Deliberate Mischief: An Odyssey of a Man in Search of Truth

By Parag Arun

Vikram Bhagwat at 22 with his engineering degree and decent job was already ready to create history. But on that stormy night while Pune was in its deep sleep and nature was on in its full song evil strikes at him. On that day his life changed completely. He was arrested on charges of stealing IP and cheating organization. Though he gets bail, he was outcasted from the IT community; his dream was shattered in no time. As he battled against the red wolves in society – while hiding in dormitories in suburbs – he kept learning. The young and beautiful lawyer, Nupur, fought battles for him. Their passionate love story blossoms amidst all upheavals. This is not about business –IP or the corporate world; rather it is the odyssey of a man in search of truth… The plot is a brilliantly drawn journey through the complexities of  tumultuous economic growth and the amazing atmospheres of rural India… Matteo Olivieri PhD, – Italian Writer, Economist and Orator. This sensitive author expresses his feelings and professional wisdom through this poetic novel of realist fiction. It nicely combines intense and delightful moments…- Hector Gomez Gauchia, PhD – Spanish writer. It’s quite amazing how this entire thriller unfolds in to several layers of emotions…- Mr. Sameer Kulkarni, Executive Producer, On Air Promotions, Star India Pvt.Ltd

Parag Arun
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Parag is innovation strategist, entrepreneur and management thinker who pens his thought through management fictions and sensible literary notes. He is involved in active research in areas of Machine Learning, Knowledge Innovation, Business and IT Strategies and Knowledge Management since 1995 that contributes to his reality fictions. He was born in Ahmednagar and raised in wonderful land of poets – Khandesh Maharashtra. After studying Engineering, he earned PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and went for management education at IIM. He was conferred DSc (Higher Doctorate) by Swiss University – UGSM Business School. In last two decades Parag has been leading many innovative organizations and research teams that allowed him to observe closely corporate, management life and friction between different groups. He has been working on product innovations for more than two decades after his education where he contributed actively to make start-ups successful through his research, strategic management and business acumen. He is founder and CEO of EKLaT Research and Director of Anomaly Solutions Pvt. Ltd. He is recipient of awards including Oriental Foundation Scholarship, Research Contribution awards. Nominated for Dr. SS Bhatnagar Award in 2013, Parag has authored/co-authored more than 200 research papers in various journals and international/national conferences and half a dozen books. Parag stays in Pune – the cultural capital of India, with his mother, wife and son and actively contributes to academic circles and innovation space through his talks and literary activities.Parag Kulkarni - PhD, DSC (www.drparagkulkarni.com). You can reach him on email id: paragindia@gmail.com