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Hussain S Zaidi’s books – Black Friday and Mafia Queens Of Mumbai – are controversial, packed with saucy details from the underworld and are full of drama and action to say the least. The non-fictional accounts of the incidents and lives of the people are so spicy, interesting, well-researched and varied that these books are bound to put any fiction to shame… We chat up with journalist-author Hussain S Zaidi who wrote his books after keepi...
Post by: Deepti Khanna
Celebrated journalist and author S Hussain Zaidi was in town to launch his third book, Dongri to Dubai. After the success and applause for lucid storytelling in Black Friday and Mafia Queens of Mumbai, this was certainly one awaited book. The launch was held at Landmark Store. Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta was at the event to promote Zaidi’s release. At the event, Zaidi the great storyteller, told us all a story; a story of how journalism happened to him, how he look...
Post by: Deepti Khanna
  It was on an overcast evening that the Pune launch of Newsroom Mafia by Oswald Pereira was held on June 8, 2012 at Crossword, Senapati Bapat Road. Sprinkled with humour and a lively discussion on newspapers, the nexus of paid news, and why what we read every day in the papers may not be true. Apart from Pereira, who is a veteran-journalist-turned-novelist, writers Sonja Chandrachud, Ismita Tandon Dharker and Kailash Srinivasan were part of the panel who discuss...
Post by: Snehith Kumbla
          The year 1993 witnessed a spate of bomb blasts in Mumbai leaving behind a trail of blood, mayhem and absconders from justice. Twenty years later, justice prevails. In the wake of the court ruling, Hussain Zaidi’s book titled Black Friday is an account of what happened on March 9, 1993. The essence of this book lies in Zaidi’s research on the conspiracy that was planned way ahead, the precursor to this incident and wha...
Post by: Kabita Sonowal
Recently, team BookChums chatted up with Indian author and journalist, Oswald Pereira. He has authored The Newsroom Mafia (his debut novel thriller) followed by Revenge of the Naked Princess. The latter is based on the tale of forced conversions in India with an element of the supernatural. While we discussed his latest work of historical fiction, he also revealed how long it took him to complete this book, how difficult it is to write a novel, beating the writers&rsqu...
Post by: Kabita Sonowal


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