“Horn OK Please – Hopping to Conclusions” by Kartik ‘Hopper’ Iyengar is an account across the ‘India 2.0.’ A relaxing venture on the eyes, it films across the urban India blazing with corporate culture with a taste of spicy sarcasm in every page. The ‘Motormouth’ SUV takes you on a bumpy ride to Ladakh along with Chief Rebull, Goose Goldsmith and Derek Demonia. On every kilometre in the book you come across new people, new culture with a defined set of new problems to tackle. The book is hilarious with a message you extract from between the lines ;)
The plot is simple, plain and exact. A trip loaded with adventures at the back of your car which trips you over and over again at the exciting new ventures when the passengers encounter. Humour is the sole truth and you can feel it in every word of the book. Fused with the life of a corporate executive – it explains the new dimensions of the young clan of India 2.0. You travel on the roads of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttaranchal, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and then to the abode itself – Jammu and Kashmir meeting the up’s and down’s of life. Encountering the tiny bits of experiences and smiles which we choose to ignore.
The writing is flowing, filled with sarcasm and witty lines that hook you on the book. A story which grips you all the way to Ladakh. The comments and witty nudges bring up the typical smirk-ish smile to your face one a page while the other leaves you in shock and amazement. It zooms about the poem being felt and then cooked with moralistic viewpoints to present you a recipe to digest for a happy lifestyle. He cooks the happiness of tactless commercialism, a dream of roads and dressing it with a new fresh India, as a nation for the world to witness. Definitely not a travelogue, the road trip shows us the shades of Kartik’s life.
On overall, a must read for every Indian and Non-Indian of fresh, booming blood. Filled with adventure and humour that makes the book a readable material. Fit for a healthy mind and an insight to new India. The book’s foreword is given His Holiness The Dalai Lama himself. Be sure to buy your own copy – you don’t want the locust wrath.
Kartik Iyengar is a corporate professional based in Bangalore and “Horn Ok Please – Hopping to Conclusions” is his debutant venture.
Jai is a vital combination of bones, blood and brains haunts this earth with a pen and camera capturing the various dimensions prevailing on this planet. With flare for sarcasm he writes for politically correct reasons. When he gets time from gym, discussing, networking and reading he also participates in writing and composing songs. His ambition is to become the head of United Nations and BTL is his way.