Hussain Zaidi and Jaspinder Singh Kang’s Golden Pen: a new address for Indian crime writing

‘Golden Pen’ is a collaboration between S. Hussain Zaidi and Jaspinder Singh Kang that is committed to versatile Indian crime writing.

Golden Pen, a partnership between best-selling author and former investigative journalist S. Hussain Zaidi and Jaspinder Singh Kang, global entrepreneur/film producer, is a versatile content creation resource in the crime & thriller genre, under the umbrella ‘Hussain Zaidi Presents’.

With the growing need for cutting edge content across various media, Golden Pen was started with the primary objective of ‘bringing high quality of crime noir and intriguing tales to varied audiences.’


Since its inception in 2018, Golden Pen has established itself as a specialized content provider having forged creatively rewarding partnerships with production houses for features and direct-to-digital films, web shows as well as audio content on the one hand and the formidable publishing house Westland, an Amazon Company on the other. Golden Pen has been identifying, screening, mentoring, nurturing and promoting writers, both known and new, in their endeavour to value the most important people in the content chain – the original creators, following its credo, ‘Writers First.’ In the very first year of its collaboration with Westland, an Amazon company, Golden Pen has committed to releasing several fiction and non-fiction books in the crime-thriller genre.

In the words of Hussain Zaidi, “This is a unique content creation collaboration intended to fill the void of the dearth of credible and authentic content in the industry. We aim to blaze a formidable trade of fabulous stories.”

Jaspinder Singh Kang, with over 25 years’ experience in corporates and media productions, is the marketing and commercial brain behind Golden Pen. Talking about the vision for the company Jaspinder said, “Since my corporate days I have firmly believed that partnerships are the foundation for any business. Golden Pen has also been all about strategic alliances – starting with a powerhouse of talent like Hussain Bhai to getting into the publishing space with Westland and co-production & co-development of AV projects with reputed Production Houses like Matchbox, Endemol Shine India and Sanjay Leela Bhansali and many more. Our writers, too, are regarded not just as a talent but as partners!”

With double-digit tie-ups in a short span of two years and one international project already under its belt, Golden Pen is looking at expanding into scripted and unscripted formats, aggressively forging its way forward to make its presence felt both in the Indian and global markets.