f Gulmohars and Kaners is the first work of fiction by the author which paints on a canvas, the geographical boundaries that extend from the Indian subcontinent to Europe to Greece and to Turkey. These pan global settings subtly convey the idea that while human emotions cannot be fathomed and scanned even by the most powerful equipment, it’s only the creative writer who can get under the skin of the characters and lay bare what goes on in a single human heart. The twenty stories—each a unique blend of intricacies of human life and labyrinths of the human mind—will keep you riveted throughout the evening. From intrigue to insinuation; from passion to perdition, the stories and microfiction in this collection represent the myriad shades of human emotions revolving around a single action which in no way is linear. While some of the stories carry the proverbial twist or sting in the tail, others portray with clinical precision the pain and tragedy of human existence. But the heterogeneity doesn’t end there. Just when the reader is in a sombre mood, contemplating the fate of a protagonist, the author will surprise you with a totally different genre.