Ragu, a young, newlywed Indian engineer, arrives in the US with everything he thinks he needs to be happy: a work visa, a good job, unbounded hope and support of his lifelong friend Raj, a successful businessman with whom he is reunited after ten years. Nevertheless, despite supersonic travel and the Internet that have made India and America virtual neighbors, Ragu immediately senses that he has landed on another planet. Everything that was familiar in his dream is now odd or mysterious. English in America is an alien language, competition is life-or-death, the food is inedible, and Raj, the man he thought he understood best, lives and works at warp speed. Ragu reconciles wishes with opportunities and plays the cards that life has dealt him.