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  • Indian Governance- By Madhav Godbole

  • Lily- Neelesh Kushte

    Sale! 250.00 200.00

    THE ‘WHYS’ AND ‘HOWS’ ARE NOT THE QUESTIONS WHICH MATTER ALWAYS. SOMETIMES YOU SIMPLY HAVE TO ACCEPT……
    Jade Hunter was getting mixed feelings. He was clearly flirting around and she took no offense. He was only being natural. After all you didn’t stay at a hotel if you had a friend in town.
    She considered herself. They’d just met. She hardly knew him. On that pretext, he was a complete stranger. Or was he? She took a deep breath. If she was to distrust his person, she couldn’t keep enough faith in her own self either. Hell, he appeared to be the embodiment of truth in all its glory.
    She shook her head. Was she losing it?

  • MAKING OF A GENERAL- Lt Gen Konsam Himalay Singh

    Sale! 600.00 449.00

    Making of a General is about the unique journey of a village boy from a small hamlet of Manipur and his ascendance to become the first Three Star General of the Indian Army from North East India.

    The book is also about Manipur, the ‘Land of Jewels’, a former princely state, where hills embrace dales in timeless beauty, and history takes wings evoking a fairy-tale land of giant serpents, and about monarchs who ruled like colossus. It is also the territory of Ima (the mother) whose sheltering presence reverberates across the vales, where doe-eyed damsels dance mimicking the graceful movements of Sangai, the prancing deer, and turbaned drummers do cartwheels to symbolise the Vaishnava belief of ceaseless continuity. The author has given his perspective on nation-building enterprise in Manipur in the backdrop of multitude of issues, including the ethnic conflicts in the region.

    The book takes the reader through the myriad places traversed by the author during his eventful career in the army. The chapter on the Kargil War and the author’s tour of duty in the Siachen Glacier, ‘the highest battlefield in the world’, gives a vivid portrayal of happenings that bring out the deep sense of pride, honour and valour of the men he commanded. The book effectively brings to light the intrinsic challenges faced by those holding superior command posts in one of the most formidable forces in the world. With its incisive and frank writing, the book would prove to be a manual as well as a valuable reference material for the future generals of a ‘Never say Die’ army.

  • Mayo and more stories

    Sale! 250.00 199.00

    Rajendra Shekhar did his schooling at Mayo College, Ajmer and postgraduation in Economics at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.
    He was selected for the Indian Police Service (Rajasthan cadre) in 1957. As an IPS officer he had the rare opportunity to learn and serve in a cadre which was among the most sought after by IPS probationers.
    He learnt quality fieldwork as SP of various districts and acquired administrative acumen in various high-profile postings at the Police Head Quarters.
    In 1972, he went on deputation to the Central Bureau of Investigation and began his assignment in the CBI as SP (Jaipur Branch). In 1975, he went to Delhi on promotion as Deputy Inspector General CBI. He was in the CBI for about 14 years in different capacities and had the benefit of supervising many important cases of crime and corruption.
    He eventually went on to become Director CBI and retired from service in October 1992 as Director General Police (DGP) Rajasthan State.
    He has published four books, three in English and one in Hindi which have all got good reviews. A book on his CBI cases– Songs of an Uncaged Parrot– has recently been published by Konark Publishers .

  • Memories & Mirages

    399.00
  • Moral Stories By Neela Sonalkar

    Sale! 190.00 150.00

    We are today living in a world fast-changing due to new technology emerging every day. The youth in present times are more into electronic gadgets and e-books are the norm of the day and of the coming future. The traditional book concept seems to be disappearing fast and the youth today will enjoy reading these e-stories.

    I am glad to know that my dear friend and neighbour, Miss Neela Sonalkar has shown keen interest in writing short stories in English for the readers. Actually, I know Neela’s family even before her birth and as neighbours we have enjoyed together many festivals, celebrations and family functions.

    I admire Neela’s literary creativity and her art of narration. The readers I am sure, will have good time reading these stories and they will benefit immensely. One can easily appreciate her themes and the moral one can draw from them.

    I wish Neela more zeal and energy, to continue in expanding her passionate works and her profound interest in such endeavour.

    This is real enrichment of her talent. I wish her all success in her future work.

    Prof. Mrs. Nandita V. Rangnekar
    Retired Head, Department of French
    Elphinstone College, Mumbai,
    Sydenham College of commerce and Economics.
    Institute of Science, Mumbai

  • New Age Technology and Industrial Revolution 4.0- Dr Narendra Jadhav

    Sale! 400.00 300.00

    The rationale for this book comes straight from the latest G-20 declarations. The Group of Twenty (G-20) is perhaps the most powerful group of systemically important Advanced countries as well as developing economies—from the US to China and India.
    The G-20 leaders met in Osaka, Japan on 28-29 June 2019 and issued a Declaration. This historic Declaration inter alia states:
    i) We, the Leaders of the G-20, met in Osaka, Japan on 28-29 June 2019 to make united efforts to address major global economic challenges. We will work together to foster global economic growth, while harnessing the power of technological innovation, in particular digitalization, and its application for the benefit of all (Para 1).
    ii) We will work toward achieving an inclusive, sustainable, safe, trustworthy and innovative society through digitalization and promoting the application of emerging technologies (Para 10).
    iii) As digitalization is transforming every aspect of our economies and societies, we recognize the critical role played by effective use of data, as an enabler of economic growth, development and social well-being. We aim to promote international policy discussions to harness the full potential of data (Para 10).
    iv) Cross-border flow of data, information, ideas and knowledge generates higher productivity, greater innovation, and improved sustainable development, while raising challenges related to privacy, data protection, intellectual property rights, and security (Para 11).
    This book is all about addressing precisely the same set of issues which are underscored by the G-20, as concerns of great contemporary relevance.
    This book is about the emerging New-Age Technology underlying the rapidly unfolding Industrial Revolution 4.0, its impact on economy and society, and implications for public policy in a global setting.
    Part One of the book presents a primer on the New-Age Technology and its constituents, including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, Robotics, Blockchain, Automated Technology, Additive Manufacturing, Internet of Things and Augmented Reality.
    Part Two of the book discusses potential impact of the New-Age Technology on economic growth, employment, socio-economic inequalities and human development besides the evolving Banking-Finance 4.0.
    Part Three of the book dilates on the associated global public policy issues, including Right to Privacy, social media and democratic governance, cybersecurity, surveillance and threats to national security and world peace arising from weaponization of the technology. This part is roundedup by discussion of issues relating to regulation and strategic development of the New-Age Technology.
    While the entire book is in a global setting, the final part of the book includes a brief chapter on India as a case study.
    This book, probably the first of its kind, bringing it all together—technology, economy, society and national security, would benefit individuals, businesses, corporates, civil society as well as policymakers around the world.

    -Narendra Jadhav

  • NO Nonsense- Arrchana K. Gune

    200.00

    By our basic nature, we humans, always tend to not accept things as they are. We seem to have an irrepressible urge to make some changes or improvements which are of our liking or we think are more suitable or beneficial to us taking into consideration our needs. For example, if you book an ultra-luxury four-bedroom apartment from a very reputed builder in Town and you and your spouse get involved in its building processes right from the word “GO”, I bet that after moving in, you will, still, think of endless additional things and get them done before you really settle down.

    But for such urge in us, we perhaps would be still living in caves, wearing semblance of clothes made from tree leaves and eating food from gathering fruits, nuts and hunting animals in the jungles. Or, say, we would be still using Ford’s Model T as our car, Write Brothers’ rickety flying machine as our airline and typing our letters on noisy type writers. But we do Not Do that. We want everything in its most updated version.

    Unfortunately, we do not display similar urge to uprate ourselves. We are happy to accept our Personalities as they are. Our present personality is a function of our parentage, our DNA, our family and social surroundings, our schooling, our friends circle and so on evolved over a period of long time. The end result as you are today may not be suitable to your present responsibilities, roles or goals you might have set up for yourself.

    This logic calls for an urgent Enhancement of your Personality to tune it perfectly with your Roles Today as well as Tomorrow.

    As a practical Tool to achieve this, I have written this No-nonsense Practical Book listing the vital Positive traits of Personality targeted for improvement, the Why and How of it.

    The Readers of this Book are to improve themselves by following the Instructions/Guidelines given in the “HOW “Part of each Topic.

     

    A Human Personality has many traits, aspects or attributes. For example, the Annual Performance Report of a Commissioned Officer in the Armed Forces may have as many as Fifty Four Personality attributes to report on taking Snap Shots of his Professional abilities, Social Awareness and Personal qualities.

    To ensure we get tangible results, it will not be possible to cover a vast number of personality attributes. If we try to do so, the end results will be hazy, lukewarm and not of substantial benefit to the readers. Hence, I have selected only those Positive Personality traits that I consider most crucial and which, if improved upon even to some extent, will bring huge results by way of enhanced performance and high quality work. Also, the benefits will be in line with the level at which the person is working in the organization, that is, Operations, Managerial or Directional level.

    A separate Lesson is devoted to each Personality trait. The First Part of the Lesson explains why that attribute is important and what it implies. The Second Part of the Lesson gives practical instructions and suggestions about How to inculcate and cultivate that attribute in your Personality.

    Readers will improve themselves by following Instructions and Guidelines given in HOW Part of each Lesson. They will be their own Judge and Jury.

    Further, readers can seek free advice from me through Phone/Email/WhatsApp whenever they feel the need to do so.

  • Our colourful world in Ajanta- Prakash Thorat

    Sale! 500.00 368.00

    Ajanta, [Longitude & Latitude Lat. 20°33’12.30″N Long. 75°42’1.70″E], located at 107 km [66 miles], from Aurangabad district of Maharashtra State, India, is a World Heritage monument, evolved during the period from 2nd Century B.C. to 6th Century A.D. Ajanta conjures before one’s vision, a dream of beauty of Caves, hidden in the midst of a lonely glen with a streamlet flowing below, Caves that the ancient Buddhist monks, out on mission to spread tenets of Buddhism in ancient times, could dwell and pray, Caves that the followers of Lord Buddha, embellished with architectural details with a skilful command of the hammer over the chisel, with sculptures of highest craftsmanship and above all, with the paintings of infinite charm. At Ajanta, the paintings on the walls, Illustrate the events in the life of Prince Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism and more popular Jataka stories pertaining to Buddha’s previous incarnation. According to the older conceptions, the Buddha wrought many deeds of kindness and mercy in a long series of transmigration as a Bodhisattva, before achieving his final birth as the sage of Sakyas. Incidently, they contain the scenes of semi-mythological history, the royal court and popular life of the ancient times, as told in romances and plays. Some pictures recall the Greek and Roman compositions and proportions, few late resemble to Chinese manners to some extent but majority belongs to a phase which is purely Indian as they are found nowhere else.
    The group of caves is designated by the UNESCO as a WORLD HERITAGE MONUMENT in 1983. Inclusion in this list confirms the exceptional universal value of a cultural or natural site which deserves protection for the benefit of all humanity.

  • Our tales on rocks in Ellora Caves – Prakash Thorat

    Sale! 400.00 300.00

    Ellora, historically Elapura [or perhaps ancient Ilapura], situated in the Indhyadri ranges, is located 30 kms Northwest of Aurangabad [latitude 200 21′ N and longitude 740 15’E]. Ellora has largest, finest and variedly themed examples of cave architecture. It has a medieval art and architecture, representing India’s three dominant religions-Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. The caves are awarded the status of world heritage site byUNESCO. Its ancestors, fraternities and descendants are spread all over the Indian continent. Ellora sculptures represent the microcosm of early medieval art of India. The caves offer approximately 1200 examples of sculptures carved in different style having influence of Magadha of North, Saurashtra from west and Mandapa of Mahabalipurum.

    The Ellora hill rises abruptly from the plains on the west and south and has a general elevation of about 2100 ft. from above the mean sea-level. It is situated in the hilly tracts of the Deccan trap formation, which, on weathering, gives the hills a characteristic appearance of terraces with a flat summit. The hill is constituted of extensive horizontal flows of trap alternating with vascular trap-beds. The upper portion of each of the massive trap-beds is formed by the vesicular trap. The rocks wither by exfoliation, shell by shell, because of their comparatively soft nature. The hard fresh rock forms the core, but the shell grades into clay. With erosion of the decomposed product, a decomposed or superficially-decomposed layer of the rock is laid bare. This favourable feature of the undulating spurs of the Sahyadri mountain ranges was one of the factors that led to record the heaviest-rock cut activities in Maharashtra. At Ellora, the caves have been carved out of the fine-grained and jointed trap-beds. The intermediary joints in the horizontal plane and master joints in the vertical plane, offered the great advantage to excavators to reduce their cost on manpower requirement.

    The total number of caves excavated at different heights in the Ellora hill is upwards of fifty, but those which have artistic significance are at the foot of the hill.

    Given Ellora’s place in Indian history as a Tirtha, or centre of pilgrimage, worship and ritual, the element of water here is accepted almost as “Purifying and fertilizing.” The Caves are, at once, a subtle and dramatic addition to the dry and rugged landscape. Because of their placement in the cliff, they are not visible from the road which once connected Paithan [ancient Pratisthana on the Godavari river with Aurangabad.-Maheshwari [Or Mahismati] and Ujjain- all important, trading, religious and political centres of ancient and medieval times. Inscriptions in Buddhist Cave sites throughout the Western Deccan indicate that monks, nuns and lay devotees travelled this route and there is a strategic connection between Ellora’s role as a religious centre and its position on a commercial path.

    The area around Ellora has been inhabited by man even before the dawn of the historic times. The occurrence of stone tools on jasper, attributable to an industry of the pre-microlithic facies at Ellora, takes pre-history of the area to the middle stone age.

    The Pratisthana or Paithan, situated 18 miles away from Ellora, is one of the oldest cities of the Deccan. According to a Jaina tradition, Satvahana after defeating Vikramaditya of Ujjayini made himself a king of Pratisthana. Ptolemy [150 B.C.] mentions it as an important city for textile industry. Ellora has a Jyotirlingam that finds mention in Shiva Purana. The area around Aurangabad was known as Asmaka country as mentioned in inscription in cave 26 of Ajanta.

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