Just Kidding…Your’s Destiny is about an unusual love story with humorous undertones; the implied the essence of the book is about making choices, their consequences and the role of destiny. Meet Kunal Roy, the smug, ambitious executive at HomeMakers, who believes that he is at the cusp of professional nirvana. Kunal’s bubble of expectations is pricked by an abrasive new boss, Harry Kapoor, who prides himself on his oratorical skills. To make matters worse, enter a young upstart rookie, Srishti Fernandes with a complex personality (emotions ranging from dictatorial to impulsive to vulnerable to confused). Srishti gives two hoots about Kunal’s seniority, yet Kunal finds himself inexplicably drawn towards her. Is Shristi for real or is she an illusion? And who is the real Kunal?Undergoing upheavals in both professional and personal life, Kunal looks to jettison his ambitions by embarking on a journey of self-discovery, in an attempt to regain his lost identity.
Academically overburdened (Engineering from WCE Sangli + MBA1 from NMIMS Mumbai + MBA2 from
IIM Ahmedabad) and professionally scarred (a 19 year circuitous pursuit of corporate nirvana), Anirban
Das is finally getting serious in life by dabbling in humor (writing, not stand up).
‘Just Kidding…Yours Destiny’ is Anirban’s debut novel. Two more books are on the anvil: ‘Came, Saw,
Struggling to conquer’ marks Anirban’s foray into short stories whilst ‘Just Kidding…Yours Destiny 2’ is a
thematic sequel to ‘Just Kidding…Yours Destiny’. All the three books are in the humorous fiction genre.
Anirban is a versatile character with multiple interests like breathing, sleeping, eating, etc. He flirted
briefly with singing but decided against pursuing it, in larger public interest. A voracious reader,
Anirban has read the book ‘Just Kidding…Yours Destiny’, 108 times. In the midst of writing books,
Anirban periodically deploys his writing expertise in other domains (ex. doing the homework of his two
children). An occasional blogger, Anirban has written content for a few blogs, including his own (Links
given below); in fact he was the surprise winner of an IIMA blog writing competition, having penned
the somewhat controversial ‘Sleeping times at IIMA’. Anirban also writes on Quora from time to time,
depending upon mood disposition & prevailing weather conditions.