Safety Tips for Diwali

Did you know that every year around 20 percent of India’s population suffers from minor or major Diwali related accidents?  Thousands of patients visit emergency clinics every year during Diwali.  Despite the many efforts on behalf of the government, not a year goes by that our country does not see any Diwali related accidents.


The Lesser-Known Facts about Mahatma Gandhi

Jawaharlal Nehru called Mahatma Gandhi the eternal beacon which led India towards independence. In his famous speech after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi on 30 January 1948, Nehru said, ‘The light has gone out of our lives and there is darkness everywhere’. Indeed, there was darkness all around when this great leader left the nation.... Continue Reading →

Preparing for Your Dream Job and Acing the Interview

We all wish to end up in a job which we are passionate about and love. To be the candidate for the company of one’s choice, one needs to prepare objectively and earnestly. One needs to put one’s best foot forward in an interview, be at the politest and most sober self. Here are some areas we need to polish while acing the job search process.

Celebrate the Day of Teaching

A teacher is one who builds us in the true sense of the term. A teacher is a power which brings out our power. Teachers are synonymous with education. Educators enliven the textbooks and spread the light of knowledge. 5th September is the day when we acknowledge the efforts of a person who believes in giving.

Finding Happiness the Right Way

In today’s fast-paced world, the concept of happiness is evolving continuously and gaining new definitions.  Happiness is often associated with materialism and luxuries, but contrary to this popular belief, happiness comes from within. In olden times, life was nothing like what it is today. Technology didn’t rule our world, but people lived happy lives. A... Continue Reading →

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. 

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.

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