About

Debeshi Gooptu is a former journalist-turned-author who lives and works in Gurgaon. Debeshi was born and brought up in Kolkata.

Her book, Gurgaon Diaries: Life, Work and Play in Drona’s Village, based on her long-running blog of the same name, was published by Rupa Publications in 2018. Click here if you want to read the blog.

Her novels, Dragon Aunty Returns, Mr Eashwar’s Daughter, The Ghosts of Gurugram and two collections of short stories has been published by Juggernaut Books. To know more about them, head over to the Books and Short Stories section.

Debeshi’s 26-year-career includes stints in print, television, new media and higher education. She has worked with Business Standard, Business Today, Plus Channel, Financial Chronicle, British Council, Canadian Education Network and Intel Asia Electronics before setting up her own higher education research consultancy, Directions Online, in 2002. She has contributed articles to the Times of India, Huffington Post, QZ and co-written two guidebooks on Higher Education published by The Times of India. She has also worked as contributing editor in Enterprise Innovation, an online publication tracking trends in the enterprise innovation segment in South East Asia. Debeshi helped set up a publication for small and medium-sized businesses in the APAC region and has written several case studies for business schools such as Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and universities in India and abroad. She writes a blog, The Gurgaon Diaries!, chronicling life in the Millennium City.

In her spare time, she plays the piano, sings in the bathroom and desperately tries to emulate Nigella in the kitchen.

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