‘Hi, I am Sonal Wadalkar, the good news reporter, reporting live from Swapnalok Society–the most happening society in all Mumbai.’
Pretty, dainty Sonal, Chitrangana’s best friend, knows what she wants to do for the rest of her life. She’s going to be a television journalist. And not just any old reporter, but a good news reporter. After all, the media influences the way everyone thinks and behaves, so the more good people see happening around them, the happier and better people they are going to be.
When her father’s boss, the owner of Spark news channel, commissions her to produce five-minute children’s specials for the channel, she straps Funky, the cool monkey with a hidden camera around her waist, and plunges into the mad, bad world of television reporting.
There she finds herself battling Vimal, a nasty ambitious executive, out to hook her talons into her father, plunging TRPs, and disgruntled neighbours over the way they are being portrayed on TV.
Then one day, she stumbles on the story of Raju and his friends from the Gareeb Nagar slum. Can she use her position as a journalist to change their lives? Can she take on the city’s powerful builder lobby and the villainous Sandy Khan and stop them from demolishing the children’s home? And will Swapnalok Society bury its differences and stand with her in her hour of need?
The second novel in the much acclaimed Swapnalok Society series, The Good News Reporter comes with strong doses of humour and a cast of wacky characters that first appeared in The Summer of Cool. Battling cynicism and corruption with spunk and bravado, the Swapnalok Society gang prove once again that when united, there’s nothing that can stop them from changing the world.