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.

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Enjoy Summer Vacations Productively

This summer vacation, encourage your children to do productive activities which will not only enhance their knowledge but will also help them to inculcate good values.

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.

Book Review (Business Manager): Knowledge Management by A.B. Kar

At this juncture of progress and prosperity in the world, there is hardly any scope to adhere to stereotyped ideas in respect of technology, techniques, systems and procedures. The bottom line is to survive on global competition with all-round innovation, incubation and inclusion. Knowledge management has a major role in this. Here, this book by A.B. Kar captures the relevance.

Stress Busting Tips for Teachers

Teaching is a very giving profession but can get stressful at times with deadlines, workloads and assessment work. If all that stress is kept bottled up, it can come out in unhealthy ways like angry outbursts, dizziness, chronic headaches, body aches, poor appetite, irritability, etc.

Woman: An Empowering Shakti

The terms ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ are used symmetrically only as a matter of form, as on legal papers. But in reality the relation between the two sexes is not quite as that of two electrical poles. As Simone de Beauvoir stated, ‘Man represents both the positive and neutral’, whereas ‘woman represents only the negative, defined by limiting criteria, without reciprocity’. This division between masculinity and femininity becomes more severe in the context of Indian culture. India, often portrayed as the land of ‘devis’, is a country which is ironically unsafe for its women.

Meet the Authors of the ‘Did You Know’ Series

Did You Know series are four books which explain several interesting facts around us that normally go unnoticed but have a bearing on our day-to-day life. We had a chance to interview the authors of these series – Dr. Chinmoy Kumar Ghosh and Dr. Moumita Das. Here are a few excerpts from our conversation with them.

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