Our Maiden Flights
Nitin Gupta

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Meeting with failure in his dream venture of setting up a studio and constantly gibed by his girlfriend Ashni’s father, Aakash loses all hopes and settles down as a graphic designer in an advertising agency. During a visit to Amritgarh, a nearby village, he befriends a young Sikh named Jeet who saves him from a madman’s attack. Jeet had left the safe haven of an engineering job to work in his village. He runs a tourist guest house there which is unique in many ways. Aakash once takes Ashni to the guest house on a Valentine’s Day when they learn about Jeet’s dream of making a life-sized airplane and the project he has initiated for realizing that dream. Jeet invites Aakash to join his team which had two other members, Kshitij, Jeet’s best friend and college mate who was an electronics expert and Parlok, a childhood friend of Jeet who ran an automobile workshop in the village.

Initially hesitant to join an unrealistic project, impelled by Ashni and Jeet’s motivation, Aakash later decides to join Jeet and his friends in their project. His responsibilities include video graphing the entire process of making a life-sized airplane and making a documentary on it. The story accounts Aakash’s life changing experience as he along with his team near towards realizing their dream discovering new facets of friendship and team work in the course.

Met with unexpected problems and delays, the fate of the project hangs in balance as misunderstandings and fights break out within the team. But the team bounces back from the adversities to continue their mission. In the course of testing and flight trials, the team encounters many failures each of which becomes a new lesson for the team. In the moments of tension and exhilaration they finally make their maiden flight.

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Niyati Shinde

Nice book. Wasn't very keen on reading it coz the storyline resembled Joe Speedboat (written by Dutch author Tommy Wieringa.) But once I started reading this book, I loved it :-) Good work :-)

Sep 15 '14
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Nitin Gupta

Thanks Niyati for the review.
And I will surely read the book you suggested.

Sep 15 '14
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Samiksha Gupta

Amazing video! Really fab! Great efforts, must say. But I actually found some points to be needlessly stretched which, honestly, made me lose interest. Beginning part is surely nice and I could connect to it.

Jul 25 '14
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Zahir Ansari

Nice work! Reminded me of October Sky.

Jul 18 '14
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Nitin Gupta

Thanks Zahir. It has been my favourite movie too :)

Jul 18 '14
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Adarsh Chaurasia

Read the first 3 chapters. Narrative style is straightforward, events follow one after other in logical order. Some sentences are philosophical in nature. Overall a book that can inspire you to go after and chase your dreams.
Would love to read the other chapters as soon as possible too.

Jul 01 '14
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Ridhvig

The book raises highly first and gets down quickly. Ashni's visit to the village for the first time has been portrayed good and could be felt. As the project of the plane took off, i felt that the technical component say factor of safety etc would be very high for a reader from non technical background. Yet, the linking was good. Good attempt. And hats off for the trailer:)

Jun 29 '14
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Nitin Gupta

Hey thanks for your review. I appreciate your concern about the technical jargon but all of them are backed with the detailed explanations and as the project proceeds these terms vanish.

Jun 30 '14
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Mahrukh Chikliwala

THIS THE THIRD TIME I AM WRITING A REVIEW FOR NITIN. I LOVED READING THE THREE CHAPTERS, THE ROMANTIC ANGLE MADE UP FOR THE TECHNICAL JARGON. THE AMRITGARH CREATED FROM NITIN'S IMAGINATION IS DELIGHTFUL. THIS BOOK IS A METAPHOR THE PROTAGONIST'S COMING OF AGE AND HIS WAYWARD WAYS

Jun 20 '14
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Nitin Gupta

Hey Maharukh, thanks for your review. I am happy you enjoyed reading it.

Jun 30 '14
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Nitin Gupta

Hey Maharukh, thanks for your review. I am happy you enjoyed reading it.

Jun 30 '14
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Mitaly

Due to some known inconvenience this review is getting posted again... It was nicely written stories where a reader could get an essence of adventure, atypical village life. Waiting for rest of the part of the novel.. Good Luck Nitin.

Jun 13 '14
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Dhruv Rai

I think this sort of writing is meant for dreamers and after all, most readers are dreamers!!! I would really like to read more.

Jun 13 '14
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Madhav Aggarwal

Amazing prologue creates a good impression on the reader loved it !! Awesome trailer and would love to read the whole book. I am passionate to create something like that too ,great inspiration for me...BLOODY GOOD BOOK!!!

Jun 10 '14
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Logeshwaran Manoharan

"Is that all?"......A very good read.. The first two chapters raised the ante, the third seemed to be a fast-paced diary entry which hampers the interest by a slight margin ... And, am eager to read their onward journey to achieve the impossible. Good luck

Jun 10 '14
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nikhil malhotra

It seems, as if, I have lived some of the moments ....
A must read for "The Dreamers" ...
good one mauji, best of luck

Jun 02 '14
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Richa Mehndiratta

The synopsis video is superb!... Its unusual and interesting to dream of designing an aircraft in a village!! ...liked the concept of the book....aptly titled to cater to each of ours dream flights! :) ...hope to read the full book soon...

Jun 02 '14
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Inquisitive by nature and designer from heart. Exploring life to find the answer to the ultimate question :)