While Johnny, the billionaire, is engaged in
philanthropic activities, his elder son, Ramesh, is secretly dreaming of
becoming his sole heir! Will he succeed in his devious schemes?
Bank Manager Pandurang Rao’s son, Akul, is
obsessed with the glamour world! Even according to meshtru’s astrological
prognosis, the boy is likely to succeed in his chosen field. Just how
tumultuous is his journey going to be?
Krishna Prasad, the police chief, has already
read about Akshay Karnad having brainwashed all the residents of Amartara
Apartments. Krishna Prasad and Johnny are friends first and cousins next.
Meshtru now approaches them with an unusual request. His daughter &
son-in-law in their brainwashed condition are about to remove their son Rahul
from MIT, Manipal. The boy had secured first rank in both SSLC & PUC and
has just another 2 years to complete his B.E.
“At stake is the future of 18 students including
16 in the tender age-group of 4-6 years old, Krishna Prasad. You need to do
something immediately because there is no time to lose…" pleads the old
“What is involved here is ‘violence of the subtle
kind’, meshtre; something unknown to law! Moreover, none of the victims are
complaining,” says the police chief.
“None of them would ever do that because they’re
all in a brainwashed condition and…”
“Sorry, meshtre. I’m helpless.”
This is when meshtru decides, ‘The only way open
for me now, is to take on this demon, Akshay Karnad!'
He is in a dazed condition! He leaves home,
kirpan in hand! And Akshay Karnad is murdered! His wife, Aparna, claims to have
been witness to meshtru stabbing him.
Young Akul disgusted with the celluloid world has
finally decided to turn a detective! Will he succeed in saving meshtru from the
Eknaath Nagarkar is a retired officer of Bank of
India. As a freelance writer, he has been for decades contributing articles,
middles and also letters, to frontline English dailies like Deccan Herald, Free
Press Journal etc., and also late to Minoo Masani’s liberal monthly, Freedom
First. He has written story & screenplay for movies/TV-serials and has also
been acting in Kannada films/TV-Serials/Ads.
“Violence of the subtle kind is practically
unknown to law and even the police! Whereas crimes involving this kind of
violence have been occurring like any other, the police do not even recognize
them as such for the only reason, there are no laws in place to tackle
‘violence of the subtle kind.’
Unless such crimes and the resultant backlash
over the society are pointedly brought to the notice of the public there is no
hope for the future either. Moreover when one knows that someone attempted to
implement OSHO’s thoughts and what actually was the fallout, should the same
not be placed on record? These, in short, were the objectives back of my mind
in selecting the topic for this debut novel,” says he.