Just as some artists tend to appear in their own work, Ali could not resist dabbling in the adventures of The ibanker. Knowingly or unknowingly, he wrote himself into different parts of the story. Of course, much of it was glamourised. After all, he wishes he could lead a life as exciting as the one led by Alex Shiraz. Similarly, quite a few characters have been inspired by people Ali met through his work in finance and investments. Good, bad and ugly!