The 3 Mistakes of My Life is Chetan Bhagat’s third-best novel. It was published in May 2008 and saw an early print of 4,20,000. The story follows the lives of three friends from Ahmedabad.
Towards the end of 2000, Govinda, a boy in Ahmedabad, dreams of running a business. His friends Ish and Omi are excited, and eventually, they open a cricket shop. Omi, among them, is completely different. He knows his limited abilities and he wants to be with his friends.
But nothing comes easy in busy City life. All three of them have to face everything from religion, politics, earthquakes, riots, unacceptable love and, above all, their own mistakes while existing to achieve their life goals. The book covers their struggles as to how they did or did not achieve in life.
This is the story of a young Indian generation who faces unexpected love, failed ambitions, the absence of family affection, the pressure of the patriarchal system and the working environment around the universal office in this modern world.
This compels readers to question whether a person’s dreams can overcome the nightmares that real-life offers and whether we can succeed in the process despite some mistakes.
The book is based on real events, real situations and stories. We all view Chetan Bhagat’s books as something that is laced with romance and fun but this book has a lot of enlightening themes and learning elements by telling a dark but humorous story of modern India.