receiving intel that ISI was sending their most dangerous assassin to set a
trap for the Indian Home Minister in his alma mater SRCC, R&AW assigns
their youngest agent to thwart his plans. The mysterious assassin scripts his
kills using elaborate theatrics, with mockery & sarcasm his trademark
signature. The R&AW agent in contrast, raised on ancient Buddhist-Jain metaphysical
teachings of perception, mindfulness & concentration, uses his analytical
skills to unravel his sinister designs. But as the two superspies face-off amidst
classes & campus life, boundaries blur between duty & desires, while
unseen danger lurks behind every move in a three-way chess match.
Saumya is an alumni of SRCC,
majoring in Economics in 2009. Creative writing has been his passion since secondary
school, with his talent first recognized in the inaugural Young Authors Contest
2003 where a literary panel headed by Ruskin Bond judged his short story to be a
co-winner from amongst 7000 entries nationwide. The confidence boost and
experience from interacting with eminent writers gave him the self-belief to
blend his imagination and college life into a book. From poetry to a small
stint as a campus reporter for a tabloid to part-time editing for a publishing
house, he feverishly explores all avenues to express his creativity, while
balancing his career in the Financial Services.
Saumya currently works in
Deloitte in M&A Advisory, and resides in Hyderabad, India.