In his debut novel, A Dowryless Wedding, Merlin Franco takes a humorous crack at the issue of dowry, and the untold dimension of distress faced by a young man with progressive ideologies, who refuses to accept dowry.
A Million Missions takes a close and comprehensive look at the working of the country′s voluntary sector and its various aspects. Many of the million-plus NGOs in India work among the poorest and most marginalised sections of society inspiring hope for a better life and a ″new India″. Today′s non-profit sector has influenced the rightsbased paradigm of social welfare and economic development thereby furthering grassroots action and democratic foundations. NGOs in India are involved in diverse areas,from primary education and basic health to caring for the elderly. A Million Missions is an invaluable resource for representatives of the corporate sector or donor agencies, government officials, civil society activists, and students and scholars of development studies.
All was going well for Samar. He had a promising career in the merchant navy ahead of him, and he was looking forward to his next sailing assignment. Then came along Arisha, and he discovered the love of this life. What could possibly go wrong?
A Reluctant Bureaucrat is an incisive study of the administrative system in India interwoven with a personal account of life lived within the realm of active government service. The narrative comes to the reader straight from the Author′s heart as a way to deal with his loneliness and overwhelming grief when nature snatched away his beloved wife Kalpana in July 2012. Photos from his family archive compliment an account of unstinting dedication and the reluctance to compromise on core values even as he strove to make the system work. The resultant dilemma has been exquisitely handled…
An insightful compendium for our think tank, who earnestly feel that an age-friendly policy is the need of the hour and our elders deserve the respect and dignity to live their lives without any discrimination.
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