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When Shall We Meet Again ?

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
What happens when ?...

a software billionaire finds his company’s attrition rate scaling new heights?
a programming de-bugger meets his ‘break-up” girl after 5 years?
a revered Swamiji is asked to become a corporate trainer of an IT company?
a cheerful flirt proposes to a girl who is yet to recover from a relationship shattered by infidelity?
a college couple gets into a tent
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Paperback, 282 pages
Published November 13th 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published November 5th 2013)
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Socrates Chinniah

Entertaining read and a good debut from the Author description .

The story is set up in an IT company in Chennai and revolves around various characters - Ex lovers ,a loving girl . Happy go lucky guy , pervert , Swamiji , divorced couple and an Unhappy couple . The story line unites the various characters and goes into the life of these characters.

+ives : The story of the book is not extra-ordinary , but the author has taken efforts to make it interesting and succeeds. The book is like a movie which has
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Manisha
Nov 30, 2013 Manisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All romance fans looking for something new with phisolphical touch!!
4 stars..

I got this book for free from the author in exchange of an honest review


First let me outline what I didn't like
Too many characters. Got a little confusing at first but the author managed to get me acquainted with all of them as story demanded.
I don't like philosophy and this story had loads and loads of that. So I had skip a few pages of that.

So Why 4 stars?
Because am a sucker for happy endings. And this book definitely had one solid HEA.

This story was like a breath of fresh air in a s
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Pri
Dec 04, 2013 Pri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, indian
I got this book for free from the author in exchange of an honest review.

"When Shall We Meet Again" is one of the few Indian Contemporary books that I have read.

I loved the plot line. I think it's different and refreshing. The story is set in an IT company based in Chennai. It outlines the trials and difficulties faced by the IT employees. At first I felt that there were too many characters, but I quickly got engrossed in their stories. Among the characters, I liked Swami Athmananda the most. He
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Jeeva Sk
I confess that I got this book from the author in trade for a review.

OK, first things first.

Plot- A Chennai software company with lot a of characters, Dan Brown style, it takes some 60,70 pages to sort out who is who. 5/5.

Language- Not up to the mark, since the story is for young adults, I may have felt so. 3/5.

Pace- Whole story ends in a week, a fast paced one with little flashback here and there. 4/5.

Character Depth- Here too there are only prototypes of joyfulness, wisdom, forgiveness, bitch,
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Divya Mani
Nov 11, 2013 Divya Mani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Compelling , author has a beautiful and natural way of portraying an intense love story with lots of expressions , feelings , wit,humor , thrill and of course love !
Must read for all those who have fallen in love at least once in their lives ... And for those who have not experienced love , i am sure you are going to fall in love with this book pretty soon ...!
Madhu
There isn’t a core idea in this book to classify with a label “genre”. If the demographic is young software professional then true love and the typical environment in which they work would reach out to them. Those with ideas and experience in management would gravitate towards the problems and solutions to basic HR and labour problems. If the older demographic is the target audience the result would be lots of shock value, interest and appreciation of spirituality ideas in this book. It is not d ...more
Nikita (NjKinny's World of Books & Stuff)
Dec 18, 2013 Nikita (NjKinny's World of Books & Stuff) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone..
Recommended to Nikita by: Abhimanyu Rajarajan
When Shall We Meet Again is Abhimanyu Rajarajan's debut book published in November 2013.
Jeevan, the MD of a big IT company is worried about the high attrition rates in his firm.Despite being the highest payer and most considerate of bosses, people are leaving his company and he has no clue why. To get to the root of it and also to motivate his employees, he asks his spiritual guide Swami Aathmananda to take a week's course and be a "change agent" for them.

What follows is Swamiji's experienced
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Ipshita
Dec 03, 2013 Ipshita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, contemporary
Before all else, let me tell you that I rarely read the works of contemporary Indian writers. The main reason being that most of their books have the same overused plotlines, and after reading a few chapters one can almost figure out the end. Another reason is poor grammar and abysmal editing.

However, this book came as a pleasant surprise not only because of its negligible grammatical errors, but also for the fresh outlook on life that the author provides. Although it’s the author’s debut novel,
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Karunakaran N.
Dec 17, 2014 Karunakaran N. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fic-romance
When Shall We Meet Again - by Abhimanyu Rajarajan... A romantic thriller by a debutant author... A wonderful accomplishment as a writer. Gripping till the end in a colloquial style. The story line is from the day to day happenings in the corporate world. Employees of a IT company not really satisfied with their jobs, swamiji enters the picture brought in by the MD of the organization to bring about change in the employees. Hence a peek into the personal life of all those concerned and solutions ...more
Badri
Dec 18, 2013 Badri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
This is not my kind of novel. I'd not have picked it up had the author Abhi not been a good friend from college days.

Perhaps the intended audience is the narrow group of young Indian IT industry workers, in which I do not belong, and can't relate to very much. So I need to give this book the benefit of the doubt. And that's in fact why I persisted and finished it.

The central theory of the novel is an interesting one. It is that this certain section of workforce is fundamentally unhappy with th
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Abhishek
Dec 09, 2013 Abhishek rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has all the elements of a Bollywood movie but despite all the cliches and expected twists at many occasions, it was an exciting read. I spent my weekend only reading this book and by the end of it I felt good, not just because of the happy ending but also because despite being nothing extraordinary or new, it was one of those stories that reminds us of some essential things we may forget about life.
I think the character of Swamiji made the book worthwhile. Even though all the character
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Urmila Khanna
Nov 23, 2013 Urmila Khanna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Books are aplenty. And run of the mill boy meets girl stories are on the rise especially in India . But , I've clearly stumbled into something unique and I realized this as soon as I finished the first 4 chapters of When Shall We Meet Again by Abhimanyu Rajarajan. The book has made me cry. Made me laugh. It has touched so many chords deep inside that I am yet to recover. How can the same book be so funny at times, filled with such melancholic love at times and then plunge into deep insights of p ...more
Meghant Parmar
A book on love and a bit of thrill added too. It has some spiritual angle to it too and covers a lot of aspects and problems of man's life through a spiritual medium.

The romance angle has nothing new in it and thrill comes bit too late in the book to excite the readers.

The first half is very slow and build up takes a lot of time. Second half is more exciting and some excitement too.

Overall it's a good read but not an exceptional romantic thriller.
Aruna Kumar Gadepalli
Enjoyed reading the story. Normal story that one comes across the day to day life. The narration part is really interesting. Though at times philosophy is included that fits into the story.
Subhadra
Dec 15, 2013 Subhadra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Feel Good book which is enriched in romance , suspense, drama, emotions
~~Poulomi Sylphrena Tonk$~~
I will rate this story 3 “indianistic” , realistic, gripping stars.


“A fallen man is the one to be pitied the most. For he is the one who has been at the top and who knows how it would be at the top. He has enjoyed the respect, the admiration at the top. But then, as he falls, he sees the looks of people changing. The attitude of people fast transforming. The stealthy glances, the hushed whispers, the backyard insults, he sees them all. The man who has never been respected knows nothing much of t
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Shree
Feb 16, 2014 Shree rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Note: The review was originally posted @ Readers' Muse

Romance yet again! Given that my take on romance changed after reading plenty of beautiful books, I decided to go ahead and read this book. Thankfully, I don’t regret my decision at all.

I have a soft spot for writers from my city. After all there are not many of that lot. This particular writer obviously is a hardcore Chennaite and has portrayed the beauty of the city – The lush Anna University campus and the beautiful foliage of Theosophical
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Abhimanyu Rajarajan
When Shall We Meet Again is an intriguing love story set in an IT company in Chennai. The story revolves around executives of an IT company, their lives, their problems, their work lives and their family crises.

The Storyline :

Another girl meets boy story… But the girl and boy , Aarthi and Naren, were lovers five years ago. And they come together in a Swamiji’s training class for software professionals. In the same class are Lisa and Prem. Lisa and Naren had got quite intimate in bed just a few
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Abhimanyu Rajarajan
When Shall We Meet Again is an intriguing love story set in an IT company in Chennai. The story revolves around executives of an IT company, their lives, their problems, their work lives and their family crises.

The Storyline :

Another girl meets boy story… But the girl and boy , Aarthi and Naren, were lovers five years ago. And they come together in a Swamiji’s training class for software professionals. In the same class are Lisa and Prem. Lisa and Naren had got quite intimate in bed just a few
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Manoj
Jan 08, 2014 Manoj rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
The story is what you see in an typical Hindi movie. Where you will find presence of God (Swamiji), couple of lead characters (Naren, Lisa, Prem & Aarthi), supporting characters (Manohar, Bhagyalaxmi, Jeevan, Shayam...) and the villain (Narayan). The story is in bits and pieces due to too much of characters. The story was refreshing as it was new to me but extremely enjoyable towards the end. The author has equalled the substance of love/romance and lust but I wished it more of love and less ...more
Iti Agarwal
I really loved the book, the best part is realistic plot which makes it more appealing in its own way. The rush of IT sector, love, problems , expectations everything makes it more acceptable for readers because this is what most of us face everyday. The characters are too many but their precise description made it easier to take in so many characters. I started the book with a thought of curiosity because of the title and I couldn't stop till I read the last page. Swamiji's thoughts made the no ...more
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Soumya
Jun 05, 2015 Soumya marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
i should read it...
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Born in a small village near the temple town Kumbakonam, Abhimanyu Rajarajan carries with him the traditional mythological traces passed on by centuries of customs. Doted as an only son, he adores togetherness. As his family shifted to Chennai, Abhimanyu had his schooling there. The metropolitan city had its own urban flavour and the unique speed and thrill of Chennai has had a
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