Thursday, 1 October 2015




To destroy great EVIL, GOOD has to shed tears of blood. 

Rudransh Kashyap is a self-made billionaire and man of high moral fiber. His life is shattered when he returns home one day to find that his prodigy, his 16-year-old grandson, Aarush, has been arrested and accused of a brutal gang rape. It is easy to say, “Kill the Rapist” but what if the accused is your child? 

This case takes an unprecedented turn when Aarush’s identity is made public on social media. Rudransh finds himself living a nightmare as he fights against tremendous odds to get justice for Aarush, to save him and to bring him back home… But what if the unthinkable is true? Can Rudransh save his grandson, or will he end up fighting a different battle altogether?


Title: #IAm16ICanRape
Author: Kirtida Gautam
Genre: Ficton
Publishers: Read Out Loud
Price: INR. 450
Goodreads Rating : 5/5


Truth be told , I received this Book as a review copy and So far , I can Proudly say , its one of the finest Psychological Thriller  I'd ever read . Flawless writing with plot packed with thrill which simply makes the reader believe as if reading on  edge of some high mountain . Kirtida Gautam has given an absolute tribute to the Victim of Delhi-Nirbhaya-Rape-Case with her book . Story of the Book is woven in such a manner that it let the reader to widen its prospective about various social evils which we usually ignore .

Plot hatched with the the ongoing meet of a Rape case accused , Arush and his Lawyer Meghana . Aarush , grandson of India's leading IIT Coaching centre's Head , was accused of a gang rape in Bangalore and is put onto trial as per Indian Judicial Procedures . Meghana was given the command to defend Aarush in court room but with time some ugly truth leashed out which put the whole case at a different level . No doubt , author had worked hard to bolt the characters the way they needs to be . Rudransh Kashhyap aka RK-Ji , founder of RK-JEE Chain in India spoiled his grandson in a very unique way from naming their  Bunglow from his name to buying him a Jaguar on his 16th birthday .

Chapters in the book are narrated by different characters giving a great deal to  get a depth knowledge of everyone's thoughts and acts .
Rudransh is portrayed as a Sophisticated old man who's stick to his principles and had made the grand empire of Coaching in India of his own . But the Events that occurred in the story are the events that actually test if a person is actually dutifully act on his principles or not .
Aarush , the protagonist around whom the whole story revolves is branded as one of the most intelligent kid who had cleared most of the Olympiads he had ever into . Author has sketched him so artistically in a psychological thriller that it let the reader's cell to jam with what-the-hell-is-this-guy . Aarush who on a side is flirt  and even rough with some girls but at same time never use the abusing word starting from F in front of women .
Ananya and Mrigank are Aarush's Biological Parents who lives in US with their Daughter Navya . Ananya was RK-Ji's first student to clear IIT-JEE ,  & with some events triggered in past in a manner which lands her as the Daughter-in law of Kashyap family but she respects RK-ji as her own father .  Mrigank is the only son of RK-Ji  but with not able to clear JEE Exam , he was just considered as the useless & unworthy son in the eyes of his father but decided to stand with his son in his lows .Ananya and Mrigank landed in India to attend thei son's 16th birthday . Gaytri is portrayed as a perfect grandmom who worried about her grandson more than anything else . Most of her day spend in doing stuff related to aarush and is called by the pet name ' Budiya ' by Aarush .She cooks food for him , kept a check if Aarush is well feeded after his Activities session .My favourite character whose role just touched my soul is Pihu , selfless and loving creature she was .Pihu is the daughter of domestic help in Arush's Bunglow and stays most of the time there  and is loved by all in home . She is the definition of Innocence in the whole story . Subhangi is shown as the lady of highest moral to fight back the evil . Beside it , Kirtida had put Shirni , Harry , Priya and Dr. Samvedana as the seasoning in Recipe  . Shirni , Aarush's best friend , could play any music instrument and had met Aarush in school days and his action in plot with Aarush makes the reader laugh at a moment while on other makes the plot riveting . Harry , can said as Aarush's con partner , who surrendered her loyalty to Aarush when because of him , she kissed Shirni for first time . And Priya , Banglore's top model who lives with her Mom & Dad separately in an year cycle . 

Humorous contents are also bolted in story  like Shirni's ' Thank You ' letter to his condom company , Harry's narration to a beggar and later been picked up by Aarush , Kissing the lady of flight above Shirni's apartment .


# There are no standards now a days . Competitiveness bloomed as an ingrained part of human institution & everyone is grazing on relative standards .

# How society narrowed down their perception and prosecute a person before anything is proven .

# Indian Electronic Media is always found immature to handle sensitive cases  like Accused are shown as culprits .

#In Indian Society , Woman always gets the benefit of doubt . If a lady screams " Rape ", we accepts its rape . Even few days back a case of Eve teasing in Delhi comes into light in which a girl for the sake of publicity put allegations on a guy which later proved to be fake and Celebrities like Sonakshi Sinah had tweeted condemning the actions of the girl . 

# Author has depicted the shadowy world of Rehabilitation center : How the newbies have to face some of worst case scenarios of life . 

# We are in the age in which we buy what we saw but doesn't mean the product inside packing will be same as promised ..... in the same way No one can know us . Its we and only we who know us very well . 

#Author also flagged the matter that how there's a misconception in India that people see a psychiatrist only when they are mad .We need to go to Psychiatrist to sharpen our thinking , to thinking more clearly . 

Only Situation I found with this book is its Size . Being a college Student , I can say its not a handy book and It would be great if author had framed in Trilogy .

So #IAm16ICanRape is an appreciative work of debut by Kirtida Gautam fulfilling his social duty to give a new prospective on social issues in public

" A society needs to know when to forgive , but it also needs to know to punish . Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been better . " 

#IAm16ICanRape  is available at following Online Store


This is Not a Paid Review ! I received this Book as a Review Copy from Author  & The Opinions expressed in the review are my own , and remain unbiased and uninfluenced . "

                                                                            - Rahul Rai Khatri

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