Having cleared the exams that only 'the most intelligent' do, confident, simple, intelligent and middle-class Tanu is now at IIT-Delhi. Only to realise that she is a very rare species - a girl at IIT.
How does she cope? Ask questions in class or catch up on beauty sleep. How does she keep her dignity intact in inter-hostel competitions where boys choose awkward topics and craft shameless clues. How do you act normal when 40 pairs of eyes are glued to your every action and every innocuous joke. And how does one choose Mr. Right when there are so many choices in this sea of men?
Heartbreak and Dreams is a delightful and very real tale of a girl's survival and success at a college campus with a skewed sex ratio, grueling coursework and a largely geek population.