The story’s timeline spans the Y2K opportunities during the late 90s to the current backdrop of US 2016 presidential election. With rising nationalism and protectionism, uncertainties and anxieties that immigrants to the US face, the story takes on a particularly poignant hue around current geopolitics.
Anant Joshi, a dreamer who chases the American dream during Y2K rush and leapfrogs from a small Indian town to start-up one of the hottest and innovative Silicon Valley ventures.
Chris O’Brian, an energetic and creative high-tech sales leader from New York who is driven by his passion for life, creativity and making it big.
Sameera Qureshi, a young gynecologist from Hyderabad attending her medical residency in California, trying to find love and her true human identity.
Amy Cohen, a lively, articulate, compassionate pediatrician from Tel Aviv who is ready to ride on larger than life waves and build a legacy.
Madhura Sharma, journalist and social worker from Mumbai driven by her nationalistic ideals and drive to help others.
What happens when their paths intersect and blend amidst their divisions across nationality, religion, and ideals?
It is an interwoven story of these five unlikely friends, over two decades of tracing their paths and connecting their dots across the globe in Silicon Valley, New York, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Kathmandu and Khamgaon (small-town India full of youth with stars-and-stripes in their eyes) in a world powered by immigration and ‘reverse immigration’.
A must-read for every Non-resident Indian (NRI), aspiring immigrants from Indian IT industry, NRIs contemplating return-to-India and Americans eager to understand the making of India-born high-tech CEOs.