Sunday, February 16, 2014

Love@Air Force - Book Review

About the Book
Title: Love@Air Force
Author: Gaurav Sharma
Publisher: Blackbuck Publication
ISBN: 978-163041628-7
No. of Pages: 287
Price: 150 INR
Genre: Fiction
About the Author

A mathematics teacher, Gaurav Sharma has been writing poems since he was eight. He trisects the age of his passion into cricket, mathematics and writing. As a school boy, he was madly in love with cricket, then, mathematics became his passion and lately the writer in him grew restless. Lunacy for his dreams, he claims, has helped him being a published writer. As a writer, he doesn't want to be just a storyteller but yearns to create a stir. You can connect with the author at and

The Cover Speaks

The cover of the book entices with a flying Sukhoi romancing with the air in the blue sky adorned with puffy white clouds. Besides, the punch line hits the brain profoundly.
"A heart is a more sophisticated device than a Sukhoi..."


The violent romance of the Fighter planes with the clouds in sky, the pulchritudinous Officers walking around arrogantly, the runway, the Logo constituted by the concentric tricolored circles in the background, is the spectacle that meets our eyes at the feeble mention of the Air force but there is more about the Air Force besides these.

An unhappy Sergeant, Sushil Awasthi, feels that his circumstances dumped him into doing drudgery in the Air Force and he deserved better out of life. Grumbling often, he accuse his wife, his parents and even Air Force for his agonies. When he finds that, the newly arrived medical officer, Wing Commander Shabd Mishra is his best friend of school days, his inferiority complex plunges further down.

The Wing Commander is still hankering after his school day's crush, Soumya despite knowing of her being married to another Air Force Officer, who too, gets posting at the same location.

How do things shape up when the three classmates get together? What fate does the love story of the lovelorn Wing Commander meet? How do others around, the officers and the non-officers, react to the friendship between a Sergeant and a Wing Commander? Welcome to the Air Force Station Agra to know how the Air Force reins the lives of its employees.

Book Review

The story revolves around two childhood friends, Sushil and Shabd , who got departed in the course of life but destiny brings them together for a purpose. Sushil, the Sergeant feels ashamed of his rank in Air Force and his stuck hard when he comes to know his friend is posted at the same station Agra as a Wing Commander. But the difference in the ranks doesn't stop Shabd from acknowledging the strong friendship bond they shared since class eleven. Gradually, Sushil also accepts his friend back but the entire station keeps burning from their kinship. Sushil is often offended by his senior and neighbours for having big connections which earns him a promotion but each time Shabd appears in frame zipping up the wagging tongues. 

Shabd discloses his clandestine affair with his childhood friend Soumya to Sushil. Sushil tries to persuade him with the reality but Shabd refuses everything, every marriage proposal for the sake of his unrequited love. Shabd has struggled to get the rank of Wing Commander just to get the approval of Soumya's father, who was a senior Air Force officer. But he was late by a year and she was married to some Wing Commander. But Shabd didn't forget her. He keeps her alive in his poems. Destiny plays its stroke and gets Soumya's husband posted to Agra. The three classmates at the same place, one of them being lovelorn brings a twist. 

Shabd gives out signals of his loving Soumya. Her husband comes to know about this and the situation intensifies with Sushil hanging in between the Wing Commanders risking his job. How does Soumya faces this embarrassing situation, being a devoted wife and a mother of two, what  decision does she take, how does she change Shabd's life. Catch with the story to know more about the entangled lives of these Air Force personnel.  

The most intriguing lines of the book will capture you. "It is better to marry a person who loves you than to possess a person whom you love."

In a Nutshell

This book  will give you a different angle to look at love. If you are looking for a different love story from the contemporary ones, give it a shot and soak in the destined love. 

My Rating

This book review is a part of The Readers Cosmos Book Review Program.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a love triangle with a few twists... airforce scenario sounds interesting though


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