When Mowgli is discovered in the jungle by wolves, they bring him up as one of their own. However, the jungle is not always easy for a man-cub and Mowgli must learn its secrets from Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther and Kaa the python, especially if he is to avoid the Monkey-People and the evil tiger, Shere Khan.
A bureaucrat becomes a suburban guru who marries a follower with a son who's a punk rocker named Charlie Hero. Consequently, the guru's son is propelled from his bland life into a series of erotic experiences in London. Set to a backdrop of politics, fashion, music, drugs, morality and race, Karim must netgotiate adolescence, a dysfunctional family and his own sexuality, as he seeks enlightenment on his own terms.