Kolkata Noir – First Amazon Review

Kolkata received a great first review on Amazon. This book is a gripping crime fiction and from reading the first pages I was drawn in by the colourful characters and vivid description of Kolkata and Puri.The crowds,the sounds,smells, chaotic festivals and mobs,the depths of depravity and the searing pain of love, the horror and the […]

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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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Kolkata Noir – Destroy Everything Beautiful

Selecting and preparing images for my first photo exhibition ‘Destroy Everything Beautiful’, at Outpost Experimenter Gallery in Kolkata, complimenting the work of artists Aditi Aggarwal and Sophie Starck. Huge thanks to Max Mueller Bhavan/ Goethe Institut for support and encouragement, particularly Sharmistha Sarker and Frieso Maecker. I am indebted to writer Aurko Maitra without whom […]

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Some of my best recent stories in the Nikkei Asian Review

From a punk rock collective in Borneo to European proto-colonies and ethnic minorities in India, rock stars and a circus from Cambodia, the scourge of development in Laos, female motorcycle taxi drivers in Thailand, Japanese entrepreneurs in France and my eye witness reports of the 2015 Nepal earthquake, the Asian Nikkei Review has published some […]

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