The Best Books on Laos

I’m a writer and journalist with an eye on South and Southeast Asia. I first visited beautiful, land-locked, and sleepy Laos in 2000, as the country reluctantly reemerged from post-revolutionary isolation. I researched and co-wrote The Most Secret Place on Earth, a feature documentary on how the CIA created a clandestine army to fight Laotian […]

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Kolkata Noir – Review

One thing that I want to add is that the way the author illustrated Indian Culture(Bengali Culture) is speechless. I have never thought that a foreign author can write about Indian culture this well. The way the author explains the Rath Yatra(Indian festival) is wonderful. Read the full review of Kolkata Noir at The Books […]

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Kolkata Noir – Out now!

My novella collection Kolkata Noir is finally out with Next Chapter. During the Raj, Calcutta was the world’s second most economically powerful metropolis. In 2019, Kolkata, eastern India’s largest city, stands at a crossroads. Unlike Delhi and Mumbai, the West Bengal Capital is anything but an economic powerhouse. Its remote eastern location and decades of […]

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The Best Books on Nepal

I was invited to select 5 of my favorite books on Nepal. I picked the five books I feel will introduce Nepal best to a first time visitor. Tiger for Breakfast by Michel Peissel The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer Video Night in Kathmandu by Pico Iyer Kathmandu by […]

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