From The Times: MONTY PANESAR, the surprise hero of England’s cricket win against Pakistan this summer, is to cap his remarkable six months as an international player by signing a deal to write his autobiography.

(Panesar picked up a three-hundred thousand pound advance from Bloomfield. Not a bad score, no?)

Other desi characters making deal news: Kumari, Goddess of Gotham, created by Amanda Lees, star of a three-book series that’s just sold well, in which Kumari, goddess-in-training, finds herself transported to New York. Bachao, Ma, bachao, and sorry, I’m not going to translate that!