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F factor can mean different things to different people. For me, it is the story of everyone who believes in friendship, fun, freedom, fantasies, future, fashion, faculties and cherishes college life. I got my best friends in my college, who had their shoulders when I had to cry, who cheered for me in my happiness, who believed in my dreams, and NIFT made me know myself ….
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RULE OF LIFE
“If you follow all the rules, you will miss all the fun.”
This was the first thing which caught my eyes when I entered room number twenty four, which was my address for next four years. I tried to have a better look. A computer with speakers everywhere was kept on table. Posters of Archie’s and a mood board with graphics, designs and silhouettes, and one picture board covered the walls. There were pictures of five school girls in white shirts and coffee colored skirts, one picture of mother and daughter in Darjeeling, one picture of a smart girl with smarter Aditi Govitrikar, one picture of NIFT entrance with logo prominently shining in back drop. I noticed that there was no picture of Daddy and daughter…
This was the beginning of my journey to be a NIFTIAN and belong to that place…
Will a simple, small town Girl will adapt herself to big, bad, glamorous and glittering world of Fashion? Will this studious girl successfully match up to the limelight of the Fashion industry? Haunting questions, but only was to be answered by future…
remember ur first hi??
Stuti was the first girl I said Hi to and we both were in Fashion Technology. She had a dimple when she smiled, and was cladded in white Salwar Kurta, hair tied back neatly in a pony, she was simplicity personified.
“Hi Stuti.” I said extending my hand to her.
“Hi.” She smiled showing her dimple.
“I am Ojal from Ranchi. What about you?” I asked getting bored of sitting silently and waiting.
“I am from Orissa and have done my Higher Secondary from JJ College.” So she was not from co Ed school as me.
“What about your family?” I wanted to know her.
“My dad was in Army, so we travelled a lot across India from Jammu to Patiala, to Hyderabad to Amritsar to North east. My mom is a house wife and my best friend. I have a younger brother who loves making documentaries“. She informed.
Stuti looked someone who needs to be protected instead of her army background. That vulnerability attracted me and we were always together since our first hello.
superbly n sweetly written!!!
Finally I have finished F Factor..Just to say.. Superb, Fantastic, Sweetly Written and I have fallen in love with Book, and regretting why I haven’t studies at NIFT and why I never went to Kolkata After reading I just felt that I was one of Ojal's friends during grad just like Max, Karan, Stuti, Sai, Sam or may be OM... All characters are impressive, beautifully crafted. Do send a copy to Rahul Dravid if not done already… Also you deserve a treat from me, since somewhere after reading this book I am going to change many thing in my life as well… Thanks so much for penning down your journey.. May you write many more books.. and I need your autograph on my copy of F Factor…
F-Factor,by Geetanjali Jha,is a book where everyone can find himself/herself.The characters are so appealing that one connects to it as soon as he starts reading.Memories of our time comes flashing.College days are the most treasured days in everybody's life.In those days we face the world on our perspective.We make life time friends,spend most happening time together.And also we discover life.
"For me small things matters a lot.I like to celebrate every moment" makes me think that if each one of us live life this way then who says that "I am unhappy".You cannot wait the whole life for something great to happen and then celebrate.In this book we find different characters,with different nature.The narrator ojal is the best one.She is just like me.I connect to her very much.Her love for chocolates,ice creams,banglore,panipuri,always good with all her friends.And want to see everyone happy.It makes me think about all that i want from my life.And how i can live it in a better way.Max is also one of my fav character.
whereas when u will know about stuti you will wish that you have someone like her.I have my stuti.
This book is a must read for all the teens.
I enjoyed every page of the book.
And this is my message to all of you in college or going to enter college.Make friends for life time.Live every moment and at BE A GOOD HUMAN BEING.
Thank you Geetanjali for the book and waiting for your next book.All the best
So what is your dream?” Max asked me after every one had expressed their dearest dream. My answer surprised me the most.
I told them, “I want to write a book about all our moments together, on our friendship, on our freaking professors and life at NIFT.”
No one laughed and I continued, “You all are my best buddies, with whom I have shared so many ups and downs.”
So here was my confession: I was madly in love with NIFT.
Youth life today is all about Friend, Career and Fun. This book by Geetanjali Jha is about the different factors of life experienced by a middle class girl during her stay at a premier educational institute of India and period just prior and after this. These factors are related to different essence of friendship mixed with emotions, expectations, meetings and seperations . Beautifully weaved words mark this classic work of the author.
Characters with whom you can co-relate:
This book written as Ojal as pivotal character is a faction where a Girl pens her journey from School to a noted professional educational institution to entering professional life. Out of many characters around which might have been in sight the author has beautifully selected few characters and weaved her experience around and among them. Readers who has been through or can be through or are to be through this transformation period of life can easily co-relate or anticipate their proximity to F-factor. One can find a very Suggestive and Straight-forward character in Max (Mayur), a very caring friend in Stuti, a campus love triangle in Shalini-Karan-Nehal, an out of no-where yet very loving brother in Om, a multi targeted career aspirant in Deb, a friendship group in Famous Five, a somewhat weirdly enjoying Chingrighata group, real crush element in Samar (Sam), a not so interesting teacher in Baba, a professional mentor in Selvyn Natraj and neither last nor least an ideal crush in Rahul Dravid.
Life has different colours:
Along with characters the incidents and event has been beautifully weaved. A middle class small town girl gets through to a very reputed professional education institute their she experiences many an essence of friendship from love, hatred, care, selfishness, jealousy, enjoyment, crush, broken hearts, young dreams along with a part of journey from childishness to maturity. Every now and then between enjoyment with study their creeps in unexpected events like Ojal gets news of passing away of beloved Naniji and also much needed emotional support and care in that period, a secret of roomie and senior Alis’s life was shocking, loosing a friend Sarah,s life that too accidentally on a picnic trip and also many good ones like dream visit to an ideal crush’s life, intimate moments with love, care extended by friends in the hour of need, religious moments, professional moments.
Much to say but yet to conclude:
In short the F-Factor is a book covering different colours of life and friendship in a journey to career based on the dramatisation of experiences of the author Geetanjali Jha. Born in a middle class family, author became a part of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) family in 2004. She was gifted a library by her Grand-parents and this further ignited her passion towards books. Her capacity and ability to observe the happenings around and shaping them in words resulted in penning down of this book. This is the story of anyone of us, may be me, you, his or her either experienced or going to experience.
Really " if you follow all the rules you lose all the fun"
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