The 3 Mistakes of My Life by Chetan Bhagat – Book Review

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The 3 Mistakes of My Life” is a novel written by Chetan Bhagat, an Indian author who has written several books that have become bestsellers. This book was published in 2008. It tells the story of three friends – Govind, Ishaan, and Omi – and their journey to find success. The book is based on real-life events that Bhagat experienced during his own life. In this article, I will share my review of the book.

Three Years

I first heard about Mr. Chetan Bhagat, and his “The 3 Mistakes of My Life” was precisely three years ago. I was going through corporate training. On the second day of the training, the training manager came for a Question & Answer session. First, she told me how much she loves reading and why we should keep reading. Then, she said about one of her favorite writers, Mr. Chetan Bhagat.

After three long years, I found the book and managed time for concentrating on the novel. Then I started reading the book and the prologue drew all my attention at once. It’s awesome.

The 3 Mistakes of My Life by Chetan Bhagat

The Book

As the tagline says, “A Story about Business, Cricket and Religion,” well said, indeed. This is a glimpse of India, depicting the three issues of the daily life of Indians: Business, Cricket, and Religion.

Yes, this is a “glimpse.” Of course, life is much more complex when emotions play a vital role in most people’s minds. But such most discussed issues are depicted in well writing by Mr. Chetan Bhagat.

The book was first published on January 1, 2008, by Rupa Publications. It is available in both English and Hindi versions. In addition, a movie was released in 2013 based on the novel named “Kai Po Che.”

The Story

The story revolves around three friends: Govind, Ishaan, and Omi. They all are from Ahmedabad and have their dreams to pursue.

Govind wants to become a successful businessman like his role model Bill Gates. On the other hand, Ishaan loves cricket and wants to be the next Sachin Tendulkar, while Omi is religious by heart and doesn’t want to do anything except worship God.

All three friends open a cricket coaching camp in their locality with the help of one of Govind’s relatives. This coaching camp was their first business venture. The business and their friendship flourished day by day.

But then, some religious riots take place in Ahmedabad, which shatters their dreams and business. Some anti-social elements burn their coaching camp, and They kill omi’s elder brother.

The three friends face many difficulties in their life, but they don’t give up. Instead, they learn from their mistakes and become successful in their life.

There is a love story. That leads to different corners of life. Love for friends and family, love for cricket, and passion for overcoming challenges – when put in place with the excellence of a writer, then that is great literature.

The 3 Mistakes

3 Mistakes of My Life is a story of the young, aspirant, and honest Businessman of Ahmedabad and his friends and families. This is a story of his 3 Mistakes. The three mistakes mentioned in the title refer to the significant events of their life.

I would request you to read the novel to know those three mistakes. Then, maybe you will be able to relate those to your life – some mistakes that changed your life.

The Writer

Chetan Bhagat is an Indian author, columnist, screenwriter, television personality, and motivational speaker. He is also a former investment banker.

Bhagat was included in the list of 100 most influential people globally by Time magazine and was ranked among the top 50 Indian celebrities by Forbes magazine.

The writer, I should say, is Awesome at writing. The way he presents his story, you will be mesmerized. The familiar characters around us quickly become central characters of his books. And you can’t stop reading.

Review of the Book

The 3 Mistakes of My Life is an excellent book. I would recommend this book to everyone, whether you are a student, a working professional, or a homemaker.

This book will surely change your perspective on life. It is a perfect blend of business, cricket, and religion. A story that will make you laugh, cry, and think.

The writer depicts the daily life of Ahmedabad’s old town inhabitants. He also shows the dreams and aspirations of the youth in India. He has described the business, cricket, and religious aspects of their life as just amazing.

This story is neither a typical love story nor a typical youth goon’s story. This is life. And this is not just a story. It has profound insights of a writer.

The book is a light read and can be finished in a day or two. The language is simple and easy to understand. This book is a must-read for all the young aspirants of India.

If you haven’t, then go ahead and read the book to know the three mistakes of Govind’s life and how he overcomes them.

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Conclusion

The 3 Mistakes of My Life by Chetan Bhagat is a story about India’s business, cricket, and religion. The prologue is fantastic and grabbed my attention right away. The book is well written and provides a glimpse into the daily life of Indians.

I would rate this book 4.5/5 stars. You should read the novel.

Reading is fun. You will enjoy reading if you are interested in the subject. The books like 3 Mistakes of My Life will make you curious to read more. Take reading as a tool to be happy and to keep motivating yourself.

Have you read the book? Do let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Kalpataru Biswas

Kalpataru Biswas is a writer with a focus on business and career-related subjects. He has been writing for various websites since 2018 and has more than ten years of experience in driving revenue through data-driven Sales & Marketing.

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