Praise for Jack Patel's Dubai Dreams 'P.G. Bhaskar's lines are packed with wit that ring with sincerity and spontaneity eliciting some hearty laughs. He has an amazing ability to strike a chord despite the scene.'-The New Indian Express 'Written with the financial crisis as a background one might expect a heavy sad tome but it surprises us with its dealing of some sad times with its light-hearted treatment'-New Global Indian 'Read it for the humour for the quirkiness and to understand the wisdom of depositing Rs 5000 in a recurring account every month!'-Tabla 'An ideal way to while away a lazy afternoon'-dawn.com When a former colleague offers Jack Patel and his best friend Kitch a job with a conservative British bank in Dubai Jack has no qualms about taking it up. Solidity and stability are just what he is looking for. But changes are afoot at the bank. Power struggles within a complex and changing hierarchy ensures a series of problems for young Jack. And who would have thought that the Football World Cup would turn things topsy-turvy for the bank. Jack escapes all of this madness as he flies from Dubai to Africa to Chennai hopping from one hilarious situation to the next. He rescues Kitch's wife from a ghost faces a football quiz that can make or break his career masters the nuances of Zulu pronunciation encounters pirates (well almost) and is forced to choose between a client's two wives-all in all a rollicking roller-coaster ride. Who would have thought the corporate world could be such fun?