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About the Author
Howard Roark is a graduate engineer who started out working for a multinational as a Network Engineer, a very brief stint, after which he joined a software company to work on products in the Artificial Intelligence / Neural Networks domain and later on in the Finance domain. And, since 2010, he's been working for Cisco Systems in Chennai, for their products in the Digital Video Broadcasting domain.
His interests include psychology, philosophy, spirituality, reading, writing, conversations and of course, Ayn Rand's books. He's a qualified hypnotherapist from the California Hypnosis Institute of India. He restricts himself to offering therapeutic help to his near and dear. And, he currently pursues an M.Sc. in Psychology.
He got into writing, spurred by guilt and hurt of having to give away, under coercing circumstances, the two dogs his family was having as pets. Although he loved the dogs, the fact that he was powerless and didn't do anything about retaining the dogs, left a deep wound in his mind. To overcome the emotions, he put his feelings on paper as a fiction short story, involving a dog, but twisted the end to alleviate his guilt. After this first short story, he started to write more such stories to give vent to his emotions. And, one such short story grew to become "Newton's Law Reversed".
Howard Roark is a pen name, inspired by the protagonist of Ayn Rand's 'The Fountainhead'. He has chosen this name, in order to identify his writer's dimension, which is distinctly different from his own.
About the BookOn a trip to meet an ailing relative in Gangaikondacholapuram, Akash is introduced to conflict when a simple village girl, Ganga trespasses his thoughts. His mind fails to elude Ganga and, being overwhelmed by the new found emotion, his attempts to free himself of his battles only grip him tighter. As his mind flits between Ganga and Ganesan, another tormented soul, Akash’s only reprieve could have been a banter with his father, when unexpectedly he hears the news of his father’s expiry.
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