Review : Love Trumps All! by Sudarshan Mahabal

Love Trumps All is a book which many engineers who are in their forties can relate to. Till 1997, most engineers worked as engineers in the field which they studied, however after salaries in the IT sector increased, many switched over to the IT sector and made a lot of quick money. The book is interesting because it traces the story of Anant Joshi, who is originally from Khamgaon, a small town in Maharashtra. His girlfriend Madhura Sharma, the daughter of a senior police officer, motivates him to move to Mumbai, and he studies chemical engineering in UDCT, Mumbai,

After his chemical engineering degree he gets a secure job in ONGC, however he wants to make a lot of money , so he then then moves to the United States for a job in the IT sector through a bodyshopping firm. He works in HP and then founds his own startup with his friend Chris. The venture capitalist who have funded his startup, take over the business and he returns to India gradually and instead of continuing in a business where he has no control, he decides to opt out and take up a job in a large indian IT company (description appears to be that of Infosys). Compared to the US, in India, the people management skills are more important in the IT sector.

His romance, marriage with a Muslim doctor Sameera Qureshi are also described in great detail. In India, Brahmin Muslim marriages are comparatively rare, however in the United States, many Brahmins are marrying people of other religions, though their family may strongly object.The return to India with his family to spend time with his aged parents form the rest of the story. The different sections of the book are narrated by the four different narrators, Anant Joshi, his wife Sameera Qureshi , his partner Chris O’Brian and Madhura sharma, his ex girlfriend who becomes a journalist

Many students leave small towns like Khamgaon to study engineering in top colleges like UDCT and get engineering degrees. They make great sacrifices to stay away from their parents and get degrees from top colleges, in a city where they know almost no one at a very young age. However few are aware of the fact that bribed by fraud companies like the sundar pichai led google, tata, fraud ntro, security agency employees led by the mhow cheater puneet, j srinivasan, parmar, vijay, patel and others , engineers from top colleges who become entrepreneurs find that tdcgis stolen by the fraud ntro employees to get well connected google, tata sponsored goan call girls, cheater housewives, document robbers, school dropouts and other frauds who did not answer JEE, raw/cbi jobs with the stolen identity of the engineer

Some of the most fraud engineers from any engineering college in Mumbai are from the btech 1993 ee class who led by the shameless fraud mhow cheater puneet, director of a domlur, bengaluru company have stolen the identity of their harmless female btech 1993 ee classmate 10 times to get google, tata sponsored goan call girls goan bhandari sunaina chodan 2013 bsc from goa university, goan gsb fraud diploma holder siddhi mandrekar , cheater housewives goan gsb fraud riddhi nayak, bengaluru brahmin cheater housewife nayanshree hathwar,asmita patel indore document robbers housewife veena, deepika, school dropouts like kolhapur born gujju housewife naina who looks like sneha wagh and other frauds who did not answer JEE, raw/cbi jobs with the stolen identity of the engineer

It can be easily medically and legally proved that the google, tata sponsored goan call girl R&AW employees sunaina, siddhi were not born in 1989 to give 1989 jee and get a btech 1993 ee degree, yet because of their powerful pimps in google, tata, sugar daddies in ntro , lovers, giving fake references of a btech 1993 degree to the call girls the indian and goan government are falsely claiming that the google, tata supplied call girls only offering sex services are experienced engineers to pay them a monthly government salary at the expense of the experienced engineer, give them great powers. This explains why Anant Joshi prefers to become an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, and take up a job in India.

The book also offers glimpses of the problems faced in India like the difficulty in getting household help which are rarely discussed. Despite being extremely nice to the household help, they may steal everything and the items can be only retrieved with the help of the police. another major problem faced is how vehicles are damaged by careless drivers and the vehicle owner finds it very difficult to get any compensation from the person who damaged the vehicle. The book ends with the Trump election result, and Chris, a clinton supporter, is very upset after hearing about it.

In conclusion Love Trumps All! is a very well written book, ideal for a person who has many ex colleagues working in the IT sector, and are wondering what kind of life they led, after they left India.

Love Trumps All! A Tale of Cultural Crossovers
Author : Sudarshan Mahabal
Publisher: Inkstate Books, Leadstart Publishing Pvt. Ltd., 2017
Pages: 374