There are at least 239 stories waiting to be told at length - those of the families of 239
passengers of MH370, how their lives took a turn on March 8th 2014 when MH370
This is the story of one person, Naren, who lost his wife, Chandrika on that flight.
The probability of survivors diminished with each passing day. As the months went by,
Naren remained pre-occupied, wrestling over what to believe. Some friends argued
insistently against doomsday conclusions and spoke of their dreams as the basis to
keep up hope. Many others, including Naren's daughter, preferred silence over
predictions. The one argument against which there was no counter was: Where is the
evidence? Where is the debris? Where are the passengers?
Life After MH370 documents Naren's experience with loss, grief, trauma and sorrow.
The struggle with `ambiguous loss' morphs into a ceaseless search, for the scent of a
cover-up, for the truth, for that explanation that satisfies and helps one move on. A loss
that meant critically resizing shared dreams, reconfiguring relationships and attempting
to find a purpose that anchor him in the present.
There is the hint of a promise in KS Narendran's story - of existential truths about living
and dying that might help anyone who comes upon this book.
KS Narendran has a degree in Economics from Loyola College, Chennai, and a Masters degree in Personnel Management from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He is a Principal Consultant with Flame TAO Knoware Pvt Ltd and a Director on the Board Of Greenclouds Education Solutions Pvt.Ltd and Sumedhas Academy for Human Context. Narendran led an uneventful life till he turned 50. Soon after, he lost his wife, Chandrika in the tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370. Since this event, he has taken on a more public profile, speaking and writing about the issues related to the search, and investigation into the loss of MH370. Narendran loves Indian classical music, and Hindi songs of the 1970's and earlier. Narendran lives in Chennai with his mother and daughter.