Ghachar Ghochar - Vivek Shanbhag, The life of a young man and his family, suddenly changes when his uncle makes a fortune in the spice trade in India. From being poor and making ends meet they have to adjust to a world where old values are replaced by conflicting loyalties, intimidation and the status of being rich. More about Vivek Shanbbag. Balram Halwai tells the story of his life in a letter addressed to the Chinese Premier, who will soon be visiting India. Balram was born in the rural village of Laxmangarh, as the son of a rickshaw puller.