“Her resolve was absolute. So was her vodka.”
I wake up on my seventeenth birthday to receive an out of the ordinary gift - a cryptic letter and a million dollar cheque from my grandfather, whom I had been raised to believe was dead.
Fascinated and puzzled on hearing from my long-lost relative, Kamal Chakravarti, in such strange and spectacular fashion, I embark on a journey to find him through his three brothers, the Chakravartis.The Chakravartis are old and wizened, each of them recapping a part of my grandfather's life that takes us back in place and time in vivid detail.
Comically bumbling along this terrain of wayward youth with me are my three friends – a poet, a playboy and a peddler – as we collect pieces of information that come together like a magical puzzle, eventually leading me to my grandfather's porch!The NameFake is a humorous narrative on the Indian upper class, friendship and family, love and the loss of it, and the highs and lows of coming of age in the Millennial generation.