August 22, 2017

Istanbul is the city where Emperor Constantine was crowned, and where for a thousand years, the greatest church in the whole of Byzantine Kingdom stood. Later, when the Ottoman Empire flourished, it was converted to a mosque. In modern Turkey, it is a shrine to both re...

June 5, 2017

 The place in the photo above is called Hangzhou. It's where Dan Roy ends up in the climax of his latest adventure. While writing this book, and as I have delved deeper into China, one thing has always struck me. Why did they not, like the Europeans, sail around A...

May 18, 2017

The Pearl of the Orient, the Paris of the East...surely the place needs no introduction. Once the darling of colonial times, now Shanghai is the epitome of modern China. The city is the financial and cultural capital of the PRC, growing at a breakneck speed. The city c...

March 16, 2017

 It's that time of the year again. Bird tweets awaken us in the morning, sinking into the subconscious long before our eyelids snap open. Branches still bare, but a few green shoots have arrived in defiance of cold and rain.

My current work too, is almost done. At the r...

March 2, 2017

This is the remote and inaccessible north eastern Shan State in Myanmar. Conflict and distance has kept foreigners away till now. This is where Dan Roy and his female compatriot ends up and they have the adventure of a lifetime.

Despite the tranquil beauty all is not we...

February 26, 2017

Just a few images of the new place where Dan ends up on his new adventure. He is chased by a dangerous and secretive force and there is a huge amount at stake.

Can this ancient land give Dan a hiding place and a chance to fight back ?

The photos above show a place called...

January 1, 2017

In 1914, the first JN4 biplanes were brought to life by Mr Glenn Curtiss. He was the first American to appreciate that tractor planes were the vogue in Europe, and were being used in warfare. 

He traveled to the Sopwith Air Factory in England, and got their designer, Mr...

December 18, 2016

In 1914, an European diplomat said, and I quote - "One by one, all the lights in Europe have been extinguished". The Great War had begun.

How did it begin? Well, a relatively small ripple that became a global tidal wave. Prince Franz Ferdinand, Emperor of the Austrian H...

December 15, 2016

If that ever happened, what could we do? 

This scenario actually came to my mind later on. What triggered the birth of Enemy Within, my new WW1 thriller, was reading a newspaper article. I had just read a book about someone who tracked his father`s place of death in a f...

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