Atul’s gift of gab and passion for retelling transforms everyday events into lifelike narratives. The stories and characters in his head, brought to life after years of observing and living, hammered at him till he succumbed and brought them to life on paper. His years of work on the cruise ships, wearing different hats and performing diverse roles, along with the time spent in the US exposed him to some phenomenal experiences, diversity, cuisines, myriad places and interesting people. While the Cruise period was yes, a cruise, the gradual exposure to the American living, laws and even leisure time was no less than a myth-shattering discovery, especially in the context of Americans and American-Indians. It was during these trying but enriching years, the urge to share the hitherto unspoken tale of trials and tribulations, smiles and tears was conceived. Four years ago, a story was born, and it’s not entirely fiction.