Today, in an all new session of THE READING ROOM, we are going to review A Romance With Chaos by Nishant Kaushik


  • Book Description

A Romance With Chaos by Nishant Kaushik is the story of Nakul, an average young Indian faced with the common dilemmas experienced by people of his age. With no prospects of job satisfaction and an uncertain future looming large, Nakul goes from a nobody to a somebody and finds his X-factor on the way.

The book deals with the struggles of a company executive in his twenties. Despite having achieved some success at a young age, Nakul goes through a series of obstacles that reduces his self-respect to nil. Stuck with an incompetent boss, a gold-digging girlfriend, and an uptight roommate, Nakul is leading a life that is less than perfect.

But things begin to change when Nakul encounters a few sketches done by an acquaintance. This incident provides a path that he has been looking for all his life. As the novel progresses, things start to look up for the protagonist, but nothing seems to last forever and this is what Nakul learns along the way.

While the narrative deals with the pressures of working in a corporate atmosphere, A Romance With Chaos provides a ray of hope for Nakul who does find happiness where he least expects it. It has a little something for everybody, including themes of love, politics, peer pressure, and the complications of working in the IT sector.

A Romance With Chaos is hilarious, yet thought-provoking, and has been well received by teen and adult readers, especially those working in the corporate sector. Critics have added their appreciation as well.


  • My View:

‘A Romance With Chaos’ by Nishant Kaushik is an exhilarating and gripping story of a twenty something corporate executive, Nakul Kapoor. The story is set up in two  different places, one, in the Bytesphere office in Mumbai and the other one at client’s location in Australia. A typical corporate life story of a person who immediately joins a software firm,after completing MBA. But soon,he becomes aware of the fact that he was not at all meant for that job. Frustrated and stuck in a job,he truly dislikes under  the guidance of a cheapo boss,a stupid boss who always considered  himself to be a smart Alec. As the cover says, a gorgeous girlfriend who can’t think below D&G and Gucci when it comes to shopping with his credit card and an extra pious room-mate who thinks that watching sleazy films amd lusting after material comforts are trivialities that one needs to rise above. I find it true in this case.The book is a complete package describing corporate politics,love life and most importantly life as an IT professional.

In my view, Nakul’s endeavors to glow up his boring and tasteless corporate life could be inspiring and intriguing for all of us. Especially for all those who are craving for a peaceful and meaningful life. But the plot is bit repetitive. There isn’t anything new. Even though the plot is bit repetitive, the author’s way of describing the character is quite good. Also,the book is full of humor which makes it a good read. Overall, it is a nice and pleasing read.

  • My rating: 3.8

Title: A Romance with Chaos

Author: Nishant Kaushik

ISBN-10: 8129115476

ISBN-13: 9788129115478

Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Rupa Publications

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So here we come to an end to today’s session of Reading Room

Reviewed By:Heena Priya(Team WordBite)

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