Book review: When karma goes upside down by Dishant Huria

Life always throws challenges at us; it is up to us how we deal with them. We can either bow our heads or face whatever is in front of us.

Author: Dishant Huria
Publisher: Srishti Publishers
Rating: 3/5


Karma has a wicked sense of humour. All we can do is laugh when it’s our turn.
By day, Aarush is struggling to get admission in a reputed college for his Master’s degree; by night, he is a technical support man working in a call centre. His lady love plans the most unexpected surprise gift on their fourth love-anniversary – a break-up! In trying to accept that she is gone, he bumps into several girls, and an older woman who fascinates him no end. Will she be the anchor
he has been waiting for? Or is this also a part of his never-ending  quest to understand love, relationships, career and friendship? Moving to a new city, finding new friends, getting beaten by the
police, and experimenting with life in general – he does everything. Join Aarush as he tries – by hook or by crook – to find a way into love and happiness When Karma Goes Upside Down.


The story starts with Riddhima breaking with Aarush whom he loved for 4 years. After their breakup, Aarush gets lost and become Alcoholic. He is doing a job in a call center and studying further. Unsure about his career, though he wants to become a writer, no one takes him seriously. Then comes Dipali in his life. Aarush’s life was a total mess as he was not sure what to do to go away from Ridhima’s thoughts. He switched jobs, even went Mumbai to try his luck but he failed to go away from her thoughts. 

The book starts with roller coaster journey of Aarush life. The book is well written but sudden switching in past made confusion. The language used is simple and the plot set is also interesting. What I liked most was Journey of the old man with Aarush. I loved that part of the story. The story switches to many characters, and it sometimes led to confusion. The character of Aarush is well developed, but I felt even Suchita’s character should also be lil elaborated. The various situations faced by Aarush were written very well. As the name suggest When karma goes upside down, the end was actually unexpected. The story in starting was interesting though, in middle, it felt little boring as it felt like the story was dragged. Though the end was worth reading.
What impressed me was the letter he wrote to himself and decided to face life as a challenge. It’s an interesting saga of Love, Hard work, Hate, Passion and yes, self-discovery. It takes a lot to fulfill your dreams and to forget your past too. The pace was good, so is a cover of the book. The language is simple and the plot is also narrative. Overall a good read it is. 

You can Get your copy here.

** I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review**
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