Habshi comes back to his village in Punjab on a vacation and finds his school trunk in the store room. As he opens the trunk and goes through the contents, he relives the memories of the seven years at Sainik School Kapurthala, or Saikap. The book is essentially a collection of memories, of adolescence as looked through longing eyes of a grown up. And there is this uncertain way these memories tumble out of the trunk that Habshi has just opened. Inside every public school student lives a rebel. A rebel that challenges the very working of that system yet be a part of it and sometimes even be the system itself. These memories are of that rebel that is each public school student.