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Book review: 'The Equations of Destiny' by Mayur Agarwal
IBNS | 22 May 2018
Book review: 'The Equations of Destiny' by Mayur Agarwal
Mayur Agarwal's 'The Equations of Destiny' is a book where the author has been brutally honest while writing it.

One of the things which I really liked about the book is its characters. The protagonist, Sam has not been projected as a flawless hero of the story. 

 
He has flaws, he makes way too many mistakes, fails but finally succeeds. 
 
This makes the book motivational to a certain extent. 
 
The other characters too have been put on limelight and given the credits that they deserve. 
 
I guess most college boys, and others, who dream of becoming someone big and faces hurdles which cannot really be justified will be able to relate to this book. 
 
Because it mainly revolves around college life.
 
The books is peppered with bitter sweet moments of life. There is jealousy, rebellion, madness. 
 
Sam’s life has also been depicted very nicely with unexpected twists and turns which create some amount of suspense and justifies the book's title ‘Equations of Destiny.’
 
The book starts with him failing to clear the TV soap audition because he wasn’t ready to do it by unfair means which his producer was forcing him to do. 
 
The director challenged him that he won't let Sam pursue an acting career. The director used his influence to get Sam rejected from auditions.
 
College too seemed seemed fine until he began to fall behind in various subjects while his friends topped. 
 
He did a lot of things which were morally wrong. His conscience couldn’t forgive him. He ruined a life. 
 
But every ruined person gets someone as a savior. 
 
For him it was Mr. Agarwal who made him realize his worth and put him back on the right path and we got a happy ending where he successfully finishes writing his book and becomes a man of worth. 
 
He is sorry for his childish acts in the past but nevertheless starts a new life.
 
The book has been a good read - candidly written without too much filters and luxurious or flowery projections of life.
 
(Reviewed by Shoumashree Mukherjee)