Moonstone: The Incredible One Hour

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Publisher : APK Publishers
Author : Atul Gupta
Number of Pages : 134
Binding : Paperback

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Performing Arts Festival (PAF) is an inter hostel competition at IIT Bombay, where a pair of hostels present an hour-long skit. The paired hostels completely own the performance right from script writing to dramatization, sets, sound, lights, music, and publicity to attract people to come and watch the show. In 1991, Hostel 6 and Hostel 9 presented a skit titled Moonstone. It had an amazing story line, some never before seen incredible special effects, amazing light and sound effects, great actors, musicians, and dancers. In short, with an abundance of talent, Moonstone was headed for a definite victory. But when the performance started, everything went wrong, from the first scene all the way to the last scene. In the process, “history” was created and “Moonstone ho gaya” – to mean everything got messed up or turned into a fiasco – got added to IITB?s lingo. Read Moonstone: The Incredible One Hour to find out what went wrong, how, and why. This book is a laughter riot, that will have you rolling you on the floor laughing, or ROTFL as it is popularly called.

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9 reviews for Moonstone: The Incredible One Hour

  1. 5 out of 5


    Very Nice Book.
    I like it very much
    I think everybody must read it.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Saw the FB ad of this book and decided to buy it. It turned out to be one of the best buying decisions of mine because this is an awesome book! The first part was good, but the second part was just too good! Couldn’t stop laughing while reading some parts of the play. Absolutely Hilarious! Highly recommend it to all.

  3. 5 out of 5


    What do you do on a lazy winter afternoon? Stare outside the window, sipping hot coffee or tug yourself tightly inside the duvet or lazily change the channels of television? I will give you a better option, grab a copy of Moonstone and read it with hot coffee or tea. I guarantee that you will not keep the book until you’re done. The book is a humorous journey and a very vivid one too.

    The author has painstakingly described every location of IIT Powai, and more than that the preparations that went in to the making of mooooooooon stoooooone. A complete laugh riot that would leave cramps in your stomach and you would want to revisit it again and again and again.

    I give this maiden work of author 5 stars for leaving me in tears, albeit laughing! Grab your copies friends

  4. 5 out of 5


    Ever wondered if those crazy IITians do anything other than keeping their noses buried in books? Look no further than this brief memoir by Atul Gupta. Having personally experienced or witnessed most of the events described in this wonderful work, I can vouch for the veracity of all of them (OK, most of them…). Enjoy!

  5. 4 out of 5


    An excellently written and hilarious read for everyone. You will not drop the book till you finish.

    Writing a hilarious book is no easy task. It is not easy because one has to convey the hilarity without being prosaic so as not to lose the reader. Atul has managed this difficult task extremely well. Full marks to him for it.

    The first part of the book is redundant for someone who knows IIT Bombay and its campus. But I can understand that Atul has taken care to ensure that a reader without any connection to IIT Bombay can understand the context of the scenes and some of the typical character profiles.

    I recommend it highly.

  6. 5 out of 5


    All I can say is – I was there with Atul Gupta (Tutu) just around when Moonstone happened, and Tutu has done a great job in preserving this great historial event 🙂 It is an easy read and gives an open and funny insight into the life of the students at IIT Bombay – pretty much “everything you wanted to ask about the life of IIT Bombay students and didn’t care to ask”. Well done Tutu – looking forward to more literary adventures from your keyboard 🙂

  7. 4 out of 5


    Atul has written a very captivating description of what was a once-in-a-life time event on IIT campus in early 90s. He has good flair for describing funny events and funny people associated with those funny events. I would strongly recommend this book for all IITans and people who love to read about ‘incredible’ campus events!

  8. 5 out of 5


    I am amazed at how well this book captures all of the hilarious events leading up to and of that fateful day down to incredible detail more than twenty years after the fact! I read it with keen interest and all the wonderful (now I can say that!) memories came back alive vividly. Great to see this captured. Everyone who can relate to life in a hostel will find this highly entertaining.

  9. 5 out of 5


    Wow… It’s just an awesome book. Full of fun and drama. The story has mentioned the details so well that it is very easy to visualise the entire plot. A complete entertainment! Each time I turned the page, made me me eager about ‘What Next To Happen?’
    Thanks for bringing back college memories !

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