Rathin Das has been a journalist for over four decades, working for publications such as Data India, Vidura, Patriot, The Hindustan Times, The Pioneer,and The Statesman. He has also written for the BBC, CatchNews.com, NewsLaundry.com, SatyaNews.com, People’s Democracy, GlobalBihari.com and Janasakthi (Malayalam).
He is also a street theatre enthusiast and a passionate photographer.
Presently, the author is a Special Correspondent for The Statesman in Gujarat.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Corruption among journalists is only a tip that confirms the existence of the iceberg in society, business and corridors of power involving bureaucracy and politicians. There are instances when media houses have deliberately appointed proven dubious journalists to key posts precisely to reap benefits of their corrupt ways.
Many journalists succeed in resisting the temptations and pressures while some others succumb to their media group’s nexus with business houses, real estate dealers and political forces.
Though fiction, this book deals with minor misconceptions, innocuous mistakes, honest misunderstandings and intentional mischiefs of journalists during their journey through the myriad of complexities in Indian society.
These short stories, often autobiographical, also give glimpses into the trails and travails of journalists in their trysts with reality camouflaged by claims and denials.
A small science fiction, written way back in 1992, has been included as its social end shows a dangerously close resemblance to reality now.