Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Devil in Pinstripes

What do you do when your relationship with your spouse metamorphoses to that of professional colleagues? Chanda is ecstatic when through a strange quirk of fate both Amit and she end up working for the same foreign bank. There on begins a roller coaster ride which engulfs them in its talons and holds in it the capacity to tear apart their lives for ever. Will they be able to save their careers, their self esteem. most importantly their marriage?

Devil in Pinstripes, through the life of Amit, a starry eyed, ambitious MBA, who joins New York International bank (NYB), takes you behind the scenes and through the power packed aisles of New York International Bank and the sharpest of its minds. A racy narrative set in the milieu of modern day high pressure competitive foreign banking and the current crisis that engulfs this sector, it is a curious intermesh of the lives of Amit and three others - Chanda, a biotechnologist turned retail banker, Gowri, Amit’s arch rival, a full time New York International Bank baiter and a political maestro par excellence and above all Aditya, who plays devious power games with almost everyone in his quest for success and fame.

Join Amit as he blindly follows the Machiavellian plans of Aditya Bhatnagar- his mentor, plays power games with his antagonist Gowri and walks a tight rope in the relationship with his wife Chanda. Are they all Gods of Banking or masquerading Devils in Pinstripes?

What happens when God is dragged into a pit full of muck? Does he come out completely clean? Can he retain the status of being a God or does this corporate world engulf him in its talons..does he become the ultimate Devil in Pinstripes!!!!

An insiders fictionalized account of what goes on in the murky world of corporate politics.

If God was a Banker

A must read for every individual working in a corporate

Two young management graduates, with nothing similar in family backgrounds and temperament, join the New York International Bank on the same day and take two entirely different routes to success. Both rise up the ranks at breakneck speed: the fast and aggressive Sundeep, who would stoop to anything to get ahead, and the mature and sensible Swami, with a high regard for good old ethics. The racy narrative set in the high-pressure milieu of competitive banking carries the undercurrent of a clash of values, in the intermeshed realms of the personal and the professional. It’s a story peppered with ambition and frustration, deceit and malevolence, love and lust, and the desperate struggle for status and power. And, above all, there is a top-notch banker who plays the benevolent God whenever crisis looms over the young guns…

An insider’s fictionalised account of how Indian professionals experience the world of foreign banks, the story spans three continents.