A Pluperfect Gift
All was going well for Samar. He had a promising career in the merchant navy ahead of him, and he was looking forward to his next sailing assignment. Then came along Arisha, and he discovered the love of this life. What could possibly go wrong?
This is the story of Samar and Arisha and their battle with the ultimate master—Time itself. And how sometimes, the most extraordinary things happen to ordinary people.
In the ultimate clash between Love, Life and Time, who could possibly win?
About the author
Born in Meerut district, Uttar Pradesh, Shalabh Bansal is a trained Marine Engineer. After graduating in Marine Engineering from BITS Pilani (Tolani Maritime Institute), he kicked off his sea career in 2007 when he first joined a vessel as a Cadet. At present, he is sailing as First Engineer with Seaarland Management Services, Mumbai. Having sailed across almost all seas and continents, he continues to feel the urge to explore more and more every day and ride the high waves unbounded.
Shalabh believes that water gives him strength. He likes to watch the sun rise over the ocean, which gives him a feeling of a fireball emerging from the waters. Though, despite years of sailing experience behind him, he is still scared of water.
Extremely caring, Shalabh loves making friends and exploring new horizons with them. Despite being one of the nominees of the 2020 Mars-1 Program, he withdrew his application and decided to continue sailing, which he loves more than anything else.