Theory of Karma-and-Death … what one undergoes in this life is the result of accumulated karma from the current and previous lives…But there was one critical factor that the proponents of this theory assumed - that a caring God was diligently keeping track of each individual’s good and bad actions; something that Hiranya and I knew was not true. Yet, somehow He did seem to ensure a certain kind of balance. Clearly there was something else at play here, something more obvious and simpler than the karma and rebirth theory, but something that was a lot less palatable to the human race.’
Meet Kalyani: a proud forty-year old woman who, as a teenager, managed to crack the God-Code and define her own success-code with the help of King Hiranyakashyap. That is how, at forty, Kalyani has it all - a successful career in one of the top IT shops in Bangalore, a healthy bank balance, and the carefree life of a singleton.
Until the layoffs, that is.
That is when it all starts unravelling and all of a sudden, Kalyani is faced with the distasteful prospect of laying people off, the disturbing prospect of being laid-off, a chilling inkling of cancer, the unfathomable Weepies and the inevitability of a lonely death.
As life spirals out of control, Kalyani finds herself teetering at the very edge of the abyss, clinging on to sanity with the help of a mysterious psychic and a dead aunt.