‘Confused Bastards’ by Manav Vigg – Book Review


Title : Confused Bastards
Author : Manav Vigg
Pages : 224
Publisher : Srishti
Genre : Fiction

Rating :

Cover : 3.5/5
Writing Style : 4/5
Presentation :
Story: 4/5
Overall :


What happens when three entrepreneurs initiate a start-up which shocks the nation?
Aakash, Jai and Vivek are mostly usual in their ways, except for some. Struggling with their own inner conflicts as well as the cruel world outside, they decide to show the world their true potential. To make it big. But how? They become the voice of the nation by starting up an online platform where people can upload unabashed, unapologetic videos, venting out their angst against people, politics, bosses, lovers, taboos, or just about anything. Even the founders themselves.
The platform spreads like wild fire. But when has fire doused without burning a few!
Confused Bastards is not just a witty, gritty, fast-paced journey of three friends, it’s also an intolerant story for a tolerant country!


After a long time I have read something with completely new concept. The book is about three friends and their start up that went viral all over the nation. The book starts as a very intelligent read as the start-up was actually intriguing and meant to grab everyone’s attention and when I say, everyone, it means everyone. Soon things started to go off and that’s the time when entrepreneurs are exposed to reality check.

Book blurb is interesting, cover at first glance may feel strange but it goes good with the overall theme of the book. Title is fantastic and the plot is unique.

As the book is on start-up and at present times, start-up is every youth’s dream because of many reasons, I would say that the author’s thought was hitting bull’s eye. Confusion of the youth has been portrayed brilliantly and there are some valuable life lessons hidden within those pages.

The story is good and is having great potential to hold the reader but I think that the slow pace of the book is a downfall. Language is good, narration is good, and some of the dialogue sequences are excellent. Overall, this book is really a good read and deserves to be on everyone’s shelf who loves to read something different than the usual.



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10th may, 5 pm……………….

From my view……….

The van from the hospital was standing outside our home. Everyone rushed towards the gate to have the last glimpse of my sister but I was standing meters away from the van and my body was shivering, I wanted that someone come to me and say that don’t worry Beta, you have just seen a bad dream, now wake up. But somewhere I knew that it is true, my sister is no more. The truth is never going to be changed.

I was about to faint when someone caught me and advised me to see sister for the last time. I refused; I had no courage to do that. Then my father came to me, he took me to my sister and shown me her face and I burst out in tears. Then I came to know what bursting of tears is? Within 2 hours we were at the place where the final ceremony of every one of us takes place. We were ready to fire her up. I was not crying at that moment but with the fire my eyes again burst out. This was the last separation of ours. Good bye, Didi, I will miss you, bye…………………………………..

Next few days spent with the arrival of many people. Everyone came, listen and go. Some of them cried, some of them gave advice to face this difficult time. With the passage of time, pain of ours got lower down a bit. But my pain started to increase because of loneliness. I started to remain isolated to others. I was trying to settle down my pain in the depth of my heart but no, it always remains at the top.

From childhood I wanted to have internet. I wanted that I could chat with all type of people around the world. So one day my father asked me about this, would you like me to install internet so I refused. Because may be I started to like the isolation from everyone but my father read my heart, he installed internet within 2 or 3 days.

Unhappily I started using internet but I didn’t chat with anyone. One day I don’t know how I clicked on orkut option from Google’s page. I knew how to use this application so I did enjoy doing orkuting.

One day I opened my account; there was someone’s friend request for me. It was the first friend request came to me. When I read the name I got spell bounded. The name was Deepshikha Sharma. I quickly opened the profile. My eyes stuck on her date of birth that was 5th January, 1988; same as my real sister had.

I quickly scraped her:

“Who are you?”

After some time came the reply:

“Some good byes are not the last one……………………”

She is still with me, she still fights with me, I don’t know what is natural and what is supernatural, the only thing I know is SHE IS WITH ME.