The Educational Transformation- An Excerpt from ‘Shiksha’

Manish Sisodia, Delhi’s deputy chief minister and education minister, is the visionary instrumental in ushering in evolutionary change in the public school education system. Recounting his experiences and experiments as an education minister, this book offers blow-by-blow account of this amazing success story. Shiksha, a book of hope and possibilities, will inspire everyone who is poised to make…

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6 Things you Didn’t Know About the Law of Sedition

The Indian Penal Code (IPC) of 1860 was the first ever codification of offences and penalties in India. Chapter VI of the Indian Penal Code provides for ‘Of Offences against the State’, within which falls Section 124A which lays down the offence of ‘sedition’. Section 124A was amended for the first time in 1898, and…

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From Leeches to Slug Glue, Modern Medicine Has Come a Long Way.

Did you know that the world’s first eye surgeon, who lived 2500 years ago, came from India? Or that the standard textbook on medicine-for 600 years!-was written by a self-taught physician from Persia? Or that it was a seventeenth-century cloth merchant from Europe who discovered microorganisms? Discover dozens of ‘No way!’ nuggets like these in…

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The Two Warring Brothers- An Excerpt

One, an abrasive, fire-breathing demagogue, was seen as his uncle’s political heir whose behavioural traits he cultivated. The other, an introvert, is at his best when plotting strategies on the drawing board rather than the rough-and-tumble of street-corner politics that his party is known for in India’s financial capital. Dhaval Kulkarni’s The Cousins Thackeray evaluates…

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Be ‘Unstoppable’ Like Kuldip Singh Dhingra

Kuldip Singh Dhingra, the man credited with building Berger Paints, has remained a mystery. He is low-profile, eschews media and continues to operate from a small office in Delhi. Unstoppable is a candid and captivating biography in which Kuldip reveals his story for the first time. Let these tips from Unstoppable inspire you to reach new heights just like…

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The Moonshot Game – An Excerpt

India’s start-up revolution began in 1998, when the first venture capitalists (VCs) arrived from the US and backed early businesses in IT services for global corporates. The second wave came in 2006 when home-grown VCs raised large amounts of capital and funded products and services companies for Indian consumers. This is a gripping behind-the-scenes story…

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4 Humorous Instances That Make ‘Quichotte’ a Must-Read!

In the sumptuously imaginative Quichotte, Salman Rushdie’s uniquely textured characters wade through a tumultuous period in America even as they deal with their own dilemmas. Staggering underneath the weight of a ruptured sense of self, struggling writer Sam DuChamp transfers the burden onto his alter ego, Quichotte. Marvelling at the changing world order, Quichotte, wonders,…

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6 Women That Will Inspire you to Break Barriers

We don’t see them on TV, in textbooks or in newspapers, and most of us can’t name a single one. But there are thousands of women scientists in India, who perform experiments in laboratories, peer through powerful telescopes and camp out in harsh and extreme conditions. 31 Fantastic Adventures in Science presents the stories of thirty-one…

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An Untold Account from ‘India’s Most Fearless 2’

The men who hunted terrorists in a magical Kashmir forest…a pair of young Navy men who gave their all to save their entire submarine crew…the Air Force commando who wouldn’t sleep until he had avenged his buddies…and many more. In this sequel to India’s Most Fearless, authors Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh offer the reader a poignant…

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