PAUSE. REWIND. PLAY Which Option Do You Choose?

by Priyanuj Mazumdar


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Summary of the Book



Krish Saikia, a school student by academics and a musician-cum-dreamer by passion, thinks himself to be unlucky because he can’t seem to find the band members for his dream rock band. Music being his love and life, he thinks it as essential as air to live. Suddenly, everything falls into place once Annie, from the ‘Scotland of the east’, takes admission to Rhine Valley, his school. His long-time best friends Adi and Ria join him in his endeavour. And when Joe, the best guitarist of Rhine Valley, at last agrees to be a part of the band after a feud with Adi is finally resolved, things seem to take a turn for the better and thus begins the journey of five passionate friends. As school gets tough, painful memories haunt them and unbelievable situations springs up in front of them, they fight it all together and thus evolves a friendship in its true spirit, beyond barriers, beyond life.


What happened on that fateful day of 30th October, 2008? Why does God take away the most priceless things from us? What is the probability that a bunch of 15 year olds suddenly becomes high school heroes? How does one face the aftermaths of a painful break-up? Does the intimate friendship between the five best friends come to an end? Or does destiny has something else in store?


“Pause. Rewind. Play” takes you on a roller coaster ride of teenage life; the amazing times spent in high school, the priceless bonds between friends and the misunderstandings that surface occasionally, the first relationship, the first-break up, loss of near and dear ones, tackling depression and growing up; all with a musical twist.


 “Life sometimes gets ‘paused’ due to unbelievable situations, it sometimes ‘rewinds’ to incidents of extreme loss or pain, but life ‘plays’ on and the one thing that should be kept in mind is that it is not about surrendering oneself to the unjust mechanism of life, but instead living it in its true spirit.”

About the Author

A school-going teenager of Faculty Higher Secondary School, Priyanuj Mazumdar treats writing as a way of unfolding his sorrows, happiness and hidden desires. From short stories to poems, essays to now a novel, he does not like to keep any boundaries. He has an intimate relationship with music too, and his ears are addicted to heavy metal, rock and alternative music. He loves hanging out with his friends and playing pranks. You can reach him

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