Verdict: ☆☆☆ ½ A nice and humorous book to read about the life of a journalist. A must read book.
About The Author: Rashmi Kumar is an Indian author. She was previously a journalist who worked for leading Indian newspapers, before moving to Canada in 2012. There, she found an opportunity to showcase her Indian literary work to the Canadian audience. Rashmi Kumar’s first book is: Stilettos in the Newsroom.
About the Book: A racy and lively account of a bubbly 28 year old journalist Stilettos in the Newsroom unravels itself through the eyes of Radhika Kanetkar right from the time she took her first step into the newsroom, got her first story, made bloopers and handled the pressures to meet deadlines. In the midst of all this, Radhika experiences a journey of triumph, anguish, jealousy and of course finds her true love Sameer.
Review: First look of the cover and Title clearly indicates the journey of a woman in the newsroom. I just loved the cover of the book. The blurb is simple and small which defines about a young girl and her life as a journalist. The story is humorous, entertaining and interesting about the life of Radhika as a journalist. It’s told from the point of view of Radhika, which was nice to read. The narration is wonderfully and clearly tells about the exact idea what happens in the Newsroom. The editing is excellent with no errors at all. The events and happenings in the media were nicely narrated by the Author. The highlight of the book is its witty and humorous way to present the story. The Author had covered the smallest details in a very funny manner which is the highlight of the book. The end was fine with a nice ending. The rules of Journalism at the end of each chapter were interesting which one can apply in normal course also.
Drawback: Apart from the lead character, the rest of the characters were little under-developed. Sameer was a rushed character who doesn’t get the much desired space.
Overall a worth reading book which deals with the young journalist struggle…