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At any given point, news is breaking somewhere. The dynamics are fascinating, the lives of the telecasters hectic, the demands never-ending.... But what goes on inside a TV news channel? When the egos take over and the drive to succeed wipes out all else, identity crises, paranoia and insecurity take their toll. A prematurely ageing drama queen, a melodramatic friend and a ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 30th 2010 by Tranquebar (first published December 30th 2009)
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Vikram
Feb 18, 2014 Vikram rated it really liked it
An insider’s account on the glittering world of Television news.

The media world is presented in all its (un)glory. Newcomers trying to dethrone the old guard, insane work hours, the ubiquitous bitching, the office-politics, the chocolate boys (and girls) who change partners as quickly as they change clothes.

Caught in the midst of all this, is the protagonist, M(eera). The book traces her journey from being reigning queen to rock bottom. She is not the usual damsel in distress but one of those bi
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May 25, 2012 Ramesh Prabhu rated it really liked it
Never judge a book by its cover: http://goo.gl/LlLSU (The Reading Room).
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Feb 16, 2015 Peculiarblend rated it really liked it
"A man may live after losing his life but not after losing his honour."

There hasn't been many books that I have finished reading within a couple of days and still feel to re-read them again, until I read this one.

One of the reasons why It hit me so fast and impact was perfect because I was perhaps going through something similar professionally. It was like she was talking my mind from a a woman's perspective.

It is written so well that at no point a reader will get lost. It happens to my many a
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Sumit Kumar Rai
Apr 27, 2013 Sumit Kumar Rai rated it liked it
I got this book in a twitter contest from @westlandbooks.This book very aptly describes the life-style and the problems of a modern professional woman in a city like Delhi.The protagonist named "M" (till the last page of the novel) passes through many different aspects of life while working for a news channel:success,failure,love,break-up and then her life turns upside down when her best friend commits suicide.Office-goers can easily connect to the story as it is all about office-politics.At the ...more
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Amrita Tripathi is a novelist and freelance journalist based in New Delhi.

Amrita writes contemporary fiction, is interested in social commentary and the fault lines beneath our mega-cities, can be found at www.amritatripathi.com and as @amritat

With a shocking disregard for practical realities, Amrita is attempting to write her third novel, while battling the distractions of the web.

Amrita writes,
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