Sidin Vadukut was born in a small town near Irinjalakuda in Kerala, and spent most of his growing years in Abu Dhabi eating falafel. Once even with sambar. He is an engineer from NIT Trichy, an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and is currently pursuing a master's in historical research at the University of London. Over the last decade he has made auto parts, developed online trading platforms, worked as a consultant and once had a sizeable portion of a tree fall on him. Sidin is an editor with the Mintnewspaper. He is also a full-time freelance Twitterer. He lives in London with his remarkably patient wife, a plethora of Apple products and a growing collection of Buddha statues.
With just 12 months to go before the 2010 Allied Victory Games in New Delhi, there is pandemonium at the Ministry for Urban Regeneration and Public Sculpture. Preparations are months behind schedule and minister Badrikedar Laxmanrao Dahake not only has to deal with an irate PM but also the Lok Sabha, fiendish investigative journalists, and a relentless BBC reporter who insists on interviewing him live in English. Dahake is about to resign when he runs into an unlikely saviour: international financial wizard Robin 'Einstein' Varghese.