Chennai, March 26, 2018: Higginbothams today hosted a Book Reading session of‘A Tale of Two Homes’, a fictional narrative based on true events, authored by Dr. V. Srinivas, Urological cancer surgeon-turned-author, at the Higginbothams Writer’s Café (127, Peters Road, Gopalapuram, Chennai – 600 086). Renowned writer Aroon Raman (author of The Shadow Throne, Skyfire, The Treasure of Kafur) conversed with Dr. V. Srinivas on the occasion.

A Tale of Two Homes is the story of an epic home construction in the Nilgiris, along with the thrilling, yet daunting, legal drama of the Raiz Rayne Residency Complex (RRR). The author masterfully weaves a tale full of witty humor and substance, wherein you encounter colourful characters across the spectrum of the good, the glittery and the greasy.

Elaborating on the book, Dr. V. Srinivas said, “The book is all about how we went about identifying the place, getting the land, constructing the house and the problems faced while getting it done. It’s a useful guide for anyone embarking on this journey. Also some chapters are devoted to a fictional flat demolition in Mumbai, what the residents have to do to save their flats and how they manage to do so. ‘A Tale of Two Homes’ contrasts with the house being built on one side and a house being demolished on the other side.”

The book is available for purchase at the Higginbothams Book Stores in Chennai, Bangalore and Ooty; Trilogy Book Store in Mumbai; and online on Amazon, ShopClues and White Falcon Publishing.

About the Author


Dr. V. Srinivas is a leading urological cancer and robotic surgeon working at Hinduja Hospital and Asian Cancer Institute, Mumbai.

He did his schooling at Lawrence school Lovedale, Nilgiris, undergraduate medical studies at Christian Medical College, Vellore and super specialization at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York.

He has published over 100 scientific papers in International medical journals and authored a surgical textbook. A Tale of Two Homes is his first foray into creative writing. He was an avid tennis player and an enthusiastic martial arts student in his younger days. However nowadays, while relaxing at Raven’s nest, he sticks to watching movies, pottering around the garden, going for long leisurely walks with his lovely wife and playing a lazy game of tennis.