Tag: Non-fiction

Books For You: Life’s Amazing Secrets | Gaur Gopal Das

Editor | Non-Fiction While navigating their way through Mumbai’s horrendous traffic, Gaur Gopal Das and his wealthy young friend Harry get talking, delving into concepts ranging from the human condition to finding one’s purpose in life and the key to lasting happiness. Whether you are looking at strengthening your relationships, discovering your true potential, understanding

Books For You: Not Quite Not White | Sharmila Sen

Editor | Non-Fiction At the age of twelve, Sharmila Sen moved from India to the US. The year was 1982, and everywhere she turned, she was asked to self-report her race. Rejecting her new “not quite” designation—not quite white, not quite black, not quite Asian—she spent much of her life attempting to blend into American

How India Manages Its National Security

Arvind Gupta’s How India Manages Its National Security gives an objective and rounded view of what the country has done since its independence to secure the nation. In this definitive and comprehensive survey of the challenges a changing global security environment poses to India, former deputy national security advisor Arvind Gupta outlines the important aspects

Going to the Mountain with Nelson Mandela

“You empower yourself and then you reach out to others.” In Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from my Grandfather, Nelson Mandela (Published by Penguin, Memoir, Price Rs 699, Paperback) offers uplifting life lessons from one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known. In his book Going to the Mountain, Ndaba Mandela shares the story of his

Imagining Lahore

Haroon Khalid’s Imagining Lahore (Published by Penguin) is an anecdotal travelogue about Lahore – which begins in the present and travels through time to the mythological origins of the city attributed to Ram’s son, Lav. Through the city’s present – its people, communities, monuments, parks and institutions – the author paints a vivid picture of

TRUST: Creating the foundation for Enterpreneurship in Developing Countries

By A Staff Writer Entrepreneurs in developing countries who assume they will have the same legal, governmental and institutional protections as their counterparts in the West will fail. To succeed, they need to build trust within the existing structures–and in Trust: Creating the Foundation for Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries (Published by Penguin, Rs 499) Tarun

Cutting the Gordian Knot India’s Quest for Prosperity

By A Staff Writer In Cutting the Gordian Knot India’s Quest for Prosperity (Bloomsbury India, Price Rs 499)  authors T N Hari & Hari Menon give a  lucid account of India’s multilayered and deeply intertwined challenges, this book questions dominant narratives, provokes fresh thinking and suggests new approaches. A must read for anyone interested in the India Story! Cutting the Gordian Knot discusses India’s quest for prosperity through job creation. The underlying pieces of this quest are complex and intertwined—an education system that has

Chalta Hai India When ‘It’s Ok!’ is Not Ok

India once led the world in most fields like science, medicine, religion, art and humanities. So how did we end up becoming a developing nation? People often blame the Chalta Hai (‘It’s okay’, ‘Let it be’) attitude of Indians for the country’s sluggish progress. Can Indians ever shed their Chalta Hai attitude? If yes, then how? And more importantly, how soon? India once commanded a massive 30

We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama

We have been given the first partial, though still substantive, look at Obama’s words, and it is a political partisan’s dream to see them so finely gathered here, says Washington Post about this book. We Are the Change We Seek (Bloomsbury, Price Rs 399) is a collection of Barack Obama’s greatest addresses, beginning with his 2002 speech opposing the Iraq War and closing with his emotional farewell address in Chicago in January 2017. As president, Obama’s words had the power