National Record Certificate from LBR

Friends, it’s been a journey of 5 years and 15 books, but well worth it. This is my National Record Certificate from LBR (received today)……

LBR

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Crime Thrillers

Two of my crime thrillers with protagonists, locations and situations all embedded in the Indian Film Industry.

Superstar Mumbai Dreams

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The crow and the rabbit

I found this very profound; so sharing (below). Wish friends a nice weekend.
A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day. A rabbit asked him: “Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?” The crow answered: “Sure, why not.” So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow and rested.
A fox jumped on the rabbit and ate it.
Moral of the story: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very high up.

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PRIME MINISTER’S DAUGHTER

“PRIME MINISTER’S DAUGHTER” (Political Crime Thriller) — from the stable of Fingerprint Publishing: Releasing in August, 2015. Here’s an extract….

The announcement came at five-thirty. The Press Conference was held on the lawns of the PM’s Residence-cum-Office complex at 7, Race Course Road, New Delhi. Jagat held his breath as Press Secretary-cum-Media Advisor to the Prime Minister, Praveen Sachdev, did a quick rundown of the facts: Earlier that day, in the morning hours to be precise, Officer-on-Special-Duty (OSD) in the PMO, Madhumita Das, had been found dead in her office in the South Block of the Secretariat Building on New Delhi’s Raisina Hill, of a heart attack caused by coronary artery disease. As he said the words, Jagat once again started breathing. Keeping the explanation short and sweet, Praveen Sachdev then turned the proceedings over to Dr. Amit Bansal, a heart specialist from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, who explained that Madhumita Das had a hysterectomy a few years ago, which made her prematurely experience menopause. Combine the drop in estrogen with heavy smoking, and you had a quick recipe for a heart attack.

Before any of the assembled media persons could ask any questions, the Prime Minister himself came out to do the regrets. It was a masterstroke by the Media Office, and Jagat gave a mental salute in appreciation. Forget the hows and whys, let’s get to the emotion. Jagat could practically taste the subtext: ‘Our leader. A man who takes care of his own’.

Jagat remembered that the General Elections were due not many months later. The image consultants were already at work.

As the Prime Minister grasped the podium with two tight fists, Jagat couldn’t help but see the resemblance to Tanuja. The lean frame. The piercing eyes. The reckless jaw. Always in control. Before he opened his mouth, everybody knew what was going to come out: “It’s a dark day; she’ll be sorely missed; our prayers go out to her family.” Nothing suspicious; nothing to worry about. He topped it all off with a quick brush of his eye – he was not crying, but it was just enough to make the people of India think that if he had a moment to himself, he might.

From Praveen Sachdev, to the doctor, to the Prime Minister, they all did what they specialized in. Jagat noted with a sense of relief that there was no mention of an investigation. Of course, the family had requested an autopsy, but Praveen Sachdev spun it as a hope to help others with similar ailments. It was a brilliant touch. Jagat also realized from the announcements that, to be on the safe side, the autopsy had been set for Sunday, which meant it wouldn’t be the topic of the weekend talk shows, and if the results showed it was a murder, it would be too late for the magazines to make it a cover story. For at least two days, he was safe.

Dinnertime came and went, and Jagat still didn’t move from the sofa in front of the TV. His stomach was screaming, but he still couldn’t stop flipping through channels. He had to be sure. He needed to know no one was using those words: SUSPICION. FOUL PLAY. MURDER.

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25th Marriage Anniversary

This Monday……March 16……25th Marriage Anniversary.

25th Marriage Anniversary

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Delhi World Book Fair 2015

Delhi World Book Fair 2015

Friends: My books will be available at four or five publisher stalls at the Delhi World Book Fair starting this Saturday. This is one of the stalls……

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Magazine ‘DLF City News’

Anti-Corruption Mantra

From the archives: Magazine ‘DLF City News’.

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Vanished

Vanished

One morning, Rita Kapoor, the reigning queen of the Indian film industry, wakes up to find the second half of the vast double bed unmade but empty.

It had not been empty when Rita had fallen asleep the night before.

Rita’s husband is nowhere to be found inside the heavily guarded palatial mansion.

Rajat Kapoor, corporate czar and multimillionaire, economic advisor to a succession of Indian Prime Ministers and on-and-off film producer, is not contactable on his cellphone, which is switched off. He never went to his office; never returns home.

Rajat simply vanishes.

As police detectives attempt to uncover the mystery of this sudden disappearance, other people connected with Rajat Kapoor also vanish. Is there a common thread?

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A very productive new year day…

Renewed my driving license for another 5 years; got a Learner’s (Driving) License for daughter Piya; started work on my 19th book. This pic was clicked by Piya just after midnight, in the first few minutes of 2015.

Wishing all friends a very happy, peaceful, and productive New Year 2015……

The Podder Family

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