Reporting Live Paperback – 2016
- Paperback: 319 pages
- Publisher: Authors’ Ink Publications; First Editon edition (2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9385137387
- ISBN-13: 978-9385137389
Niharika Singh is a well-known, hot-shot journalist with CBC News, and is the reigning queen of the Prime time news on Indian television. She is a smart, stubborn and fearless young woman who prefers to be a field correspondent and report live news even from troubled and dangerous regions. For a similar assignment, she arrives in the jungles of Jhungaru, Chattisgarh where an aspiring politician and an advocate of tribal rights, Subhendu Pal is kidnapped by the Naxals. Even weeks after his kidnapping, no ransom calls are received. Niharika along with her team of Rajat- the cameraman and Renu- her assistant set out for the dangerous jungles to uncover the truth. The three of them are ambushed when they set foot in Naxal territory, leading to kidnapping of Niharika. In the naxal village, she chances upon Subhendu and being a daredevil, she decides to run away with Subhendu. What follows is their dramatic departure facilitated by a naxalite, their struggle in the forest, Niharika’s fights with the Naxals, the slowly brewing chemistry between her and the naxal, and their ambush by the naxalites. Do they survive their encounter with the naxal bullets? Do they live to tell the tale? What happens to the love story between Niharika and the naxal? Would they meet again after being separated? Would they ever be able to spend a happily-ever-after? This is a highly engrossing story with several twists and turns in the right places. The central characters have been nicely sketched and the story moves at a great pace. The suspense in the plot contribute significantly to the story, making it highly readable. Read this book for embarking on a thrilling ride in the jungles of Jhungaru!