Book Review: Intermission
Author: Nirupama Subramanian
Publisher: Harper Collins-India
Price: Rs 250
He wondered why he, a 44-year-old successful entrepreneur, faithful husband and competent father of a 16-year-old boy, should wait every morning for a glimpse of a girl like a teenager in the first throes of an infatuation. Set in Gurgaon, one of the faces of modernity in India, "Intermission" takes us into the lives of Varun and Gayatri Sarin, not-so-happily married corporate couple with a typically NRI problem: resettling in chaotic India after several years spent in an ordered existence in the First World. Then Varun meets Sweety, young mother of twins who is living her dream of life in a nuclear family, and everything changes - for him, for Sweety and, insidiously, for everyone around them.