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Anant, a thirty-five-year-old small-time photographer in
Ahmedabad, has a recurring dream. In it, he walks barechested
into a large room with black curtains hanging
down from the ceiling. The soft brush of silk against his skin
gives him secret pleasure since he hasn't been with a woman
for almost six years. But then the pleasurable dream is replaced
by one in which a three-legged bitch is chained to his ankle,
dragging angrily behind him.
What does the bitch signify? Raashee, his one-time lover who
now exists only in online chat windows? Or Diane Arbus, the
legendary 1960s' photographer whose groundbreaking ideas
have no takers in Anant's Ahmedabad? Anant embarks on a
Kafkaesque journey through Ahmedabad to find the answers
that elude him.
35 and Sexless in Ahmedabad is a darkly comic story about
a lonely man's quest for real connections in times of virtual
connectivity, a misfit artist's alienation in a conservative city.
But the most hopeless of situations often have simple solutions.
As Anant discovers, his three-legged dog is actually a profound
problem with a surprisingly primal answer.