If Then Else by Sandhya Ranganathan is the story of Karthik, or multiple Karthiks in parallel worlds, each spinning off in a different direction. Karthik is a software engineer in the city of gardens, mad traffic, and great food – Bengaluru. He has a long-time girlfriend, Tanika, and everyone around them feels it’s just a matter of time before they get married. Just when everything is going great, Karthik gets laid off and his world comes crashing down. His circumstances force him into making a few choices. For starters, should he explore his unfulfilled talent? Or should he just move overseas like all his peers? Or how about taking a break from everything and running away, into the hills?
Follow the enthralling journey of the three Karthiks as he stumbles from one decision to another, having adventures, facing challenges, and trying to reconcile his conflicting personalities. What if he could roll back time? Would that fix everything, or would he lose everything that’s dear to him? And what about Tanika? What becomes of her in each of Karthik’s worlds? Read If Then Else to find the answers to these questions, and a lot more.
Published: September 2023
Number of Pages: 264
Author: Sandhya Ranganathan
Publisher: Vishwakarma Publications