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Tulika Mehrotra is a DC-based author and journalist. Born in Lucknow, India, she grew up in Chicago-land. She received her Bachelors in finance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and her fashion design degree from the European Institute of Design in Milan, Italy. Following a short stint studying French in Paris, Tulika entered Manhattan’s fashion industry. Intrigued by entertainment’s ability to dictate trends, she soon sought creative outlet in media. Leaving New York behind for Los Angeles, she delved into the evolving media industry with a focus on India.

Along the way, she archived the stories that unfolded around her. When her father urged her to write a book, she dismissed the idea as too exhaustive an endeavor.

“Sure, Dad, maybe some day…”

In July 2011, Penguin Publishing Group purchased two of Mehrotra’s recently completed novels. Delhi Stopover, her first novel, explores the world of India’s evolving fashion landscape and chronicles many of her observations from the global fashion and entertainment industries. Crashing B-Town delves into the world of India’s films, focused specifically on Mumbai.

Tulika is also a contributing writer to Elle, Vogue, Grazia and India Today Magazine and has interviewed several international celebrities and designers. Currently, she is working on her third novel.

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Current Bestseller !

Size matters… especially on the runway.

After breaking off her engagement and facing another crushing blow to her limp acting career in Los Angeles, Lila Kapoor escapes her misery with a trip to India. While visiting her fashion designer cousin in New Delhi, Lila is drawn into the flashy world of high fashion as a model with a powerful talent agency. While exposed to the parties, drugs, and reality of the industry, she soon discovers that her own cousin might need her help. In a challenging career full of opportunities and ambition, deceit and the struggle    to stay forever thin, Lila discovers there are very few friends.

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Taking you behind the scenes of Bollywood

Crashing B-Town International edition

With a lead role in a Hindi film, Lila feels she’s doing the right thing by going to Mumbai. Little does she know that the Bollywood industry – from the opinionated director’s son to the exploitive artists around her; from rumor-mongering media to her egotistical agents – are all trying their best to spoil her dreams. Crashing B-Town explores Lila’s struggles through a highly passionate and glamorous, but also notoriously shady, Hindi film industry.

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Latest Press and Media Coverage

News and Events


Don’t forget to TUNE IN to http://radiopanipoori.com/ in 15 minutes!!! counting down to the interview… (7pm Central Thanksgiving night!) xx,..

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Listen in as RJ Promila’s interview on Radio Pani Poori with author Tulika Mehrotra. It will play live TODAY 11/28 AM and 11/29 at 1pm CST. Listeners..

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I only know one short cut to writing a novel. It’s really easy. Sit down. Shut up. And write. optional: disconnect wifi. love, Tulika

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Scarf season…

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Thank you RadioPaniPoorie! It was such a pleasure! https://t.co/jSES4sACiN 
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Me too! I think he does it on purpose for the entertainment value. https://t.co/KmnEjFqoNf 
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I only know one short cut to #writing a novel. It's very easy. Sit down. Shut up. And write. optional: disconnect wifi. love, Tulika 
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2 orders of avocado sushi and hot sake in the middle of the day is so great for zero productivity. #foodcoma 
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I am DONE passively watching shit just happen. Time to buy a cape. 
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exhausted. happy. need more fun in this world... kisses, Tulika 
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is peace just an academic philosophy? violence justifying violence. murder as payback for murder. who is winning? 
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@NYTmag my dad is testing out the #NYTVR contraption. Our dog is supervising. Such a cool experience!!!! #mindblown https://t.co/tQ0gPV8c7M 
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I am so pleased to share the diwali issue of @storizen! Check out my cover story here: https://t.co/sTm6xt3HZg https://t.co/62dxCTscpP 
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I died laughing!! Two publishing giants got into a big fight on Twitter https://t.co/qn5TNTIBcv 
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Dog Found Mourning Over Friend's Body Rescued From the Side of the Road https://t.co/ajG4MLZaLc via @People 
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Do not go gentle into that good night, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. #dylanthomas 
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Dear @panerabread, when I asked to keep the chicken off my salad bc I'm vegetarian, I didn't realize you tht bacon would be ok to leave on. 


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Tulika is represented in by Christopher Schelling at Selectric Artists globally and by Kanishka Gupta at Writer’s Side in India. For all speaking and interview requests, please send a message with details below.

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