ISBN 9789383952052,The Bluest Marble

The Bluest Marble


Vipin Kumar



Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789383952052

ISBN-10 9383952059


Number of Pages 264 Pages
Language (English)

Urban Life

Aditya is known as Ram Kumar 125-a name given to amnesiac patients in a Mental Hospital. He doesnt have amnesia, he just doesnt want to go back to the world he knew before. His inmates include - UT-the brilliant former CEO, Rajesh-software engineer and Jacky - Doctor in theoretical physics. Amongst these crazies Ram Kumar 125 discovers himself, the true Aditya and the secret of happiness. He finds the mysterious and precious bluest marble he has been unconsciously looking for all his life.

With portraits that both touch and disturb, corporate politics, Mumbai night life, Dalal Street, lower-middle-class Delhi and psychological illness, The Bluest Marble is a sensitive exploration of young urban aspirations and angst in the age of economic turmoil.

About the Author

Vipin Kumaris a guy you wouldnt really notice in a crowd of three people. His ability to be extraordinarily ordinary combined with his astute observational sense makes him pick the most mundane people existing in our lives and tell their extraordinary stories. His passion to tell an honest story can be adjudged by the fact that he admitted himself in a hospital to write the hospital scene in this book. He was an active participant in dramatics during college. He co-authored award winning plays and acted in the best ever drama produced in the history of IIT Bombay called Deja-vu which dealt with IITians loneliness and rising suicide cases within the campus. Prior to this book he has written numerous short stories (Unpublished) and poems (In English, Hindi and Hindustani, unpublished). He has an acute interest in psychological disorders which he has harvested to come up with a new disease in the book. His friends of each kind, those who like him and dislike him, have told him that his writing style reminded them of OHenry and to some extent S. H. Manto. This is his debut novel.