The Zoya Factor

Drafted 12/08/2009

The IPL Cricket match commenced as I finished reading "The Zoya Factor" by first time author Anuja Chauhan with Hinglish(usage of both Hindi and English words) usage here and there. A young gal becomes the boon to the Indian Cricket Team with her presence making the team every match. 

Zoya Singh Solanki, born exactly during the time of World Cup when India won the cricket match in 1983. A happy go lucky gal enjoying her profession as an advertising professional is satisfied shooting with Shah Rukh Khan than the cricketers. Considered to be a "lucky charm" by her sibling brother, who would always drag her to the matches he played, though he would dislike her personally, for the sake of victory. :) Soon the media catches her attention and Ms. Zoya is forced to date and even sign up a couple of advertisements, travel the countries and have breakfast with the cricket team to make sure they win every match. Though, she   visits the countries like Australia without spending a penny, has a liberty bungee jumping; yet hates being a personality, she is left with no other choice. Every time, she refuses to have breakfast, India loses the match!

The lucky charm is disliked by the captain who believes only in hard work, determination and dedication and not pure luck. Zoya falls in love with him who gifts her a beautiful gold bracelet with a tiny sheep bought specially for her from New Zealand, though both hate each other at times and it is stupidity of others to rely on her for success.

The finals, ........ and Zoya doesn't turn up at the breakfast. 

Does India win or lose? Does she find her lost love? 

A complete juicy book I enjoyed reading. Kudos to you, Anuja!

Rating: 4/5

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  1. Zoya == 'Paul' the octopus :P

  2. Ha ha, Like Paul indeed :)
    Sounds different and nice for a breezy read. Will get this one :)

  3. Its a very nice read. You shouldn't miss.

  4. Must be an enjoyable read The Zoya Factor by Anuja Chauhan. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and orignal, this book is going in by "to read" list.


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