Leapfrogging To Pole-Vaulting – An Excerpt

The Cambridge Dictionary defines leapfrogging as ‘making improvements to your position by going past other people quickly or by missing out some stages’. By definition, pole-vaulting requires you to go over a bar. In innovation, such bars are set by one’s limited aspirations or by the perceived limitations of current technologies. The core idea of ‘pole-vaulting’…

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Words of Comfort from Ruskin Bond

The Little Book of Comfort is full of happy quotes from Ruskin Bond to help you get through your day. In this adorable little book, Ruskin Bond has jotted down calm and comforting thoughts. Here are some of them: “Go outdoors, it is better to hear the bubul sing, than the mouse squeak.“ ~ “Something attempted…

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Meet Nakul and Kuku from ‘Magic in Mussoorie’

Magic in Mussoorie takes you into the adventurous world of Nakul and Kuku. Nakul Sahej is a tall, lanky and bespectacled man with a thoughtful and intuitive nature. Nakul usually ends up humouring Kuku and also pulling him out of trouble, something he has to do quite often. A quick thinker, he has an inquisitive…

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Praise to the River Ganga: an excerpt

The river Ganga enjoys a special place in the hearts of millions. In Ganga: The Many Pasts of a River, historian Sudipta Sen tells the fascinating story of the world’s third-largest river from prehistoric times to the present. Here is an excerpt from the first chapter titled The World of Pilgrims Of the many odes written to…

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5 Reasons Why ‘Emergency Chronicles’ is a Must-read

On the recommendation of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the president of India declared a state of Emergency just before midnight on 25 June 1975, claiming the existence of a threat to the internal security of the nation. The declaration suspended the constitutional rights of free speech and assembly, imposed censorship on the press, limited the…

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The 108 Upanishads – An Excerpt

The Upanishads contain the most crystallized bits of wisdom gleaned from Hinduism.In The 108 Upanishads, Professor Dalal explains the concepts at the core of each Upanishad clearly and lucidly. Moreover, her vast, diverse philosophical and theological readings add priceless scholarly context, making this volume indispensable for students of religious studies. Here is an enlightening excerpt…

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Start 2019 Right with These Business Books

Nothing says a fresh start like the New Year. Whether your is business is booming, could do with a little push, or is yet to take off, we’ve got books that are sure to pique your interest. Take a look at our business bookshelf for the month, and tell us which book you’re going to…

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