The regional heads secretly disapprove of his choice and are planning a coup. Business is tough as marketing and manufacturing firms are migrating to other states in droves thanks to the ruling Left. To make matters even more unsettling, our protagonist has to deal with the eccentric-bordering- on-insane characters that populate this strange new world.
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He studies them as keenly and affectionately as Gerald Durrell would examine a deadly scorpion discovered in a shoe, and delivers solemn observations that make you chuckle. We learn that the female of the species is deadlier than the male because not only is she treated as an equal, she also has a secret weapon to fall back on: The style is faintly reminiscent of PG Wodehouse with witty long-winded sentences and biblical and classical references thrown in for good measure.
Style, however, is not everything — action is also required to compel the reader to turn the pages rapidly enough to stir up a light refreshing breeze. There are just a few side-splittingly funny situations in the novel and Basu fails to exploit them to the fullest.
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Leading the side to which he belongs - the First International Advertising Company FIAC - is Mono Mitter, who, in a different lifetime, would have been a fighter pilot battling the Luftwaffe, if he wasn't going 'screechers' - getting pie-eyed drunk, that is. Then, there is God with a capital 'G'. In a grand gesture, he renounces his throne to spend his quasi-retirement pitting his wits against the daily crossword and cadging free drinks off erstwhile colleagues.
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In the process, he acquires the moniker 'Old Man'. He has led his agency to within sniffing distance of FIAC by sheer perseverance, personal flamboyance and sustained self-publicity and senses an opportunity to finally outshine his long-standing rivals. For all the ensuing madness Calcutta takes centre stage, simply because, 'Everything else about the city might change - not necessarily for the better - except its inherent ability to spawn the most wonderful stories'.