Posts by: Mayur Didolkar

How it Started It all started with a one-line mail (all her mails are succinct, probably a reaction to a lifetime of dealing with verbose authors like me ) from R Sivapriya, my editor at Juggernaut. It simply asked: Would you like to write a few short stories on ichcha dhari nagin? I thought it would be a hoot and...

Even though real-life journalists’ journey is different from their portrayal in movies and novels, it by no means is without risks and instances of heroism. With my novel ‘Tears for Strangers’ is about an intrepid journalist Nimisha Raste who goes to great lengths to break a murder story. While researching about...

There is a buzz in the fiction writer’s community as the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is upon us. Every year in November, many aspiring writers take the challenge of completing a minimum 50,000 word first draft of their novel in one month. This challenge has produced success stories like Water for...

Do you have it in you to pick up the clues and solve crimes?

Mayur Didolkar is a fan of popular fiction and has published one novel "The Dark Road" where a super-smart private detective, Prasanna Killedar, investigates a murder of a young girl. Here he talks about his all time favourite women detectives in fiction.