Chinmay Narayan is plotting to kill himself. He is a misfit at school, his parents are about to divorce and the love of his life doesn't know he exists. But before he can get anywhere with the suicide plan, Chinmay and his friends, Anu and Sabi, stumble into the eerie world of Conchpore through a portal in uncle R. K.'s library. They find themselves in the seeker's school, where you can buy spiritual courses to bring you enlightenment. While the seekers seem unaware that there is something amiss, Chinmay and his friends chance upon a strange and sinister plot involving some teachers and administrators. The charismatic Siddharth, a visiting former student of the school, seems like their one big hope. Then Chinmay discovers that Siddharth is seeking catharsis from his dark past by writing a book - a book with Chinmay as the protagonist. Is Siddharth part of the evil caucus? Will the three youngsters find their way back to the world they left behind? Can Chinmay become the author of his own life? Set in Madras in the early 1990s, the reengineers dispels the boundaries between fiction and reality to tell a tale that is as much a coming of - age story as it is an inspiring narrative about self - empowerment and spiritual growth.
About the Author
Indu Muralidharan is an electronics engineer turned software professional. Her short stories, features and book reviews have appeared in publications such as muse India, life positive, the new Indian express, the brown critique and the Kritya poetry journal. This is her first novel. She grew up and continues to live in Madras (As she prefers to call Chennai).
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Reengineer self and seek
Chinmay, Anu and Sabi are three friends who have no other friends. Except for books, that is. The three friends are misfits in the society, even among their own family members. Chinmay Narayan is the protagonist of The Reengineers. On the first page itself, he tells that he had two goals - to top the class ten board exams, and to kill himself after the exams. In the very next sentence, he clarifies that by the next afternoon, his life and plans had changed. As readers, we now have a notion of...
My reading resolution for 2016 is to try out books that are out of my comfort genre zone. This turned out to be a successful experiment. The Reengineers is lessons in spirituality wrapped in layers of fantasy and mystery, asserting that the outside is mostly an illusion and it is what is inside that is the game changer. True the book needed some effort on my part to read it, especially for long spells particularly in the beginning and towards the end. So much that in the beginning, I question...