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One Day at a Time

Publisher’s Review By Easterine Kire When I received the manuscript of Sangmaikumba Chang’s writings, I realised this was ‘dil se direct’, writing coming straight from the heart with no attempt at pretentiousness, no masking of the frailties ...

15 Dec 2019

An Unlikely Success – A Review of The Unlikely Indians

By Dr.Theyiesinuo Keditsu | EMN Journeys are rarely linear. Physically one moves toward a destination, yet in the time taken to get from start to finish, the traveller inhabits a multiverse of spaces both within and without. Upon reaching one’s de...

01 Dec 2019

Lessons for India from China Under Xi’s Meteoric Rise, Drawing Inspiration from Mahatma, a DIY Guide on Perfect Party

Read about the lessons India must draw from China’s dramatic rise in the seven years that Xi Jinping has been at the helm; learn how a simple Gandhian expression can transform your life; and finally, an authoritative guide on partying without burni...

24 Nov 2019

The Books Top Executives Are Reading in 2019

What keeps the global executives going? It has to be books! And if selected properly, these can inspire and motivate you in the race ahead to drive innovation and make a lasting change. What CEOs and other business leaders are currently keeping on th...

10 Nov 2019

Sectarian Politics and Rising Violence Against Women, a Primer on Why Businesses Fail, Rediscovering Akbar

You may like to read about an important aspect regarding violence against women; gain insights on how and why the once mighty giants of the corporate world have fallen by the wayside; and finally find out why Mughal Emperor Akbar earned the title of ...

03 Nov 2019

A New Great Game in the Himalayas, Giving Voice to Muslim Women, the Roller Coaster That Stock Markets Take You on

Read about the new Great Game afoot in the Himalayas involving India, China and Tibet; a forceful argument for giving Muslim women a chance to reclaim their sacred place; and finally, explore the intricacies of Dalal Street through a desi potboiler. ...

20 Oct 2019

Of Sudden and Striking Realisations, Lessons from the Holocaust, Creative Solutions for Indian Cities

Read the epiphanies – sudden and striking realisations – of a girl born with SCID (severe combined immune deficiency) who died two months before her 19th birthday and through whose lens is told the love story of her parents in the just re...

13 Oct 2019

‘Change in Mindsets Required for Clean India’

By Vishnu Makhijani | IANS “The effort to clean India will take a little more than to simply pick up the broom and start sweeping,” is the grim message of “Wasted – The Messy Story of Sanitation in India, A Manifesto for Change” (Pan M...

06 Oct 2019

The Making of BigBasket, the Evolution of Election Campaigns, a Woman Leader’s Guide to Breaking Socially-Imposed Glass Ceilings

How did five entrepreneurs weather the dotcom bust around 18 years back to launch a successful e-grocery venture that is valued at $950 million today? You may read about it in a new book. You can also learn about the tactics employed in elections tod...

29 Sep 2019

Of life in the Indian Army, Rediscovering Delhi’s Stepwells, Indian Stories from America

What’s life like in the Indian Army? Beyond the medals and awe, there’s a lot of sweat and grime – and back room politics. You can read about this in a new book. You may also read about how ‘baolis’ or step wells met the water requireme...

23 Sep 2019

Make Data Open, Accessible as Electricity — Microsoft President

By Nishant Arora | IANS At a time when there are calls to break tech giants like Facebook and Google, Microsoft President Brad Smith has a solution: To ensure that data does not become the province of a few large companies and countries, the stakeho...

15 Sep 2019

My Mother’s Daughter- Neikehienuo Mepfhu-o: A Review

By Imtiyala Jamir | EMN The news of the release of “My Mother’s daughter” had immediately piqued my interest, not only because of its central theme which was domestic violence, but because it was based on true accounts from women who had to be...

08 Sep 2019

On Educating Marginalised in India, Fighting Losing Battle With Cancer, Rediscovering Past

Read about an organisation of 4,000 leaders – 275 staff members, 3,000 alumni and 1,000 current Fellows – that’s transforming the lives of 38,000 students across India who otherwise would not have access to quality education; follow the...

01 Sep 2019

Surviving as a Digital Entrepreneur, Kargil Battles Retold, of a Remembered Homeland

Read about the diehards in the e-commerce space who refused to give up even as the world was crashing around them; next, relive the battles of the Kargil war that gave new meaning to the concept of grit and determination; and finally, look at politic...

25 Aug 2019

Ethical Toolkit, Burnouts, Small-Town India

Read about a new toolkit required to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals that go beyond the precepts of good business management and prevalent best practices in government and civil society organisations; then a handy guide that offers a...

18 Aug 2019

A History of Himalayas and Tibetans Rebuilding Life

Go beyond defining mountains only by their height, though the summit of a peak is nothing more than the point where it gives way to clouds and the sky; next, ponder over a paradigm shift in ancient Indian history in the modern day search for the myth...

12 Aug 2019

Sunanda Pushkar’s Spirit Was One That Couldn’t Be Contained

By Vishnu Makhijani | IANS From a convent in Ambala to the high-profile corridors of power in Delhi, from an event manager in Dubai to a “serendipitous” meeting with Shashi Tharoor, from polarising the media to a fairy tale gone wrong, Sunanda P...

04 Aug 2019

Of Journalism in New India, the History of India’s Churches, Day-to-Day Knocks with a Dollop of Humour

Despite the breadth and scope of the Indian media, there is little meaningful literature available about journalism practised in the country today. There have been individual accounts by journalists, some of them pretty eminent, but rarely has an att...

28 Jul 2019

Yashwant Sinha Laments Steady Erosion of Indian Institutions

By Vishnu Makhijani | IANS He has been a keen observer of the Indian scene for over five decades, the first 24 of them as a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and thereafter as a politician — first with the Janata Party, then th...

21 Jul 2019

Walking The Roadless Road: Exploring The tribes of Nagaland

By Imtiyala Jamir | EMN “What does it mean to be a Naga?” Easterine Kire, in her latest book, posits this unrelenting question through a narrative that walks us through the annals of Naga history into the modern era. Kire’s meticulous mapping ...

14 Jul 2019

Gun Island: Magic of the Bonduki Story

By Shubha Singh | IANS Gun Island By Amitav Ghosh Penguin Random House, INR 699 Journeys to distant lands, migration and ancient connections between civilisations are recurring themes in Amitav Ghosh’s books. His latest offering, “” is a story...

07 Jul 2019

What if Gandhi Had Lived, Asks Manu Pillai

By Vishnu Makhijani | IANS Mahatma Gandhi had expressed the opinion that a human life could span 125 years and that he would quite like to live that long. “If he had his way, he would have departed not in 1948 but around 1994,” best-selling auth...

30 Jun 2019

‘Five Major Risks Will Haunt the Indian Economy’

By Vishnu Makhijani | IANS India is a nation with a huge demand but one that lacks high quality services. Be it agriculture, manufacturing or other services, the Indian economy is still a work in progress and its political leadership, its bureaucrac...

23 Jun 2019

Explore KL Saigal’s Soulful Renditions, Examine Where AI’s Taking Us and Ponder Over Gravitas

Kundan Lal Saigal once strode like a collosus over the Hindi and Bangla music worlds, jovial and good-humoured but never sharing his personal tribulations – here’s why; next, explore a new world where changes in technology make one wonder wha...

02 Jun 2019

Of Cricket and Leader’s Block; Poems That Remind Us of the Follies of the Human Race; the Complex Place of Caste in Human Society

What’s cricket got to do with helping leaders overcome the mental and other blocks they often face? Plenty, it would seem. Then, also examine the work of an award-winning poet that mediates on our follies in the world as humans. And finally, ponder...

26 May 2019
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