Those Days of Ours
Length: 252 pages
Rakesh, a young boy of sixteen from JNV Boudh, gets suspended for allegedly breaking into the computer lab at midnight, thus leaving a bad impression of him in the campus forever. Life is not the same after that. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas are a premier brand of education in India that has changed the lives of millions of rural students. Once out there to unleash his potential, he meets his best friend. Adolescent boys, fed up with strict rules and confined space they are ready to bully around the teachers, break the norms or mess up with friends.
Priyanka, the unbeatable girl in the district of Boudh, is smarter and wittier than Rakesh which makes him rethink every time he wants to start an affair with her. She neither accepts him nor denies him. He makes out a plan of writing letters to her as a disguised person. Will it work? He is innocent, not confident of his thoughts and holds an indecisive attitude towards life.
In the course of growing up Rakesh is influenced by several people good or bad, yet the instinct of doing blunders never leaves him. You may find it wrong, uninspiring but memorable are those days of stay at JNV Boudh.