[Phone call with an anonymous source known only as Daedalus.]

Me: I'm working on a new book, it's about the disappearance of a number of children in Delhi. I was wondering if you could help me research it. Daedalus: Help you, how? Me: I need someone to be my, as they put it in the military, 'boots on the ground'. I'm even willing to consider… Continue reading [Phone call with an anonymous source known only as Daedalus.]

HarperCollins India presents this year’s biggest financial thriller by Ravi Subramanian

HarperCollins India is proud to announce THE BIGGEST FINANCIAL THRILLER THIS YEAR! DON’T TELL THE GOVERNOR by RAVI SUBRAMANIAN Releasing 06.11.2018   On 8 November, when the clocks strike 12, your money will be no good. Somewhere on the India–Nepal Border, a car full of passengers swerves off a highway and plunges into a valley,… Continue reading HarperCollins India presents this year’s biggest financial thriller by Ravi Subramanian

PRESS RELEASE – HarperCollins India to publish Lisa Ray’s memoir in summer 2019

Photograph ©Farrokh Chothia Courtesy of Lisa Ray Lisa Ray, one of India’s first supermodels, actor, cancer survivor, and new mother of twins through surrogacy, will be publishing her memoir with HarperCollins India. The untitled memoir is an unflinching and deeply moving account of Lisa’s nomadic existence: her entry into the Indian entertainment industry; her relationship… Continue reading PRESS RELEASE – HarperCollins India to publish Lisa Ray’s memoir in summer 2019

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IB REPORT - 26//A//452//83H DND//TS//CL   SURVEILLANCE POST- 35 SUBJECT - MUDRASSIR GANG[1] (MUD)   TO: XXX XXXXXXXXX XXXXXXX   <CONFIRMED> Weapons shipment recd. by MUD from TR[2] vessel via EG[3]. Manifest attached. <REDIRECT> MUD.PDF <MUD.PDF> DATA FOLLOWS:   H&K MP5[4]  - 26 nos. SIG SG 550 - 10 nos. CZ 83 - 26 nos.… Continue reading CLASSIFIED

#FirstLook | Paradise Towers by Shweta Bachchan-Nanda

In a leafy Mumbai suburb, on the very turn of a U bend, stood the handsome structure of Paradise Towers, a residential building, built in the late sixties, as the last word in modern convenience. By ‘modern’ the builders meant that it had an elevator with a designated liftman, and a garden that most bungalows… Continue reading #FirstLook | Paradise Towers by Shweta Bachchan-Nanda

Author’s note on a photograph received on email

The photograph proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sakshi's disappearance is connected to that of the other children. In the photograph (that I will not reproduce here for obvious reasons), she stands amidst seven children, the same children who were found dead at the terrorist organisation's hideout. Like the other children in the… Continue reading Author’s note on a photograph received on email

Delhi police’s search for missing girl reaches 3rd day

City Correspondent May 2, 2016 The Delhi Police has said that it is still investigating the disappearance of Sakshi Prakash, 10, who went missing on Friday evening. According to her parents, Ms Prakash was on her way back from tuition classes when she disappeared. The Police released the following statement: "We are looking into Ms… Continue reading Delhi police’s search for missing girl reaches 3rd day

Excerpt: Just an Otter Day

  The salty sea breeze was cool and encouraging, just right for fishing. A pity, really. It’d be much harder to find food with fishermen hanging around. He’d seen them, their withered hats softening tough, fin-shaped heads, talking gruffly and loudly about yesterday’s catch. Their boats swayed slightly, shifting the deep blue water. It was… Continue reading Excerpt: Just an Otter Day

Excerpt | Sugandhi Alias Andal Devanayaki

When I arrived at Divine Pearl, a secret Sri Lankan military camp that lay ninety-five kilometres from Colombo, it was quite late in the evening. DP was a prison camp built by the British colonizers to house hardened criminals. Though the façade resembled the palace of a feudal overlord, it was a fully equipped jail… Continue reading Excerpt | Sugandhi Alias Andal Devanayaki

A touching story of compassion from the Bengal Famine, excerpted from Scent of a Story

A friend of the world One of my greatest regrets while reporting in the war years was the studied indifference of our entire journalistic community to the famine in Bengal. Between 1942 and 1943, over three million people died of starvation in Bengal with hardly any mention in the media. Battles, skirmishes, the give and… Continue reading A touching story of compassion from the Bengal Famine, excerpted from Scent of a Story