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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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This little guy seems to be telling me something… #writersbestfriend

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Mom had a really challenging job. ME. ☺️

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It was just one of those days…

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The most critical qualities the world needs in abundance right now, in my opinion are… Knowledge (Gyaan) and Peace (Shaanti). Where do you..

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The Dad Throws Her Doll And Drives Away. When He Looks In The Rear-View Mirror My Heart Breaks., http://t.co/03v5aqYKnd 
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Fairy tales, fantasy and dangerous female desire: Celebrating Angela Carter, http://t.co/qOmcLzykR9 via @Salon 
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How humans can keep superintelligent robots from murdering us all http://t.co/cwJ24tiz1Y via @MotherJones 
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7 reasons why Facebook is terrible for you http://t.co/JL2XfoP9bV via @Salon 
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An authors best friend. My dog seems to be telling me something. http://t.co/wEPqSQrDyG 
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Just felt like a red lips kind of day today. http://t.co/ZPPuxC5yri 
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Frushi (fruit sushi) happened! At Orange in Lincoln park chi-town! http://t.co/QPsuFcSpJZ 
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Stephen Colbert shocks South Carolina schools by funding every single teacher-requested grant http://t.co/PbY2H4nTx3 via @dailykos 
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the word of the day: MICROCOSM. Discuss. 
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Korean Artist Beautifully Illustrates What Real Love Looks Like http://t.co/GteRaiPq2I via @itspulptastic 
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Had such a wonderful time at the Moroccan embassy for the DC passport event this weekend! http://t.co/9wfJabARPE 
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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 @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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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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