About Book: The book unfolds my professional performance. I have revealed my best and the worst both. It is a saga of a journalist though many would doubt whether work as proof -reader counts for journalism as it was not considered the mainstream of journalism, rather a stigma attached with the likes of me for 16 years in a row. Then there is reporting stint for 20 years which had its pitfalls and glory. Expressing views on contemporary issues has been changeable because I hold opinion and opinion does not hold me. Non-payment to my contribution to periodicals as free-lance journalist may sound grumbling, but it is pain of a pen- pusher who at last surmises that one cannot survive with free-lancing in Bihar. Readers may ask why I don’t write for the periodicals published outside Bihar. Frankly speaking I don’t consider myself as a journalist of calibre. I am still a student of journalism.
About Author: The author is free-lancing journalist in Patna. He is also a literary figure. He has been journalist at The Times of India in New Delhi from 1978 to 1979, at The Searchlight in Patna from 1980 to 1986 and at The Hindustan Times from 1986 to 2013 in different parts of Bihar, and Chhattisgarh. He reported for the paper from Purina in Seemanchal area for three years beginning 1994, from Darbhanga in Mithila region onwards about various walks of life till 2004 and in Patna from 2005 to 2012 tracking civic amenities beat and in Raipur in Chhattisgarh from 2012 to 2013 where he called his day at the HT.