Every minute in life, you are at a crossroad. Do you feel it? The heart pounding, breathtaking, exhilaration of it all? If not, you aren’t alone. This is a book for those moments when you feel stifled, constricted or just simply not where you want to be. Take a journey into a seemingly haphazard past spent off the beaten track. Starting with a disillusioned college kid and continuing on into the life of a somewhat grown man, these twelve tales offer entertainment but also insights into the true flavors of rural and urban life, rooted in an ancient yet developing country like India. Meet people whose trysts with their daily lives hold insights into friendship, love, justice, pain, inspiration and more. This is a book of both adventure and reflection. It is for the soul.As the adage goes, ‘Truth and amla (wild gooseberry) are the same – they are bitter at first but sweet and healthy in their aftertaste.’ These stories deal with some questions that may well echo those that you hold. The meanings you derive from each story, or choose not to, should be of great interest to you, for therein lie the seeds of the learning in your own lives!