Vedam Jaishankar is an award-winning journalist and author of Rahul Dravid: A Biography (2004) and Casting A Spell: The Story of Karnataka Cricket (2005). He also teaches at the National School of Journalism. In his career of over three-decades, he has covered cricket in all the six continents. He has worked for major newspapers, The Times of India, Indian Express, Deccan Herald, and has contributed articles to both offline and online publications such as Wisden, Sportstar, DNA, and Sulekha, MSN, Cricwizz, CricketforIndia, etc. He writes regularly for the online portal, Firstpost.