A book about ambition, belief and irony, Touching Distance: The Great Indian MBA Dream paints life on the canvas of tier-1 MBAs in India. Seen through the eyes of a witty, idealistic and ultimately fatalistic, south Indian protagonist, the story evokes humour and captures familiar dilemmas. Set in one of Indias finest business schools, the book is about Shivas journey. He becomes frustrated with the idea of wasting his potential at his cloistered software programming job and chooses to believe, like millions of other Indians, in the ubiquitous and superbly marketed Indian MBA dream.
Shiva Prakash is a writer, musician and poet. He has an MBA from the Indian School of Business (ISB) and a Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering. Shiva manages software products for a multinational company with a global footprint. He lists sky-diving and hiking in Ladakh and on the Pacific Coast as his most liberating experiences. Touching Distance is his debut novel.