Now That You’re Rich
by Durjoy Datta
What would you do if you are twenty one and earn three lakhs a month? Abhi. Saurav. Shruti. Garima. Life is about to change for these four as they are chosen to work for the only job in the country that would pay for Tissot watches, Jimmy Choo pumps, Platinum jewelery, maybe a new car and still leave behind enough for a cruise in the Caribbean. Things are fine as they get along but Now That You’re Rich…, is a story about four over achieving nerds who land themselves in job that pays at a higher rate that they could think about spending. But life isn’t all rosy as Abhi and Shruti grapple with ridiculously workaholic yet charming bosses in crisp suits hired right out of hell. Saurav doesn’t find the going easy either, as he struggles to make this way into the skirts of the incredible hot female colleagues. Garima on the other hand, aloof and distant, doesn’t give a shit. Things are fine as they get along but… As they fall in love, sleep around with all the wrong people and recession threatens to take the company down, their bonds strain till one day, the very reason that got them together tears them apart. Money. Hideous human resource managers picking on them, horny seniors looking down their cleavages, piles of workload, crazy shopping sprees, crates of beer and endless cups of coffee…Out from college and into the real world…how does it change them? Love makes the world go round. But money buys the tickets. In this age old battle what wins this time? Based on real life stories and…coffee break gossip.
About The Author
Durjoy Datta is an Indian novelist, screenwriter and entrepreneur. He has four shows, Sadda Haq – My Life, My Choice, Million Dollar Girl – From Banaras to Paris on Channel V India, Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi on Sony TV and Ek Veer Ki Ardaas…Veera on Star Plus to his credit.
Durjoy Datta’s first novel, Of Course I Love You! (co-authored with Maanvi Ahuja) was released in 2008 while he was still in college. In August 2009, his second novel, the sequel to the first book, Now That You’re Rich!, was released. In the summer of 2010, his third novel, She Broke Up, I Didn’t!, released. His fourth novel was written while he was in Europe for four months in the winter of 2010.
The book was named Ohh Yes, I Am Single!, borrowed heavily from Durjoy’s life and was written jointly by Neeti Rustagi and Durjoy Datta. After graduating from from MDI, Gurgaon, in 2011, he co-founded Grapevine India Publishers. His fifth novel, You Were My Crush!, was published by Grapevine India Publishers in September 2011. It peaked at No. 3 on the Hindustan Times Bestseller list. If It’s Not Forever!, his sixth novel, was released on 1 February 2012 and was inspired from the September 2011 blasts in Delhi high court. The book opened at the No. 6 spot at the Hindustan Times In the same year, Till the Last Breath…, hit the book stands; the novel was about two young people, a girl suffering from ALS, and guy whose systems are shutting down after years of drug abuse; the novel charts the last few months of their lives. it opened at No.3 on the Hindustan Times Bestseller list.
The English Teacher, a short story written by him was released in August 2012 which outlines the dangerous obsession of a young, brilliant student with his English teacher. On 4 February 2013, Someone Like You, a novel he co-wrote with Nikita Singh, was released by Penguin India. It debuted at No. 5 at Hindustan Times Bestseller list. It was Durjoy’s first book written from a female character’s perspective. His ninth novel Hold My Hand released on 5 August 2013. The book was commissioned by Hong Kong Tourism Board. His tenth novel When Only Love Remains released on 19 June 2014. When Only Love Remains is another love story from Durjoy Datta, this one set in the troubled world of an aspiring young singer Devvrat and revolving around a young woman Avanti who has been obsessed with him for a long time.
His eleventh novel World’s Best Boyfriend released on 24 April 2015. Dhruv and Aranya spend a good part of their lives trying to figure out why they want to destroy each other, why they hurt each other so deeply, and why they can’t stay away from each other. The answer is just as difficult each time…yet there is something that tells them: This is not it. His twelfth novel is Our Impossible Love released in January 2016. He has co-authored his books with Maanvi Ahuja, Neeti Rustagi, Orvana Ghai and Nikita Singh. He is one among the best selling writers in contemporary India. He is a regular at TEDx talks and conferences in colleges pan-India and often invited as a guest speaker across the country. He has also written for blogs like Miss Malini and That’s So Gloss.