Tanuj Solanki’s first novel, Neon Noon (HarperCollins India, 2016) was shortlisted for the Tata Lit Live! First Book Award. His short fiction has appeared in Caravan, Business Line, DNA, Out of Print, and other prominent Indian publications. His second book, a short story collection titled 'Diwali in Muzaffarnagar' (also by HarperCollins India), came out in January 2018. The story here is a part of that book, where it is titled 'My Friend Daanish'.