The Times of India Review


May 5, 2007


“A fast-paced, no nonsense novel.”

TO use a journalists’ cliché, this book is a ’scoop’; the ‘real’ deal about the unholy nexus between the underworld, the government and the Fourth Estate.  A fast-paced, no nonsense novel, it explains in surprising detail, the intertwined fellowship between the system and the ‘unsystematic’ underworld. It comes as no surprise that the novel is by an accomplished crime reporter himself. The crisp chapters captivate your attention without trying to glorify characters.
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Oswald Pereira

Oswald Pereira, whose novel Beyond the Newsroom was published in January 2007, has more than 25 years’ experience in journalism and communications. He has worked as an editor, a reporter, a special correspondent, as well as a communication specialist. He has been a manager and an entrepreneur, credited with setting up a research division for a top PR agency, an infrastructure website, and a technology-specific PR consultancy.

Beyond the Newsroom: Review Links

03_06_2007_012_008_0061.jpgClick on the following links to see reviews of Beyond the Newsroom as they appeared online:




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Savvy Magazine, Magna Publication


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Time Out


Blog Preternatural

Beyond the Newsroom, was published in January 2007 by Frog Books, Mumbai. The novel describes the unholy alliance between India’s Fourth Estate, governance and the underworld. The book reveals the many hidden aspects of a black-and-white piece of newsprint. An exciting and immensely readable work of ‘fiction’, Beyond the Newsroom features complex and interesting characters who show how nebulous the lines between the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ can be.

Deccan Herald, February 25, 2007

    dhlogo.gifDeccan Herald went to town over Beyond the Newsroom and gave it a rave review. Here’s what the newspaper had to say:

    “A thriller that can be read at one go.”

    ‘Bad journalists’

    M K Chandra Bose

    The book reveals the underbelly of the media and is a good read for anyone interested in the news…

    Beyond the Newsroom

    By Oswald Pereira

    Frog Books

    Pages 255

    Rs 245.

    In the eighties when a coterie of reporters in Bangalore were acting as the drum beaters of a chief minister, some of their ilk in Bombay were dancing to the tunes of an underworld don.

    They included journalists from the lowly tabloids to the mighty national dailies. The unholy nexus between politicians and journalists has been written about but very little is known about the underworld clout with the fourth estate. Beyond the Newsroom fills this void.

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