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The Price You Pay

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 The Price You Pay, Somnath Batabyal, book reviewYou might be forgiven to mistaking it all for a game, the trading of favours between cops and the media. But the problem is that it is very much a reality in today’s India, especially in Delhi, a city overrun by migrants from other states, offering quick anonymity to the criminal and a rat’s warren of hiding places. Batabyal, an ex-media person who now teaches film studies at SOAS, used his own experiences to spin the story of Abhishek Dutta, a rookie who broke into crime reporting with all the odds stacked against him.


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