Why do they call you Baaz?”
‘it means falcon; he replies solemnly or bird of prey.
Because I swoop down on the enemy planes just like a Baaz would.’
Then he grins the grey eyes sparkle.
‘It’s also a short form for bastard.’
That’s Ishaan for you, A young handsome boy from Chakhahera a village in Punjab province. From running around the railway tracks to flying Gnat in Indian Air Force; a tiny, fighter plane nicknamed ‘Sabre Slayer’.
The story revolves around the time when India was on the brink of war with Pakistani forces in East Pakistan (now called Bangladesh after liberation). Ishaan alongside his buddies. Raks a MiG 21 fighter pilot, Maddy a transport pilot and his fellow Gnites Jana, Gana, Mana, and Shanu have nothing in their mind but patriotism and are on a path of glory and adventure; until they meet Tehmina Daddyseth, daughter of a rich father, sister of a martyred Indian Army officer and a girl who is tremendously famous because of a controversial advertisement in which she acted. Who completely changes their mind and makes them question their patriotism and war.
The book is a good page-turner, engaging us till the end with its awesomeness and characters that mesmerize, wanting us to know what happens next. This book will surely engage you with its amazing brevity and characters. The Hinglish brings genuine Indianess into the crux of the story and the witty places make us laugh well.