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Book Review of Tum Tak, a debut book by Hema Bisht (a beautiful love story)

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I came across Hema’s blog in of the blog challenges I had participated a few months back and that blog was in Hindi. As I am from UP, I have an affection for this language since childhood. It smells of my roots, my home, my family. Lately, I learned about Hema’s book from one of my fellow bloggers Sonia Dogra’s Facebook post and immediately downloaded the book. Such is the power of Hema’s writing. Here are my thoughts on Tum Tak.

Title: Tum Tak

Author: Hema Bisht

Language: Hindi

Genre: Romance

Format: Kindle E-book

Rating: 5/5

About the Author:

Hema Bisht is a software engineer who is currently based at Melbourne, Australia. She loves pursuing her passion of writing and photography. Hema blogs at https://realizationblog.wordpress.com/ and this is her debut book.

About the book:

This book is about a young girl whose aim in life is to make her father proud by earning a software engineer degree and a decent job. While she is focused on her dream, life happens and she secretly falls in love with her friend, Palash. Its about how she fells in love, and her hidden feelings, her desires and dreams, her confession and acceptance. Its about the long distance relationship of two lovers.

In the story, Harsha juggles between the different roles – a responsible daughter, a sister, a sincere student, a friend, an aspiring engineer and a lover. Being a simple girl from a middle class household, she thinks several times, the consequences of her actions. Palash is a fun loving, intellectual, and lively boy with whom Harsha feels comfortable and herself. She realizes her love for him when they move away from each other to different cities for studies.

This book will remind you of your college life, hostel days, challenges every young girl faces in the society and you may also find a glimpse of your love story.

Summary:

Tum Tak is a breeze of fresh air. It is a beautiful love story that revolves around a girl and her emotions. This book talks about friendship, love, and relationships. Hema has beautifully portrayed the relationship of Harsha and her father. She has shared the snippets from Harsha’s hostel life and how a simple girl adapted herself to the new lifestyle. Her visits to PCOs and cyber cafes will transport you to 90’s and 2k era. Her ragging sessions in the college, freshers party, college pranks, senior interactions, late night walks in the hostel campus and longing for her love in those cold nights is very beautifully described by the author. Where Harsha longs for Palash, waits to see him, feel him and talk to him daily, she finds Palash quite rational and ruthless.

Was this a one sided love story or Palash also had a soft corner for Harsha? Was she able to fulfill her father’s dream by getting a job? To read more about Harsha and Palash, pick up this book. I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I do.

After a long time, I read a book in Hindi and felt butterflies in my stomach. The author has a great command over the language and the narration is absolutely brilliant. The readers can visualize everything happening infront from them like a movie. Its a fast paced story that will make you turn (scroll) the pages till the end. The story is fresh and keeps the readers intrigued throughout. The titles of every chapter are popular Bollywood songs and Hema has used mostly self clicked pictures in the book. She has sprinkled a dash of humour in the entire book which is really enjoyable. Like me, if you are also from UP, you will enjoy the book even more because of the vernacular terminology. The book will make you nostalgic with the mention of various locations in Lucknow.

I don’t see any room for improvement in the book except the book cover. It pictures a train hence no one can guess its a love story, I think it could have been designed differently. Rest, its an amazing book to grab. My verdict for the book is “Maza aa gaya padhke”

Availability:

Tum Tak is available on Amazon for Rs. 149 and free on Kindle Unlimited. Grab your copy here

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Writenlive
October 8, 2020 6:14 pm

This is a nice book review. Also loved the fact that you chose to read a book in your own language. We often forget the gems that are published in languages other than English.

Nupur
October 8, 2020 9:38 pm

Sounds like an interesting read, and your review is so eloquently presented. I only wish I could read Hindi fluently to enjoy the love story of Palash and Harsha

Preetjyot Kaur
October 9, 2020 4:21 pm

I am totally intrigued to try this book. I am definitely going to get my hands on this one. Thanks for introducing me to this Gem.

Anecdotes of Mom Life
October 9, 2020 4:44 pm

Thanks for review. The story line is interesting as she walks through different roles trying to achieve her dream. Would pick up the book for next read.

Sonia Dogra
October 9, 2020 6:00 pm

I’m so glad my facebook post took you to Hema’s book. There is no doubt that the book is splendidly penned. It certainly deserves a greater audience.

Shweta Suresh
October 9, 2020 7:52 pm

I have a love-hate relationship with Hindi and though the book seems wonderful, I don’t know if I’ll be able to read and fully grasp it. It sounds like a great story. I will definitely pass this on to my mom. She loves it.

JAYSHREE BHAGAT
October 10, 2020 7:20 am

Definitly sharing this with my hubby. He loves reading!

Trablogger
October 15, 2020 10:06 pm

Sounds like a nice book. Nice review. I was attracted more towards the cover of the book. It looks great. But if I had to read the book, it would take ages since its written in Hindi.

Mandavi Jaiswal
October 16, 2020 7:33 am

Lovely review, putting this up for next read

Gurjeet Chhabra
October 16, 2020 9:37 am

I really like your review and I am going to read it soon.

Srikanth
October 16, 2020 4:46 pm

A good read, short and crisp. Thanks for sharing such wonderful books which we have started not focusing on – Reading Books and being more mobile / screen time..

Sivaranjini. A
October 16, 2020 7:05 pm

Nice review dear. Well detailed.will read and let you know. Keep writing.

Jhilmil
October 17, 2020 2:32 am

This little love story sounds lnteresting. At times, we need such simple yet fresh and touching reads to rejuvenate ourselves.

Afreen Ansari
Afreen Ansari
October 24, 2020 11:14 am

Great review the book seems interesting to know more about and to start reading

Mayura Amarkant
October 24, 2020 11:38 am

I have read Hema’s book and loved the content. Your review is bang on! Thank you for writing this one.

Ninu Nair
October 24, 2020 2:49 pm

Its been really long since I read a book in Hindi, but then you mention this is a breeze to read and your verdict is ‘maza aa gaya’, I am thinking of giving it a read.

Mandavi Jaiswal
October 24, 2020 5:20 pm

Thats a very crisp review, looks like an interesting one to pick next.

Anahita Irani
October 24, 2020 5:26 pm

Loved the story line of the book. This romantic novel will make a fine bedtime read.

Manas Mukul
October 24, 2020 6:06 pm

Have read some of her poems and they are really good. Your 5/5 rating and this wonderful review definitely makes it a must read. Will be picking this up soon. Keep doing the great work. Like the new banner with the pic.

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ginia
October 25, 2020 7:03 am

I used to love reading romance stories in my teen years. Now I have somehow grown out of the habit. But this book sounds like a good read. Will try it out

Nazish Kondkari
October 25, 2020 7:27 pm

Thanks for sharing about this book. Looks promising. Loved your way of writing.

Charu
October 26, 2020 6:49 am

That’s a detailed book review. I will check out this one.

Lancelot Quadras
October 26, 2020 2:04 pm

Wow, this story sounds so good already. i too want to know what happens with Harsha – if she gets her dream fulfilled or no!

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