About Chaddi Buddies
Hill Mansion wasn’t really a mansion; it was just a ramshackle hut on a small hill. But for Robert Pereira, it was better than any place he had seen in his village Golvada. His chaddi buddies Anand and Baloo lived there with their elder brother Dattya – his hero and the village cricket team captain. Robert had named their hut, ‘Hill Mansion’, moved by love for his buddies. It didn’t matter to him that they were the sons of a domestic help.
Robert loved Hill Mansion more than his own modern house, because the poor but strong residents of Hill Mansion had given him the courage to live and fight, bestowing on him the pet name Samson. On the other hand, his siblings and village bullies made fun of his clumsiness and weakness, and nicknamed him Pondya – an indolent, feeble fellow.
Will Robert be able to fight the village bullies and erase the shameful ‘Pondya’ tag to his name? Will his love for his buddies stand the test of time and social barriers as he grows up?
Chaddi Buddies is a tender story of friendship, love and brotherhood, loosely based on the author’s childhood, which will kindle sweet memories as you read on.
About The Newsroom Mafia
When Supercop, Donald Fernandez declares an all-out war against the invincible Don, Narayan Swamy, he fights back with a formidable Mafia — a private army of armed thugs and a motley gang of corrupt police officers, backed by powerful politicians. What follows is a battle of raw power, sleaze, wits and dirty tactics by both the law breakers and the law enforcers blurring boundaries between good and evil. To save his skin, the Don fires his most lethal weapon, The Newsroom Mafia.
In this novel, veteran-journalist-turned-novelist, Oswald Pereira provides an insider’s view of the growing culture of planted news and reveals the fine line between fact and fiction in the newsroom. A racy, compelling crime thriller,The Newsroom Mafia captures the unholy alliance between the fourth estate, the underworld and the government.
About Revenge of the Naked Princess
On a hot, humid morning in May 1545, a joint conversion brigade of the Portuguese King and the Pope set out to spread Christ’s message of love and compassion, but they leave behind a deathly trail of murder and mayhem. Armed with a monstrous cannon and scores of firearms, the brigade raids Princess Darshana Kamya Kathodi’s palace in Tana, carrying for her and her people the King’s inviolable conversion order … sealed by the Pope’s promise of a new heaven. The beautiful, 18-year-old tribal princess fights back with her ace archers’ poison arrows. Revenge of the Naked Princess shows how brutal, forced conversions can blur the line between religion and carnage.
About the Author
A veteran journalist with more than 30 years’ experience in the field, Oswald Pereira has worked for leading newspapers and magazines like the Times of India, Financial Express, Outlook and Times of Oman, in Mumbai, New Delhi and Muscat. Oswald was also editor of niche publications on infrastructure and defence. Oswald, who has taught journalism at The Times School of Journalism, is an editor and an English language trainer. Oswald’s debut novel was the widely-acclaimed, best-selling crime thriller, The Newsroom Mafia, published by Grey Oak Westland in December 2011. His second novel, Revenge of the Naked Princess, published in December 2012 by Jufic Books, an imprint of Leadstart Publishing, received great critical acclaim. His third novel, Chaddi Buddies, was published in December 2015 by Srishti Publishers & Distributors. He was born in Thane, Maharashtra, and studied at St Xavier’s College, Mumbai. He now lives with his wife and son in Noida.
Revenge of the Naked Princess launch at Crossword, Juhu, Mumbai, on 19 Dec 2012
In The Media
Revenge of the Naked Princess
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A Video on The Newsroom Mafia Launch in Mumbai
Launch of The Newsroom Mafia at Crossword Bookstore, Kemps Corner, Mumbai on December 8, 2011
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Click here to read yet another review of ‘The Newsroom Mafia’ in ‘Telegraph India’
Oswald Pereira’s Interview with Storizen
The Newsroom Mafia is a gripping page-turner, with the well-etched characters so very true to life. I was engrossed in the book from start to finish, as the story unfolded with exciting twists and turns. I found the ending really fascinating. A must read!
- Mani Shankar Aiyar, Author and MP
Oswald Pereira’s insights into the Mumbai crime scene as revealed in The Newsroom Mafia comes from his vast experience in journalism. I don’t think Oswald might have meant it that way, but with the murder of veteran journalist J Dey allegedly ordered by an underworld don and the arrest of another senior journalist in connection with the murder, The Newsroom Mafia has become a highly relevant book.
- Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, IBN18 Network:
I found the revelations in The Newsroom Mafia shocking. The good style and language kept me riveted to the book.
- Dr UNB Rao, IPS (Retd), Author and former Consultant, Ministry of Home Affairs:
Not only is Oswald Pereira a master of the crime genre but he is also an excellent editor, a patient listener and an extraordinary human being. In Oswald I haven’t found just a fantastic writer but also a lifelong friend and mentor.
- Kanishka Gupta, Author and Literary Agent
I am really happy that from a ‘reporter’ of details Oswald Pereira has graduated to a full-fledged author. This transition is very difficult, as once you are a journalist you cannot move away from facts and remain tied down to reality. But now it seems that Oswald has successfully transited into the world of fiction.
-Prakash Bal Joshi, Veteran Journalist and Artist
Oswald Pereira is a writer with rare insights and the ability to make words work for him. His creative and social integrity drives him to speak from the heart.
-Cedric Serpes, Iconic Ad Guru, Songwriter, Singer and Indo-Anglian Poet and Writer
Oswald Pereira has an amazing imagination. I am looking at him a few years hence in the stratosphere of literary greats.
-Rajan Sinha, CEO, Mantrana Consulting
Oswald Pereira I feel has advanced further as a writer in the past five years than in his previous role as a journalist. His words engage you intellectually and leave you awakened, intrigued and excited. Each moment is flawlessly crafted—the characters are real and lush, the writing is coherent and enjoyable. Loaded with irony and paradox, the story deals sensitively with a plot line that could have been more sensationalistic. The strongest feature perhaps is Oswald’s clarity in writing.
- Basheer Ali, Award Winning Cinematographer