Gautam is awkward and shy; Dan oozes confidence. Dan deftly juggles his coffee and cookies; Gautam drops drinks. Gautam is afraid to talk to girls; Dan finds himself in bed with girls he's only just met... Gautam Joshi is thirty years old, with a job in a call centre that his parents think is just one step up from unemployment and in a relationship that his girlfriend Michelle thinks is going nowhere. But Gautam loves his world. He makes more money than his father, and women actually want to go out with him: Blonde bombshells, friends of friends, strangers in bars, all seem attracted to Gautam. Well, not quite. That only happens when they call him Dan.
Anish Trivedi's Call Me Dan is a hilarious look at the new India, where arranged marriages and one-night stands are all part of a young man's search for love. Even true love.