A unique collection of 15 contemporary case studies documenting in detail social enterprises in agriculture, Farming Futures: Emerging Social Enterprises in India, edited by Ajit Kanitkar and C. Shambu Prasad…
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.
Boots never did have much respect for authority or the silly rules you and I live by. Constantly up to practical jokes, when he is suddenly thrown into a sea of tutors, he uses every trick in the book to get out of work.
The photographs of the Chin people in this book fill the eye with these dilemmas. As ethnic minorities from Myanmar living in exile in the Indian capital, most of the men, women and children you see in these images have refugee status accorded to them by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and live in unspeakable hardship. But even without any knowledge of their precise circumstances, you can see them suffering from various maladies of the body and mind, perhaps from memories of the home they have been forced to leave behind. Captured in natural light, these images seem to exude a yellow gloom, conveying the jaundiced mood of the setting. There are pockets of darkness in these photographs, as though a metaphor for their lives. The handful of families represented in this project embody the traumas and tragedies that define the lives of a majority of the Chin community in India.
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…
About the book The photographic journey of Julie Skarland, a fashion designer and artist from Norway, this book captures the beauty she sees in the small, simple things all around her in Dilli, her new home. Dilli Dil showcases Julie’s fascination for Dilli, its people, streets, fauna, crafts and everyday objects often made through struggle and hardship, but also with pride, strength, faith and immense creativity. About the author Julie Skarland is a Norwegian fashion designer. After starting her own brand and boutique in Paris for 18 years, she moved to New Delhi in 2005 where she lives till date.
After 26 years in which time he has been hailed as one of the most respected photographers of India, Raghu Rai has ventured into political territory once more. In this stunning new volume he photographs two important Indian leaders, an outgoing PM, Manmohan Singh, and an incoming one, Narendra Modi. Both are photographed amidst the cacophony of their party meetings, but there is a silence at the centre. One is tinged by despair, the other by a sense of overwhelming power. Raghu Rai is a noted photographer who has published 36 books including celebrated ones on Indira Gandhi, Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama.
The First Princi.pal is a story waiting to be told. P S Mani Sundaram, the founder-principal of the Regional Engineering College, Trichy (now National Institute of Technology) is the chief protagonist of this inspiring tale.
Social Potpourri continues to promote new and talented authors by providing them aplatform for showcasing their creativity. This is our second anthology of short stories and poems with contributions by some very fine writers in their own right.
For the Misra sisters, Suneeta and Susmita, food always was and continues to be an important part of their lives. This book is a labor of love, persistence and a desire to leave behind a culinary legacy. It contains an eclectic collection of recipes that have been painstakingly detailed and neatly categorized for easy reading and access.
What makes Mumbai “MUMBAI” is its people. With a diverse population influx each minute, every person here is a story by themselves. Along with being a personal account, each of them belongs to a collective narrative, falling into the compartments of the city’s history.
In Spice Trail, Hari Nayak, New York-based chef and restaurateur, gives dishes a special cachet with spices from his native India and around the world, playing with flavour and colour, ingredient and taste.
In affluent Manhattan, an American woman named Claire makes an unexpected connection with an expat Afghan with a tragic past: his wife, daughter and father have been murdered, and his younger brother has died in a misguided attempt at revenge.
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