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Book Review: IT'S A Story by Satish Badgi

The field of Information Technology is nothing less than a glittering gold. It indeed a goldmine for millions of Indians even today. Getting a job in the IT field is still a dream for millions of aspirants. After all, it takes care of all dreamy aspects that one could think of like offshore projects, travelling to foreign countries, handsome salary packages, fast promotion, and exposure to international clientele, and many facilities that one can hardly get in domestic industries.

Above all, IT is a gimmick and glamorous, however, there are only a few who knows it from inside and outside and seen it growing from nascent stage to AI algorithms. The author Satish Badgi is one of them. His expertise and knowledge about the IT is far reaching than many veterans. His debut novel ‘IT'S A Story’ is full of stories pertaining to IT field. The lead character is Vinod from a middle-class family but his ambitious goals of having a life and career in IT nudges the plot of the story. Though there are other stories of others, but Vinod is at the centre of the book. The novel is long but highly riveting. Through the life of Vinod we get to see the days of computer to consulting to IT to AI. As we read the book, it looks like the IT industry in India grew with him.

Vinod’s life starts from the college. He had a wise and nice friend named Chari with whom he shares his career aspirations and path. It looks like Chari’s advice worked on him. Instead of opting for PhD, he goes for a life in IT. When he starts his career in Mumbai for an accounting client, there was nothing substantial in the field. For much time, he could not understand for what he was in the field. Vinod’s life portrays a typical yet inspiring struggle in the IT field. Gradually but slowly he made his way in the field. He never wanted to leave India but failures and misery of life in the heat and filth of Mumbai forced him to pick up that American dream. The novel shuttles between Mumbai and a few foreign countries like the USA and the UK.

 As you grow fond of the subject matter of the book, you will relish and experience the life of an IT guy in India and abroad. Be it heartbreak of Sanjay, shock for Vishy, or the funny jump the ship stories of many team leaders and project handlers, this is a fresh stuff on the inside hinges of the IT industry.

All in all, the novel is impressive with its stories of IT people. Satish poured his heart out, he gave too much that churns beneath this industry. Overall, it is a lovely read and one can pick up this book over and again. Folks busy understanding career and life in IT, must pick it up and know what their retired seniors have gone through.

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