Surely, there must be men like Professor Moriarty in corporate India. They may not be such intellectual colossuses or consummate masters, but they would share some key traits with him – wile, ingenuity, drive and utter ruthlessness. And they would understand the psychology of temptation.

What kind of schemes would such men device? That is the question I seek to answer through my novels.

Apart from bringing in thousands of crores of rupees (hundreds of millions of dollars), these schemes would have to satisfy the fabled professor’s taste for elegant, thought-through designs; designs that ride on the motivations and vulnerabilities of intelligent but weak men.

My antagonists may not have Moriarty’s guile or panache, and my detectives may be intellectual pygmies before Holmes. Nevertheless, I am taking a shot (four shots, actually) at crafting credible stories of intelligent crimes in corporate India. I plan to write four novels, each set in a different industry.

FRAUDSTER, the first novel, is set in the banking world, while INSIDER, the second, is set in the Indian stock market. The third is set in the red-hot Indian eCommerce industry in Bangalore, and will be out in April 2017. The fourth should hopefully come out in 2018.

Meanwhile, I am also experimenting with short stories (crime) set in contemporary India. Some of them (AMAVAS and GULSHAN PANDEY, UNWITTING ACCOMPLICE) are available on Amazon.


About RV Raman

After a corporate career spanning three decades and four continents, I have moved away from full time roles to pursue my interest in teaching and writing. I now teach business strategy at an IIM, mentor young entrepreneurs, advise select clients and write. In an earlier avatar, I led KPMG’s Consulting Practice, and was a Partner with A.T. Kearney and Arthur Andersen.

Tired of extensive physical travel, I now prefer less punishing mental excursions into fictional worlds of my own creation.

Articles and Interviews:

Thin Lines – Corporate Dossier (PDF)
Castles of Sand: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (PDF)
Corporate Criminal – Asian Age (PDF)
Crime Visits the Corporate Corridors (PDF)
Corporate India is Ideal for Crime Fiction

Reader’s Muse
Bit All Moonshine
So Many Books So Little Time
Books News India

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Tales from corporate India

  1. Hello Sir,

    I was reading the Corporate Dossier edition of 12th Sep from ET. The section on Thin lines on last page carrying your 5 stories. was really inspiring… It was a good reading.. It gave me some insight to my own situation that Iam in currently and I am sure it would have been so for other readers as well….

    Really appreciate the five unique experiences/ advise of yours

  2. Hello Sir,

    Just finished reading Fraudster. Very well written. I could not keep the book down and that made me cancel some of the plans made by my wife. ( Such a risk 🙂 ) but I truly enjoyed reading it.

    Thank you.


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