Everyone is turning matchmaker to hook up newly-single Gaam with girls of their choice, but Gaam is busy with his image makeover and being rude to Sonam – who dumped him in first-year – whenever he gets a chance to do so in his encounters with GPRS (Garima-Pinky-Renu-Sonam); to gratify his urge for ‘cheap enjoyment’.
Slash has a whirlwind SMS romance with a love-sick guy who mistakes Slash for a girl. Prem Bhai and Lokha resume chasing Darjeeling girls, though a different college, this time, and Lokha, as usual, is balancing multiple girlfriends at a time. A new, pornoholic, mustard-oil smelling roommate is forcibly thrown into Gaam’s room.
An invitation to a Sikkim wedding. A trip down memory lane to grandma’s village. A nightmarish Guwahati-Siliguri bus journey. A senior who needs marathon body massage sessions whenever he pays a visit to the juniors’ hostel…
…and many more amusing stories adorn this addictive sequel to the hilarious and much-loved Once Upon a Time in College as it follows the trials and tribulations of the protagonist, Gaam, and his band of friends and seniors in North Bengal Medical College.
Gumlat Maio was born in Arunachal Pradesh. His series of stories and cartoons have been regularly uploaded on his Facebook page, Once Upon a Time Somewhere, garnering over a million views so far. He is also behind the satirical cartoon strip, Arunachal Mirror, which pokes fun at problems faced by the common man in the sensitive border state.
He works as a doctor in Bordumsa, Arunachal Pradesh. This is his second novel.