Retiring from a multinational and a subsequent HR consultancy, Abhijit Gupta submitted to a lifelong desire to write, creating a novel influenced by the three eventful years he spent getting his second degree at the London School of Economics, having obtained his first degree from St. Stephens College, Delhi. In those years he found a new intellectual and emotional liberation and grew to love London for it. While at the LSE, he also captained the fencing team. A passion for travel has taken him and his wife all over the world. Unable to follow tourist itineraries, his idea of bliss is to sit with a glass of wine in a tree-shaded square in Barcelona and watch the world go by. Or wander through his beloved forests and hills in India. Two of his travel articles were published in the Economic Times and the Business Line respectively. He loves to paint, write and read, often while listening to music. That is when the boisterous grandchildren and children are not visiting. Sometimes, he is allowed to indulge in his other passion cricket.