In a Time of Fools is the cross-cultural love story of Aakash and Lena, young students who must make impossible choices in their quest to love without losing themselves.
As the only male child, Aakash carries his family’s hopes from Bangalore, India, to graduate school in Madison, Wisconsin, a city more like a village. There he meets Lena, a fellow engineering student whose heart, like his, is in music. Lena is a failed violinist; Aakash’s tabla is his single frivolity. Their connection is swift but fragile, constantly threatening to break as they struggle to understand one another’s motives and insecurities. Yet the struggle also drives them closer, opening both to love and heartbreak.
When Aakash returns home to face a family crisis, he must determine whether his father’s wishes are his own, while Lena must decide whether to reveal a secret that will change both of their lives forever.