India's first novel on the media-mafia nexus

Media Speak on The Newsroom Mafia

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In The Media

Mid Day : Exposes the ugly underbelly of the journalism profession
The Telegraph:The Newsroom Mafia has a chilling ring of truth to it
Tehelka:The Newsroom Mafia is a daring book that reads like a political thriller


Sakaal Times: The book is my labour of love for the journalism profession
The Telegraph: The Newsroom Mafia may be made into a feature film
Helter Skelter: Fact from Fiction in The Newsroom: It’s hard to tell The characters in the book may be based on real life journalists

Reviews on Book Sites and Book Blogs

Ten Reviews on Book Chums
A nice review in
A good review in The Tossed Salad
An Interesting Review on Book Racks
A 4/5 Rating on Transition of Thoughts
A Must Read Recommendation on Nascent Emissions
Brilliant Job, says Ginger and Cardamon
Must Must Read Recommends Sonia Reviews
More Than A Page Turner, says TV Producer Rituparna Ghosh
Scores in Action, Emotion and Drama, says Dream
An Exciting Thriller, says Winnowed


On the launch of The Newsroom Mafia on 8 December 2011 in Mumbai


Author: thenewsroommafia

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.

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