Tuesday, April 19, 2016

CHADDI BUDDIES: A tender story of love, friendship and brotherhood

Hill Mansion wasn’t really a mansion; it was just a ramshackle hut on a small hill. But for Robert Pereira, it was better than any place he had seen in his village Golvada. His chaddi buddies Anand and Baloo lived there with their elder brother Dattya – his hero and the village cricket team captain. Robert had named their hut, ‘Hill Mansion’, moved by love for his buddies. It didn’t matter to him that they were the sons of a domestic help.


Robert loved Hill Mansion more than his own modern house, because the poor but strong residents of Hill Mansion had given him the courage to live and fight, bestowing on him the pet name Samson. On the other hand, his siblings and village bullies made fun of his clumsiness and weakness, and nicknamed him Pondya – an indolent, feeble fellow.

Will Robert be able to fight the village bullies and erase the shameful Pondya tag to his name? Will his love for his buddies stand the test of time and social barriers as he grows up?

Chaddi Buddies is a tender story of friendship, love and brotherhood, loosely based on the author’s childhood, which will kindle sweet memories as you read on.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Review in Times of India's The Speaking Tree

Oswald Pereira Author The Newsroom Mafia and Revenge of the Naked Princess

Oswald Pereira with a copy of his novel Revenge of the Naked Princess

Revenge of the Naked Princess Launch in Mumbai on 19 Dec 2012

L to R: Dr Rajshri, (Spiritual Guru),  Smita Jayakar (Actor) Oswald Pereira (Author Revenge of the Naked Princess), Anshuman Jha (Actor), Ashwin Sanghi (Author, Chanakya' Chant), Swarup Nanda (CEO, Leadstart)

About Revenge of the Naked Princess

On a hot, humid morning in May 1545, a joint conversion brigade of the Portuguese King and the Pope set out to spread Christ’s message of love and compassion, but they leave behind a deathly trail of murder and mayhem. Armed with a monstrous cannon and scores of firearms, the brigade raids  Princess Darshana Kamya Kathodi’s palace in Tana, carrying for her and her people the King’s inviolable conversion order ... sealed by the Pope’s promise of a new heaven.  The beautiful, 18-year-old tribal princess fights back with her ace archers’ poison arrows.  Revenge of the Naked Princess shows how brutal, forced conversions can blur the line between religion and carnage. 

About The Newsroom Mafia

When Supercop, Donald Fernandez declares an all-out war against the invincible Don, Narayan Swamy, he fights back with a formidable Mafia  —  a private army of armed thugs and a motley gang of corrupt police officers, backed by powerful politicians. What follows is a battle of raw power, sleaze, wits and dirty tactics by both the law breakers and the law enforcers blurring boundaries between good and evil. To save his skin, the Don fires his most lethal weapon, The Newsroom Mafia. In this novel, veteran-journalist-turned-novelist, Oswald Pereira provides an insider's view of the growing culture of planted news and reveals the fine line between fact and fiction in the newsroom. A racy, compelling crime thriller, The Newsroom Mafia captures the unholy alliance between the fourth estate, the underworld and the government.

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