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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


Chicago, my love, you are so beautiful. I miss you every day!

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My darlings, Over my tea with lemon this morning, I decided that I want to speak with all of you. And also, why haven’t we already? Stand by…

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Hope and the strength of the human spirit… #love

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People of Nepal – you have everyone’s love and prayers…. be strong.

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Finally DC feels alive! Live band at coffee shop bar! Not sure what ths writing output will look like tmrw, but right now feels like magic! 
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happiness doesn't arrive uninvited. Leave the door open. 
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all misery just wants an outlet. 
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RT @tomphillipsin: Written in my notebook by homeless young mum stuck in Kathmandu camp for quake survivors w/ 4-yr-old child. Pls share ht… 
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Diane von Furstenberg: The Key to Success Is Trusting Yourself http://t.co/WoLAx06Q1G 
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Chicago, I need you! Can't stay away for too long. See you next week, my beloved, beautiful city! 
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RT @stephenhawking_: It matters if you just don't give up. 
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RT @Slate: Obama Reportedly Picks Chicago as Site of Presidential Library http://t.co/Ubce8D8JGg 
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Two days in a row, I went for a run in Dupont Circle. Surprise of my life. I actually really enjoyed it!! 
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"Be obsessed. Be obsessed. Be obsessed."Elon Musk’s Ex-Wife on What It Takes to Be a Mogul http://t.co/ddISwrUQM6 
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When everything feels crazy, the only answer is to make homemade blueberry banana ice cream and then eat it all. xx! http://t.co/kHT9lDsWW4 
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So wonderful!! Bill Conway of the CarlyleGroup donates 1 million dollars to the Capital Area Food Bank @foodbankmetrodc 
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Having a lovely time at the 12th annual blue jeans ball @foodbankmetrodc ! Amazing organization!!! http://t.co/OfYjWxwdXT 
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Stay alive. Stay strong. Our prayers are with you! "Nepal Earthquake Kills Hundreds and Levels Buildings in Capital" http://t.co/Z32H2EuIIB 
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Sending so much love, healing, compassion to the people of Nepal... 
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To feel helpless raises all kinds of buried misery. To be human is to be broken. When Love obeys only compassion. 
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Be everything, with love. 
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“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” - Annie dillard 
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5 reasons it’s time for a 4-day work week http://t.co/Zh30DHC2yQ via @Salon 
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I live in DC and I still haven't seen the cherry blossoms! this has to be breaking some kind of rules... 
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CHICAGO!! Missed you.... 
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@subramanianravi @durjoydatta @authoramish @rashmibansal - so true, this is fact. Let's get @mathur_vaishali and partaay in DC! 
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Thank you for having me, @AIFoundation - it was such a pleasure! For more details, visit: http://t.co/UEUnQUQwSW http://t.co/1Mog0awUqu 


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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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