Chetan Bhagat is an Indian author, columnist, and motivational speaker. He was born on April 22, 1974, in New Delhi, India, to a Punjabi family. He completed his schooling from Army Public School in New Delhi and went on to earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in 1995. He then earned an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad in 1997.
After completing his education, Bhagat worked as an investment banker for several years before turning to writing. He is best known for his novels, including “Five Point Someone,” “2 States,” and “One Night @ the Call Center.” His books are known for their popular appeal and relatable characters.
In addition to his writing, Bhagat is a popular speaker and commentator on social and political issues in India. He has also worked as a judge on several reality television shows, including “Nach Baliye” and “The Voice of India.”
As of 2023, Chetan Bhagat is alive and continues to be an influential figure in Indian popular culture. He has been honored with several awards for his writing, including the Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian honors.
A bad boss is like a disease of the soul.
A wise man can be a fool in love.
Admiration passes, love endures.
Be so busy Improving your self that you have no time to criticize others.
Certificates from top US universities adorned the walls like tiger head in a hunter’s home.
Corporate types love to pretend their life is exciting. The whispers, fist-pumping and animated hand gestures are all designed to lift our job description from what it really is – that of an overpaid clerk.
Don’t be serious, be sincere.
Don’t fall in love with her again, a voice within me warned. You never fell out of love with her, another voice countered with an evil laugh.
Don’t quit. It will happen one day.
Even now I try to make each page compelling for the readers to get absorbed in the book.
Forgiving doesn’t make the person who hurt you feel better, it makes you feel better.
From biscuit to brides, if there is anything their children really want, parents have a problem.
Girls never tell you anything straight out anyway. You have to interpolate and extrapolate their responses to figure out what’s on their mind.
How can such scary looking parents create something so cute?
I m human, I m not perfect. Although, I make mistakes all the time.
I think original voices get noticed. But most importantly, I think you should have a story to tell.
In relationship there are always two types of person: one weaker and the other stronger one. It’s never easier to live being as weaker one!
It is time to face real world, even if it is harder and painful. I’d rather fly and crash, than just snuggle and sleep.
Jealousy is a rather enjoyable emotion to watch.
Let’s be honest: the trappings of investment banking are quite tempting. I do miss it sometimes. And to be honest, there was a time I’d read the ‘WSJ’ in the morning, and for years I have done that.
Marble flooring is to a Punjabi what a foreign degree is to a Tamilian.
Nothing soothes an upset Punjabi like dairy products.
Pretty girls behave best when you ignore them. Of course, they have to know you are ignoring them, for otherwise they may not even know you exist.
Rules, after all, are only made so you can work around them.
Someone who will love you like you deserve to be loved.
Sometimes in your life you just meet someone or hear something that nudges you on the right path. And that becomes the best advice. It could just be a bit of commonsense said in a way that resonates with something in you. It’s nothing new, but because it connects with you it holds meaning for you.
Sometimes it is hard to explain why you find a person beautiful.
Sometimes life is not about what u want to do but what u ought to do.
Sometimes, when nobody is by your side, you have to become your own cheering squad.
That’s what human relationships are about – selective sharing and hiding of information to the point of crazy confusion.
The pretty girl is always right.
The real middle class India that has always been looking for a voice that is its very own. I write about it because I belong to it.
The word “future” and females is a dangerous combination.
The world’s most funniest and easiest thing is to give an advice…
The world’s most sensible person and the biggest idiot both stay within us. The worst part is, you can’t even tell who is who.
The younger generation is surrounded by the Internet, apps, and video games. But somehow, my books make them read.
There are four things a person needs for success: a medium amount of intelligence, a bit of imagination, self-confidence and failure.
There are two ways of spreading light- to be candle, or the mirror that reflects it.
This is how we girls are. At times we want to be wanted, even when we deny it.
We know we are all tarnished, so we doubt everyone else too. It is sad situation, where we need a leader but cannot really trust anyone.
When you fly high people will throw stones at you. Don’t look down. Just fly higher so the stones won’t reach you.
Why should any guy want to be only friends with a girl? It’s like agreeing to be near a chocolate cake and never eat it. It’s like sitting in a racing car but not driving it.
Work hard, but make time for your love, family and friends. Nobody remembers PowerPoint presentations on your final day.
Don’t take yourself too seriously. Life is too short, enjoy yourself to the fullest.
You know the true ower of MS Word when you go ahead and write a book.
When a woman comes into your life, things organize themselves.