The Newsroom Mafia is journalist Oswald Pereira’s debut novel. The book is being published by Grey Oak Westland in November 2011. Oswald has three decades of experience in top newspapers and magazines and corporates. He has worked in senior editorial positons in The Times of India, Outlook and Financial Express. Oswald teaches journalism to post-graduate students and has taught at the Times of India-owned Times School of Journalism. He has also been editor of niche publications on infrastructure and defence. Oswald also worked for four years with the Muscat-based The Times of Oman leading a team of journalists of various nationalities and reporting on the oil industry among other beats. He worked for two years as a special correspondent in New Delhi for the Muscat newspaper, Oman Daily Observer, covering national political affairs for the newspaper. In the early part of his career in The Times of India, he covered communal riots and crime. In a bid to get first- hand information about the crime scenario, he spent time with Mumbai’s notorious underworld. Oswald wrote a weekly column, Police Lines for Times of India’s The Evening News of India. In The Free Press Journal, Oswald wrote a weekly labour column. In Outlook magazine, where he held a senior position in the business bureau, he wrote special stories, including cover stories on the power, telecom and information technology sectors. He is considered a veteran in journalism. He has also appeared on television as an expert. After his stint at the Times School of Journalism, his students never tire of crooning,“To Sir With Love.” Oswald is an alumnus of St Xavier’s College, Mumbai, where he studied Economics Honours.