Garbage Beat by Richa Lakhera

Category: Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
Rights: World rights available (excluding Indian subcontinent)

Did Laila really say that? Not in her wildest dreams, not till sometime ago…

 Laila is on the entertainment beat a world full of vain heroines, egoistic superstars, spirited item girls, prissy stars … To top it all, life in the newsroom is a series of deadline-driven bloopers. Adding to the mayhem is a sexy Bollywood journo-turned-item girl Latika; Chiki, the reporter who is obsessed with a superstar; award-winning super hack Indumati; and their razor-sharp and hard-to-please editor Bunny.

 Caught between her ambition to excel, a live-in boyfriend who feels ignored, and a father who is ashamed of her career choice, Laila realizes that the life of an entertainment reporter is not the glamour ride she had expected … because, on the Garbage Beat, reporting is a harrowing, ball-crushing, back-breaking affair.

The author: Richa Lakhera