Book review of Unreal Elections,
Authors: C.S.Krishna and Karthik Laxman.
Publishers: Penguin India
Genre: Political satire.
Throw out your Chetan Bhagat and Amish Tripathi, the unreal mama’s are here.
It’s an electrifying atmosphere out here and looks like we have a cracker of a match folks—Ravi Shastri.
Two IIM Alumni, one nation torn apart by the warring leaders Pappu and Chaiwallah. Satire to banta hai bhai. The book walks its readers through the imaginary campaign trail of the various political personas.
The book is a hilarious take on the 2014 elections from the founders of Unrealtimes.com.
The flow of events are documented in sections, and meticulously presented. The summary of each section captured with a quote from the unquotable Ravi Shastri and to think I always thought of him as an all brawn and no brainer.
The book starts at very good, place that is the beginning. Introducing the major players and The Dynasty.
There is a mysterious V-Man whose V stands for vigilante, victory, vendetta, vision whatever you choose. This man-creature is so “ossum” that he uses Batman’s hood and cape, Phantom’s eyeshades and Darth Vader’s voice.
Prakash Karat’s effort to create the third front. Shashi Tharoor and his flowery language.
The book reveals serious parliamentary procedures for allotment of cabinet portfolio called Musical chairs isn’t that “ossum?”
Sonia Gandhi emerges as a truly vindictive Italian, who punishes the offenders by asking them to book tickets on www.irctc.co.in between 10 am and 12 noon. Hope the web makers of irtc.co.in get the subtle feedback on their user-friendly nature.
The spoof on KBC had me falling off my chair.
Despite the humour the book does bring about relevant issues. And most importantly asks the readers to ponder over,”What exactly does the president do?” it’s time we the citizens realized the role and the relevance of the president.
They also have a very interesting reporting, — this is a real one—on Jinnah’s August 11th address for those who are interested here is the link. http://www.pakistani.org/pakistan/legislation/constituent_address_11aug1947.html/
The book projects a few futuristic thoughts, some interesting twists in the tale that roots it firmly as a fiction—I defer from sharing it since that would be a spoiler.
A screaming Arnab Goswami
An exhausted delirious Srinivasan Jain.
Sniggering Rajdeep Sardesai and Sangeeta whoever.
Attention craving Barkha Dutt are all part of the story.
A book that is a must for everyone who has followed the 2014 elections.
about the authors: http://www.theunrealtimes.com/about-us/