The 3 Mistakes of My Life is the story of three young friends, Govind, Ishaan and Omi. The three friends have different personalities and motivations but share one common passion, cricket. They plan to start a shop that sells cricket related items. Set in Gujarat, and with a backdrop of real events, 3 Mistakes of My Life is a dark, witty tale about modern India by the country’s bestselling author.
Omi’s family has a lot of influence with the authorities at the local temple, and the three get a space in the temple’s commercial premises and open the shop.
Everything seems to be sailing along smoothly until the Gujarat earthquake, the Godhra incident, and the subsequent communal riots that seem to conspire to upset the lives, plans and dreams of not just the three friends, but everyone around them. The 3 Mistakes of My Life is narrated by Govind, and it is his own three mistakes that form the title of the book. As he unfolds the tale, readers learn what the mistakes are and how it changes the course of his life and affects those of others