The one-billionth Indian child was born on 11 May 2000. A 700-year-old banyan tree was given a drip to rejuvenate it. You can sell refrigerators to Eskimos. Volkswagen sold more sausages than cars in 2015. Amazon.com was previously known as Cadabra.com Russia built a computer that ran on water. Did You Know? 5, yet another book in the series of Did You Know, is here with lots of amazing and fascinating facts that generally are unrecognized. This book will ignite the curiosity in the minds of readers, investigate the phenomena and inspire them to be creative and innovative.
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.
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.