Boots Belts Berets

Boots Belts Berets (English, Paperback, Tanushree Podder)

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Boots Belts Berets  (English, Paperback, Tanushree Podder)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: India Ink
    • Genre: Literature & Fiction
    • ISBN: 9788186939383, 8186939385
    • Edition: 2001
    • Pages: 224
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    In Boots Belts Berets, the author Tanushree Podder gives readers a rare glimpse into the glorified and often mysterious lives of officers in training, who make the transformation from boy to man, at the National Defense Academy.

    Summary Of The Book

    Through the perspective of four cadets, the author who herself is an army-wife, enables readers to experience some of the trials and tribulations faced by these young officers while studying at NDA.

    Readers are first drawn into the story by the book’s protagonist, Nikhil Dutta, who upon arriving at the academy, is flabbergasted by the reality of the situation. Here he encounters a group called ‘seniors’, people who enjoying doling out tasks of all kinds to ‘juniors’ and not to mention cruel forms of punishment for showing disobedience.  Just as our lead character is doubting his decision about coming to the academy, he encounters a group called “coursemates”, who provide a source of camaraderie and support, especially during difficult times. From this point onwards, these four cadets, through their adventures and daily struggles to survive, push the story forward. As they overcome each day of training and ragging, each boy undergoes a transformation, which eventually turns each of them into honourable officers.

    Podder’s expressive style of storytelling also mentions the challenges of growing up to which all readers can relate. Challenges such as dealing with one’s attraction to the opposite sex and boasting about imaginary sexual exploits to friends, facing changes in attitude towards previously faced issues and not to mention a weakness for food and smoking.

    In Boots Belts Berets, Podder succeeds in demonstrating the challenges faced by young boys as they undergo officer training as well as the common challenges we all face while making the leap from youth to adulthood.

    About Tanushree Podder

    Tanushree Podder is a self proclaimed dreamer and writing addict.

    She has authored over seventeen books which include titles such as Nur Jahan's Daughter, Dreams: A Mystic World, and Death of a Dictator.
    Podder’s autobiographical, first person style of writing is effective in depicting the challenges of faced by four freshers at NAD.

    After completing her MBA, she spent eight years in the corporate sector. She then decided to take up writing as a full time venture. Podder is married to an army officer, who is the inspiration for this particular story.

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    • INDIA INK
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    • 2001 September
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    • Tanushree Podder
    Author Info
    • Eight years in the corporate sector after her MBA, Tanushree Podder decided to follow the call of her heart and quit everything to take up writing. An author of seventeen books, with two more on the editing table, she has her hands full. Boots Belts Berets is her second novel, the first one being Nurjahan’s Daughter .
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    5

    Fabulous!

    Fantastic book on the life inside the national defence academy!! A must read book for all youngsters who wants to be inside the nda !!!
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    Mohit Kukreja

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    A Good Book

    this could be the best book, if you are really interested in the life of cadets AT NDA, it gives you a clear insight of the academy, i enjoyed reading this book very much. i would suggest to every teenager to read it once.
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    Nitesh Kumar

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    Mind-blowing purchase

    If you are a Defence or NDA aspirant then you must read this book . It shows all the faces of the training in the NDA .
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    Praveen.R

    Nice book, gives an insight about NDA....:) i bought this book to know about the life inside defense academies and this book does it. I feel the writer could have ended the story well, good author, good narration, very good book for all defense aspirants. read it.... Perhaps waiting for the life inside IMA from this author.
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    Praveen Kumar R

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    Super read

    This book, set against the backdrop of NDA, is a super read. The camaraderie of the cadets, the tough regimen and training woes are brought out hilariously by the author. The only book written on NDA and its cadets, it is a must read for every young man and woman, even if they do not want to join the defence forces.
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    Gaurav Sharma

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    GREAT FUN

    IT INDEED IS A FUN , THOUGH AT SOME PLACES ITS QUITE PREDICTIVE AS WE HAVE READ SO MANY BOOKS OF SUCH TYPE BT EXPERIENCE OF NDA n some uniqueness of this institution made the book adiictive to finish in one go
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    MANISH SINGH

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    8 Feb, 2012

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