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After the death of his brother Sameer, eighteen-year-old Vivaan Gupta returns back to his hometown after a span of seven years to emulate his late brother's glorious career with the Pune City Football Club and qualify for the International Mixed Football League, a mixed-gender footballing scenario that has gained mass popularity all over Asia and Europe.
In the midst of making a name for him, Vivaan's lonely life turns around drastically when he reunites with his best friend Riya at the Pune City FC and befriends Trisha, a friend of Sameer. Rediscovering the joy of friendship, Vivaan grows beyond his past. Hard work, determination and natural talent have led Vivaan to be an Under-18 Football National Champion, but will he be able to gain success at Pune City FC?
'Curved Along the Path – Kickoff' marks the journey of Vivaan Gupta's first year at his new college and football club, as the story focuses on Vivaan's desire to grow beyond his brother's name. As the present unfolds and the story swings back and forth in time, the story reveals Vivaan's past and Sameer's influence over Vivaan during his growing years.
Living in Pune, working the mechanical industry for the past eight years, the Author has always had a keen interest towards imagining and writing stories that deviated from the social norms of Indian Fictional Writing. 'Curved Along the Path' is such project where the Author tries to bring together his love for football, his passion for 'Young Adult' stories, his love for world-building arcs as he plays with the storyline and characters to develop a world which will capture the imagination of the readers while retaining the reality surrounding today's world.