month New Delhi saw an offbeat book release. No political bigwigs, no
frills, no babus to do the inaugural rounds etc and though the ĎGarden
Restaurantí, tucked at one end of the sprawling Lodi Gardens, was
overflowing with people, they were the author Sam Millerís friends and
colleagues and book lovers residing in the Capital. And if that wasnít
offbeat enough, there was more. The book ó Delhi: Adventures In A
MegaCity ó was to be released by an ordinary and an apolitical
Seeing Stars: Spectacle,
Society and Celebrity Culture
by Pramod K. Nayar.
Pages 195. Rs 295.
media multiplies and images proliferate, 15 seconds become the
postmodern measure of eternity. Every hour a new star straddles across
the screen, relegating the previous one into oblivion. The sheer
effervescence of the starry glitz is hard to ignore; it is seductive, if
now you are well aware of the settled principle that illustrious men
craft celebrated institutions out of mere buildings; and a court is
known not just by its judgments, but also by the judges who hold the
scales, and the lawyers who place the weights.
by Abha Dawesar.
Pages 296. Rs 325.
Values is indeed a remarkable novel. The author has dealt with the
chain of events in an artistic manner. The way corruption and nepotism
have seeped into our social and political systems are highlighted
through a young boy, whose special traits that deserve appreciation are
silence and keen observation.
Laxmi Kant Verma
Corporate Blogging in India
by Rajeev Karwal and Preeti Chaturvedi.
Pages 127. Rs 345.
rise in the use of Internet has provided many options for business
organisations to communicate with their customers. Blogging is one such
option, which is being used widely these days. In Western countries,
this trend is rising; but in India, it will take some more time. Today,
blogs are being considered as one of the best Internet marketing tools,
as they are easy to manage as compared to other forms of marketing like
e-mails and newsletters.
into inward journey
Harbir K. Singh
In My Own Words: An
Introduction to My Teachings and Philosophy
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Ed. Rajiv Mehrotra.
Pages 210. Rs 195.
book gives us a valuable insight into the mind of world-renowned
spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Born Tenzin Gyatso in a
peasant family, his broad vision led him to reach out to people all
around. He spread the message of peace, love, humility, humanity and
happiness among the masses. Today, his teachings and philosophy are
admired and followed by millions all over the world.
D. S. Cheema
by Michael E. Porter
A Harvard Business Review Book.
Pages 544. $39.95.
the last two decades or so, most businesses have undergone massive
changes in an era of economic globalisation. In an increasingly
competitive world, it is an idea that opens new doors, a technology that
helps find a solution or a deep insight that provides all that is needed
to succeed in any field.
End of an era
poet and writer Vishnu Prabhakar, who died in New Delhi on April 11, was
the last link between contemporary Hindi literature and that of the
Glimpses of Haryana
Haryana: an overview
by Dr. SP Gupta.
ESS PEE Publication.
Pages: xvi+256. Rs 195.