Shahab - A Short Story

Two young men- a software engineer and a database administrator, forge an unlikely friendship with their 11 year old waiter. Before long, the men realise that the boy has gift.. and it makes them see him a new light. More

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About Roji Abraham

Roji Abraham was born in the tiny, oil-rich country of Kuwait, second child to working-class immigrant parents - a machine operator at a steel plant, and a nurse, in the early 1980s.

At the age of 9, he took flight along with his parents, two siblings and a few bags of old clothes and trinkets, when a certain infamous Iraqi dictator-president (who was later hanged for his war crimes), bombed and invaded the country he lived in. After an adventurous trip in which he recounts living in a refugee camp for three weeks in the middle of a scorching desert called no-man's-land (somewhere between Jordan and Iraq), sleeping in canvas tents and standing in long queues outside the Red Cross trucks that came everyday to distribute rations, he eventually returned to his native village in South India.

In the years since then, he survived the after-effects of a major leg surgery, completed high school and later graduated with an Engineering degree from a college, known better then for the enviable street fighting skills of its students rather than its academic prowess.

Between 2005 and 2014, he worked for a software company and travelled to and worked in half a dozen countries in Asia, Africa and Europe and indulged in their cultures and cuisines (croc meat anyone?). In between, he also completed a master's degree in business from a reputed British university and earned his first few pennies as a writer doing ghost writing of academic articles for University students during the time he was left with an empty bank account and no full-time job.

Roji published his first book 'Kaleidoscopic Lives - Ensemble Narratives of the Common Man' in 2015 - a fictional collection of short stories heavily inspired by the people he had come across and various incidents from his roller-coaster life. The book has been well received for its subtle humour, strong emotions and its ability to connect with readers.

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