BOOKS OF THE WEEK - SATURDAY, 9TH JANUARY, 2020

 The Presidential Years: 2012-2017
By - Pranab Mukherjee

ABOUT THE BOOK
The presidential years gives a fascinating account of how one of the country most respected veteran politicians reshaped the functioning of Rashtrapati Bhavan and responded to tumultuous events as the country first citizen, leaving behind a legacy that will be hard to match. Pranab Mukherjee became President of India after having spent several decades in politics, and there was great speculation over how he would approach his new bipartisan role after having been associated with a political party for so many years of his life. By the time he had served his Term, Mukherjee had won the respect and admiration of people from across the political spectrum, including those who were his rivals when he was a political figure. He had the occasion to work with two prime ministers, belonging to two parties who were (and are) fiercely opposed to each other, and he managed to do so with aplomb.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PRANAB MUKHERJEE entered Parliament at the age of thirty-four and rose to become the 13th President of India. A man of unparalleled experience in governance, he has the rare distinction of having held various portfolios—sometimes concurrently—as Minister of Defence, External Affairs, Commerce and Finance. A seasoned parliamentarian, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha five times and to the Lok Sabha twice. He was a member of the Congress Working Committee, the highest policymaking body of the party for a period of 23 years, till he became the president. A soft-spoken man of steely determination, Pranab has been the go-to person in times of crises, both for the Congress and others. His role as a consensus-builder and his ability to forge unity amongst diverse political parties has earned him the respect of one and all. Pranab Mukherjee’s grasp of international relations, financial affairs and parliamentary processes combined with his phenomenal memory make him one of the most important and admired politicians of contemporary India.
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BOOKS OF THE WEEK - SATURDAY, 26 DECEMBER, 2020


PolyTicks, DeMocKrazy & Mumbo Jumbo: 
Babus, Mantris & Netas
By - Avay Shukla

ABOUT THE BOOK
’An insider’s unbeatably funny and satirical look at India’s social and political culture.” – Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament, India
An uproariously funny, no-holds-barred tussle with India’s entire canvas:
- political culture and current affairs,
- the environment and conservation,
- the bureaucracy and governance,
- legal matters, social issues, societal peccadilloes, and
- anything else that can be lampooned.
From India’s funniest and most penetrating writer in English:
- 58 selected pieces,
- each only three to four pages in length,
- drawn from the period 2014 to 2020,
- giving you the low-down on all the things you never knew - or had forgotten to laugh about: Aadhar, Anger and its management, Animal Spirits, Black Money, Bribery, Budgets, Cows, Demonetisation, Economics, Encounters, GST, NPAs, South Delhi parties, Street Markets, and even nerd immunity and social distancing.
Our national foibles are treated with indulgent banter, our failures with wit and raillery of the highest order.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Avay Shukla became an “unserious writer” after retiring in December 2010 from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) having reached the dizzying heights of Additional Chief Secretary of Himachal Pradesh. His crowning achievement? The establishment of two national parks. Having fallen in love with Himachal’s mountains and forests, he’s been foolish enough to trek to its remotest regions, documenting the lifestyles of the hardy villagers, as well as the local myths, legends and anecdotal trivia, resulting in his books, The Trails Less Travelled: Trekking the Himachal Himalayas and The Spectre of Choor Dhar: Tales from the Mountains. He amuses himself with passable bridge and bad golf.
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BOOKS OF THE WEEK - SATURDAY, 19TH DECEMBER, 2020

My Good School
Where Passion Meets Education
By - Sandeep Dutt 

A book for anyone and everyone associated with schools and schooling.
About the book :-
A BOOK FOR ANYONE AND EVERYONE ASSOCIATED WITH SCHOOLS AND SCHOOLING.
This book is for parents to select the school for their child, as the choice can have a lifelong impact on the growth and personality of the child.
A guide for you to look beyond that high-rise building and those perfectly manicured lawns—to go deeper in your search for your good school. It will encourage you to observe, question, and evaluate, and choose a school that will truly prepare your child for a life beyond the campus, a life beyond theory, a life beyond algebra.
This book will help educators, school administrators and management to build and rebuild such institutions and change the future of learning.
Enriched with the knowledge, experience and, most importantly, the wisdom of The Doon School alumnus and school improvement coach Sandeep Dutt, this book will encourage conversations around our education system and help shape the future of education in the world.
KEY SELLING POINTS
  • The author, Sandeep Dutt, is an alumnus of the Doon School and he has decades-long experience of working with schools to improve their outlook in qualitative terms.
  • With the New Education Policy coming in, education has again become a focus area for our country.
  • This book caters to a wide audience—from parents to teachers to school management.
About the Author :-
SANDEEP DUTT is a school coach, bookseller, runner, mountaineer and social entrepreneur. His work for the International Award for Young People (IAYP) has been widely acknowledged all over the world. As a social entrepreneur, Sandeep works to empower young people and has been a mentor for many. His mission is to ‘help schools deliver better’ with a focus on building professional learning communities at schools.
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