Corpokshetra
Deepak Kaul
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Synopsis

The Pandavas have returned home after 13 years of exile. And they are demanding their stake in Hastinapur Inc. But the Kauravas, led by the haughty Duryodhana, aren’t ready to give them a penny. The battle lines are drawn, only this war is in the present-day Kurukshetra - the corporate boardroom.

As the Kauravas and the Pandavas don their sharpest suits, Krishna - the wily Consultant - strategies for peace. This is a humorous, modern take on the Mahabharata (with due apologies to Rishi Ved Vyas). An epic story retold for the MBA generation.

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Rahul

Oh dear. What the hell was that? What was the author thinking?

Sep 14 '16
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Sanjay

No comments

Sep 13 '16
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Roma

Bad

Sep 13 '16
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samhita

This man has sullied the epic. I don't like it at all. language is quite pedestrian. Big mistake wasting time on it

Sep 12 '16
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asha

piece of shit

Sep 11 '16
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Sanch

What crap

Sep 10 '16
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meghna

this is laughable. and in a bad way.

Sep 06 '16
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Sivan

Goodness. Why did I even read it. Why do people like it ? It's stupid. Patchy language. Bad concept.

Sep 05 '16
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nili

YUCK

Sep 05 '16
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sumit

What crap is this ? Time wasted

Sep 05 '16
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Kaunds

Horrible work. I hope the editorial board reads before taking stuff for publishibg

Sep 05 '16
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Prarich

I rushed through the pages so that I could write a bad review. I don't know how it got published. Pathetic excuse of a book. Did you watch the sunrise ? What a stupid pun.

Sep 05 '16
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Riti

i read the published book. Interesting. fast paced

Sep 02 '16
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koni

Sep 02 '16
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Teju

Aug 11 '16
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kamal

May 20 '16
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Sumita Chatterjee

May 18 '16
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Charan kumar

A definite page turner.

May 18 '16
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Deepak Kaul

Thank you for your positive review.

May 19 '16
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Apoorv Pandey

May 18 '16
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Apoorv Pandey

May 18 '16
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Apoorv Pandey

May 18 '16
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Nisha Dandekar

Creativity at the peak in this MBA Era. I must say that this book as an ideal one that has been published in the recent times. I am ordering it right away this moment.

May 16 '16
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Deepak Kaul

Thank you for your kind review. If you enjoy the book, please review it on Amazon as well.

May 16 '16
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Krishna Teja

One word- Amazing! The concept is too good and the writing style is crisp and smooth. I didn't feel bored at all even for a moment. This is truly worth publishing!

Feb 28 '16
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Deepak Kaul

Thank you for kind review.

Feb 28 '16
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Dhaval

Feb 01 '16
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Hemangi Patgiri

The title itself and the premise being set on the epic Mahabharata automatically led me to read the script. The modern day corporate settings of Mahabharata is intriguing and engaging. It is a page turner. Would definitely like to read the book further.

Dec 21 '15
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Deepak Kaul

Thank you for your review.

Dec 22 '15
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Geetha Krishnan

For those familiar with the epic, this is a wonderful read. The author has successfully incorporated epic characters into the modern day board room.

Dec 03 '15
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Geetha Krishnan

Hope this gets published soon. Can't wait to read in full.

Mar 18 '16
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Deepak Kaul

Thank you for your review.

Dec 04 '15
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Vijay Bhandari

Nov 30 '15
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Sanjay Thakur

liked the flow and the tight script.

Sep 23 '15
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Hetika Sanghani

a modern take with the characters of mahabharata.. few parts were engaging, few could be reworked.. wish it was more racy though...

Sep 10 '15
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Kunal Bhardwaj

Aug 18 '15
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Ashutosh Sharma

I just found one fault. The way in which the word partiality is used....I found it weird and slightly out of place. But kudos to this wonderful and innovative effort bro. Mahabharata from this angle was kinda brilliant attempt.

Jul 21 '15
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Deepak Kaul

Thank you for your review.

Jul 22 '15
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mail@swatibukshi.com

I really enjoyed the way this ancient story has been presented in a modern mileu - and even though the story is predictable, its a a great way to revisit it.

Jul 08 '15
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Remesh

Thank God Vyasa is not alive to read this pile of .......

Jun 30 '15
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nathan black

Jun 30 '15
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Alok Singh

Jun 29 '15
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Runjhun Noopur

A very clever retelling and a lot fun to read too! It is not easy to adapt something like Mahabharat in context that is contemporary and yet still manage to retain the primary essence of the tale. This book strikes the perfect balance without ever losing the pace. Very well done!

May 13 '15
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Shefali

May 11 '15
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Suniti wali

Very well written, detailing perfect , humour is superb!! Looking forward to reading the complete book soon!!

May 09 '15
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Vinati Sukhdev

I love the idea of an epic being transposed to the corporate world. That is the whole thing with epics - they translate across cultures and time.
The author is in his element in the board room and discussing leveraged buy outs. However, I did find the terminology of pitashree etc a bit intrusive. I don't think it needed to be done.

May 06 '15
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Deepak Kaul

Thank you for your review.

May 07 '15
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Minakhi Misra

Reimagining the Mahabharata into a modern satirical corporate political drama is not really an easy job, given the cobwebbed crisscross of meanings and metaphors that have been woven into the narrative of the original story. Still, I think Deepak has been able to do justice to the epic by drawing so beautiful a set of parallels between the Bharat of yore and the Bharat of today. The apparent ease with which empires translate into corporations, maharajas translate into chairmen and the court translates into the Board, not only shows the direct relevance of the epic to the world today, but also slaps silently on our foreheads the unwelcome corollary realisation that in our interactions and power-relationships, we have not evolved in all these years as much as we would have hoped to. In fact, I will go on to say that the adaptation of the epic into the corporate cultural mould is so thorough and convincing that I, as an invested reader, almost had a broken heart when suddenly cricket was tied into the reimagined world. The cricket analogy clearly stands out as a sore thumb neither helping the writer nor the reader to melt smoothly into the flow of the story. I understand that it is funny due to the absurdity of the thought and also due to the overwhelming obsession of modern day corporates to play in mini-cricket leagues on weekends, but for some reason in this story, I got the distinct feeling that it was forced in and not brought in as an organic extension. Except for this glitch, I absolutely loved reading the three chapters and am more than willing to buy the ebook when it is published.

On the note of publishing this story, I feel obliged to point out a few things that would help Deepak and the Bloody Good Book team to edit the final draft. You might want to run a closer eye on the spelling and grammar, with an emphasis on paragraph tense coherence, choice of parenthetical text vs comma separated phrases, hyphenation of words and phrases, and subject-verb agreement. With a concept as good and creative as this one, it would be a shame if the reader’s experience is affected by the occasional lapses of grammar.

I wish you Vijayee Bhava with this ebook as I eagerly wait for the final published version.

Apr 23 '15
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Deepak Kaul

Thank you for your extremely detailed review. This is how reviews should be, and not because it is overall positive!

Apr 23 '15
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Meera Kaul

Very engaging. Interesting take on the Mahabharata. And funny

Apr 22 '15
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Vishal

Great job! Capturing the essence of the epic with corporate life and told with humour

Apr 21 '15
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pandustar

Awesome. I am utterly speechless by this effort of yours. The thinking is really out of the box, but I feel that you have wasted your potential by putting this book on this site (apologies to the founders of this site), but what this book needs is that it is published and that too a.s.a.p
I may have been critical of your past books, however that is because the others were well lower than mediocre when compared to this.
Great Work!

Apr 21 '15
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pandustar

Congrats on getting Published, a year later than what I had predicted though. All the best!

Apr 18 '16
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Deepak Kaul

Thank you for your review. Your critique helps me improve my writing. That's the whole idea behind this website (I think!).

Apr 21 '15
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Susheel Narain Kak

The old tale placed in a contemporary setting , making very interesting reading.

Apr 21 '15
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