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#BOOKREVIEW: CABBING ALL THE WAY

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TITLE: Cabbing All The Way
AUTHOR: Jatin Kuberkar
PUBLISHER: Readomania

THE BOOK

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BLURB

Twelve people agree to an idea of running a shared transport service from a common residential locality to their out-of-civilisation office campus. Twelve different minds with equally diverse personalities gel with each other to fulfil a common need. At first, the members collide on mutual interests, timings, priorities and personal discipline, but in the course of their journey, they become best friends, make long-lasting relationships, mentor and help each other on various mundane matters. The journey goes on fine until one day some members try to dictate terms over the group, the rift widens and with each passing day, the tension surmounts and finally hell breaks loose…..Will the journey continue?
Fasten your seatbelts for the journey is about to begin.

ME FEELS

STORY-LINE: Interesting. Drawn from the author’s personal experience, the book a memoir of sorts, literally takes us on a ride through the busy streets of Hyderabad in rain and sunshine with 12 human beings poles apart by nature yet, bonded together just with the aim to make a cumbersome routine easy and relaxing. During the course of the journey we see them in their true colours. Strangers at first they over a period of time, gel together and then starts the hilarious part of the book. Their fights, their jokes, their anger, their laughter make one feel that one is also a part of the shared cab journey. Though in general the group enjoys pulling each others leg and having a good time, tempers run high when one or two of them try to have their own way for selfish motives.

A simple yet relatable story, ‘Cabbing all the Way’ had me gritting my teeth at times, at the insensitive behaviour of Saina. But at the same time there are instances where I couldn’t help laughing out aloud. The book is hilarious, witty and truly enjoyable. Without making it seem so, the author has cleverly delved into human psychology and brought out the best and the worst in human nature.

CHARACTERIZATION: The author has succeeded in bringing live all the characters in the book. They are well developed with all their imperfections and thus one can easily relate to them, their moods, actions and reactions.

Yes, if you would ask me if I felt if there was something wanting in the story, I’d say I’d like to have seen the author make the aggrieved characters take Saina to task. I felt they were way too lenient with her. I’d have also liked the author spend a little more time with his characters making them work more hard to find out solutions to the problems they faced.

LANGUAGE: Simple and witty, something that comes naturally when you have lived the life of the character/s.

PACE: Slow at first but picks up after the first quarter portion of the book. From there on there is no looking back.

EDITING: I’ve always been a great fan of Readomania’s editing team. Except for two-three minor typos there is nothing that does not do justice to their proficiency in the field.

VERDICT

A simple yet wonderful read, the book scores a 3 on 5 from me.

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JATIN KUBERKAR

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ONE OF THE TWELVE

A software engineer by day and a passionate writer by night, Jatin Kuberkar likes to express his inspirations in the form of poetry, short stories, novels and essays.

An ardent lover of Hyderabadi biryani and a worshipper of chaai, Jatin lives in Hyderabad and is the author of two other books—Rainbow Dreams, a collection of poetry and While I Was Waiting, a collection of short stories. Cabbing all the Way is Jatin’s third book.

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People I met on the way

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Moving ahead on life’s journey
I came across teachers innumerable
The first teacher, my mother
Loving, caring yet stern

Lessons in morality she taught me
Right or wrong I learnt to know
My friend, philosopher and guide she is
A woman of substance, strong

Dad was another wonderful tutor
A man who helped me overcome my flaws
The timid me drew strength from him
Learnt to fight and stand on my own

Teachers there were many more
All great, intelligent, loving
Yet some I must make mention here
A tribute to them I owe

Afternoons in second were a delight
Sleep we were supposed to do
Yet restless we could not help but chatter
The tongue would not rest for long

Sr. Magda a wonderful Italian
Class teacher of second would bribe us with ‘pudding’
Silence and sleep would follow on hearing
‘Pudding’ (chocolates) ready, mouths would open ***

A lady fine in Mrs. Edgar we found^^^
Understanding, loving, witty no doubt
Geography a pet she made of ours
Welcome she was always in class

Mornings we went early to school
Sleep insufficient we had to choose
Mrs. Edgar would suddenly call out aloud
‘Goodnight my dear’ as a yawn was let out

Inquisitive eyes looking around
Trying to spot the Mrs. Edgar’s ‘dear’
Failing in mission we’d all return back
The ‘dear’ was always a mystery for us

Miss Bella, the Physics Ma’am tall and thin
Dark ,beautiful with flowing hair
Soft in speech and heart she was
Physics she loved and made us love too

Many more there were I must say
Many more there are even today
In each person I meet a teacher I see
Child, youth, adult, aged whoever they be

Life is a world teeming with millions
Millions all humans entirely different
Each a teacher in his own very way
And a student too no doubt, I must say.

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*** ( Sr. Magadalena would pop in a chocolate each in our mouth. That was her’pudding’)

^^^(Mrs. Edgar was an adorable person. Aged yet beautiful. She had something about her that automatically pulled us towards her, A magnet she was.As soon as someone in class yawned, she would wish the person ‘Good Night’, not sarcastically but genuinely. But except for the person concerned no one else knew who she had addressed. It was always a mystery for us.Once when we were in the X std. she got one of the girl’s who was literally falling off due to sleep, to go to back of the class, put three chairs together and sleep. A truly adorable person she was.)

In fact, I must say that all my teachers in Kindergarden and school were adorable. Stern they were, yet loving too.Each one of them was a gem. The rod was never taken up. No sort of physical or mental punishment was applied. The erring got away with a simple imposition. Was lucky to have them as my teachers in the days when my character was shaped.

I also fondly remember all my lecturers and professors in college. Each one of them contributed in one way or the other in shaping my mind and intellect. I owe my personality to all I met on the way right from my birth till this day.

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The elixir of life

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great three: a,b,o.
rule over the human race
elixir of life.

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on a full moon night
sounds of vampires sinister
million goose berries.

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sudden prick on skin
blood drawn, irritated skin
dark mosquito winged

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rivers rule the earth
river of life rules mankind
rivers the rulers

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cousins meet cousins
long lost relations revive
tears and hugs galore

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harsh, strong words uttered
heartbroken, devastated
lips quiver, eyes red.

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blood embraces blood
lips tremble, eyes shine, words fail
a hug speaks it all.

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romance in the air
thick thorns sharp, ready to tear
blood oozing love wins.

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