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Ethical Toolkit, Burnouts, Small-Town India

By   /  August 18, 2019  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Ethical Toolkit, Burnouts, Small-Town India

Read about a new toolkit required to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals that go beyond the precepts of good business management and prevalent best practices in government and civil society organisations; then a handy guide that offers a framework to ensure that you continue to have a productive life without getting burned out; and […]

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A History of Himalayas and Tibetans Rebuilding Life

By   /  August 12, 2019  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on A History of Himalayas and Tibetans Rebuilding Life

Go beyond defining mountains only by their height, though the summit of a peak is nothing more than the point where it gives way to clouds and the sky; next, ponder over a paradigm shift in ancient Indian history in the modern day search for the mythical Sarasvati river; and finally, make your way through […]

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Sunanda Pushkar’s Spirit Was One That Couldn’t Be Contained

By   /  August 4, 2019  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Sunanda Pushkar’s Spirit Was One That Couldn’t Be Contained

By Vishnu Makhijani | IANS From a convent in Ambala to the high-profile corridors of power in Delhi, from an event manager in Dubai to a “serendipitous” meeting with Shashi Tharoor, from polarising the media to a fairy tale gone wrong, Sunanda Pushkar “died just as she had lived – dramatically”, says the definitive biography of […]

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Of Journalism in New India, the History of India’s Churches, Day-to-Day Knocks with a Dollop of Humour

By   /  July 28, 2019  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Of Journalism in New India, the History of India’s Churches, Day-to-Day Knocks with a Dollop of Humour

Despite the breadth and scope of the Indian media, there is little meaningful literature available about journalism practised in the country today. There have been individual accounts by journalists, some of them pretty eminent, but rarely has an attempt been made to present a holistic picture from the 21st century’s perspective. A new book seeks […]

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Yashwant Sinha Laments Steady Erosion of Indian Institutions

By   /  July 21, 2019  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Yashwant Sinha Laments Steady Erosion of Indian Institutions

By Vishnu Makhijani | IANS He has been a keen observer of the Indian scene for over five decades, the first 24 of them as a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and thereafter as a politician — first with the Janata Party, then the Janata Dal and finally with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). […]

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Walking The Roadless Road: Exploring The tribes of Nagaland

By   /  July 14, 2019  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Walking The Roadless Road: Exploring The tribes of Nagaland

By Imtiyala Jamir | EMN “What does it mean to be a Naga?” Easterine Kire, in her latest book, posits this unrelenting question through a narrative that walks us through the annals of Naga history into the modern era. Kire’s meticulous mapping of the Naga origin story is insightful and for Naga history buffs like myself, […]

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Gun Island: Magic of the Bonduki Story

By   /  July 7, 2019  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Gun Island: Magic of the Bonduki Story

By Shubha Singh | IANS Gun Island By Amitav Ghosh Penguin Random House, INR 699 Journeys to distant lands, migration and ancient connections between civilisations are recurring themes in Amitav Ghosh’s books. His latest offering, “” is a story of travel and migrations, overlaid with myth and folktales, and the deepening crisis of climate change. In […]

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What if Gandhi Had Lived, Asks Manu Pillai

By   /  June 30, 2019  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on What if Gandhi Had Lived, Asks Manu Pillai

By Vishnu Makhijani | IANS Mahatma Gandhi had expressed the opinion that a human life could span 125 years and that he would quite like to live that long. “If he had his way, he would have departed not in 1948 but around 1994,” best-selling author Manu S. Pillai writes in his latest book, also posing […]

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‘Five Major Risks Will Haunt the Indian Economy’

By   /  June 23, 2019  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on ‘Five Major Risks Will Haunt the Indian Economy’

By Vishnu Makhijani | IANS India is a nation with a huge demand but one that lacks high quality services. Be it agriculture, manufacturing or other services, the Indian economy is still a work in progress and its political leadership, its bureaucracy, its business class and its citizens are on a learning curve, searching for ways […]

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Explore KL Saigal’s Soulful Renditions, Examine Where AI’s Taking Us and Ponder Over Gravitas

By   /  June 2, 2019  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Explore KL Saigal’s Soulful Renditions, Examine Where AI’s Taking Us and Ponder Over Gravitas

Kundan Lal Saigal once strode like a collosus over the Hindi and Bangla music worlds, jovial and good-humoured but never sharing his personal tribulations – here’s why; next, explore a new world where changes in technology make one wonder what the next generation will turn into; and finally, learn how gravitas not only inspires you […]

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