Rules are meant to be followed. Or are they? It’s the mid-1990s. Veda’s parents arrange a marriage for her, and she discovers that she does not have a choice in the matter. She has to leave her world as she knows it in the hill town of Joshimath—where she lives an idyllic life with her siblings, and her good friend and most eligible bachelor, the handsome Suraj—and move to Pune, into a flat, with a mother-in-law from hell. Bhuwan, her husband, is too busy to care that she is unhappy. When her father-in-law dies suddenly, Veda is deemed ‘unlucky’ by her mother-in-law, and her life becomes unbearable. How will Veda cope? Does she have the courage to break the rules that gag and bind her? Preeti Shenoy treads new ground yet again with this emotional roller-coaster of a book.