I recently got an email from Mr. Karan Bajaj (BIT Mesra, Mechanical Engienering, 1996-2000) and was thrilled to know that he is about to launch his first book – Keep off the grass. The book contains glimpses and memories drawn form his time at BIT Mesra as well. Karan went on to complete his MBA at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM B) and is presently working as a Management Consultant with Boston Consulting Group in Washington D.C.
A brief Synopsis of the book is as follows:
Keep off the Grass is a new-age hippie story about young American investment banker on Wall Street whose life is all set to follow a defined, predictable trajectory-a Harvard MBA, marriage, kids, luxurious European vacations, the works; instead he gets sucked into an India of drugs, prisons, surreal encounters, and crazy (but believable) characters. His unlikely Indian experiences-a consuming drug addiction, meditating in the Himalayas, meeting an Aghoree onthe Ghaats of Benares, spending time in a prison cell etc.-are particularly interesting given the contrast with his protected and staid life before.
The Official Website – www.karanbajaj.com – is very well done-up and contains a synopsis of the book, details of the book launch and information about the author. Seems to be a nice read.. PLUS, it’s by an alum, so I should be picking this one up soon! 🙂
The book is releasing tommorow (May 30th, 2008.) – Here’s wishing him all the luck & support!