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From being mistaken for a faith healer to being mistaken for a woman, the twenty-two stories and sketches in this collection describe some of the interesting incidents in the author′s life.
When a women approaches the author and asks for money, he has to decide in an instant whether to accede to her demand. He wonders what he should tell an Israeli tourist who asks which country he considers to be his home.
As a child, the author had no qualms about demanding a bottle orange soda from his uncle. But as an adult, he thinks twice before buying his father a small container of whole milk.
Written in a plain, straightforward manner, the stories are infused with wry humor, and switch effortlessly between lighthearted and somber tones. Arranged by themes such as Incidents, Identity, Food, Family, Reflection, etc., the stories cover topics ranging from the antics of toddlers to the deaths of loved ones, along with subjects such as race, religion, names, vegetarianism, stamp collecting, homosexuality, and the pressure to conform to societal norms.
The book is rounded off by one poem and dozens of one-liners. Encompassing a period of forty years, the incidents described in the stories are set primarily in the United States, where Ninad Jog currently lives, and in India, where he says he grew up despite his best efforts to remain forever in his teens.
A computer programmer by profession and a narcissist by his own admission, this is his first published work.
A computer programmer by profession, Ninad Jog grew up in India despite his best efforts to remain forever in his teens. Now older nut no wiser, he lives in a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. This book is his maiden work of fiction.