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Synopsis

Yoda was a nine and a half pound Shih-Tzu who lived a magical life sashaying between Bombay and New York for nearly 17 years. He easily made the transition between curry and caviar, between 'kuthra' and pooch, and Flora Fountain and Fifth Avenue. With over 50 Concorde trips under his belt, and a Louis Vuitton carrying case for his travels, Yoda stepped out in style. Like all dogs, he was as happy to play with a fancy toy as a piece of string, as long as he had his Alpha Dog Mina in his sight.

This is the story of how Yoda wove magic into the lives of his parents - Mina and Mohan Krishnan. It is written in a very wry, humorous, self-deprecating style. You can be sure of two things, when you are done with the book. A lot of smiles, sniggers, laughs and some loud guffaws as you read through this preposterous yet true tale. And, never again will you be able to say of any canine, ' He's only a dog'.

Mina and Mohan Krishnan are entrepreneurs who live in Bombay. Mina is a talented photographer and chef extraordinaire. Mohan eats very well at home, endlessly wrestles with his avoirdupois, and is at work on his second and third books. Their lives are now ruled by Obi Wan Kenobi, a Shih-Tzu with a unique personality.

Neha Kamath is a young talented graphic designer and illustrator based in Bombay. Creating the illustrations for this book gave her a chance to combine her three favourite things. Two of which are doodling and dogs. The third being orange juice - a lot of which was consumed while illustrating this book.

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“As someone who was privileged to meet Yoda in person, I’m delighted to see his winning ways captured for posterity in this charming, wry, and entertaining biography. Yoda enjoyed a status rare for a dog, that of world traveler, and his adventures make great reading.”
Marileta Robinson, Writer and Former Editor at Highlights Magazine

“Roger Caras said, ‘A dog is not only its owner’s whole life - it makes its owner’s life whole.’ And so it was with Yoda, who enchanted his owners with his unique character, endearing personality, and winning ways. Those who read Yoda’s story will not only be captivated by the events in his charmed life, but will experience first-hand, the magic that only a dog can weave into our lives.”
Santhini Govindan, Writer

“Many of these stories first appeared in a blog, each installment of which I eagerly awaited, and was uniformly rewarded upon reading. These stories LIVE, because they were recorded as they happened. A must-have, must-read, must-enjoy romp through the life of Yoda - an entertaining, warm story of a globe-trotting gentleman, an urbane gourmet, a boon companion, a wonderful soul.”
Nariman Wadia, Jeweler and bon vivant

“Beautiful feel-good read about a beautiful dog. Read it straight through in one go, over the course of an afternoon. Thoroughly enjoyed his escapades. Yoda, this is the best tribute that you could have got.”
Sumi Gulati, HR professional and besotted mother

“Delightful and funny and heart-warming; and for those who want to learn some much needed life-management lessons you cannot have a better teacher than Yoda.”
Sanghamitra Sharma, Writer

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