Independence Day: Remembering 1947

Independence – the word conveys so much power and freedom in itself that it fills every Indian with pride. 15 August 1947 was the day that not only signaled the end of the 200-year-old British rule; it also witnessed the birth of a new nation: India (Bharat). The suppressed Indian flag received its due respect and the sacrifices of many people were rendered meaningful. 15 August not only marks an era of our freedom but it also pays tribute to all those souls who stood up to the colonizers to achieve azadi. 

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Book Lovers Day — Celebrate Your Love for Books

Love is not a scientific concept; it’s an emotion which makes an individual smile unreasonably. It’s a feeling which changes things around you. Love is difficult to explain but it can be felt deeply. Nothing feels better when you have a partner which expects nothing from you, but gives freely. You can take your partner wherever you go, it can even fit in your tiny bag. You are never alone when you have your partner. Yes, you guessed it . . . no expectations, no demand – books only give us pleasure which is incomparable. If you have not yet experienced this beautiful relationship, then start reading today as it is Book Lovers Day. Pick up that book from the author you have longed to read, but were not able to because of your busy schedule.

Viva Books: A Profile

Viva Group is a key player in education, book publishing, and distribution in South Asia. Viva Group consists of these brands and imprints: Viva Books, Viva Education, Source Books, Kogan Page India and Jones & Bartlett India. The organization celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015.

War of books: E-books v/s Print books Where are we heading?

India is counted among the top seven publishing nations in the world. It ranks third in English language publishing. India’s print market presently produces 90,000 new books a year in 24 languages. It is serving around 1.28 billion customers. However, recent changes in the business setup have raised questions regarding the sustainability of traditional publishing houses.

Time Management for Success at Work

We have all been gifted 24 hours in a day, yet people like Einstein, M.K. Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Margaret Thatcher, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates never complained about the paucity of time. They were able to accomplish huge tasks of global importance within the same time allotted to mortals like us. This is because apart from their leadership skills they had attained mastery over time by revering/valuing it.

Ballots, Bullets and Bhikkus by S. Y. Surendra Kumar (Book Excerpt)

The book makes an attempt to analyse the Buddhist Sangha’s role in Sri Lankan politics and ethnic conflict. The Sangha’s role and growth before 1983 is also discussed in detail, as it laid the foundation for the Sangha to emerge as a potent force in Sri Lanka’s politics and played a vital role in the culmination of the ethnic conflict. This book is useful for college/university teachers, research scholars and students working on linkages between Buddhism, politics and ethnic violence in Sri Lanka.

We Just Rediscovered Books!

Books have been among us for a long time. For a really long time books have probably been the most discernible medium through which exposure, knowledge, recreation, imagination and perhaps more happened. Language and script instantaneously gratified our inherent urge to record, share and propound. ‘The written word’ did not always exist in the form of books though. In the fifteenth century we left the manuscript for the printed book.

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