English, August: An Indian Story

Delightful, funny, poignant, thoughtful story devoured in 24 hours. A 20-something Indian, returned home after educating abroad at Yale, immersed in the absurdity of Indian Civil Service, smoking weed and surveying the remote areas of India he is to govern. His secret life of smoke, exercise, masturbation, avoidance of civil duty. His compulsion to lie at all questions directed at him. The brief shining light of a productive mission, bringing water to a village whose well had dried up. The perfect antidote to a rainy San Francisco day.