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Make Data Open, Accessible as Electricity — Microsoft President

By   /  September 15, 2019  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Make Data Open, Accessible as Electricity — Microsoft President

By Nishant Arora | IANS At a time when there are calls to break tech giants like Facebook and Google, Microsoft President Brad Smith has a solution: To ensure that data does not become the province of a few large companies and countries, the stakeholders should aim to make the effective use of data as accessible […]

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My Mother’s Daughter- Neikehienuo Mepfhu-o: A Review

By   /  September 8, 2019  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on My Mother’s Daughter- Neikehienuo Mepfhu-o: A Review

By Imtiyala Jamir | EMN The news of the release of “My Mother’s daughter” had immediately piqued my interest, not only because of its central theme which was domestic violence, but because it was based on true accounts from women who had to bear such harrowing experiences. Certainly, that can’t be right. Domestic violence isn’t something […]

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On Educating Marginalised in India, Fighting Losing Battle With Cancer, Rediscovering Past

By   /  September 1, 2019  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on On Educating Marginalised in India, Fighting Losing Battle With Cancer, Rediscovering Past

Read about an organisation of 4,000 leaders – 275 staff members, 3,000 alumni and 1,000 current Fellows – that’s transforming the lives of 38,000 students across India who otherwise would not have access to quality education; follow the resolve of a woman diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer but who loses the battle; […]

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Surviving as a Digital Entrepreneur, Kargil Battles Retold, of a Remembered Homeland

By   /  August 25, 2019  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Surviving as a Digital Entrepreneur, Kargil Battles Retold, of a Remembered Homeland

Read about the diehards in the e-commerce space who refused to give up even as the world was crashing around them; next, relive the battles of the Kargil war that gave new meaning to the concept of grit and determination; and finally, look at political issues through a turbulent mother-daughter relationship. There’s much food for […]

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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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