P.T. Bopanna is a Bangalore-based freelance journalist and author. In his three decades of professional career, he has worked for various national dailies, including The Times of India, at Bangalore.

Bopanna is the author of five books. His first book ‘Discover Coorg’ was published in 2006 and has run into three editions. The book has been translated into Kannada.

His second book ‘Rise and Fall of the Coorg State’ created a record of sorts for a book on Coorg in English. The book was reprinted within two months of its release. The book has been translated into Kannada.

In 2010, Bopanna came out with two more books – ‘Dateline Coorg’ and ‘Coorg: Land of Beauty and Valour’, a coffee table book.

‘The Romance of Indian Coffee’, a book which takes a 360 degree view of Indian coffee, was published in 2011.

He runs the highly successful website www.coorgtourisminfo.com. Besides, he hosts an exclusive Home Stays website and a Coorg Recipes website.

Bopanna has also produced two videos which can be viewed on YouTube, including the popular Discover Coorg video.

An economics graduate of the Madras University, Bopanna has a Master’s degree in Political Science from Karnatak University and a post-graduate diploma in Journalism from Bhavan’s, Mumbai.

E-mail ID: ptbopanna@yahoo.com

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