How often do you look back on your wild college days, when everybody expected you to change the world, but you were too busy just struggling between parties and exams? Hong Kong-based writer Chetan Bhagat has just won India's prestigious Society Young Achiever's award in literature for doing just that with his debut novel, Five Point Someone. A graduate of the India Institute of Technology (or India Institute of Torture, as he calls it) in 1995, Bhagat, 29, displays his literary talent and humour describing how things got bad at the institute if you were unable to concentrate on your studies, and how a measly five-point grade (of a possible 10 points) could get in the way of everything: friendship, love and the future. Released early this summer, the book has sold 100,000 copies and a film version is also in the works. Bhagat is now thinking up options for his next work. 'I will want to write something that makes people laugh, as well as helping to make the world a better place,' he says. Way to go!