Teapot Conspiracy - a collection of short stories

What the author says:

 

As a man who grew up in India and has lived in San Francisco for the last fourteen years, I have enjoyed playing the role of witness (good), adviser (bad) and participant (ugly) in many fascinating relationships involving Indian women and men. My stories find their origin in these experiences.

 

 

Or he could say...

As a man who grew up in India and has lived in San Francisco for the last fourteen years, I have studied relationships involving Indian women with varying degrees of intimacy, from the disturbing closeness of a frightened lover to the safer distance of a misguided relationship adviser. My inadvertent research has created confusion, some discomfort and now, a collection of short stories. "The Teapot Conspiracy" is the title story from this collection.

 

What I imagine readers will say:

The collection is a lighthearted look at a burgeoning set of young Indian women and men who have integrated into American culture either by living in America for a significant period of time or by watching MTV while living in India. An Indian flavor is however as indelible from these stories as yellow turmeric powder is from Indian cooking.

And...

It is a man's point of view in an area that has been dominated by fabulous women writers such as Chitra Divakurni and Jhumpa Lahiri. The stories gently scrape the layer of vulnerable self-righteousness from the Indian woman character in recent stories and expose the aggression, the sensuality, the whimsy and other such normal human characteristics present in every Indian woman.