'Three Days of Sunshine' is a collection of nine short stories, each based on a unique incident or person I have come across on the twisting road called “Life”.
The common narrator is Chaturnayan “Chats” Trivedi, leading a life I would have loved. Chats has a high-pedigree education; he’s single, footloose and fancy free; and a man about town. He has many close friends; he lives on a beautiful campus; he travels often around India and abroad – and best of all, he has no sales targets. Chats is the master of his own time, barring when some friend or relative barges into his life, pulling him willy-nilly into wild schemes and escapades. Chats can never say “no” to them.
Three Days of Sunshine finds Chats in a riot-torn north Indian town. His seventy-something uncle re-discovers – for one last time in this life – a purpose that inspires heroism.
A budding cricket star slips into alcoholism in Shine The Light, with disastrous effects for those around him. One wild and stormy day, when his brother and Chats fail to bring him to his senses, the simple touch of a mother’s love calms the young lad’s troubled soul.
Chats’ friend Googol sets the cat among the pigeons with a devious prank on high and mighty politicians, even causing a state government to fall. Googol uses an unsuspecting Chats as a key in his diabolical scheme.
Other stories show Chats tumbling into crazy situations. There’s a gut-wrenching incident one night in a railway compartment; there’s a casual fling with a woman friend trapped in an imaginary love affair; there’s a big pharma company playing the devil and buying people’s souls; there’s a shameful family secret that Chats has to keep away from a friend; and there’s an ex-girlfriend who has been used as a tool in a perfect murder.
Come what may, Chats is always there, standing by his friends.