Engineering. What strikes first when you hear this word? Your grades? First crush? First daaru party? Hostel? Ragging? Canteen? Placement?
Floods back memories? Doesn’t it? And for those who have not yet experienced or are never going to experience it, Dipen Ambalia brings to you an inside story. A life and time of the engineering multitude. 4 years of a continuous film-reel, which starts with a dream and ends with a push into the reality. But what comes in between, is definitely worth more than the first or the last day.
Dipen is definitely the essence of the nostalgic youth sensation that has roots in the most orthodox and the most beaten path of an Indian teenager. The tried and tested Engineering background of becoming a man from a boy. And the IT industry thereafter, which makes you wonder where did those 4 years of character building go?
In his 3rd book To B.E or not to B.E? , Dipen takes us all on a ride to the yearning days of Engineering from the perspective of a boy who virtually creates a standing Wikipedia on the Educational Degree. Don’t mistake the book to be a parallel of Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat or even a remote copy of the manual of an Engineering book or its life-hacks. This comic piece of work is Dipen’s insight into the 4 years of the tumultuous yet covetous journey that defines the categorization of these “Engineers”, their lives and their mentalities.
The book has been brilliantly written and the content has thoroughly been pondered over. Dipen has done a great job of bringing in all the characters and the scenarios of any Engineering Institute in India. It ponders over the basic question you might have often asked yourself: Do I know why on earth did I pursue Engineering? The characterization and categorization of the students and the professors in every possible scenario has been etched beautifully and deserves a kudos. The hilarity and the amusement-quotient is directly proportional to those instances mentioned in the book that might have transpired with you. There are multiple moments when you simply say to yourself, “Been there, done that!” and bask in the retro-delight.
In short, if you have been through the Engineering years, this book will take you on an unforgettable ride to those yesteryears and make the book unputdownable till the end. If you are not one of our kind, you can still get enough information about the enigmatic species called Engineers. Rest Assured, this is the complete encyclopedia and all-purposes-solved book for the entry of Engineers into heaven being referred to, by Yamraj right now.