Ira and Kartik are childhood friends who meet again after Kartik moves back to Mumbai. Ira and Kartik lives in a building that has its own story.
Ira being a journalist starts helping building people to decide further for the future of it and its residents.
Since their parents are friends, it was decided to get Kartik and Ira get married; Ira is happy to get his childhood love back. Much to Ira’s surprise, Kartik is ready for the marriage without any question.
With everything going in the building and Ira and Kartik engaged it all seems a normal day from a bird’s eye view. But the water is deeper than it seems.
Kartik is living his secret life which comes face to face after years of hiding. Ira on the other hand meets her ex which plays an important character in the story.
But above everyone, Bombay is the central character of this novel. Amrita did an excellent job in making everyday life also exciting and filled with thoughtful pauses.
She painted Bombay of the 90s so well that the reader will time travel while reading the description of the streets, cafes and the sea. Bombay being the city of dreams also hides a lot of secrets which affected everyone’s lives.
This book is filled with nostalgia and relatable characters. There are lines that you will read twice and let it sink in.
For the first time author, this is a well-articulated book by Amrita Mahale.