After writing articles on Maayboli for few years and getting great feedback from readers, I have written a Novel named - Love Trumps All! That is based on experiences of immigrants and return to India stories. Please do read.
Book launch - December 10th 2017
An illuminating interwoven story of five unlikely friends Anant, Chris, Sameera, Amy and Madhura, over two decades of tracing their paths and connecting their dots across the globe in Silicon Valley, Manhattan, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Kathmandu and Khamgaon (representative of small-town India full of youth with stars-and-stripes in their eyes) in a world powered by immigration and divided by nationality, religion and politics.
The story’s timeline spans the Y2K opportunities of the year 2000 to the current backdrop of US 2016 presidential election. With rising nationalism and protectionism, uncertainties and anxieties that immigrants to the US face, the story takes on a particularly poignant hue. Universally recognizable dilemmas of patriotism vs world citizen-hood, traditionalism vs modernity, alienation vs fitting-in make this story one that will be read with equal interest and identification by readers in the US as well as in India.
Anant Joshi, a dreamer who chases the American dream during Y2K rush and leapfrogs from a small Indian town to set up one of the hottest and innovative Silicon Valley ventures.
Chris O’Brian, an energetic and creative high-tech sales leader from New York who is driven by his passion for life, creativity and making it big.
Sameera Qureshi, a young gynecologist from Hyderabad attending her medical residency in California and trying to find love and her true human identity.
Amy Cohen, a lively, articulate, compassionate pediatrician who is ready to ride on larger than life waves.
Madhura Sharma, journalist and social worker driven by her nationalistic ideals and drive to help others.
What happens when their paths intersect and blend? Will they be able to stand the test of time? Reach their ultimate dreams? Settle down in a place that they can call as their home?