When Loss is Gain

Anand, a budding lawyer, quits his job when he is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is told that he has a few months to live. Life hits rock bottom when his wife leaves him for his best friend Adi. But life grants him a second chance when the doctor says the diagnosis was wrong and he is cancer-free.

Anand goes to the remote Bhutanese retreat of Wangsisina to enjoy the simple joys of life. Life takes a twist in the mountains when he meets Tara, an enigmatic woman who is fleeing her own tragic past. The book is a maiden shot at fiction by diplomat Pavan K. Varma, a noted non-fiction writer, translator and cultural ideologue.