by Anuja Chauhan
1971. The USSR-backed India-Mukti Bahini alliance is on the brink of war against the America-aided Pakistani forces. As the Cold War threatens to turn red hot, handsome, laughing Ishaan Faujdaar, a farm boy from Chakkahera, Haryana, is elated to be in the IAF, flying the Gnat, a tiny fighter plane nicknamed Sabre Slayer for the devastation it has wrecked in the ranks of Pakistans F-86 Sabre Squadrons. Flanked by his buddies Raks, a MiG-21 Fighter, Maddy, a transport pilot who flies a Caribou and fellow Gnatties Jana, Gana and Mana, Shaanu has nothing on his mind but glory and adventure until he encounters Tehmina Dadyseth, famed bathing beauty and sister of a dead fauji, who makes him question the very concept of nationalism and whose eyes fill with disillusioned scorn whenever people wax eloquent about patriotism and war
About The Author
With about two decades of experience in advertising field, Anuja Chauhan worked with JWT India for products and brands like Mountain Dew, Kurkure, Pepsi, Nokia, etc. Before she left her advertising career for full-time writing, she held the post of executive creative director and vice president at JWT. Anuja Chauhan has written books like Those Pricey Thakur Girls and The Zoya Factor. The latter is been made into a major film, by Shah Rukh Khans Red Chillies Entertainment. She has won awards like the storyteller award of India Today Woman and the Cosmopolitan Magazine Fun Fearless Female award.