Book Review : HOW DID IT GO?


★ Avoid ★★ No Great Loss ★★★ Worth Reading ★★★★ Close to Masterpiece ★★★★★ Masterpiece


HowDidItgoName: How Did It Go? by Prasun Chaudhary
Genre: Fiction Language: English Pages: 225
Published: 2014
My Rating: ★★1/2
Started(Re-Read): 25th June, 2015 Completed: 28th June, 2015
Total Reading Hour: 25 Hrs


Excerpt from Book:

Percy and his friends are just like other university students – trying hard to toe line between having the time of their lives and keeping up with their academics. When the constant pressures of competition start to get to them, they figure that they’d rather be having fun instead. And that’s when everything starts to fall apart! Will they be able to find their way back again? Or will it be too late?

‘How Did It Go?’ is an account of how an average student goes about navigating the intensely competitive waters of IIT, but its messages are universal. The constant fight to stay afloat, the loss of hope and your drive to succeed, the internal politics – it can all be a bit much for one person to take on. If you think getting in was difficult, think again! But, as Percy rightly puts it, nothing is too intimidating as long as you find where you belong, pick up a few life lessons and good friends along the way, and just have fun doing it all!


This book is about Percy – protagonist – and his friends and their life in IIT Kharagpur campus. It’s about average students who take part in every other co-curricular activities except study. It’s about those students who think to try hard in next exam. It’s about those students who believe that anyone can become leader irrespective of their grades in exam (and I am very much agree with this). Story starts from very first day of Percy in IIT and ends at last day of Percy in IIT. Everyone from science background can connect their college life with the book.

Author’s writing style is simple and connecting but something is missing. I was thinking since yesterday and suddenly I realized, freshness is missing. May be, I have read so many books on IITan’s life and that’s the reason I feel it that way.

At end of some chapters, Author gave philosophical view and that’s best parts of book. After reading this book, you will realize “why average IITan outshine in market compare to students from other engineering colleges”. If you are first time reader, don’t bother about freshness and wants to read something good, then go for this. If you have read so many books on IITan, still go for this and read it in your leisure time. You will not be disappointed.

Note: I received a copy of book from BecomeShakeshpeare.Com and I am very much thankful to publication account for same.


About Author:

Prasun Chaudhary – Currently working with a bank in New York, Prasun Chaudhary is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, who spent a considerable amount of time as a consultant before switching over to Banking. Described by his friends and batch mates as a passionate person, who instills confidence in everyone he meets, the author is particularly fond of visiting new places and running marathons; he considers running to be the most liberating and satisfying of experiences.

The author’s active involvement, in all sorts of student activities during his IIT days, has given him detailed insights into the lives and characteristics of the different types of students he came across during the years he spent at university, which he has put to good use in his first work of fiction, How Did it Go?


Extra Shot:

Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities. – George R.R. Martin


Enjoy Reading…

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3 Responses to Book Review : HOW DID IT GO?

  1. Archana Kapoor says:

    Very well written review. Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Cheers, Archana – http://www.drishti.co

    • Uj says:

      Thanks Archana for kind words…

      I am following your blog since long time.. Desh and You both are amazing… Keep writing..

      And Keep Visiting Ujval’s Lounge !!!

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