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Arnab Ray

Pen name  Greatbong
Role  Blogger
Name  Arnab Ray

Ethnicity  Bengali
Nationality  Indian
Books  The Mine
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Occupation  Research scientist, blogger, novelist
Alma mater  Jadavpur University Stony Brook University
Education  Stony Brook University, Jadavpur University

Arnab Ray (Bengali: অর্ণব রায়), better known as Greatbong, is a noted Indian novelist and one of India's most widely read bloggers who blogs at Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind.

Arnab Ray The Greatbong mines for horror The Hindu


Arnab Ray Just A Minute With Arnab Ray on blogging in India Reuters

Ray was born and brought up in Kolkata. His father Alok Ray is an ex-professor of IIM Calcutta. He graduated from Jadavpur University as a Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering and went on to finish his PhD in Computer Science from State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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He is known for his sarcastic takes on the Indian film industry, Indian politics and society in general. His blog was awarded the "Indiblog of the Year" at Indibloggies in 2006 and 2008. He has written for several media outlets such as the Washington Post, Outlook magazine and Live Mint.

He is presently employed as a research scientist at the University of Maryland and resides in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. He is an agnostic with moderate political beliefs as he has written about in his many blogposts. His first book May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss, published by Harper Collins, was on India Today's Bestsellers list. His second book, The Mine, has also been well received. His third book, Yatrik was published in September 2014. His fourth book Sultan of Delhi : Ascension, first of a two-part crime-drama, was released in October 2016. The print version of fifth book The Mahabharata Murders, published by Juggernaut Books is set to release in August 2017, while the e-version of the book has been released through the publisher's app in India.


  • May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss, 2010
  • The Mine, 2012
  • Yatrik, 2014
  • Sultan of Delhi : Ascension, 2016
  • The Mahabharata Murders, 2017
  • References

    Arnab Ray Wikipedia

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