The 3 Mistakes of My Life
The 3 Mistakes of My Life is the third novel written by Chetan Bhag. The book was published in May 2008 and had an initial print-run of 420,000. The novel follows the story of three friends and is based in the city of Ahmedabad in western India. Govind: Govind Patel is an ordinary guy with whom anybody can relate. He is very ambitious . His main ambition is to become a businessman as he thinks that, being a Gujarati, business is in his blood. His best friends are Omi and Ish (Ishaan). Govind is doubtful or noncommittal about things. His father abandoned him when he was 11 and his mother runs a small business to make ends meet.Since he is 15,Govind has taken a keen interest in business. He makes extra income by tutoring maths. He continues these sessions even after starting the cricket shop. He is the narrator of this story and the one who makes the title's "Three Mistakes". During the course of the story he falls in love with Vidya, Ishan's younger sister for whom he is a private tutor. Govind looks after the financial part of the business as he has good business sense and mathematical skills. He is often shallow and thinks logically instead of allowing his emotions to dictate his behaviour.