iAm iCan To destroy great EVIL GOOD has to shed tears of blood Rudransh Kashyap is a self made billionaire and man of high moral fiber His life is shattered when he returns home one day to find that his prodi

  • Title: #iAm16iCan
  • Author: Kirtida Gautam
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  • Page: 455
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  • To destroy great EVIL, GOOD has to shed tears of blood Rudransh Kashyap is a self made billionaire and man of high moral fiber His life is shattered when he returns home one day to find that his prodigy, his 16 year old grandson, Aarush, has been arrested and accused of a brutal gang rape It is easy to say, Kill the Rapist but what if the accused is your child This cTo destroy great EVIL, GOOD has to shed tears of blood Rudransh Kashyap is a self made billionaire and man of high moral fiber His life is shattered when he returns home one day to find that his prodigy, his 16 year old grandson, Aarush, has been arrested and accused of a brutal gang rape It is easy to say, Kill the Rapist but what if the accused is your child This case takes an unprecedented turn when Aarush s identity is made public on social media Rudransh finds himself living a nightmare as he fights against tremendous odds to get justice for Aarush, to save him and to bring him back home But what if the unthinkable is true Can Rudransh save his grandson, or will he end up fighting a different battle altogether

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    • Kirtida Gautam

      Kirtida is a clinical psychologist turned screenplay writer who completed her education from the Film and Television Institute of India FTII , Pune, India Her passion for psychology and writing inspired her into writing psychological thrillers While the readers are reading this introduction, the next thriller is in the making

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    • Recently I have read a very lengthy and much talked book #IAm16ICanRape by Kirtida Gautam which takes on a very important aspect of our judicial system and more crucially psychology of rape.Now as the subject is really hard-hitting and the book is 630 pgs long, I was excited to read this one hoping to find a true magnum opus on the current position of woman in India. In fact, I have finished this book quite a few days ago, but I was doubtful about my opinion on the same. So after much thought I [...]

    • First of all I like to thank Kirtida for this wonderful gift. A psychological roller coaster ride which will keep you glued till the last wordIt's an awesome page-turner. Kudos to Kirtida for this experimental approach of storytelling. I loved it ! Readers can't keep this book down until exploring the last word. The plot is very sensitive and relevant, respect to the current circumstances of our country. Kirtida has portrait a picture of our insensitive society masterfully. She has invented few [...]

    • he premise of this book is as hardhitting as the title. The in-depth psychological analysis presented by the author is praise worthy. She raises a pertinent question about the Juvenile law prevalent in Indian legal system which due to its loopholes is misused by juveniles with criminal bent of mind. Like Rudransh Kashyap we need to wake up from our slumber as a progressive society and ensure adequate punishment of heinous crimes like rape. We cannot afford to shrug our shoulders anymore and let [...]

    • Kirtida Gautam"Rape" a term which is an eye catcher for each one of us. The moment we open our newspaper, we come across this word, and it's not as if we ain't aware of it's meaning but each one of us holds a different picture of this word in our head. In fact, the dictionary holds a definition of this word, it isthe crime, typically committed by a man, of forcing another person to have sexual intercourse with the offender against their will in other words it is the abduction of an individual es [...]

    • #IAm16ICanrape-By Kirtida GautamPlot:This is the story of Kashyap family in which the relations between parents and children are not as the way they are in a common Indian family. The family gets a sudden shock when after the celebrations of Aarush's (grandson of Gayitri and Rudransh, son of Ananya and Mrigyank and brother of Navya) 16th birthday are over, he was arrested by police as an accused rapist. The victim Shubhangi gives her statement that she was raped by Aarush and Vijay, a bartender, [...]

    • Read Complete Review on my Blog : Book Reviews From Heart Truth be told , I received this Book as a review copy and So far , I can Proudly say , its one of the finest Psychological Thriller I'd ever read . Flawless writing with plot packed with thrill which simply makes the reader believe as if reading on edge of some high mountain . Kirtida Gautam has given an absolute tribute to the Victim of Delhi-Nirbhaya-Rape-Case with her book . Story of the Book is woven in such a manner that it let the r [...]

    • Kirtida Gautam has divulged into the mind of a rapist in her novel #IAm16ICanRape. I found the package, overall, very interesting. Especially, at a way it has been presented. Even before a reader gets into the story, the first thing that will attract him is the title itself. Clear, precise and above all hitting at the younger audience. The name itself is a satire, questioning the law and mocking at the young mind of the rapist.The way the chapters are numbered is interesting. Innovative but whet [...]

    • It is not very often that a book has my attention for two full days. I AM 16 I CAN RAPE was like an obsession. I read it again and again to understand the level of impact. No I am not going to state the obvious. I see way beyond that.It is a very clever book. The author bares it all with the title yet the reader is left with no choice but to keep turning the pages again and again. It is like watching a SUPERSTAR in action. A SUPERSTAR who knows his audience. Just when the audience think they hav [...]

    • When Kirtida asked me if I would like to review this book, I was skeptical seeing the title. I didn't know what to expect of it. The title was controversial. But when I read the synopsis, I knew I had to read this book. The first chapter was enough to catch my interest and I eagerly agreed to review the book and I am so glad I did. This is one of the finest psychological thriller written by an Indian author. Aarush is a 16 year old, whose IQ falls in the category of 'Genius'. He is brilliant in [...]

    • This is a stunning debut - chilling to the point of being terrifying because the author makes it so believable - it is everybody's psychological nightmare. Aarush could be anybody's child! Kirtida is an astute analyst, a great psychologist, and a good story-teller. I was a bit confused initially when I discovered multiple points-of-view - it was hard to keep track - but then I discovered how clever it was as a tack to keep things in perspective. The story would not have been as effective without [...]

    • Hi Kirtida, I have been a voracious reader all my life but have never ever thought of putting my word across to any author. thats because, i think no other book has touched me and my core soul, the way #iam16 has. This is by far the best book i have ever read, and believe me, i have read some really great books. the characters stay with me particlularly rudransh and ananya. i feel like talking to my internal samvedna rao, everytime i find myself in a tough situation. its not only that story, the [...]

    • Thanks to Kirtida for gifting me her book. It would have been great if I had received an author signed copy of such an awesome book. I took more than a month to finish reading it. Because I wanted to make justice to the author's tremendous efforts in coming up with such a powerful title and end it with perfection. When I started reading it, I was little scared if she could be able to keep the tension on till the end. But wowI am so happy to find the author in succeeding doing so. I was engrossed [...]

    • This book has given me a new perspective of Psychology, the subject in itself. I'm really excited on picking up more books around this area to understand, how people use this as tool to foresee their goals. I really loved this book for the way it has been communicated, simple, yet a page turner! To me, the core of the book began from Chapter 3.3 and from then, there is no stopping until the end. It carries a sense of humor from Bollywood references -'Jab We Met' to mathematical expressions like [...]

    • This book is an eye opener and a detailed, apt, yet easy to understand insight into the human brain. I would like to appreciate the author for bringing forth this delicate and significant issue of our society two sidedly. As one begins to admire Aarush initially, and feels the opposite for Subhangi, the events take turn and the true nature and feelings of the lead characters - Aarush, Rudransh and Subhangi come to the surface and change the perception of the story altogether. What I found the mo [...]

    • When I first started reading the book, the first thought that came in my mind was that it was going all haywire, the chapters were all a great mix match but I guess that was the beauty of the whole book. I happen to be an avid reader but never ever have I read something so beautiful and deep. The book is a tribute to the Delhi rape case victim - Nirbhaya and oh! What a tribute it is. This book won't teach you how to study the psychology of a child but it will take you on a journey which will ent [...]

    • A compelling read. Also interesting as a westerner to get a glimpse into the particular qualities of rape culture in India.

    • Review Point: 4 out 5Authoress: Kirtida GautamGenre: Contemporary FictionPages: 592About The Book:Aarush is a handsome teenager and grandson of billionaire Rudransh Kashyap. Rudransh owes a coaching center for IIT preparation. He has Arush, Gayatri his wife, Ananya his daughter in low, Mrigank his son and Navya his granddaughter in his family. Besides, Pihu is also an important part of their family. Mrigank with his wife and daughter Ananya lives in USA and Arush is grown under the look after of [...]

    • Before I dwell further on my opinion about the book, I offer my heartiest appreciation and admiration for Kirtida for choosing such a grave and sensitive topic for her first book. It actually would have demanded a great amount of physical and mental toiling on her part to carve out this fictionalized version taking cue from Nirbhaya case – indeed a noble attempt Kirtida, for the intent with which it has been attempted!!!Coming back to the book, it is a great piece of psychological thriller pen [...]

    • I never thought a book could come up with this unusual and disturbing title #Iam16IcanRape . I wanted to know the cogency…Then, I started reading the so called ( why “so called” ?) book. Within an hour of reading, I was completely drowned in the book and by this time I already knew this reading experience is going to be stark different from my previous ones. The language is so intriguing and sometimes shocking, the topic is very contemporary and the author is a genius. I stopped calling it [...]

    • Review Time :- #IAm16ICanRape By Kirtida Gautam Congratulations For Your Debut Book and Thanks for counting me in your "reviewer list"Highlights :- :- This book is a sarcastic slap to our judicial system who overlook the nature of the crime because of that one fact i.e Age :- This book focuses on the "Opaque" side of the relation between parents and children :- This book also the societies outlook to the rape and rape victim :- If we unite our voices for a logical cause that will definitely make [...]

    • #IAm16ICanRapeAuthor:- Kirtida GautamMy Review:When you read the title #IAm16ICanRape, what is the first thing that crosses your mind??When I read this title, a flash came into my mind of the famous Nirbhaya Rape Case. I think most of the minds who read this title had such an experience.The novel #IAm16ICanRape written by Kirtida Gautam and published by Read Out Publishers is a big slap on the society and its rules. The story portrays how the law bends for people i.e. it changes with different t [...]

    • HighlightsKirtida has done a great job by portraying the most heinous crime in the history of manhood- Rape. The book is all about how the rapist and the victim reach the unfortunate state and how they proceed further. A juvenile should be given a chance to change himself and start a brand new life so that he would become a better person? Well, A juvenile should not be considered a kid if he rapes someone because then its clear that he is not a juvenile anymore.The main characters in this story [...]

    • #IAm16ICanRape is novel written by Kirtida Gautam. It has been very well acclaimed by many readers as it also comes at the time when Rape is at center-stage of discussion in India. There have been many debates about the topic which centered around a lot of frivolous discussion like what women should wear or by what time they should be home etc. The Author has made a good argument about why it is not a 'woman's fault' to get raped.The book has been written to throw light on lapses in Juvenile law [...]

    • Kirtida Gautam, a clinical psychologist and an alumna of FTII, Pune did an extensive research on the rape laws of the country and knows her subject psychology well.The story revolves around a 16 year old Aarush accused of rape. Each and every person who interacts with Aarush has been given a distinct voice in the story and story inches forward with all the characters of the story contributing in the character sketch and thought process of the accused.The typical thoughts prevalent in the society [...]

    • What an amazing journey this has been. Unlike a novel that exists merely to entertain, #IAm16ICanRape is a member of a class which I would describe as literary activism. Such books are rare; most writers with a sociopolitical agenda choose to pursue that agenda via the medium of non-fiction. When it is done, if it is done well, as is certainly the case here, the reader cannot remain unchanged by it. So when I say journey, it is not a mere figure of speech for reading a long book. I learned from [...]

    • #IAm16ICanRape - A thought provoking tale!When I started reading, I knew this will pique my interest but little did I know this book would be impactful.To be honest, the title first gave me a shock. It was more like a statement than a title. As it implies, this book talks about rape and juveniles. It exposes the untold side of rape and also questions the sensibility of Indian Juvenile Law. ‘I am 16, Can I rape?’ If a person has the ability to do such a heinous crime, how come he is not an ad [...]

    • The novel, #Iam16icanrape is a work of fiction. It deals with the psychological aspect of rape. Be it the mind-set of the criminal, the survivor or the people associated with both the parties. It specifically talks about the loop-hole in our judicial system regarding juveniles.The story is definitely inspired from real life incidents. I am sure the author was prompted by the heinous atrocities prevalent and enraging society.The story, narration is gripping and well presented. The language keeps [...]

    • Entertaining and Thought Provoking This is one of those books that will change your outlook towards our society after you are finished with it.  It is  funny, melancholic, melodramatic, and thought provoking. The authors biggest strength is the multiple points of view of the different characters. This book is written from a lot of different point of views and yet each and every one of them has a distinct "voice" and unique personality.  I enjoyed reading  the little snippets of their live [...]

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