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Reporter writes about TV ratings

Updated: 2012-07-10 10:08
( China Daily)

A television reporter walks out of the newsroom after a spat with her boss, setting out on an impulsive road trip that eventually puts her life back on track.

Urvashi Gulia's debut novel MyWay Is the Highway is in many ways a memoir, based on her real-life observations of India's ratings-hungry television industry.

Manki, the book's main character, leaves Delhi for the Himalayan mountains with only her trusty jeep Iqbal Mastani for company, learning to fish, unwind and even fall in love along the way.

Gulia, a former journalist who now works in the non-profit sector, was inspired by the sudden death of her friend Soumya Vishwanathan, a Delhi-based TV journalist who was murdered in 2008.

Writing a book was one of the dreams Gulia had shared with her friend and Soumya's death made her realize she couldn't put it off.

- Reuters

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