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  • Author : Atulya Misra
  • ISBN 9789391256630
  • Category : Literature & Fiction
  • Original Language English
  • Binding Hardback
  • Price 495
  • Extent 224 pp
  • Pub Month September


A story of greed, love and sacrifice narrated in the backdrop of a crippling human tragedy.
Acclaimed author Atulya Misra tells a gripping and powerful story that traverses numerous cultures and geographies. The story follows the life of Neha, who, at first, is driven by blind ambition. The heights she achieves in business dissipate once she starts spiralling in the opposite direction. Just when she appears to be an abysmal failure in the eyes of everyone, Neha creates a corporation to counter the biggest threat to the planet—the human propensity to consume endlessly and create more and more waste. Her enterprise becomes so large and successful that it becomes a danger to the very people who created it.
Humanity has been a parasite for long enough on this planet. It’s time we become vultures and clean up our habitat.


Atulya Misra is a senior officer of the Indian Administrative Services, currently posted as additional chief secretary in the Government of Tamil Nadu. He has been actively involved in containment of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He earlier worked as the principal secretary in the Department of Industries, Environment & Forests and Transport. He has also served as chairman of various organizations, including Chennai Port Trust, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, Titan Industries and TNPL. Atulya Misra is an alumnus of Scindia School, Gwalior, Hindu College, University of Delhi, TERI University, Delhi, the Universities of Texas and Yale, USA, and Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK. He was awarded a doctorate by Anna University, Chennai, for his work on carbon footprints. He is passionate about the environment and strongly believes that it’s time we wake up to the need to preserve our planet. His first book, Oxygen Manifesto, was a widely acclaimed bestseller. Vultures of Paradise is his second book.

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