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You know how people have all these qualities that repels the opposite sex or at least makes the opposite sex put the said people into the sweet-but-only-friendzoning-worthy category? I have one - I read. This is my gift. This is my curse. Since my gift-curse isn’t going to get me laid, it might as well benefit you, oh awesome reader of Whackk!

I read good books. But, I also read bad books, because the people around me have a very bad taste. I know the books that should be read by everyone to have a good time and the books that deserve to be FUCKING BURNT TO THE GROUND!

The Secret (and its various other forms)

Rhonda Byrne hit the jackpot with this books, based on an earlier documentary of sorts. What’s it about? The Power of attraction. Not the physical kind.

According to the secret, you can get whatever you want, just by thinking about it. Yes.

Although this theory has it’s own set of believers and sceptics, when they tell you to keep a spare toothbrush in your bathroom and leave some space in your garage for your currently non-existent soulmate, just so you can land some booty courtesy of the “universe”. This probably works as the universe (or your friends) gets a hint, takes pity on your loneliness and desperation and sets you up with someone.

People all over the world are following this shit. Be the change you want to see. BURN THIS BOOK!





Books by Paulo Coelho

I am probably going to receive death threats for saying this, but, his books suck.

I have no idea how, but I have managed to read almost all his books. Most of them deal with sex, magic or magical sex. His bestselling book, The Alchemist, shares ideas with The Secret.


If I owned a bookstore, these books would be kept under the ‘Hipster’ section.






Books by Arindam Chaudhuri/Shiv Khera

Arindam Chaudhuri is that guy with a 'kewl' ponytail asking people to “Dare to think beyond the IIMs”. Yes, everyone feels like slapping the shit out of him. Don’t worry you are not alone. No, it’s completely normal.

The world has had the misfortune of having the ability to buy three books by him - Discover the diamond in you, Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch and The Great Indian Dream. The Great Indian Dream is about economics and all that. I really don’t give a shit about that.

But the other two are best sellers. Mostly because people just can’t get enough of how to succeed in their sad lives. Also, because they have forewords from Sharukh Khan and Amitabh Bacchan. And it takes less than an hour to read through them, even if you suffer from acute ADD.

Shiv Khera is the dude who came out with the trendy quote that says “Winner don’t do different things, but do things differently”. Fortunately for him there was no Twitter at that time, otherwise it would have just drowned in a sea of wittier quotes. Also, when you see a book named “You Can Win”, it’s time to run like you have never ran before.




Chetan Bhagat Type Book Clones

After the release of 5 Point Someone, people realised that since they went to college too and fantasised about making out and even banging that chick, they could write about it and people would read it. Thus were born the 5PS clones
Hey, don’t blame CB for all this man. But kill the guy who wrote “Love in the reality is not always that easy”. If you need more help finding him, his name is Hardik Dhamija and happens to be a second year student at UIET in Punjab, Chandigarh. He is also a RJ at P.U. Community Radio and runs the show named "The Road Less Taken".  

Vivek Ranjan

Reader! Before you go, I just want to say you were fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. And you know what? So was I!

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