Ruben Banerjee was the editor-in-chief at Outlook group during one of the most challenging times faced by the Indian media and there was never a dull moment. Even the manner in which his editorship ended was eventful, adding further drama to a long career characterized by many twists and turns.
Having started out as a reporter with Newstime, the now-defunctdaily in Hyderabad, he worked across several states – first as a reporter with the Indian Express and then for India Today. He later went abroad and worked with Al Jazeera for twelve years in Doha, Qatar.
On returning and before taking over the reins at Outlook, he led the countrywide news network of Hindustan Times as its national affairs editor. This is his third book, after The Orissa Tragedy: A Cyclone's Year of Calamity and Naveen Patnaik, an unauthorized biography of the Odisha chief minister.