A frustrated US grad student hires a mafia hitman to bump off his desi professor, a Bangalore engineer tries to learn Vedanta; an American MNC executive reports on the Indian obsession with being gora; a taxi driver takes a saheb on a revealing ride through Dhaka. These are some of the characters who populate the pages of this book. An eclectic collection, these essays depict what it is to be the international Indian: as comfortable eating bagels in Boston as bhelpuri in Bandra. First ever net-enabled writing corpus, that has succeeded in throwing up an astonishing array of talent. The best writing selected from nearly 1,200 published since 1998 on sulekha.com. Sulekha.com is one of the largest online communities for Indians worldwide. read less...
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