Dream with Your Eyes Open: An Entrepreneurial Journey

By Ronnie Screwvala

In Dream together with your Eyes Open, first-generation entrepreneur and UTV-founder Ronnie Screwvala information his colossal studies and the myriad classes learnt from greater than twenty years of creating a few profitable (and a few not-so-successful) companies, bringing readability to a quick altering enterprise panorama and making an impassioned case for the function of entrepreneurship in India's future.
If you’ve ever had an impactful, disruptive product or company notion, been interested in possessing your individual enterprise, or have already taken the 1st steps in your entrepreneurial trip, this can be the publication for you.
If you’ve been operating your individual corporation for the final seven-odd years, and scale, model and
value-creation are the various crossroads for you currently, maintain reading.
If you think that your mom and dad or relations may freak out in case you dared to signify ditching your secure haven—your expert job—to pursue your desires of possessing your individual enterprise, sit back. larger but, proportion this ebook with them.
If you’re an skilled expert able to make the leap into beginning your individual enterprise or devoted to growing to be into a good chief within the corporation you're employed for, learn on.
This ebook hopes to demystify failure, motivate luck, increase objectives and assist you imagine big.
Dream along with your Eyes Open stocks mess ups and triumphs, suggestions and anecdotes in an easy narrative that may assist you achieve larger insights into entrepreneurship and provides you a combating likelihood in terms of figuring out your desires in a David-versus-Goliath international. purely then do we achieve harnessing the country’s huge, immense entrepreneurial strength with the main lively and passionate humans on the planet, alive with clean mindsets, optimism and hope.
This e-book is set ‘it will be done’, now not ‘I did it’. It’s all attainable. simply dream your personal dream—and in the event you do, dream along with your eyes open.

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Partitions: A Novel

By Amit Majmudar

A gorgeous first novel, set in the course of the violent 1947 partition of India, approximately uprooted childrens and their trips to safety

As India is hire into international locations, communal violence breaks out on either side of the recent border and streaming hordes of refugees flee from blood and chaos.

At an overrun teach station, Shankar and Keshav, dual Hindu boys, lose sight in their mom and subscribe to the human mass to move looking for her. a tender Sikh lady, Simran Kaur, has run clear of her father, who could particularly poison his daughter than see her defiled. And Ibrahim Masud, an aged Muslim health care professional pushed from the city of his delivery, limps towards the recent Muslim nation of Pakistan, rediscovering at the method his function as a healer. because the displaced face a number of horrors, this not going quartet comes jointly, defying each rule of self-preservation to forge a way forward for hope.

A dramatic, luminous tale of households and countries damaged and shaped, Partitions introduces a unprecedented novelist who writes with the strength and lyricism of poetry.

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Inside Unreal Estate: A Journey through India's Most Controversial Sector

A candid tell-all story of India’s so much debated sector

Starting off as a trainee engineer, Sushil Kumar Sayal was firm to be successful in genuine property, at a time while it used to be considered as an unscrupulous occupation. He has for the reason that labored with businesses like Mahindra Gesco, DLF and Alpha G, and has performed an important position in setting up the genuine property Asset administration (REAM) version within the kingdom. In his fast moving memoir are many anecdotes of dodgy developers, maverick traders and corrupt bureaucrats..

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Churchill's Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India during World War II

By Madhusree Mukerjee

A dogged enemy of Hitler, resolute best friend of the americans, and encouraging chief via international conflict II, Winston Churchill is honored as one of many actually nice statesmen of the final century. yet whereas he has been commonly extolled for his achievements, components of Churchill’s list have long gone woefully unexamined.
 
As journalist Madhusree Mukerjee finds, while that Churchill brilliantly adverse the barbarism of the Nazis, he ruled India with a fierce unravel to overwhelm its freedom flow and a profound contempt for local lives. a chain of Churchill’s judgements among 1940 and 1944 without delay and unavoidably resulted in the deaths of a few 3 million Indians. The streets of jap Indian towns have been coated with corpses, but rather than sending emergency foodstuff shipments Churchill used the wheat and ships at his disposal to construct stockpiles for feeding postwar Britain and Europe.

Combining meticulous examine with a brilliant narrative, and riveting money owed of character and coverage clashes inside and with no the British warfare cupboard, Churchill’s mystery struggle places this oft-overlooked tragedy into the bigger context of global struggle II, India’s struggle for freedom, and Churchill’s enduring legacy. Winston Churchill can have stumbled on victory in Europe, yet, as this groundbreaking old research unearths, his mismanagement—facilitated by way of doubtful recommendation from scientist and eugenicist Lord Cherwell—devastated India and set the degree for the large bloodletting that observed independence.

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The Mahabharata (Volume 9)

This definitive and luxurious 10-volume unabridged translation is without doubt one of the infrequent English translations in jam-packed with the epic

Bibek Debroy makes the Mahabharata marvellously available to modern readers

Dispute over land and country could lie on the center of this tale of warfare among cousins the Pandavas and the Kouravas however the Mahabharata is set conflicts of dharma. those conflicts are substantial and diverse, singular and average. during the epic, characters face them with out transparent symptoms of what's correct and what's improper; there are not any absolute solutions. therefore each attainable human emotion beneficial properties within the Mahabharata, the explanation the epic keeps to carry sway over our mind's eye. during this great and generally acclaimed translation of the entire Mahabharata, Bibek Debroy takes on a very good trip with awesome ease.

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The Mysterious Mr Jacob: Diamond Merchant, Magician and Spy

By John Zubrzycki

The scandal that rocked the Raj

In 1891, a infamous curio-dealer from Simla provided to promote the world's biggest brilliant-cut diamond to the Nizam of Hyderabad. If the audacious deal got here via, the service provider may were organize for all times. however the transaction went horribly unsuitable. The Nizam accused him of fraud, triggering a sensational trial within the Calcutta excessive court docket that made headlines round the world.

The broker was once Alexander Malcolm Jacob, a guy of mysterious origins and vibrant infamy. He was once India's such a lot winning purveyor of beneficial stones and was once rumoured to be 'rich virtually past the goals of Aladdin'. Hailed as a star in his personal lifetime, he was once the foundation for the shadowy Lurgan Sahib in Rudyard Kipling's Kim. A confidant of viceroys and maharajahs, he dabbled in magic and used to be a participant within the nice video game. but he died in obscurity, sporting lots of his secrets and techniques to his grave.

In this meticulously researched account of Jacob's lifestyles, John Zubrzycki reconstructs occasions via long-lost letters, courtroom documents and annotations on mystery records, bringing us a riveting examine of a guy whose obituary in a number one day-by-day fittingly defined him because the such a lot 'romantic and arresting determine in our time'.

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On A Shoestring to Coorg: An Experience of Southern India

By Dervla Murphy

Traveling for the 1st time along with her five-year-old daughter Rachel, Dervla Murphy, with little cash, no style for luxurious and few concrete plans, meanders south from Bombay to the top of India ahead of doubling again to where they cherished such a lot - the hill province of Coorg. Anchored by means of her daughter's savor the corporate of her Indian buddies, Dervla creates an awfully affectionate portrait of those cardamon-scented, spiritually and agriculturally self-sufficient Highlands.

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Maharana Pratap: Mewar's Rebel King

By Brishti Bandyopadhyay

Within the villages of Rajasthan, there are nonetheless hardy, outdated, weather-beaten males whose eyes fill with tears as they bear in mind the problems confronted by way of Maharana Pratap, their indomitable hero, in difficult Akbar, the main robust emperor of the time. within the current global of realpolitik, Maharana Pratap's struggles opposed to the Mughals might probably look inconsequential. besides the fact that, this couldn't be farther from the reality: Maharana Pratap has encouraged rulers given that he fought opposed to the Mughal emperor over part a millennia in the past. within the early thirties of the final century, the progressive Surjya Sen invoked the identify of this mythical courageous warrior to awaken his fans whereas laying a siege after which ransacking the Chittagong armoury of the British.

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A Brief History of India

Dani鬯u's strong rebuttal to the traditional view of India's background, which demands an incredible reevaluation of the heritage of humanity

• Explores historic occurrences from every one significant period of time beginning with the 1st visual appeal of guy 30,000 years ago

• the readability and standpoint of an interloper with the original and particular wisdom of an insider

• by way of the across the world famous Hindu student and translator of The whole Kama Sutra (200,000 copies sold)

Alain Dani鬯u methods the historical past of India from a brand new perspective--as a sympathetic outsider, but person who knows the inner most workings of the tradition. as the historical past of India covers the sort of lengthy span of time, instead of try and create an exhaustive chronology of dates and occasions, Dani鬯u as an alternative specializes in enduring associations that stay consistent regardless of the ephemeral ancient occasions that take place. His choices, synthesis, and narration create a completely enticing and readable trip via time, with a degree of aspect and comprehensiveness that's really a marvel.

Because of the continuity of its civilization, its distinctive social process, and the large range of cultures, races, languages, and religions that exist in its sizeable territory, India is sort of a historical past museum. Its diversified teams maintained their separate identities and not absolutely supplanted the tradition and information in their predecessors. Even at the present time one might come across in India primitive Stone Age humans whose expertise has remained at what's thought of prehistoric degrees. therefore Dani鬯u's exam of India finds not just the range and old occasions and traits of that nation, but in addition the historical past of all mankind. via Dani鬯u's background of India we study from whence we got here, what now we have chanced on through the years within the fields of technological know-how, arts, expertise, social constructions, religions, and philosophical options, and what the long run could carry for us.

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Women in Ochre Robes: Gendering Hindu Renunciation (Suny Series in Hindu Studies)

By Meena Khandelwal

Meena Khandelwal bargains an interesting and intimate portrait of impressive Hindu girls in India who put on ochre gowns, signifying their renunciation of marriage and kin for lives of celibacy, asceticism, and non secular self-discipline. whereas the principally male Hindu ascetic culture of sannyasa renders its initiates ritually useless to their past identities, the ladies portrayed listed below are greatly alive. they fight with, and funny story approximately, the tensions and ironies of residing on the earth whereas attempting to not be of it.
Khandelwal juxtaposes the typical chorus that during renunciation there isn't any female and male with arguments that underscore the significance of gender. In exploring those obvious contradictions, she brings jointly worldly and otherworldly values inside renunciation and argues that those create tensions which are immediately emotional, social, and philosophical."

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