Sunday, 9 June 2019

Wondeful Whites - A book review

Paperback: 308 pages

Publisher: Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd; 1 edition (6 May 2019)

Language: English

About the Author-Dr Diwakar Bansal is a practicing surgeon at Shri Ram Group of hospitals presently working at Jodhpur, Rajasthan. He is faculty as an advanced surgeon at many surgical conferences. Besides the surgery, his passion includes reading fiction novel, music and writing. He has wife Dr Chetna Agarwal, also a practicing Gynecologist and has 2 boys Arnav and Apoorv who are studying.

Book Blurb-Students from different cities and culture join the class of Medical College to become doctors. Their life took a big step in the process to become the 'doctors'. The story is about seven friends who never expected the life to be so difficult in the college and find their life turned upside down after entry into the college. The course and the studies never allowed them to think of anything other than the books. Rishi - a studious boy who always wanted to top the class. Rohan - a fun loving guy who wanted to party and enjoyment and just gave up from the tight schedule of the college. Preeti - a bright girl who fell in love with a senior during the second year. Anvika - The most beautiful girl of the class who suffers a broken love affair in the college. Dive into the medical life of the students and experience the thrill they go through each and every day striving to become 'doctors'.

Review- “Wonderful Whites” has been penned by first time author Dr. Diwakar Bansal. Set against the backdrop of Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur, the novel delineates the trials and tribulations of medical students as they take small but sure steps on their journey to finally becoming a “DOCTOR”.
“Wonderful Whites” took me down the memory lane and with Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur being my alma mater, every event depicted in the story was relatable. Right from the announcement of PMT results to the hilarious anecdotes of ragging and the vasovagal episodes during the first dissection class of Anatomy, nostalgia was evoked. Any medical professional reading this book would feel the same; I am sure of that.
The author describes in detail the trip of a “MEDICO” from first semester to the final “prof” university exams. The arduous nature of medical studies, the immense pressure of performing well in the university exams and the expectations of parents from their wards are all beautifully depicted here. The inter-group rivalries and college politics also find a place in the narrative. The bad guy with a good heart- Anurag is the antagonist. A subtle love story serves as the proverbial icing on the cake.
Every coin has two sides, as they say. On the downside, the narrative tends to be linear at times and the story meanders a bit. The grammatical errors disrupt the flow of the story. With a bit of editing and in-depth proof reading, this book can scale greater heights.
To sum up, “Wonderful Whites” is a commendable effort from Dr. Diwakar Bansal. Looking forward to more gems from a doctor who wields a “surgeon’s knife” and a “writer’s quill” with equal finesse.

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