OSWALD PEREIRA – Senior Journalist & Bestselling Author
Oswald Pereira, a senior journalist, writer, an entrepreneur and a yogi, is the author of eight books, including the bestsellers, The Newsroom Mafia and Crime Patrol: The Most Thrilling Stories, both published by Westland. Annup Sonii was the co-author of Crime Patrol. Among Oswald’s other popular books are the heart-stopping, coming-of-age novel, Chaddi Buddies, the critically acclaimed Revenge of the Naked Princess, the delightful spiritual fantasy, The Krishna-Christ Connexion, the funny detective story, Golmaal In Goa, the scintillating romantic tale, Army Girl Steals Civilian’s Heart and the insightful self-help book, How to Create Miracles in Our Daily Life.
He has worked in mainline newspapers and magazines in senior editorial positions in India and abroad, including The Times of India, Financial Express, Outlook, and Times of Oman. Oswald has also taught at The Times School of Journalism. In his forays outside journalism, he was Group Vice President of an IT company, and secretary general of the Call Centre Association of India; and owner of an image management consultancy and an editorial services firm. He now runs a spiritual website https://yourspositively.com. Oswald is a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, and practises Kriya Yoga.
Channeling his core competency in media-based solutions, built after decades of experience, Oswald has built a virtual powerhouse of editing, content, training and communication services. Oswald offers customised solutions to corporates, multilateral agencies, NGOs, publishing houses, and rofessionals. His peerless media practices and rich and varied expertise has won him the trust of a global clientele.
Oswald also worked for four years with the Muscat-based The Times of Oman leading a team of journalists of various nationalities and reporting on the oil industry among other beats. He worked for two years as a special correspondent in New Delhi for the Muscat newspaper, Oman Daily Observer, covering national political affairs for the newspaper.
In the early part of his career in The Times of India, he covered communal riots and crime. In a bid to get first-hand information about the crime scenario, he spent time with Mumbai’s notorious underworld. Oswald wrote a weekly column, Police Lines for Times of India’s The Evening News of India. In The Free Press Journal, Oswald wrote a weekly labour column. In Outlook magazine, where he held a senior position in the business bureau, he wrote special stories, including cover stories on the power, telecom and information technology sectors.
He is considered a veteran in journalism. He has also appeared on television as an expert. After his stint at the Times School of Journalism, his students never tire of crooning, “To Sir With Love.”
Oswald is an alumnus of St Xavier’s College, Mumbai, where he studied Economics Honours.
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, Ad Guru, Songwriter, Singer and Poet
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
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