India: The Wasted Years, is a series of essays that were originally blogs. These have been arranged not in a chronological sequence but under subject-heads, making them a cohesive commentary on the times we live in, in India.
The book attempts to identify the nature of challenges faced by FPOs and provides an understanding of factors that can boost sustained growth. This practical guide is useful for everyone who wishes to build viable FPOs as well as for the corporates, policy makers and academicians who can raise pertinent issues to ensure FPOs become financially viable.
The term ‘education’ is as hard to pin down as it is ubiquitous, so it feels a remarkable achievement that the programme has been able to find its feet so quickly, graduate masters and doctoral students, and along the way train thousands of teachers across the country.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Featuring artists and writers from India and USA, DOGS! An Anthology is a collection of comics on lifeï¿½s canine companions. In this collection you will encounter stories about dogs that are post-apocalyptic, self-reflective, murderous, environmentally consciousï¿½and much more! This collection of comics was conceived after a series of meandering conversations with artists revealed a shared admiration for dogs amongst comics-wallahs, as well as a collective desire to explore what the world would look like from the other end of a snout. Perhaps imagining life as a dog could reveal something as yet unseen about our world to ourselves and our readers? The result is grungier, grittier, darker and, at times, more poignant than one could have predicted.
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…
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.
The essays in Calcutta Diary first appeared in the Economic and Political Weekly during the infamous 21-month Emergency imposed in India between June 1975 and March 1977. Interestingly, Ashok Mitra had worked with former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who had imposed the Emergency. The essays recount aspects of a unique and particularly difficult phase in contemporary Indian history.
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