuala Lumpur

The list reads like this
No 1 The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
No 2 Mediocre But Arrogant by Abhijit Bhaduri
No 3 The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh

Daily News & Analysis, Mumbai

Present at the launch was film director Shyam Benegal, who said, “lt could make a good film, but not by me by someone younger and fresh into the profession.”

Mediocre But Arrogant Hits Best Sellers List

The Oxford Bookstore’s bestseller list
1. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
2. The Hungry Tide -Amitav Ghosh
3. Mediocre But Arrogant – Abhijit Bhaduri

The Statesman, Kolkata 4th Aug 2005

The ad guru, Ram Ray said: “Reading the book was like going to a party, a party one does not forget. The book made me revisit college.”

Book Review at The Week

Pure serendipity no doubt, but campus novels seem to be becoming a hot new trend in Indo English fiction. Where there was a void earlier, three have appeared within a year. Chetan Bhagat’s surprisingly successful Five Point Someone, about life at IIT; Sudeep Chakravarti’s Tin Fish, enshrining Mayo College; and now Abhijit Bhaduri’s effort.

XLRI – It was good to be home

I finally got to hear “XL di Kudiyan” (composer Rohit Munjal – who I finally met at Hyderabad). Had chai and samosas at Niranjan’s dhaba and then had a serious OMAXI meeting with Madhukar Shukla for the rest of the evening.

Kolkata Newsline – Expressindia.com 5th Aug-2005

“Bhaduri’s protagonist in his debut novel, has followed the coming-of-age of English, August’s Agastya as contemporary Indo-Anglican fiction’s most sardonic and understated characters.” Indian Express

Campus Life in Book Pages from The Telegraph – Friday August 5-2005

“The story of the protagonist Abbey and his friends at the institute is filled with humour and had the audience in splits when Bhaduri read out excerpts from the book, anecdotes about Abbey’s roommate Pappu and his encounter with Ganauri the washerman.” The Telegraph

The Telegraph – Calcutta 4th Aug 2005

“What’s common between J (JRD Tata), Russi (Mody) and me?” asks Abbey, an MBA student of a business school.
“A dismal academic record,” replies a friend.
“Leadership qualities,” counters Abbey.

Mediocre But Arrogant – Launched in Kolkata

The Venue: Oxford Book Store, Park Street, Kolkata This is truly a book lovers heaven. Make that a book writers’ heaven Ram Ray, CEO Response advertising agency released the book with the Chief Guest Russi Mody adding to the buss with his characteristic comments about how “all education is a waste” !! Ram Ray swore that he had read and loved the book which not only had humour and punch […]

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