September 02, 2011


Title : Those we the days...
Author : Subhasis Ghosal
Publisher: Pigeon Books

About The Book:
Class 12th BOARDS EXAMS! These words are enough to send the jitters down any student’s spine – including the most academically sound ones. However, the bottom-rankers of the class did not seem bothered.

This story revolves around the adventures, rather misadventures, of three friends who are in class 12th – Science stream. Aaditya, Shubroto and Lucky, with their final boards exams just around the corner, are in a state of dilemma about what the future holds in store for them after they have passed out of school.

Bottom rankers of the class, instead of putting all efforts in studying for the exams, Shubroto convinces Aaditya and Lucky to lie to their parents, and set off for a trip to Jammu.

Does the trip turn out exactly the way they had planned it to be?
Who is the special person that Aaditya meets in this trip?

Somehow managing to escape from this trip filled with fuckups, on their return, the three friends are shaken with the news of their exams being pre-scheduled. Needless to say, they are not prepared for any of the subjects, and hence are compelled to zero upon various risky strategies to enable them in passing their exams. This leads to a turn of events which are extremely funny, yet hair-raising.

The story is a humorous narrative about hysteric adventures, undying friendship, adolescent love, the first date, engineering entrance exams, career confusion and parental pressures – to sum it all, the journey of three high-school boys from the unperturbed school life to the real world of careers and responsibilities. The writer has summed up the essence of this story in the light-hearted narration of the ups-and-downs in the lives of the three friends.

Reading this narrative is sure to be a nostalgic experience, as the reader can easily relate and identify with the characters of the story, and will be taken back to the times when having fun was not synonymous with spending loads of money.

About The Author:
Subhasis Ghosal is a marketing professional who works with a prominent IT company in India. Having spent his childhood and young days in Delhi, Subhasis is a Delhi University graduate who started his career as a software engineer in Bangalore. However writing being his first love, he switched to a career in marketing and branding, which gave him ample opportunities to hone his writing skills.

Owing to the nature of his work, he has visited various parts of the world and has learnt a lot from his interaction with people from various regions and cultures.

Subhasis is an avid writer and maintains a blog with his short-stories and poetry. Currently based in Pune, Subhasis has keen interest in working out in the gym – an activity which takes up most of his time when he is not reading or writing. Occasionally, he loves playing snooker, swimming and watching humorous movies. He is crazy about music and loves dancing with his two left feet.


Do you miss the days of exams, adventures & screw-ups, undying friendship, adolescent love, your  first date, career confusion, parental pressures? Do you believe that your school/college days were the best days of your life? 
In everyone's life, truly, those days were the best; the golden days of youth. 
Now just tell us about your nostalgic days in not more than 5 lines. Reminisce those days.
Three best answers will win a copy of this book - Those were the days by Subhasis Ghoshal

Complete the sentence below

"Those were the days because..." (not more than 5 lines) and send your entry to
Contest ends on 8 September 

Put on you thinking caps and take a trip down memory lane. 

Out of 20, three best entries were chosen by the author and the winners are - Mansi Dixit, Sapna Bejwani & Tarun Bansal.

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