The book presents rich account of genesis and the current state of affairs in Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Assam, Bangladesh and Burma. Lintner, who has traveled extensively and chronicled the region as a journalist(legally and illegally), has presented a deep and apparently only account of the longest insurgency movements in India’s North East and the support they have received from India’s long time foes China and Pakistan.
India has to overhaul its political and regulatory environments if it wants Indian companies to flourish and go global to take full advantage of the Tilt. That many are excelling despite the terrible maze of handling state governments, union government and three to five financial backers proves where they would go with a reformed dynamic in place. Indian business leaders are “muticontextual” – now the federal leadership has to follow suit.
Today as the world was beginning to forget their misery (which continues even today), Rahul has relived the traumas he and scores like him faced which first made them refugees within their own state and sixty years later in their own country. Things have only gone from bad to worse in the valley as Kashmir now turns from Sufi to Salafi as the hapless government looks on. Or is it that they have no control over this radicalised imported version of Islam from a Wahabi Saudi with Pakistani activism.
Jugaad Innovation is good news. It needs to be adopted by government, corporations and academicians to integrate their organization locally and globally. Then they would truly become frugal, flexible and generate break through growth.
Col Tikoo has demolished many myths and exposed many lies with facts and figures. He has also mercilessly exposed the ‘Janus-faced’ secularism in Kashmir. He has painstakingly explained how successive governments, continued to squeeze the rights of KPs till 1989. This made the subsequent ethnic cleaning perpetrated by Pakistan an easy task.
Shankkar’s seven game changers since independence are: the economic liberalization of 1991, the Green Revolution of the sixties, the nationalization of banks in 1969, Operation Flood in the seventies, the mid-day meal scheme of 1982, the software revolution of the nineties, and the passing of the Right to Information Act in 2005. He argues that these turning points in the country’s history were not the result of foresight or careful planning but were rather the accidental consequences of major crises that had to be resolved at any cost. Nandan Nilekani comments that this engaging analysis is a must-read to comprehend the politics of change in modern India
Indianomix is a fascinating analysis of modern India – why it is the way it is. The authors Vivek Dehejia and Rupa Subramania, economists of repute, have attempted to fill a very important void in the understanding of India by applying principles / methods of economics, “especially to exploring themes that in our judgment are under explored by economists”.
By Col NN Bhatia Brig Jasbir Singh, SM, Lancer Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi,149 pages; Rs 295.00, ISBN 1-935501-20-8. Brig Jasbir Singh, SM - Jas to his family and friends, is the second generation officer of the erstwhile 4/19 Hyderabad Regiment now 4 KUMAON that has over 222 years of chequered history. It’s a matter of pride, that both late Brig Balbir Singh, MC and his [...]
“Robert Kaplan’s fascinating, prodigiously researched and important new book shines light on an ancient truth. Geography has been the pre dominant factor in determining fate of nations, from Pharaonic Egypt to the Arab Spring” - Henry Kissinger In this provocative book Robert D Kaplan, the author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghost [...]
With the movement against corruption growing in the country if there is an apt and most gripping books of time in the market, it is this path breaking, unique and hard-hitting narrative of measures to revitalise the governance model in India. Though set in India and for Indian conditions, the book has drawn global attention for recommending and executing a Model for Restoration of Good Governance (MRGG).