Maya in Manhattan is the story of a thirty-something Indian Canadian woman on a quest for love in the Big Apple.
Her French Canadian mother and East Indian father divorce when Maya is ten years old. As an only child of a mixed racial background, Maya struggles to find her own cultural identity. When she is given the chance to work in Manhattan, she dreams to settle down with the "right man" and aspires to raise her own family. Over the next ten years, Maya's life in Manhattan is a collage of interesting experiences of an independent, professional woman in the Big Apple. She is constantly challenged by a stream of "disappointing men" who crush her hopes. When Maya does finally find her true love, she is faced with a new obstacle and an opportunity to make her dream come true.