Reshma Patil enjoys connecting the dots between local and global news, and India and China, after over a decade in journalism. Her years in Beijing as the first China correspondent of a leading Indian newspaper inspired her non-fiction book Strangers across the Border: Indian Encounters in Boomtown China, (HarperCollins, 2014). The book, narrated from Beijing to small towns, from the Myanmar border to the South China Sea coast, was short-listed for the first book (non-fiction) prize at the 2014 Tata Literary Festival in Mumbai. The Economist online said it is ‘sharp’, ‘well-crafted’ and ‘revealing’. She’s a Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme Fellow (2016) at the University of Westminster and a Journalist Fellow (2017) at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in Oxford.