R K R. Nair spent much of his professional life as an Electrical Engineer in diversified sectors such as factories, oil-refineries, ships, construction sites, military establishments and government offices in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and the metro-cities of India. The Kerala Electrical Inspectorate was the establishment of his homestate from where he retired from service. For two years he served as Executive Engineer of the Guruvayoor temple, a tenure that opened before him avenues to go in for in depth study of Indian mythology.This vastness of experience has gifted him with rare moments where human hearts join in love and service, forgetting the barriers of religion, nationality and parochialism. He considers this book as a garland of words woven out of such moments.
The young forest-ranger who risks his life to save his female colleague from the poisonous arrow shot by an aboriginal in the forests of Little Andaman, the Vietcong activist who sees in the American commander her life-mate of theprevious birth, the criminologistwho suppresses evidence against a ship's captainfor murder of a subordinate just because the captain happened to be a greathumanist who saved hundreds of lives during a ship wreck, risking his own, theSupreme Court lawyer who seeks as his only remuneration good placement ofdeserving youth in leading companies—these are a few of the captivating facesthe reader will come across in the annals of this collection of stories.