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GONE WITH A WINDFALL is the portrayal of a political affair in high places. The summer of 2012 finds Queeny, the favorite 40-year-old poet senator- daughter of the chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) headquartered in Indiana, USA, rather piqued. Pitted against the sibling rivalry of her brothers in pursuit of political inheritance in a small but vital party- the young congresswoman who is caught in the vise of tricky politics and engulfing romance has to manipulate her way up the corridors of power in Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.
The kickbacks of US $50 million the female lawmaker is alleged to have received from the man she has catapulted to the high political office of Telecom Secretary in the US Government flies in her face. Greed, the ill-gotten windfall, propels her to her doom. How would America react to her extra-marital relationship in the middle of a political election? It’s a thriller that keeps the readers on the seat’s edge…
A CANDLE IN THE WIND focuses on the prominence of the new women working for the Corporate India of 2013. Breaking traditions they have learnt the ropes of pushing through tenders/contracts in a nation cursed for its political corruption and bureaucratic red-tape. Contrary to stereotypes, some who have even surprised the West’s perception of women in business, have stormed the male bastion in reading minds with sharp acumen and winning over covert deals for their customers with alacrity and temerity, quite often, at risk to themselves and their family.
The 40-year old corporate lobbyist, US/UK educated, wife to a cardiologist and mother of two teen-aged children, based in New Delhi, JSK as she is popularly known, an adept at multi-tasking, balances her official work with that of her family obligations, amidst the venal business climate of a country turning the corner to become a world leader.
JSK is seen to be always on the move from East to West, in the corridors of power, putting her feminine wiles to best use. Her life has been like the candle in the open space flickering bright to provide light to many, while always at peril to the fluctuating moods of the wind.