The Age Of Awakening – An Excerpt

Indian leaders at the time of Independence had their tasks cut out. The nation that was marred by an ugly Partition, had to be prevented from coming apart at the seams. An economic policy had to be shaped for a widely impoverished population. The Age of Awakening tells India’s economic story since the country gained…

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Know A to Z About The Silk Road in Eight Points

Talking about China’s one of the most talked-about trade strategy, the Belt and Road strategy, Bruno Macaes in his book Belt and Road shows a vivid story of the initiative’s history. Affecting almost every link of global society from shipping to agriculture, digital economy to tourism and politics to culture, this enterprise symbolizes a new…

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Ten Things To Learn From ‘The 108 Upanishads’

Roshen Dalal in her book The 108 Upanishads presents a thoroughly researched analysis of the revered philosophical texts, the 108 Upanishads, that form a part of the Vedas. These texts contain the concentrated wisdom extracted from Hinduism over the centuries. Roshen Dalal’s explanations of the core concepts of each Upanishads and her scholarly insights regarding…

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What if the Characters in the Ramayana could tell you their own Stories?

Countless retellings, translations, and reworkings of the Ramayana’s captivating story exist-but none are as vivid, ingenious and powerful as Amit Majmudar’s Sitayana. Majmudar tells the story of one of the world’s most popular epics through multiple perspectives, presented in rapid sequence-from Hanuman and Ravana, down to even the squirrel helping Rama’s army build the bridge,…

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Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan’s 10 Favourite Songs

Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan is a traditional Hindustani classical vocalist belonging to the illustrious Rampur Sahaswan Gharana, which owes allegiance to the seniya tradition. Performing since he was eight years old, his career spans over a period of seventy-five years. He has always believed in giving back to the society, be it by identifying and…

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How Pole-Vaulting Can Help Energy, Environment and Employment Problems in India

An exhilarating manifesto for the future, Leapfrogging to Pole-vaulting by Dr. R.A. Mashelkar and Mr. Ravi Pandit convinces readers to make the shift from reactive leapfrogging to proactive pole-vaulting through radical transformation. Here are a few pole-vaulting ideas which pose as an example for further development with challenges relating to energy, environment and employment – the 3Es,…

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Know About A Sting-Op Through The Eyes Of Bhupen Patel

Bhupen Patel in his book, The Anatomy of a Sting allows readers a glimpse into the exciting life of an investigative journalist through these narrative accounts. He has exposed a number of unethical activities during the course of his career, including mental asylums admitting patients without paperwork and investigations as well as illegal agents who…

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Five Stories From ‘If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi’ That Will Get You Thinking

In eleven sharp, surprising stories, Neel Patel gives voice to our most deeply held stereotypes and then slowly undermines them. His characters, almost all of whom are first-generation Indian Americans, subvert our expectations that they will sit quietly by. Ranging across the country, Patel’s stories-empathetic, provocative, twisting, and wryly funny-introduce a bold new literary voice, one…

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