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BOOKS OF THE WEEK

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INDIAN IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD  By-  DILIP HIRO 
About the Book : The opening up of the Indian economy in 1991 decisively brought the country into the age of globalization, and there has been no turning back. The policies set in motion by the Congress and later carried forward by the Bharatiya Janata Party have shaped the country over the last two decades—not just its economy but also its culture and society. Places like Gurgaon transformed from nondescript towns to luxury-living addresses almost overnight. Indian IT firms earned renown and respect abroad, while big names such as the Tatas and Mittals grabbed headlines with high-profile overseas acquisitions. Those that managed to find a place in the enlarging-yet-shrinking global world have prospered. But increasing numbers farmers and adivasis, migrants and slum dwellers are feeling left out, bringing to the fore wide gashes in India’s social fabric. Based on personal interviews, field trips and research, Dilip Hiro weaves a narrative o…

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

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THE FIVE DHARMA TYPES By-  Simon Chokoisky
About the Book : Dharma types are individual archetypal myths--the “I AM” identity that guides each of us in subtle but definitive patterns. Today we associate the word myth with something unreal or untrue, but to our ancestors myths spoke to an enduring truth that lay beyond the ken of the senses. Our everyday world is in perpetual flux--coming into being, changing form, and dying. But myth is eternal, driven by the intelligent blueprint that underlies the mundane world of name and form. Use the test below to discover your dharma dype. Take your whole life into consideration when choosing your answers--life cycles can make it difficult to access your essential dharma look, so look at your self from childhood to now to get a complete portrait. This should help you determine your type, or at least narrow it down sufficiently to make a determination when you read the descriptions in part 1 of this book. Enjoy!
About the Author  : Simon Chokoisky tea…