Kolkata’s leading bookstore chain Starmark hosted the launch of the novel The Recession Groom by Vani, in association with Leadstart Publishing, at its Quest Mall outlet recently.
The Recession Groom is about Parshuraman Joshi, age about 27, handsome, Hindu-Brahmin, IT Professional, settled in Canada and who earns a high-figure salary. These are the credentials that would make any young man very appealing on the Indian wedding market. Hence it is no wonder that Parshuraman’s family is showered with matrimonial proposals. While so far all attempts to ‘settle’ him have gone haywire, he has bigger issues vexing him – such as Jennifer, his ‘fireball’ of a colleague, and their efforts to save Project Infinite. To top it all, as the credit crisis grips the global economy, the little world he’s created for himself begins to fall apart. Will he be able to pull himself together to face the challenges posed by a tough economy? More importantly, will this Recession Groom be able to find his ‘perfect partner’?
The author of the book, Vani was born in Garian, Libya to a traditional Hindu Punjabi family. The author had always been interested in reading but writing stories never occurred to her. After completing her master’s degree in Economics alongside a program in Mass Communications she worked as a business journalist with ‘The Times of India’ and ‘The Financial Express’.
“In 2004, I was hit with the desire to write a novel. However, a few drafts and several ideas later, I gave it all up to pursue an MBA degree from Kingston University in London. Of course, I dreamt about MNC firms asking me to join them. The reality was quite different however. The completion of my course coincided with the start of global recession and my dreams could never be realized. My situation, nevertheless, prompted me to write my first novel.”
The book is readily available at all leading book stores in Kolkata.