About the book
"Parshuraman Joshi, 27, handsome, Hindu-Brahmin, IT Professional, settled in Canada, earns a high-figure salary.
These are credentials that would make any young man hot on the Indian wedding market, so it's no wonder that Parshuraman's family is inundated with matrimonials proposals. While so far all attempts to 'settle' him have gone kaput, he has bigger issues vexing him - such as Jennifer, his 'fireball' of a colleague, and their efforts to save Project Infinte. 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'?"
About the author
"I was born in Garian, Libya, in a traditional Hindu Punjabi family.My parents prized 'good' education above all else, and whenI was still small, they decided to move base to Chandigarh,a modern city in the North of India, famed for its educationalinstitutions. As a child, I loved reading, but writing stories of myown never occurred to me, much like everything else. Becominga doctor wasn't an option, for the very sight of blood made meretch. Mathematics and Excel sheets bored me no end, leavingHumanities as a last resort. I could easily compete for the civilservices, my parents reasoned, although, sitting for an examwith a million potential candidates vying for one job didn't makemuch sense to me. Fortunately, life took a better turn and it wasa Masters degree in Economics alongside a programme in MassCommunications that set my foundation for a career in businessjournalism. Luckily, I got to work in some of the best organisationsin India, like 'The Times of India' and 'The Financial Express'. In2004, I was hit with the desire to write a novel. However, a fewdrafts and several ideas later, I gave it all up to pursue an MBAdegree from Kingston University in London. Of course, I dreamtabout MNC firms coveting me, the Deloittes and the McKinseysof the world chasing me with multiple job offers, the likes ofAccenture begging me to work for them. The reality was quitedifferent. The completion of my course coincided with the startof global recession and my dreams could never be realized.My situation, nevertheless, prompted me to write my first novel.So, it was all okay in the end.