Friday, August 30, 2013

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

10 Judgements That Changed India 
By : Zia Mody

About the book :
Honest and unsentimental, yet funny and compassionate, Finding Neema is the story of an autistic boy from the eastern Himalayas, Here are the Supreme Court s ten pivotal judgements that have transformed Indian democracy and redefined our daily lives. Exploring vital themes such as custodial deaths, reservations and environmental jurisprudence, this book contextualizes the judgements, explains key concepts and maps their impacts. Written by one of India s most respected lawyers, Ten Judgements That Changed India is an authoritative yet accessible read for anyone keen to understand India s legal system and the foundations of our democracy.

About the Author :
Zia Mody is one of India s foremost corporate attorneys. She co-founded AZB & Partners, one of India s leading corporate law firms, and is senior partner at its Mumbai offices. Zia has been consistently ranked by renowned international business law journals as one of India s and Asia s best mergers and acquisitions lawyers, most powerful CEOs and commercial arbitration specialists. She was a vice president of the London Court of International Arbitration (2009 13) and is a director of the London Court of International Arbitration, India. She has also been a member of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal (2007 12). She is on several government committees on financial reforms and corporate governance. Zia read law at University of Cambridge and Harvard Law School, and is a member of the New York State Bar. She is the daughter of legal luminary Soli J. Sorabjee.
  ISBN : 9780670086627                                                    Price : Rs. 399.00 

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

The Elephant Catchers
 By - Subroto Bagchi

About the Book :
'Unlike an operation to catch rabbits, trapping an elephant calls for expertise over enthusiasm. Those who hunt rabbits are rarely able to rope in elephants.' Many organizations, even those that may have a brilliant start, falter in their attempts to achieve transformational growth in their later phases. In The Elephant Catchers, Subroto Bagchi distils his years of on-the-ground learning to explore why this happens, and what such organizations and their people must do to climb to the next level and beyond. Through a combination of engaging anecdotes from his experiences as co-founder, and subsequently Chairman, of Mindtree Ltd, and insightful stories from our everyday world, Bagchi demonstrates a crucial point: Organizations with real ambition to get to the top need to embrace the idea of scale and then ensure that it systematically pervades every aspect of its functioning. In doing this, he leads you to evaluate:

  • Is your organization's infrastructure designed to evolve and ultimately mimic the simultaneity of a living organism?
  • Are you constantly nurturing and renewing your brand identity or letting it stagnate and decay?
  • Does your sales force have as many hunters as it has farmers? Or is it dominated by a grizzly who just waits for the salmon to land in its mouth?
  • In a fiercely competitive environment, are you really stepping 'out of the box' and learning from unusual sources?
  • Are leaders in your organization truly building capacity or merely solving problems?
Practical advice on real issues, from how to deal with consultants to the question of succession, words of caution on strategy traps and M&As, and invaluable insights into a whole range of growth-related issues -The Elephant Catchers has it all. Engaging, wise and thoroughly accessible, this book is a must-read for everyone in every organization seeking breakout success.

About the author :
Subroto Bagchi is Chairman, Mindtree Ltd, which he co-founded in 1999. Author of the bestsellers The High-Performance Entrepreneur, Go Kiss the World, The Professional, MBA at 16 and The Professional Companion, Bagchi was acclaimed as India's No.1 bestselling business books author. His works have been translated into several languages, including Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Korean and Chinese. He is married to writer Susmita Bagchi, and they have two daughters, Neha and Niti.
 ISBN : 9789350095836                                                                  PRICE : Rs. 499.00 

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

The New IQ
Use Your Working Memory to Think Stronger,
Faster, Better

Working memory – a bigger asset than IQ
By -  Tracy Alloway, Ross Alloway

About the Book 
Working memory – your ability to work with information – influences nearly everything you do.
What if you could find a way to better handle a hectic schedule or expertly manage risks? What if you could gain an advantage in climbing the career ladder or in sports? What if there were a way to improve your outlook on life, and face each day with more optimism and confidence? Tracy and Ross Alloway, leading experts, show how working memory is the key to all that and more. They present important and recent breakthroughs in the field, including research on how Facebook can become ‘Smartbook’, how working memory can improve your children’s marks, how it changes as you age, and how working memory is linked with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and Alzheimer’s.
But here’s the best news: You can improve your working memory! This book will give you three tests to find out how good your working memory is – and over 50 targeted exercises so you can sharpen it.
‘The New IQ’ offers unprecedented insight into one of the most important cognitive breakthroughs in recent years – a vital new approach to making your brain stronger, smarter and faster.

About the Authors :
Tracy Packiam Alloway, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Memory and Learning in the Lifespan at the University of Stirling, UK and the worlds leading expert on Working Memory. She is the author of several academic books about Working Memory, she has created the worlds first standardized Working Memory tests for educators, and she also writes a weekly blog, www.tracyalloway.com. Her work has been featured everywhere from the BBC and The Guardian, to ABC News, The Huffington Post, Salon and The Washington Post.
Ross Alloway, PhD, is the CEO of Memosyne Ltd, a company that brings cutting-edge scientific research to parents. His research, together with Dr. Tracy Alloway, has looked at high school students and adults to investigate the effect of social media like Facebook and Twitter on cognitive skills. Ross is also involved in cutting-edge research on brain training, and his work on the growth and decline of Working Memory over the lifespan, and the importance of Working Memory in education, has featured on BBC Radio and in the Sunday Times.
 ISBN No. : 9780007532957                                                        PRICE : Rs. 399.00 

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

OUR MOON HAS BLOOD CLOTS
The Exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits 
By - Rahul Pandita

About the Book :
Rahul Pandita was fourteen years old in 1990 when he was forced to leave his home in Srinagar along with his family, who were Kashmiri Pandits: the Hindu minority within a Muslim- majority Kashmir that was becoming increasingly agitated with the cries of Azadi from India. The heartbreaking story of Kashmir has so far been told through the prism of the brutality of the Indian state, and the pro-independence demands of separatists. But there is another part of the story that has remained unrecorded and buried. Our Moon Has Blood Clots is the unspoken chapter in the story of Kashmir, in which it was purged of the Kashmiri Pandit community in a violent ethnic cleansing backed by Islamist militants. Hundreds of people were tortured and killed, and about 3,50,000 Kashmiri Pandits were forced to leave their homes and spend the rest of their lives in exile in their own country. Rahul Pandita has written a deeply personal, powerful and unforgettable story of history, home and loss.

About the Author
Rahul Pandita is the author of the bestselling Hello, Bastar: The Untold Story of India's Maoist Movement, and the co- author of the critically acclaimed The Absent State. He has extensively reported from war zones, including Iraq and Sri Lanka, and Kashmir and Bastar in India. In 2010, he received the International Red Cross Award for conflict reporting. Rahul was born in the Kashmir valley. At the age of fourteen, in 1990, his family was forced into exile, like thousands of others, by Islamic extremists. He lives in a Delhi suburb, and works as associate editor with Open magazine.
 ISBN No. : 9788184000870                                                            PRICE : Rs. 499.00 

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Friday, August 2, 2013

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

THE COMPLETE MAHABHARATA 
By - Anjuli Kaul  & Ramesh Menon

About the Book :
The Mahabharata of Veda Vyasa is the longest recorded epic of the world. With almost 100,000 verses, it is many times as long as The Iliad and The Odyssey combined and has deeply influenced every aspect of the Indian ethos for over 4,000 years. 
The main theme is the Great War in Kurukshetra, but the epic teems with smaller stories, and other stories within these, all woven together with a genius that defies comparison. As its heart, it contains Krishna s immortal Bhagavad Gita, the Song of God. 
The Mahabharata embodies the ancient and sacred Indian tradition, in all its earthy and spiritual immensity. Famously, What is found here may be found elsewhere. What is not found here will not be found elsewhere. 
Many believe this most magnificent epic to be the greatest story ever told. Yet, the only full Indian translation of the Mahabharata into English is the 19th century one by Kisari Mohan Ganguli. More than a hundred years have passed since Ganguli accomplished his task, and the language he used is now, sadly, archaic.
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About the Author :
Anjuli Kaul grew up in Mumbai, lives in Goa, but dreams of Kodaikanal. She has been a teacher for thirty years. More recently, her love of language and literature has drawn her into editing and writing. She is passionate about education, organic farming, sustainable living and sunsets. 
Series editor: Ramesh Menon was born in 1951 in New Delhi. He has also written modern renderings of the Mahabharata, Ramayana, Srimadbhagavadgita, Siva Purana, Devi Purana and Bhagavata Purana.
 ISBN No. : 9788129129291                                                 PRICE : Rs. 795.00 

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