Abhijit Bhaduri

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Deccan Herald – Sunday, 13 November 2005

There’s Rusty, the streetsmart friend, Haathi, the institute doyen, who looks beyond the course to preparing the batch for life, Gopher, the slimy one, and Priya, Keya and Ayesha— the love interest… Fundu (needs no intro), Sethu, the resident brain… And friends is what Abbey needs in abundance, for the transition from an easy-going DU eco graduate to half-baked MBA type takes all the efforts of friends like Rusty.

Bushra Hameduddin and more

But I want to share with you the part I loved best…it was the ending…Haathi’s personalised letter to his students. It was so touching, I cried. I’m doing my MBA, and for the past few months, I’ve been feeling lost and that I’ve lost my way, and I don’t know why I’m doing what I’m doing anymore. And Haathi’s letter meant so much to me becuse that did away with some of the restlssness I’ve been feeling…

See You in Jamshedpur on 19-20 Nov 2005

Read your book.And i think its grt. i could myself relate a lot with the book because of two reasons.Firstly because i am an ex hindu college hence memories of delhi uni, and north campus came back flooding. and secondly becoz i teach in a B school in kolkata so the potrayal is next to original.

Go Ahead You Crazy FLICKr…

What next Abhijit? Syndicated columns, movies, Abbey dolls…. Sequels definitely, I reckon. Speculating in possible titles… Well, the protogonist is likely to graduate and step into the corporate world. So Married But Available, Mean Beast Always, Mayhem Bedlam And …. You are welcome to suggest. I’ll get him to send you a free copy if he likes your title.

Sriram V Iyer from Madras, TN, India writes…

The magical world in the book that draws you into it is almost like the aura that exists in RK Narayan’s Malgudi and its characters. I liked Malgudi and its characters, but I adore Jampot, MIJ and Abbey’s world that revolves around it. What are you waiting for? Haven’t you got a copy yet? Go get it, before it gets sold out !!

Tribuneindia’s Bestseller List

Here is a listing of Mediocre But Arrogant in the bestsellers list

Deccan Herald’s List of Bestsellers

This was the first time I got listed in the bestseller list by Deccan Herald.

From the land of Charminar and Biriyani

Just finished reading ur “MBA”…comparisons with “In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones” is inevitable and the gut response is u are good. Campus lores are mostly delightful and ur writing is v smooth — — thanx for a good read!!

Sonny says… Yeh Dil Maange More

I enjoyed M…..B….A immensely. Having started it I could not stop reading it and thankfully it was a great companion on a long international flight.

The First Reading in US at Gautam and Ipsita’s

Gautam and Ipsita Goswami had chosen their living room area to create a great setting for a storytelling session. Gautam (an IIT and IIM-A alumnus and now a Prof at a Business School in New York) had already raced through most of the book earlier.

Get an MBA free…

XLRI, Jamshedpur is organizing Homecoming 2005 on19-20 November 2005.
Be there in XL and get a free M-B-A (Mediocre But Arrogant).

Mehul Pandya writes…

However, I would have expected to hear more about Keya and Abbey and still wondering what happened to that? If you had the liberty to complete the story to be a happy ending, what would have been your story? Perhaps, I would have also imagined Abbey entering into a serious relationship with Ayesha.

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