Saturday, 23 December 2017

Review: Pinto Has An Idea

Pinto Has An Idea Pinto Has An Idea by Rajeev Saxena
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A scientist can be a jack of all trade. Rajat is one of them. Is science answer to all our questions?

Rajat Srivastava aka Pinto (Short of Pintoo) is a scientist, politician, social worker, husband and father. He is brilliant from birth and despite studying in small towns like Orai he has keen knowledge of science. He goes to USA and then come back. Why? To serve the motherland. He does inventions for business and social service both. Then he is appalled by the corruption and starts a party. His wife doesn’t like it. What happens next?

The book is written in plain and simple English. This reads like a series of disjointed incidents. It has some good insights like

“Education is good but also make you coward”.

“Make point system for VVIPs. Reward and punishment should be proportionate.” (It has a wrong assumption that all VVIPs will be tried for crimes in future.)

It was a plain story and had jerky narrative. I was taken through a variety of things and it has no settled narrative. There is a clear shade of Arvind Kejriwal and Anna Hazre combined in Pinto. But that is the case of too little too late. 3/ 5 stars.




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