James is all of 25, belonging to a middle-class Indian family. He manages to convince his parents to let him pursue his dream of travelling around the world. As he embarks on the adventure he gets stuck in Europe during the lockdown triggered by the pandemic. He discovers his passion both for food and writing and with a twist of fate ends up with global fame and recognition for creating innovative recipes with limited ingredients.

Thus in life using uncertainty as a wellspring for our creative vitality — “what is best in life and art often comes into being by making not knowing”! (Artist Ann Hamilton’s lovely phrase)

Credit: Ekanksha Lalwani

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