I’ve always enjoyed my city, Mumbai, except when
violence has erupted between communities – K.Mathur
When long time friends Binaifer and Louella meet Shalini Dayal at Gyan Shakti College, Gyan for knowledge and Shakti for strength, a true friendship that transcends cultural and religious backgrounds is born. Louella is a Christian and Binaifer, a Parsi. The novel’s main plotline surrounds Shalini who is from a traditional Hindu family. She’s been brought up to believe her parents and autocratic grandma will choose her life partner for her. On the very first day at college her eyes accidentally look into those of a young fellow student’s and her heart is lost forever. She knows she must resist as her family won’t allow a match with a mere student. But she has two unlikely cupids to contend with. Binaifer and Louella think Bhagu, the young student and an aspiring political candidate is perfect for Shali.
The title, Never Mind Yaar is an attitude – our tendency to feel overwhelmed by the scale and nature of certain problems, give up and move on with a sigh and a “never mind”. Yaar simply means “friend” in India.
Never Mind Yaar is driven by a strong narrative, a rich cast of characters and a strong sense of place which is intriguing for both Indian and non-Indian readers – Graeme Lay, award winning NZ reviewer and Editor
Never Mind Yaar takes the reader on a stunning journey. In reading this story I believe the author took great measures to develop the characters. I highly recommend this brilliant work of literature, and look forward to reading more from this talented author. - Barbara Watkins, Allbooks Review, www.allbooksreviewint.com