Coomi Kapoor is a pioneer woman journalist who was the first woman chief reporter in India, the first female news bureau chief and political editor. She is one of the founder members of the Indian Womens Press Corps of which she was also president,. She has been in the profession for nearly five decades and has worked with the Indian Express, India Today, Sunday Mail, The Indian Post, The Illustrated Weekly and The Motherland. Coomi was formerly stringer to the The Times, London and regular contributor to The Star, Malaysia. She is presently consulting editor to the Indian Express newspaper chain and has held several senior positions with the newspaper. She was the Delhi editor between 1994 and 2007. Her popular column Inside Track, a political diary in a lighter vein. appears regularly in the newspaper, Her first book, The Emergency: A Personal History was a bestseller. She has recently written on the Parsis: The Tatas, Freddie Mercury and other Bawas: An Intimate History of the Parsis.