Book Review : The 3 Mistakes Of My Life.

  • Title : The 3 Mistakes of My Life
  • Author : Chetan Bhagat
  • Published : 1 January 2008.
  • PageCount : 258
  • Ratings : Amazon 4.3/5, Goodreads 3/5
  • Genre : Realistic, romance, fiction
  • Characters : Govind, Ishaan, Omi, Ali, Bitoo Uncle.

It is the story of three youngsters. Govind dreams to be a successful businessman. He along with his close friends Ishaan and Omi open a shop selling cricket equipments. The reason for this business venture is simple – they all consider cricket to be the first priority of life. Ishaan has been an excellent cricket player during his childhood, however he couldn’t make it big. Omi (son of hindu priest) is neither intelligent nor ambitious. All he wants is to escape his preordained destiny of being a temple priest and hang out with his friends.

The three friends do seem to succeed in their business venture initially. They expanded their business from cricket equipments to Maths coaching, tennis equipments, stationary things ( book, pencils etc..). Ishaan began to give Ali(12 year old muslim boy) cricket coaching for free as he believed- Ali has God gifted talent in cricket and he can make it to national team.

They spent days happily and peacefully. But then…sometimes life becomes like suger coated medicine the more you lick the more bitterness comes out… Religion, earthquake, politics, loan, dangerous love push their business venture into downward spiral. Will they pick up the broken pieces and succeed? or will life give them second chance. Find out the three mistakes that Govind commit in his life. The book explores whether making life can be fatal and if the dark reality of life can override the passion of an individual’s dream.


I will give this book 5 star ratings. It showcases the realistic views of silent majority in a country. It makes you give a thought about passion, freedom, friendship etc. When life gives you an opportunity grab it if not build a door. Obstacles come in everyone’s life, but one has to keep moving. Correct your mistakes from past and move on. Sharing your thoughts with friends and family makes you feel better. It’s a fictional story.. quite realistic and keeps you glued throughout the end.


About the author

Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Prakash Bhagat is an Indian writer and columnist. He graduated from mechanical engineering at IIT Delhi and completed an MBA at IIM Ahmedabad. He started his career as investment banker but left it after a few years to pursue his passion for writing. He has written nine novels and three non-fiction books. His novel has been listed as bestsellers. He was included in world’s 100 most influential people list in 2010 by Time magazine.


Universal Children Day (20 November)

Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide. In India it’s celebrated on 14 November to coincide with the birthday of Pandit Nehru.

Children’s Day is an occasion to show children that they are valuable members of society, and to remind everyone that children have right that must be guaranteed and need love and respect to grow to their full potential.

*childhood. *artbyme *illustration

When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.

-Patrick Rathfuss

Some Humour – Funny quotes!

Hello readers!! I have come across some funny quotes also quite real.. Have a look.

1) A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together decide that nothing can be done.πŸ˜†πŸ˜…

2) The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t like, drink what you don’t like and do what you would better not.πŸ˜‘πŸ˜

3) Walk groundly, talk profoundly, drink roundly, sleep soundly.πŸ’€πŸ˜΄

4) Behind every achievement is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.🀭

5) An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have, the older she gets the more interested he is in her.🀣🀣

6) Don’t talk until you can improve silence.🀫

7) Speeches are like babies – easy to conceive, but hard to deliver.

8) I am not a vegetarian because I love animals. I am a vegetarian because I hate plants. (🀦…thug life)

9) People in the hell – where do they tell people to go!πŸ€·πŸ’

10) The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along well is that they have a common enemy.πŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸ€—

11) Middle age is when your narrow waist and broad mind exchange places!

12) You cannot hold back a good laugh any more than you can the tide. Both are forces of nature.

13) Youth is when you blame all the troubles on your parents. Maturity is when you learn that everything is the fault of the younger generation.

14) He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“πŸ˜€

15) Why is laughter the best medicine? When the best medicine is unaffordable, the patient can do nothing but laugh.😜πŸ€ͺ

16) He’s a distinguished man of letters. He works for the post office.🀭

17 ) There is enough in this world for everybody’s need, but there cannot be enough for everyone’s greed.πŸ€¬πŸ€‘

18) Politicians promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.😎

19) The nice thing about egoists is that they don’t talk about other people.☺️

20) When I give a lecture, I accept that people look at their watches, but what I do not tolerate is when they look at it and raise it to their ears to find out if it has stopped.⌚😀


Have you ever heard…OLED.

Liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) have become household words because of television screens. Both these technologies are now decades old. Scientists have been working on what are known as Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED), made from carbon containing materials. They perform the same tasks more efficiently, and are more flexible.

These devices have the potential to revolutionise all future display technologies, whether for your TV screens or the one on your mobile. Simply put, in OLEDs, the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of organic compounds that emits light in response to an electric current.

Electroluminescent layer

OLEDs allow manufacturers to make displays that use less power, and are so thin that they easily wrap around other structures. They have perfect black levels and bright whites , for an infinite contrast ratio. Bright low power light sources can even be used in making organic lasers. In couple of years, you would be asking for OLED TVs instead of LED ones.😎


It’s All About Mindset!

There lived father and son on hillside. Every morning father used to go to hill peak to meditate. One day son asked his father..’can I come with you?’. His father replied ..’Son it’s not easy to climb hills,the road is narrow and their comes several obstacles inbetween like stone, rocks, plants with spines etc.. To which his son replied ‘That’s fine but I want to go there’.

Father and son started to climb hills . Their came a big rock. Father moved from sideway but unfortunately son hit the rock because he was not concenterating on what was going on. Son shouted ‘Ahaa’ as he got hurt on his knee. It echoed several time in those hills. ‘Ahaa..Ahaa.. Ahaa’. Son didn’t understand what was happening. He thought someone is hiding and insulting him. Then angrily he shouted ‘Who are you?’ Again it echoed several times..’Who are you?’..Who’ are you?’.His dad smiled and shouted ‘ I love you a lot.. You are a very good person’ As usual it echoed several times. Son was shocked. Then his father explained him the voice you are hearing is non others .. it’s your own voice.

When you say good things you get to hear good things back. When you say bad things you get to hear bad (like echo). Whatever your thoughts are, your emotions are.. it creates aura around you. You are filled with those thoughts. If you say you want to achieve success, you get surrounded with that positivity. You strive hard to work and succeed .

Yes, all you need is SELF LOVE, a ray of HOPE and positive MINDSET to succeed.


A Tribute To The Crocodile Hunter

‘ I have no fear of losing my life -if I have to save a crocodile, I will save it.’

– Steve Irwin

Steve Irwin was born in Melbourne, Australia to wildlife expert parents. He grew up surrounded with wildlife in the Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park. He was introduced to reptiles in his early childhood. He was gifted a 12 foot scrub python on his sixth birthday. His father taught him to handle reptiles and he wrestled his first Crocodile at the age of 19. After graduating , he became a crocodile trapper and caught crocodiles from populated areas where they were considered to be a danger. He performed this service for free, but he kept the captured reptiles in the park. The park was later converted to Australia Zoo.

He was also seen in many other documentaries and even in the movie ‘Dr. Doolittle’, starring Eddie Murphy. The Crocodile Hunter has become very popular and the show was seen in more than 150 countries. Seeing his dedication and hard work, he was awarded the Centenary medle and Australian of the year Award.

Steve was dedicated conservationalist and environmentalist and aroused everybody’s interest in these wonderful creatures. He raised awareness about environmental issues by entertaining people. People loved his fearless nature. He started an animal charity called Wildlife Worriors Worldwide.

The great environmental crusader met with fatal accident while snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef. A stingray spine pierced his chest.

We all must not forget the cause for which he lived and keep his memory alive by treating nature with the respect she deserves and by showing kindness and love to animals.

Interesting facts about crocodile

*A crocodile can’t move it’s tongue and cannot chew.

*It’s digestive juices are so strong that it can digest a steel nail.

The Next Big Thing -Thermal Armour

Thermal Armour

When winter season comes we have two options 1) Wear several layers of woollen clothing to keep warm. 2) Turn the room heaters on full, and pay a hefty electricity bill at the end of the month.

Now researchers at Stanford University have come up with a novel way to stay warm at home while wearing the minimum of clothing and without using heaters. Applying a coating of silver nano-wire to fabrics, they found , makes them super -insulated while remaining lightweight and breathable. Nano-wire-coated clothing preserves as much as 90 per cent of a person’s body heat- in comparison ,woollen sweaters preserve only 20 per cent. Even so, the material is porous and comfortable to wear.

Scientists are experimenting with common metals such as copper and nickel to make such clothes cheaper. Given that around 47 per cent of global energy is spent on indoor heating, and 42 per cent of global energy is spent on indoor heating ,such nano-coated textiles would also result in huge cost saving. The new personal thermal management is worth every paisa you spend on it.

Thermal Armour

Quotes

πŸ‘‰ Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.

πŸ‘‰ Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

πŸ‘‰ The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.

πŸ‘‰ If you want to make God laugh, tell him your future plans.

πŸ‘‰ If you can do something with your eyes closed, it’s time to find something new.

πŸ‘‰ Always focus on the front window shield and not the rearview mirror.

πŸ‘‰ Like timidity, bravery is also contagious.

πŸ‘‰ Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything.

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